Scott Ketcheson, PhD

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability

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20092023

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Research Interests

The overall theme of my research program is working towards ecosystem sustainability through understanding hydrological processes. As a field hydrologist, my research team and I study the movement of water between forests, wetlands and streams in northern Alberta. We use both traditional hydrological techniques and innovative sensor networks to gain a better understanding of how headwater catchments work and their importance for keeping water flowing through streams and rivers within the lower Athabasca River Basin. Here, I have established a research Headwater Catchment Observatory; the first of its kind in this region. I also collaborate on several projects including oil sands reclamation, peatland biogeochemistry & mercury dynamics, seismic line impacts & restoration, and wildfire vulnerability & peatlands. To learn more about my research program and ongoing projects, see https://www.auhydrology.com

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Dr. Scott Ketcheson is an Assistant Professor and NSERC Canada Research Chair in Hydrological Sustainability at Athabasca University. As a field hydrologist, Dr. Ketcheson studies the movement of water between forests, wetlands and streams in northern Alberta. His research program uses both traditional hydrological techniques and innovative sensor networks to gain a better understanding of the how headwater catchments work and their importance for keeping water flowing through streams and rivers within the lower Athabasca River Basin. Scott completed both his PhD and MSc degrees in Physical Hydrology at the University of Waterloo, and completed an Honours BSc degree (Hydrosciences Specialization) at McMaster University, graduating summa cum laude.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Waterloo

… → 2016

M.Sc., University of Waterloo

… → 2012

B.Sc. (honours), McMaster University

… → 2006

External positions

Adjunct of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

1 Jul. 202130 Jun. 2024

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

1 May 202131 Dec. 2025

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

1 Jul. 202030 Jun. 2025

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