Prof. Ed McBean
University of Guelph, Canada
Speech: Climate Change and Coastal Cities, The Imperative Need for Action
Biography: Edward McBean, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.E., FCAE, D.WRE., FCSCE, FEC, FIAH, FAGGS, is a Professor of Water Resources Engineering, a University of Guelph Research Leadership Chair Professor in Water Security, and a former Canada Research Chair in Water Supply Security at the University of Guelph. Ed received his B.A.Sc., from the University of British Columbia (1968) and his S.M., C.E., and Ph.D. (1973) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ed is an academician in Canada as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and in the US as a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Ed is also a recipient of numerous additional awards including the K. Y. Lo Award from the Engineering Institute of Canada for demonstrating Canadian expertise to the world, the Julian C. Smith from the Engineering Institute of Canada for achievement in the development of Canada, the Research and Development Award from the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of British Columbia, and the ‘Ton Duc Thang University Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award’, Viet Nam.
Ed is a recognized expert in water security, risk assessment and management, and climate change. Ed has published three books, edited 17, published more than 400 papers in the refereed journals and presented more than 470 papers at technical meetings around the world. Ed has been involved in research in water security issues in more than seventy countries.