PDF #3: Adaptive Management of Green Stormwater Infrastructure to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Urban Watersheds

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University of Toronto
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Also check: https://www.labs.chem-eng.utoronto.ca/passeport/

This postdoctoral position is part of a collaborative Postdoctoral, PhD and MSc Positions in Adaptive Management of Green Stormwater Infrastructure to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Urban Watersheds. The PDFs and students will work closely together within a highly interdisciplinary team of researchers from University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Toronto and University of Guelph. The research team will regularly interact with scientists, practitioners, decision-makers, and public participants from stakeholder organizations. The postdoc will help assemble and propose solution options for urban green stormwater management (SWM) infrastructure that optimize the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs; CO2, CH4, and N2O). The project aims to quantify the landscape-scale drivers and processes within stormwater ponds (SWPs) and bioretention systems (BRSs) that control GHG exchanges. The resulting knowledge will be integrated into robust representations of SWPs and BRSs in coupled hydrology-biogeochemistry models to analyze the responses of urban GHG emissions and nutrients export to the implementation and management of green SWM infrastructure. The postdoctoral fellow will use statistical predictors including land use/land cover, climate variables, event characteristics, and system design to identify drivers of GHG emissions from green SWM infrastructure.

Apply by: June 1, 2023 (open until filled)
Lab: Professor Elodie PASSEPORT’s lab, University of Toronto
Collaborators: Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC),
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA),
City of Kitchener, Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA),
Muslim Families, and Crozier & Associates Consulting Engineers.
Duration: 2 years

– Excellent oral and written English communication skills
– Ability to work independently

Application process: send an email to both elodie.passeport@utoronto.ca and a9ghosh@uwaterloo.ca with the following:
– a cover letter explaining your motivation to apply
– CV with a complete list of publications
– the name and contact information of at least two academic references