Prof. Madjid Mohseni, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UBC, led the Network in Phase 1 and thus has a proven track record in leading a multi-disciplinary program involving partners from industry, communties, government and NGOs. Under his leadership, the Network achieved significant milestones and initiated an engagement program with many small and aboriginal communities, while developing strategies for community-based participatory solution-finding. He also brings highly regarded direct industry experience and has expertise in advanced water treatment processes, including advanced oxidation, IX, EC and ozonation. Dr. Mohseni is the (co)author of more than 80 refereed articles, three industrial reports and four book chapters. In 2012, he received the BCWWA Award of Excellence in the Water and Waste Community for his outstanding leadership and advancing excellence in the water and waste community. The Scientific Director will chair the Network’s Scientific Management Committee.