Jana Levison is a professional engineer, having a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (environmental option) and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (focus: anthropogenic impacts on fractured bedrock aquifers) from Queen's University. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering  (Water Resources Engineering and Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute) at the University of Guelph. She is also the inaugural Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering (2022-2027). Previously she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal, working on multidisciplinary ecohydrological modeling related to climate change. In 2009-2010 she led engineering and public policy initiatives as the Junior Fellow and Acting Executive Director of the Ontario Centre for Engineering and Public Policy at Professional Engineers Ontario. She has also worked at the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority on the Drinking Water Source Protection team. Dr. Levison was an Associate Editor for Hydrogeology Journal from 2015 to 2019. In 2020, Dr. Levison received the IAH-CNC Early Career Hydrogeologist Award. 

At the University of Guelph Dr. Levison is conducting novel research related to agricultural and climate change impacts on groundwater quality and quantity. Other areas of research interest include: source water protection; appropriate potable water approaches for marginalized communities; and fostering engineering and technological input into public discourse.

News and media:

Guarding Our Water Resources: Tackling Nutrient Threats 
Guarding Our Water Resources: Tackling Nutrient Threats | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (

Supporting Women in Engineering Goal of New U of G Chair 

CBC Radio interview about Doody Family Chair for Women in Engineering (November 4, 2022)

Dr. Jana Levison Receives the IAH-CNC Early Career Hydrogeologist Award:

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World Water Day Guelph Mercury article:

Ontario Grain Farmer articles:

Environmental Monitor article:

Latornell Conservation Symposium blog:

Ontario Milk Producer article: