Sarah Dickson holds a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on the input, transport, and fate of contaminants in groundwater systems, an issue of great importance in Canada as more than 25% of the population depends on groundwater for domestic water supply. Dr. Dickson’s research covers characterization, transport mechanisms, fate, and treatment of both chemical and biological contaminants in groundwater. Her research links science, mathematics and engineering through physical experiments and mathematical modeling. At UNU-INWEH, Dr Dickson has been the co-director of the Water Without Borders graduate programme.