• Professional Engineer, P.Eng. Province of Ontario 2987 3015; P.E. California C053443 (during the timeframe of serving as President of CRA Engineering Inc., was a P.E. in 41 states of the US.
  • NSERC Panel Member (Panel 1509) from 2007 to 2011 (4 years), one year as Chair of committee
  • Member, Res’Eau Impact Management Committee and Theme 2 leader, Res’Eau, an NSERC National Centre of Excellence for Small Drinking Water Systems, 2013-2019
  • Member, National Centre of Excellent for Knowledge Mobilization, responsible for central Canada, to provide pathways for reducing vulnerability of small drinking water systems for First Nations and Non-Urban water systems, 2019-2024.
  • Member, Landfill Gas Industry Alliance, an assembly of Canadian Industry Stakeholders in the Landfill Gas Industry, 1997-2004
  • Associate Editor, American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1996 – 1998
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Informatics Letters, 2018 - present
  • Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 1979 ‑ 1987
  • Associate Editor, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 1989 ‑ 1997, and 2004-2007
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Water Management Modeling, 2003 –present
  • Associate Editor, Environmental Systems Research, 2017-present
  • Associate Editor, Environmental Research Letters, 2018-present
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Risk Analysis and Crisis Response, 2017-present
  • Life Member, Association of Global Groundwater Scientists, 2013-present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Advances in Environmental Research, 1996 ‑ 2006
  • Member, Canadian Water Resources Association
  • Member, American Water Works Association, Member 00578670, 2003-present
  • Member, American Geophysical Union, 1968 to present
  • Member, International Water Association, 2014 to present
  • Member, Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Member No. 64473
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Hydrologists, 1992 to present
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee and Life Member, International Geoscientists Organization, 2011 to present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research, 1993 ‑ 1996
  • Member, Institute for Risk Research, University of Waterloo, 1983 ‑ 2003
  • UNESCO/UNDP consultant in water quality modeling in India, 1984, 1993 and 1995
  • Director, NATO Advanced Research Workshop on “Remediation of Soil and Groundwater as a Technical, Institutional and Socio‑Economic Problem: Opportunities in Eastern Europe; Czech Republic, November 1995
  • International Editorial Committee, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, 1995 ‑ 1999
  • Member, Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE, 2009-present
  • Research Scientist, Institute for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Communities, University of Regina, 2013-present

Special Appointments

  • State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) – a member of an expert level panel working with SATEC in China, addressing issues of water security in China, 2009 –present.  The report from this panel of eight was presented by McBean to Vice-Premier Mah of China, number three person in the Chinese governmental structure in 2016 and again in 2018;
  • Adjunct Professor, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China, 2014—present
  • Adjunct Professor, Ton Duc Thanh University, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam 2018 - present
  • Adjunct Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2011 - present
  • Adjunct Professor, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen, China, 2014-present
  • Advisor for Marine Systems Engineering Center of Xiamen Ocean Vocational College, China, 2017 - present
  • Adjunct Professor, Ocean Vocational College, Xiamen, China, 2017 – present
  • Expert Member of Selection Board for Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, for the Department of Civil Engineering at BUET, 2011 – present
  • Expert Referee, Peking University, for assessing promotion of faculty, Peking University, 2013-present
  • External Advisor on Water Security Issues for the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology, 2009 to present
  • Principal Investigator on Advisory Panel for UNESCO on Desertification for the Middle Eastern Region, based out of UNESCO office in Tehran, Iran, 2009-2015
  • Member of International Academic Collaboration and Innovation Centre at Tianjin University, China – 2009 – 2015. Dr. McBean was extensively involved in workshops and keynote papers at Tianjin University;
  • Member of Panel advising State Key Laboratory of Hydraulic Engineering, China – 2010 – present.  Dr. McBean has been involved in a number of key investigations in cooperation with the State Key Laboratory, culminating in a number of technical papers;
  • Member of Experts Panel for Gulf of Khambhat Project in Gujarat, India – Selected as one of eight international experts by the State of Gujarat, India to assess the potential for the fifteen billion dollar, 5000 MW tidal power impoundment project, being considered for the Gulf of Khambhat, India
  • Leader of MEDI Mission to Brazil (Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte), re Technology and Entrepreneurs, November 2013.
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