Ed McBean | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Ed McBean

U of G Engineering Professor Ed McBean






About my research

Research involves assessment of water security. This includes such aspects as how systems fail (e.g. watermain pipe breaks), climate change, water treatment, flooding/droughts, urbanization, wastewater-based epidemiology, groundwater modeling, etc. An array of mathematical modeling and statistical analyses are used in my research, including Artificial Intelligence procedures, and applications to issues in Canada and around the world.

How my research improves life

Water will be one of the most important issues in the 21st century, as water is not just a 'nice to have' but absolutely essential. Ongoing research is using an array of mathematical and statistical procedures to understand how to protect water resources and people, and decrease the vulnerability of water shortages (drought) and excesses (flooding).

Why choose U of G?

From decades of experience including participation as both a professor and consultant to organizations such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, Dr. McBean has extensive experience and contacts with many persons around the world (e.g. experience in more than 70 countries). As a result, there is much that can be accomplished working with Dr. McBean (MIT PhD) who has won many professional awards including being a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Diplomate of Water Resources Engineering from the American Academy of Water Resources Engineering and receipt of graduate and undergraduate supervision awards for excellence.