Senior Staff

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Pete Zuzek


Pete has 25 years of experience working on consulting assignments across the coastal regions of the world.  He is the founder and President of Zuzek Inc., a professional services company dedicated to increasing the health and resilience of the world’s coastal communities and ecosystems.  Pete has extensive experience managing complex multidisciplinary investigations on coastal erosion and flooding, risk assessments, coastal zone planning, shoreline management plan development, water quality investigations, habitat protection and restoration, living shorelines, and climate change adaptation.

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Kevin Grootendorst

Geomatics Practice Leader

Kevin is a certified GIS Professional with more than 15 years of experience in the consulting environment.  He has successfully managed many large scale mapping projects, including hundreds of map tiles for the FEMA program and coastal hazard maps in the Caribbean region.  His project contributions typically include rigorous technical analysis on a wide range of geospatial data from satellite scenes, to high resolution LiDAR datasets, and 4-D modeling output.  Kevin has also developed innovative web-based mapping and data management applications using open source and proprietary software.  Finally, he has also developed training programs and manuals, led in-class training for clients, and provided long-term technical support for custom software applications.

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Linda Mortsch

Linda Mortsch

Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo

Climate Change and Adaptation Planning

Linda Mortsch has devoted a 35-year career to addressing climate change issues related to water resources, coastal zones and urban areas.  She has expertise collaborating with stakeholders to assess impacts, vulnerability and resilience. Her work has facilitated adaptation planning and decision-making.  Linda has contributed to all Canadian National Climate Change Assessments. Since 1989, Linda has played a role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.  While now retired from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Linda retains an appointment in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. She relishes the opportunity to undertake studies that support adaptation capacity building and help meet the challenges of moving from adaptation planning to implementation. Linda has been recognized by the International Joint Commission, Environment Canada and the Meteorological Service of Canada.  She is grateful to the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Environment for conferring the 2009 Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of professional achievement and distinguished environmental and community leadership.

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