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Samantha Sam


Department: Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering

Samantha is a masters student at the Normal B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia under Dr. Nadja Kunz. Her work with BRIMM is focused on microbial sample collection and logistics.

She has been working in Geotechnical Engineering since her co-op during her BSc. in Geophysics at UBC. Her work experience has included stability analysis, geohazard assessments, dam and infrastructure design, site planning and investigation along with working on water balances, de-watering plans, risk assessments, and groundwater modelling. She has experience on working many sites across North America and South America.

Her thesis research will focus on developing high-level water balance models for two case study sites (Canada and Indonesia) and conduct simulation modelling to identify opportunities to improve the management of physical water risks at a local level. This will assess the vulnerability of water balances from two case study sites to future climate variability, and identify opportunities to improve water system design to enhance climate resilience.