UBC experts on drought and water restrictions

UBC experts are available to comment on drought conditions and water restrictions in B.C.

Dr. Younes Alila
Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management
Email: younes.alila@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

Dr. Werner Antweiler
Associate Professor, Sauder School of Business
Email: werner.antweiler@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English, German

* unavailable Aug. 7-31

Dr. Sean Fleming (he/him)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Email: sfleming@eoas.ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Water resource science and management
  • Flood and water supply forecasting
  • Climate variability and change
  • Machine learning
  • Snow and glaciers

Dr. Michael Healey (he/him)
Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Tel: 250-317-7839
Email: healey@mail.ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Reduced stream flow and higher water temperature in rivers and lakes, and effects on salmon
  • Increased surface temperature in the ocean, and effects on salmon

Elise Legarth (she/her)
PhD student, Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences
Tel: 604-789-8313
Email: elegarth@eoas.ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Water resource modelling, horticultural and agricultural systems water supply and water quality, weather prediction including rainfall

Dr. John Janmaat (he/him)
Professor, Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science
Email: john.janmaat@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Environmental economics
  • Natural resource economics, including water resource economics

Dr. John Richardson (he/him)
Professor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
Email: john.richardson@ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Effects of droughts on natural ecosystems
  • Effects of flooding and water supplies on streams and lakes, water quality and debris torrents
  • Urban impacts of drainage patterns and loss of natural stream networks in many parts of the Lower Mainland
  • Ways to conserve water this summer

Dr. Sean Smukler (he/him)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Email: sean.smukler@ubc.ca 
Interview language(s): English

  • Effects of droughts on agriculture and farming in B.C.
  • Adapting farming practices in a changing climate
  • Role of agriculture in climate change

Dr. Eric Taylor
Professor, Department of Zoology
Tel: 250-393-2486
Email: etaylor@zoology.ubc.ca
Interview language(s): English

  • Effects of drought on fish

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