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Peter M. Huck

Peter M. Huck

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo

Chair Title

NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment

Chair Program

Industrial Research Chairs Program


Senior Chairholder since 1993


The Industrial Research Chair in Water Treatment at the University of Waterloo functions as a centre of expertise in water treatment and quality. The Chair's mission is to conduct leading edge, fundamentally based, yet practically oriented research on critical issues related to water treatment and quality. Our emphasis is on research that addresses the short- to medium-term needs of the funding partners, including municipalities, consultants and industry involved in water treatment and provision. A key feature of the Chair is its multidisciplinary expertise and research program. The Chairholder, Dr. Peter M. Huck, is an internationally recognized expert in water treatment. In addition to engineering, the Chair team includes senior doctorally-trained individuals in environmental chemistry and microbiology.

Recently renewed for a fourth term (2008-2012), the Chair's major research focus is in the following two areas:

  • Source Water Issues - Investigating the presence of known and emerging chemical and microbial contaminants in source waters;
  • Treatment Technologies - Investigating current and evolving technologies for the removal of these contaminants.


  • American Water Canada Corp.
  • Associated Engineering Group Ltd.
  • City of Brantford/Ville de Brantford
  • City of Guelph/Ville de Guelph
  • City of Hamilton/Ville de Hamilton
  • City of Ottawa/Ville d'Ottawa
  • City of Toronto/Ville de Toronto, Ontario
  • Conestoga-Rovers & Associates Ltd.
  • Durham Region/Municipalité régionale de Durham, Ontario
  • EPCOR Water Services Inc.
  • GE Water & Process Technologies – Zenon Membrane Solutions
  • Lake Huron & Elgin Area Water Supply Systems
  • Ontario Clean Water Agency/Agence ontarienne des eaux
  • PICA USA Inc.
  • RAL Engineering Ltd.
  • Regional Municipality of Niagara/Municipalité régionale de Niagara
  • Regional Municipality of Waterloo/Municipalité régionale de Waterloo
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Contact Information

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
N2L 3G1

Tel.: 519-888-4567, ext. 32707
Fax: 519-746-7499

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