Dr. Monica Emelko is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Director of the Water Science, Technology & Policy group at the University of Waterloo. Her research is focused on drinking water supply and treatment. Monica has acted as a technical advisor to the U.S. National Academies and federal and provincial/state agencies in Canada, the United States, and Australia regarding water treatment and source protection regulations. She co-leads the Southern Rockies Watershed Project that is evaluating the effects of forested watershed land disturbances on hydrology and water quality, ecology, and treatability. This team was the first globally to describe wildfire effects on drinking water treatability, and among the first cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for identifying quality-associated threats from climate change to water security.