Margaret Walsh - Faculty

Dr. Walsh graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS) in 1993 with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering and McGill University in 1994 with a Master of Engineering degree. After working in the specialty chemical industry for seven years, she completed her PhD degree in Civil Engineering at Dalhousie University in 2005. Her research is within the water and wastewater treatment field. Dr. Walsh is currently serving as Secretary/Treasurer with Camp 7 Halifax., as Academic Integrity Officer for the Faculty of Engineering and on the Awards Committee with Engineers Nova Scotia.



Drinking Water Treatment

  • Coagulation and ion exchange pretreatment for membrane filtration
  • Membrane Integrity monitoring and failure detection
  • Reclamation of backwash water and concentrate streams

Water Treatment Plant Residuals

  • Filter backwash water (FBWW) recovery and reuse
  • Impact of FBWW recycle on WTP operations & finished water quality
  • Recovery of backwash water wastes from membrane systems

Wastewater Treatment

  • Active treatment systems for acid mine drainage (AMD)
  • Offshore oil and gas produced water treatment



2002-05  Ph.D., Civil Engineering
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

1993-94  M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Pulp & Paper Center
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

1990-93  B.Eng., Chemical Engineering
Technical University of Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS, Canada

1988-90  Engineering Diploma
St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada



HQP LIst - Summer 2019




Elise Marsman MASc.









Undergraduate Courses

  • CIVL4440 - Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • ENVE4401- Design Project for Environmental Engineering 
  • ENVE4402 -Design Project for Environmental Engineering II

Graduate Courses

  • CIVL6115 - Water Treatment Plant Design
  • CIVL6118 - Advanced Wastewater Treatment



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