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Émilie Bédard
B. Eng., M.Sc.A., Ph.D.

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 5223 Fax: (514) 340-3981 Room: B-630
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Student research project(s)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Plumbing systems in large building
  • Cooling towers
  • Drinking water distribution systems
  • Water and energy saving
  • Rainwater reuse
  • Opportunistic pathogens associated to water systems
  • Legionella pneumophila
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Wastewater
  • Bioaerosols
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1501 Water quality, pollution
  • 1007 Water resources and supply


Recent publications
Conference paper
Bédard, É. & Gagnier, E. (2020). Conception et dimensionnement d'un réseau de distribution d'eau potable : conséquences possibles sur le risque sanitaire. Presented at the Souper-conférence de l'American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Montréal, Québec.
Journal article
Bourdin, T., Bedard, E., Benoit, M.-E., Prevost, M., Robert, E., Quach, C., Deziel, E. & Constant, P. (2020). Development of a New High-Throughput Multilocus Sequence Typing Method to Monitor Causative Agents of Nosocomial Infections. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 41, S187-S187. Retrieved from
Journal article
Paniagua, A.T., Paranjape, K., Hu, M., Bedard, E. & Faucher, S.P. (2020). Impact of temperature on Legionella pneumophila, its protozoan host cells, and the microbial diversity of the biofilm community of a pilot cooling tower. Science of the Total Environment, 712, 12 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Paranjape, K., Bedard, E., Whyte, L.G., Ronholm, J., Prevost, M. & Faucher, S.P. (2020). Presence of Legionella spp. in cooling towers: the role of microbial diversity, Pseudomonas, and continuous chlorine application. Water Research, 169, 11 pages. Retrieved from


CIV1210 Génie de l’environnement

DDI8001 Développement durable pour ingénieurs


  • Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Environnement (Polytechnique Montréal)
  • Master-PhD combined in Civil Engineering (Polytechnique Montréal)

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. (2)

    • Cazals, Margot. Impacts of disinfection procedures on biofilms and Legionella bacteria in related elements of water systems in large buildings (co-direction).
    • Toledo, Helena. The dynamics of antimicrobial resistance in community settings: applying a One-Health approach.
  • Master (thesis) (3)

    • Benoit, Marie-Ève.
    • Abouelmakarim, Amira.
    • Ouradou, Arthur. Occurrence and characterization of contaminated bioaerosols from wastewater treatment plants.

Other achievements

Visiting Scholar in Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University