Maggie Romuld has started her new role as the executive director of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA).
Maggie Romuld has been a member of CWRA since 2005 and was a member of the board of the Alberta branch until her move to B.C. in 2016. While on the Alberta board, she served as the ProjectWET liaison. She and two other individuals shared a ProjectWET award that recognized their role in bringing the program to Alberta.
Maggie is accredited as a professional biologist in both Alberta and B.C. She obtained her MSc in bio-geography from the University of Calgary in 1993, and soon after formed a freelance consulting business. Her areas of expertise are riparian ecology and watershed resource management. Maggie was also a sessional university instructor for over 20 years, raising her family while teaching a variety of earth and environmental science courses at Medicine Hat College, and the universities of Victoria, Calgary, and Lethbridge.
Maggie was heavily involved with watershed planning and advisory councils in Alberta and served in various capacities at South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA). She has also led or served on numerous ENGO boards, was the Alberta delegate for the United Nations International Day of Biodiversity in 2011, and is one of Nature Canada’s “Women for Nature.”
Clear communication is important to Maggie. For the past few years, she has spent her spare time pursuing both a Professional Writing Certificate (UofC) and an Editing Certificate (SFU). Maggie is pragmatic and a strategic thinker. She is also comfortable playing the devil’s advocate to ensure all aspects of a topic are considered, and the strength of opposing arguments is tested. If she is not writing about water, she is on, in, or near its edge. Maggie is genuinely looking forward to working with the CWRA board to promote effective water management.