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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

(519) 888-4567x39378

Lyle Schneider

Lyle Schneider


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Dr. Shoeleh Shams

Research Analyst

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Amanda Sider

Office Administrator

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Lyle Schneider


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Lyle Schneider joined Canadian Water Network in 2011. His tasks include the design, build and implementation of new web applications, day-to-day management of the organization’s IT infrastructure and IT support for CWN’s staff, researchers and partners.

Before joining Canadian Water Network, Lyle worked for three years as an engineering consultant, where he integrated software products into large manufacturing environments. Lyle had the opportunity to consult in a variety of industries, including automotive, food and beverage, steel and solar.

Lyle holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in mechatronics engineering from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University.