Trish Johnson

Practice Lead – Small Systems, Change Leaders Lab

Trish Johnson is a Practice Lead – Small Systems, for WaterTAP’s Change Leaders Lab, bringing more than 30 years of experience in public, private and non-profit environmental management to the team.

Trish’s specialties include land use impacts on water quality and developing environmental strategies and program implementation for all levels of government. She has managed environmental assessments for water, wastewater, and solid waste and served as a senior environmental advisor for Perth and North Grenville, as well as assisting many small towns.

Before she joined WaterTAP, Trish was an associate, project manager, senior environmental consultant, and strategic advisor on small solutions at R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd. At RVA, she worked extensively for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), including senior support on the National Assessment of First Nations Water and Wastewater Systems in Canada and the policy path forward.

Before joining RVA, Trish was an environmental services program manager in water and solid waste at the City of Ottawa for 13 years. Prior to coming to Canada, Trish worked in Washington, D.C. and spent seven years with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Rhode Island. She has spoken extensively on small systems and is an advocate for a “value for money” approach to water and wastewater solutions.

Trish looks forward to working with Ontario’s thriving water sector to encourage better best practices for innovative water management.

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