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Bernadette Conant

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Katrina Hitchman

Director of Program Development

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Dr. Bu Lam

Manager of Municipal Programs

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Dalia Al-Ali

Project Manager

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Jennifer Cowie

Corporate Events Manager


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Karen Ford

Manager of Finance and Operations

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Kim Jusek

Program Manager, Municipal Programs

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Liana Kreamer

Communications Manager

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Lyle Schneider


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Dr. Shoeleh Shams

Research Analyst

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Amanda Sider

Office Administrator

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Dr. Bu Lam

Manager of Municipal Programs

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Bu joined Canadian Water Network in May 2015 and is the manager of municipal programs. In this role, he is responsible for the ongoing development, management and implementation of CWN’s municipal water programs, including the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium. He oversees the development and management of research programs and activities that collectively support and advance solutions for managing, regulating and supporting municipal drinking water, wastewater and storm water systems.

Prior to joining Canadian Water Network, Bu was the director of community infrastructure for the Department of Community and Government Services with the Government of Nunavut. He has an extensive and broad municipal background, including the initiation and delivery of municipal capital programs and community sustainability planning. He led the planning and implementation of water treatment and distribution systems and wastewater systems in Nunavut, and established research initiatives that have supported the ongoing refinement of northern wastewater standards.

Bu holds a PhD in environmental chemistry from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from Bishop’s University.