Dr. Michèle Prévost, Ph.D.
Professor and Industrial Chair on Drinking Water of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), Civil Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal
Michèle Prévost’s research has focused on source water protection, water treatment and various aspects of distribution systems (lead control, biostability, pathogen regrowth, integrity and intrusion, data mining, and hydraulic and water quality modeling). She was a member of the technical advisory committee to the Walkerton Commission, presided over the Quebec RESEAU Advisory Committee on Drinking Water Regulations for 12 years and is active in committees for plumbing code revisions (RBQ and BNQ). In 2016, Michèle received the A. P. Black Research Award of the American Water Works Association for outstanding research contributions to water science and water. In the last 10 years, she has secured funding to expand collaborative research activities with health care facilities to assist them with emerging water quality issues caused by premise plumbing.