Carol Maas joined the POLIS Water Sustainability Project in late 2006, bringing her technical expertise in water and wastewater to the team. Carol completed her undergraduate degree at McMaster University in Chemical Engineering and Society specializing in water and wastewater engineering and the societal implications of technology. She has worked in the water and wastewater field for ten years in various capacities including consulting, research and development, and process engineering. In 2006, Carol completed her Masters of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo and has since been investigating appropriate technologies for water treatment and conservation at the POLIS Project. She was appointed in 2011 as a board member to Ontario’s Water Technology Acceleration Project. Her current research focus is on the energy and carbon footprint of water use, application of alternative water sources such as rainwater harvesting and reuse, and regional and provincial water conservation policy.