Jean-François Bibeault, Ph.D.

Manager - Water Science, Water Quality Monitoring Division, Water quality indicators

Current research and/or projects

Water quality indicators development and applications, effective management of horizontal programs involving improved integration from field data collection, to data management QA/QC, to water quality analysis and reporting, and to support policy analysis

  • Canadian Water quality index network representativity, connection with hydrometric network, land-use data and population density (with Statistics Canada)
  • Pilot on surface waters integrated monitoring reporting (physical-chemistry, CABIN and real-time information - involving province of New Brunswick)
  • History of water quality indices and index comparability Canada-US (with A. Lumb and T.C. Sharma)
  • Improving funcstions of the WQI calculator tool (work done in collaboration with CIOB and with the province of New Foundland/Labrador)

Professional activities / interests

New integrated analytical tools development

Research, monitoring and modelization projects and programs integration

Multi-disciplinary team development

Education and awards

Head fo the Public Service Award, Excellence dans la prestation de services, December 1998

Certificates of appreciation - IJC-International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Study Board (2002; 2005)

Ph.D. Université de Montréal, with Honours.  Faculté d'aménagement. Department of international affairs (Quebec)-France exchange scolarship (École nationale des Ponts et Chaussée, LATTS, Paris VIII), FCAR scholarship (3 years), Faculté des études supérieures scholarship (one year), Université de Montréal. 2000

M. Sc. Université du Québec à Montréal, with Honours, financial support from UQAM research group (GRAIGE) and City of Montreal, 1991

Key publications

Environment Canada. 2009. Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators, 2008 and 2007 editions, Water quality index, Data sources and Methods report. March 2009.

Research facility

7th Floor, 105 McGill Street
Montréal, QC H2Y 2E7


Management team - St. Lawrence Centre

Management network - Atlantic region