Brie Nelson

Brie joined WaterSMART at the start of 2017. She completed a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, and later specialized in water through a Master’s degree in Integrated Water Resources Management at McGill University. Brie has spent her summers working as an environmental educator in Provincial and National Parks and thoroughly enjoys inspiring the public to connect with, and value, our natural spaces.

In 2016 Brie was fortunate to undertake a three-month internship in Stockholm, Sweden working at the secretariat for the Global Water Partnership. The experience provided a valuable perspective of international relations and insights to water management efforts globally, and Brie is pleased to share that perspective on a localized scale for watersheds in Alberta. Brie also volunteers with the Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technology (CAWST) to maintain her global perspective and to continue learning about water and sanitation development challenges.

Growing up in the Okanagan, on Vancouver Island and in Hawaii, Brie has a strong connection to lakes and oceans. Since high school she has focused on working toward sustainable management of the extraordinary natural resources we enjoy, including water, here in Canada.

Brie is delighted to be working with WaterSMART to play an active role in managing resources wisely, especially through cooperative, sustainable water management.