B.Sc., M.Sc., EIT
Rain is an Engineer in Training who joined WaterSMART in 2018. Since joining WaterSMART, his primary roles have included working with collaborative groups such as COSIA and CRIN, as well as providing support to several Water Strategy and Implementation projects.
Prior to joining WaterSMART, Rain was 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 at 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 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.