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North America's Leading Energy Event
June 8 - 10, 2021
Stampede Park - Calgary, Canada

CRIN Water: Building Connections within the Water Innovation Ecosystem

Technical Stream | In partnership with Konstruct Digital, EnergyNow and Empowering Pumps & Equipment
September 16, 2020 | 3 p.m. MDT

The water innovation ecosystem is a big and busy space, with participation from entrepreneurs, municipalities, governments, NGOs, academia, and industries including energy, agriculture, mining, and more. The CRIN Water Technology Development Theme is engaging a diverse, multi-sector network to create connections within the ecosystem and to encourage collaboration to solve our shared water challenges.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How the CRIN Water Technology Development Theme is building connections within the water innovation ecosystem and how you can get engaged
  • About the WTDC, ACWA, and InnoTech testing facilities and the role each plays in advancing water technologies for a range of sectors.

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In partnership with:

Adele Zenide
Project Engineer, Technology & Innovation
Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Chemical Engineer and Project Manager with 15 years in the Oil & Gas Industry. Adele has worked in feasibility, design and optimization of upstream and downstream oil & gas facilities, with a special focus on water treatment systems. Having worked both on the EPC side as well as for an owner-operator, her passion for working with others and accelerating technology adoption has led her into project engineering in the Technology & Innovation space at Canadian Natural. Connecting and collaborating with experts internally and outside the company, through groups like CRIN, COSIA, PTAC and universities is what she enjoys the most! When she is not working, you can find Adele running on a trails, riding her bike around the city or most likely enjoying some sushi!

Kevin Frankowski
Executive Director, ACWA (Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets)
University of Calgary

Kevin is a business leader and technology development specialist who leverages innovation and strategic vision to unlock growth. He has led a large consultancy business unit, has co-founded five startups and has led a technology accelerator and a technology test bed. His track record blends entrepreneurial and large corporate settings.  Kevin focuses on trustful collaboration and building teams that nimbly deliver outcomes aligned with a growth vision.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Ecology from the University of Calgary and a Masters of Applied Science in Environmental (Civil) Engineering, specializing in wastewater treatment, from the University of British Columbia.

Dr. John Gibson
Technical Lead, Water and Environmental Impacts
InnoTech Alberta

Dr. Gibson is Technical Lead, Water and Environmental Impacts, InnoTech Alberta, and is a University of Victoria Research Professor. He is a specialist in isotope tracer techniques with extensive experience in regional, national and international water projects. Dr. Gibson is Past President of the International Commission on Tracers of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, is founding member of the Canadian Geophysical Union – Committee on Isotopic Tracers, and has been employed to coordinate research programs on behalf of Environment Canada, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization. He has led or is co-investigator in numerous industry and government-funded environmental studies in the oil sands region including geochemical and isotopic investigations of surface/groundwater interaction at mining and SAGD sites, labelling and tracing of process-affected waters versus natural waters, water balance of lakes and wetlands, streamflow partitioning, sulfur and nitrogen cycling, and critical loads assessment.  His broader interests include isotope mass balance of lakes, watershed source partitioning, and the continental-scale water balance.

Tom Reinders
Technology Development Engineer
Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Tom’s role at Canadian Natural is to de-risk technologies for their in-situ oil sands assets. He participates in the Water Technology Development Centre (WTDC) as a pilot lead and as Canadian Natural’s representative on the Management Committee. Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia.