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NSERC Industrial Chair on Drinking Water

Minister Joly’s briefing at Polytechnique

During a meeting held in the laboratory of the CREDEAU and the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Drinking-Water Treatment and Distribution, Minister Joly reported on the main scientific research and innovation measures announced in the federal budget.

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NSERC Industrial Research Chairs are founded to assist universities in establishing long-term partnerships with industry, enabling:
 

  • High-level scientific output
  • Training of highly qualified personnel (HQP)
  • Improvements to the well-being of Canadians
  • Increased industrial competitiveness


The NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Drinking Water Treatment and Distribution at Polytechnique Montréal was established in 1992 and is currently in its fifth funding phase. The Chair's high-quality scientific output and close ties with industry have led to renewed partnerships with City of Montréal, Veolia Water Technologies Canada Inc., City of Laval, City of Longueuil, and City of Repentigny for the 2015—2020 period.


The two Chairholders, Dr. Michèle Prévost and Dr. Benoit Barbeau, are recognized as world leaders in research and development in the following areas:

 

Source protection

 

  • Wastewater characterization
  • Detection, occurrence, and fate of emerging contaminants
  • Risk assessment
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Water treatment

 

  • Hybrid membrane processes
  • Nanofiltration
  • New generation adsorbents
  • Chemicals with small environmental footprints
  • Advanced process control
  • Biological treatment and organic matter reduction
  • Oxidation of emerging contaminants
     

Water quality in distribution systems

 

  • Corrosion control
  • Biostability
  • Microbial growth, intrusion, and biofilm
  • Legionella control
  • Modelling
  • Hydraulics and water quality

Since the Chair's creation in 1992, substantial numbers of highly qualified personnel (HQP) have been trained (12 postdoctoral fellows, 27 doctoral and 95 master's students). The majority of these HQP have found work in their fields of specialty in Canada.
 

Partners

 

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Press Review

Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns
August 27, 2020, New York Times
A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it. The new coronavirus is not the only illness that teachers, students, parents and staff will have to worry about as some schools attempt to reopen this fall. Legionella could lurk in the water supplies of school buildings, and some measures to keep people in schools safe from coronavirus may even increase risks from deadly illnesses caused by the bacteria.
Lead testing in Quebec schools and daycares delayed due to COVID-19
August 11, 2020, Global News
Michèle Prévost, professeure titulaire au Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines de Polytechnique Montréal, discute du retard des dépistages de plomb dans l'eau des écoles dû à la pandémie.
Liberal MPs call on government to tackle ‘national public health crisis’ of lead in drinking water
July 14, 2020, The Star
Contamination au plomb dans l'eau potable : mentions de Michèle Prévost, professeure titulaire au Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines de Polytechnique Montréal.

News

april 27, 2020
COVID-19 : water management and analysis tools to prepare for deconfinement

NEWS

COVID-19 : water management and analysis tools to prepare for deconfinement

september 20, 2018
JOURNÉE D’INFORMATION de la Chaire industrielle CRSNG en eau potable (CICEP), Mardi le 30 octobre 2018 au Pavillon J.-Armand-Bombardier (Salle #1035)

JOURNÉE D’INFORMATION de la Chaire industrielle CRSNG en eau potable (CICEP), Mardi le 30 octobre 2018 au Pavillon J.-Armand-Bombardier (Salle #1035)

may 17, 2018
Journée d'information de la Chaire industrielle CRSNG, le 17 mai, 8 h 30, Amphithéâtre Bell (C-631), Pavillon principal

Journée d'information de la Chaire industrielle CRSNG, le 17 mai, 8 h 30, Amphithéâtre Bell (C-631), Pavillon principal

march 6, 2018
During a meeting held in the laboratory of the CREDEAU and the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Drinking-Water Treatment and Distribution, Minister Joly reported on the main scientific research and innovation measures announced in the federal budget.

During a meeting held in the laboratory of the CREDEAU and the NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Drinking-Water Treatment and Distribution, Minister Joly reported on the main scientific research and innovation measures announced in the federal budget.

march 6, 2018
Science and Innovation: Minister Joly’s briefing at Polytechnique Montréal

NEWS

Science and Innovation: Minister Joly’s briefing at Polytechnique Montréal

News

Press review

august 27, 2020 - New York Times

Reopened Schools Find Health Risks in Water After Covid-19 Lockdowns

A number of schools found the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease in their water, and experts say more should expect to see it.
The new coronavirus is not the only illness that teachers, students, parents and staff will have to worry about as some schools attempt to reopen this fall. Legionella could lurk in the water supplies of school buildings, and some measures to keep people in schools safe from coronavirus may even increase risks from deadly illnesses caused by the bacteria.

august 11, 2020 - Global News

Lead testing in Quebec schools and daycares delayed due to COVID-19

Michèle Prévost, professeure titulaire au Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines de Polytechnique Montréal, discute du retard des dépistages de plomb dans l'eau des écoles dû à la pandémie.

july 14, 2020 - The Star

Liberal MPs call on government to tackle ‘national public health crisis’ of lead in drinking water

Contamination au plomb dans l'eau potable : mentions de Michèle Prévost, professeure titulaire au Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines de Polytechnique Montréal.

Press review