Rain Saulnier, EIT

Rain is an Engineer in Training who joined WaterSMART in 2018. Currently his main focus at WaterSMART is working with COSIA.

Rain’s recent work experience includes his position as a researcher at Queen’s University where he investigated water discolouration by initiating the operation of a full-scale drinking water distribution laboratory.  The laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility and the first of its kind in North America.  In this role, Rain gained valuable hands-on experience manually operating system controls to simulate water distribution conditions.  Rain completed three studies of durations 40, 80 and 120 days to examine the regeneration and mobilization of cohesive layers in drinking water pipes.  Rain presented the results of his thesis at the International Water Distribution Systems Analysis Conference (WDSA)/ Computing Control for the Water Industry (CCWI) Joint Conference in 2018.

Previously, Rain has worked as an Engineering Student for the City of Kingston. In this role he performed municipal geographical surveys with high-end Trimble Total Station and GPS technology. Rain also used engineering drawings to complete site inspection of underground infrastructure including sanitary and storm sewers, watermains and gas lines.

Rain Saulnier

Rain has a Bachelors and Masters of Applied Science in Civil Engineering, both from Queens University.  He excelled in courses focusing on advanced hydraulics, water policy, governance and the environment, water distribution design, and statistical analysis.  At Queen’s, Rain also participated in the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) conference where the discussion focused on the value of water in our daily lives, the future of water demand and our ever-changing water driven society.

Rain has had a passion for the environment since his youth growing up in a rural community north of Kingston, Ontario.  He moved to Calgary in 2018 to take on new challenges and is inspired by new experiences and the outdoors.  Rain is motivated to both grow and blend his knowledge in the water sector with his drive to take necessary steps towards a sustainable future for our global community.