Keegan Smith Field/Lab Technician

Keegan’s M.Sc. (Geography, Carleton University) investigated the snow hydrology of the Niaqunguk River, which is the secondary water supply for the city of Iqaluit, on southern Baffin Island, Nunavut. At Iqaluit, he also worked as a research assistant for his advisor, Dr. Murray Richardson, studying snowmelt energy balance and freshwater contaminant transport, and worked closely with project partners at the Nunavut Research Institute, Nunavut Arctic College, and the Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office. Within the MWF project, he helps maintain, collect, and analyze hydrological and meteorological data, install instrumentation and coordinates Global Water Futures field research. Current research interests relate to water resources and water resources management with a global context. Keegan loves to be outside hiking, camping and cross-country skiing.