Bruce Mitchell, PhD is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo. His research specializations are integrated resource and environmental management and the governance and policy aspects of water management.
Dr. Mitchell is a Past President of the Canadian Water Resources Association and has served as a consultant to or advisor for provincial and federal governments in Canada, as well as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and UNESCO in Paris, the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, the International Joint Commission, the Government of Western Australia, the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, and numerous private consulting firms in Canada. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Madras, the University of New England [Australia]), Nanjing University, the University of Western Australia, Gadjah Mada University [Indonesia], the University of Queensland, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Xi'an Jiaotong University.
Dr. Mitchell is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers and the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Water Resources Association. He is an Honorary Professor at Nanjing University, Dalian University of Technology, Shenyang University, Xi’an Jiaotong University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the International Water Resources Association. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Massey Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Author/editor of 32 books and over 170 articles. Recent publications include:
Countries of Service: Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Nigeria, India
- Resource and Environmental Management in Canada 5th edition 2015, Oxford University Press
- Resource and Environmental Management (2002; Chinese edition, 2004)
- Environmental Change and Challenge: A Canadian Perspective (with P. Dearden) 5th edition 2016.
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