Michèle Prévost is a professor in Polytechnique Montréal's Department of Civil, Geological and Mining Engineering and holds the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Drinking-Water Treatment and Distribution. She is also a member of the Centre de recherche, développement et validation des technologies et procédés de traitement des eaux (Research, Development and Validation Centre for Water Treatment Technologies and Processes — CREDEAU).
Each year, the Réseau Environnement association showcases its members, displays their knowledge, excellence and innovation in the realm of the environment, and highlights the devotion and exceptional work of volunteers involved with the Association. The Hubert Demard prize is awarded to a person for their full career in the environmental field.
On March 17, the Association honoured Michèle Prévost alongside some 10 members of Réseau Environnement during the awards cocktail at Americana, the biggest multi-sector environmental trade show and conference in North America.
As the author of more than 70 publications on drinking-water treatment and distribution, Professor Prévost has demonstrated her capacity for innovation on a range of research topics, including contaminant detection, oxidation and disinfection, filtration and distribution networks. She is recognized for her skill in producing high-quality research results and transferring them to research users.
The other nominees in the same category were: Gerardo Buelno, CRIQ; Antoine Laporte, Ville de Repentigny; Normand Meunier, Université de Sherbrooke; and Réjean Pion, Régie intermunicipale d'Acton et des Maskoutains.
Réseau Environnement, a non-profit organization, is the initiator and organizer of Americana. Born from the fusion of two associations created over 50 years ago, the association represents more than 2,700 members, 350 businesses, 250 municipalities, and some 20 government and parapublic agencies. The organization's mission is to promote environmental best practices and innovation.
Our heartiest congratulations to Professor Prévost!
Professor Prévost's expertise
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Drinking-Water Treatment and Distribution at Polytechnique Montréal
Réseau Environnement (in French only)