Curtis Faucher joined the EWMCE in 2013 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering, under the direction of Dr. Daryl McCartney, EWMCE’s Executive Director. He is accomplishing this while working as a EWMCE Research and Development Engineer.
As a R&D Engineer, Curtis has largely assisted the City of Edmonton’s Transportation Services with various projects concerning winter residuals. This includes participation in the street sweeping recycling and salt mixing programs; snow site and disposal management; and the meltwater sediment dewatering program. The central theme of Curtis’ thesis centers on the meltwater quality trends of large snow packs and their impact on particulate settling. (Click for more information.)
Curtis is also a key member of our CSA B128.3 certification team. In this role he is responsible for developing and implementing testing processes and equipment as well as bringing them into compliance with the EWMCE’s ISO 17065 accreditation. EWMCE is accredited to certify to the CSA B128.3 standard for the performance of non-potable water reuse systems. A key function of Curtis’ role is to expand the certification portfolio to include other onsite wastewater treatment and reuse technology standards.
Prior to pursuing Engineering, Curtis worked as a Journeyman Carpenter taking special interest in large civil water and wastewater construction projects including expansions to the Medicine Hat and Camrose water treatment facilities. He was able to participate in the building of the Lac La Biche WWTP. His trade background provides a strong practical basis to his work and adds considerable value to the projects he undertakes for EWMCE.