Les Swain, P. Eng.
Les is a professional engineer (P. Eng.) with more than 35 years experience in the field of water quality. He worked with the Province of Manitoba as well as B.C. Environment.
Les developed the current BC water quality index on which the national water quality index is based. He also developed the Rapid Assessment Approach for developing site-specific water quality guidelines. In recent years, Les has focused on passing on his knowledge by teaching courses on different aspects of water quality to international (Egyptian) students as well as students in B.C., Newfoundland, and other parts of Canada.
Testimonials (from 2007):
“Excellent presentation style – clearly explains topics.”
“Good background with real examples. I found the discussion on the differences between processes interesting.”
“I thought that this was a valuable workshop – lots of tips and insights.”
“Good to see equipment in person and have use demonstrated.”
“Great session and helpful suggestions.”
“Checklists were useful.”
“Excellent selection of topics. Workshop can never be too basic!”
“Excellent introduction to the topic.”
“Good speed and sharing of experience.”
“Case studies were excellent methods to really make you realize what you may be looking for.”
“The presentation was good, but the exercise is what really made me an appreciation of the challenges faced.”
“Good, thorough course.”
“Very insightful, good tone – positive.”
“Good knowledge of the subject, and issues.”
“As always, Les is a great presenter. The course content was great, and we had lots of interesting discussions. The pace was really good too.”
“This was a great course.”
“Very informative and well laid-out course.”