John Lawrence

Director - Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research Division
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current research and/or projects

Management of research & development for rehabilitation and conservation of water resources

  • Assessment of groundwater quality and remediation of contaminated groundwater
  • Methods and tools for the assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments
  • Nutrient enrichment and organic contaminants in large aquatic ecosystems and coastal areas
  • Integrated management of urban water supply, drainage, wastewater and receiving waters
  • Scientific knowledge, tools and models to better integrate water quality monitoring and research information for enhanced understanding and management

Professional activities / interests

Research coordination and integration

Manuscript, research grant and agreement review

Standardization - chair of Canadian Advisory Committee for ISO TC147, Water Chemistry

Education and awards

Environment Canada Citation of Excellence for environmental effects monitoring

Don Laberge Award for outstanding contribution to CAEAL

Key publications

Watson, S.B. and J. Lawrence. 2003. Drinking Water Quality and Sustainability. Water Qual. Res. J. Canada. 38(1):3-13.

Chambers, P., M. Allard, S. Walker, J. Marsalek, J. Lawrence, M. Servos, J. Busnarda, K. Munger, K. Adare, C. Jefferson, R. Kent and M. Wong. 1997. Impacts of Municipal Wastewater Effluents on Canadian Waters: A Review. Water Qual. Res. J. Canada. 32(4):659-713.

Lawrence, J. and K. Aspila. 1995. Quality Assurance for Environmental Monitoring. Water Qual. Res. J. Canada. 30(1):1-7.


Canadian co-chair of the IJC's Council of Great Lakes Research Managers

Canadian co-lead, Great Lakes Regional Research Information Network, GLRRIN

Co-chair, Federal-Provincial Lake Winnipeg Basin Committee