Engineering Professionals Honour U of G Prof

November 06, 2009 - News Release

University of Guelph engineering professor Ed McBean is being honoured by his peers for his work in bringing safer water systems to more than 60 countries.

McBean will receive the Research and Development Award from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Professional Engineers Ontario at their annual awards gala Nov. 21 in Toronto. Awards will be presented for excellence across a broad range of engineering endeavours, including innovation, professional leadership and entrepreneurship.

The award winners were featured in a special supplement published Nov. 5 in the Globe and Mail.
McBean holds the Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security. His research involves assessing water-supply systems and helping decision-makers find ways to make those systems safer in both the developed and developing worlds. His work has been instrumental in such areas as treating leachates from solid wastes and mitigating contaminated groundwater, helping to improve the safety of the water supply and the environment.

“My students, colleagues and I have been committed to water-supply issues for more than four decades, and it’s very gratifying to have our research recognized by this award,” said McBean. “It is testimony to the dedication and excellence of the people I have worked with over the years, including the faculty and students in the School of Engineering.”

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