Dr Arash Zamyadi is an Assistant Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal (University of Montreal, Canada), and a Visiting Academic Fellow at UNSW Water Research Centre (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). He has international experience working with academics, government agencies, water utilities and industry partners on projects funded by Australian Research Council (ARC), Water Research Australia (WaterRA), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and Water Research Foundation (WRF). His research and teaching expertise include water resources management, conventional and advanced water treatment techniques, and water reuse. He has published 26 refereed articles in top-tier research journals and presented at 65 conferences worldwide. He is currently leading “Treatment research activities” of a project titled “Algal blooms, treatment, risk assessment, prediction and prevention through genomics (ATRAPP)” in collaboration with researchers in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Brazil. He is an active member of International Water Association (IWA), Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and Australian Water Association (AWA). In 2016 he was awarded an IWA Fellow position for sustained outstanding contribution as an engineer, educator, researcher and scientist to the water profession by the largest international network of water professionals.