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Jennifer Drake

Canada Research Chair in Stormwater and Low Impact Development

Degrees: BEng & Scty (McMaster), MASc, PhD (Guelph)

“My research will focus on the development and improvement of stormwater infrastructure through low-impact development (LID) – a technique that mimics the natural environment and allows rainwater to be absorbed where it falls.”

Jennifer Drake is addressing urban flooding, a multi-billion-dollar challenge for Canadians. Urban flooding is caused by an increased area of hard surfaces due to urbanization, outdated and undersized stormwater infrastructure, and increased extreme weather associated with climate change. Drake’s work will advance current LID technologies, ensuring that stormwater systems are well-designed, constructed, and maintained to address the global climate crisis and increasing risk of urban floods.

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