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Steven Conrad

Interim Cluster Chair

Institute for Environment, Resources and Sustainability

Faculty of Science

Steve is a scientist and resource manager with over 25 years research, industry, and policy experience. Steve is noted for his work and leadership on decision sciences and systems engineering through his behavioural and complex system modelling research centred on water, energy, and food systems, climate change adaptation, and resilient urban infrastructure. His current research interests focus on the feedbacks between human-environmental systems through the coupling of social and engineering sciences to inform decision making and incorporate the water-energy nexus, water and energy urban system planning and operations, machine learning techniques for autonomous system operations, distributed water and energy generation and recovery, decision support for climate change adaptation, behavioural models of individual choices affecting water and energy use, and coupled socio-hydrological and systems dynamic modelling.

Steve holds a PhD in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University, a MSc in Environmental Technology Management from Arizona State University, and a BSc in Psychology and BSc in Engineering from the University of Arizona.