Gail Krantzberg

Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN)




Gail Krantzberg

Centre for Engineering and Public Policy, McMaster University
E-mail: krantz@mcmaster.ca

About Gail

Dr. Krantzberg is Professor and Director of the Centre for Engineering and Public Policy in the School of Engineering at McMaster University offering Canada’s first Master’s Degree in Engineering and Public Policy. Gail completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in environmental science and freshwaters.  She worked for the Ontario Ministry of Environment from 1988 to 2001, as Coordinator of Remedial Action Plan and Great Lakes Programs, and Senior Policy Advisor on Great Lakes. In her tenure there she was intensely engaged in binational Great Lakes science and policy venues, including direct interactions with the Great Lakes Commission, Board membership on the Great Lakes Observing system, president of the International Association of Great Lakes Research, The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, Board Member of the Canadian Water Foundation, member of the International Joint Commission’s Water Quality Board, Sediment Priority Action Commitee, Indicators Implementation Task Force, and Council of Great Lakes Research Managers.  Dr. Krantzberg was the Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the International Joint Commission from 2001 to 2005. In 2007 she was appointed as an adjunct faculty member of the United Nations University Institute for Water and Environmental Health and participated in the twinning of the Laurentian and African Great Lakes (principally Lake Victoria).  She has authored 4 books and more than 130 scientific and policy articles on issues pertaining to ecosystem quality and sustainability and is a frequent speaker to media and the public.  

WEPGN Project(s)

Great Lakes Governance Reform for Place-based Regeneration of the Natural and Built Environment

Gail Krantzberg