Team | Lower Columbia-Kootenay Local Reference Group Coordinator
Bill is the Local Reference Group Coordinator for the Lower Columbia-Kootenay Hydrologic Region within the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Framework Program.
Originally from Whitby, Ontario, Bill pursued post-secondary education at Trent, Queen's and Simon Fraser universities. After a brief stint with Ethicon Sutures (J&J), Bill agreed to an analytical chemistry research position in Inuvik working with Seakem Oceanography/Arctic Laboratories on O&G projects in the Beaufort Sea. Smitten with the Aurora Borealis, Bill moved south to Yellowknife to take on management roles with private and government laboratories. Highlights of his career with government include working out a strategy to reduce polar long range transport of PCBs with the Canada-Russian science delegation, as well as the reclamation of remote DEW Line stations and legacy tailing ponds at abandoned mine sites.
Bill retired to the mountain community of Rossland in 2015, where he founded the Rossland Streamkeepers to better understand the relationship between seasons and stream flow. Bill is also currently working with Wildsight as a Know Your Watershed Educator.
His credentials include a Master of Analytical Chemistry and Post Baccalaureate in Environmental Toxicology.