EPCOR Water Services, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Maal-Bared is the senior microbiologist at EPCOR Water Services Inc. She runs both the drinking water and wastewater microbiology laboratories and conducts research related to optimization of water monitoring, treatment and distribution.
Dr. Maal-Bared is an environmental microbiologist with a strong background in ecosystem approaches to public health. Her work focuses on protecting public health by understanding waterborne pathogen ecology, survival and transmission in both natural and engineered environments. She completed a PhD in Environmental Microbiology at the University of British Columbia. She has been the recipient of several Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Research and Science Policy Awards, the National Science and Engineering Research Council Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the American Society of Microbiology Science Teaching Fellowship.
She is a currently a Registered Microbiologist with the Canadian College of Microbiologists, a Professional Biologist with the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists, and a participant in the 2018 Water Environment Federation’s Water Leadership Institute.