Corinne Schuster-Wallace

Programme Officer

  • Corinne Schuster-Wallace
    175 Longwood Road South, Suite 204, Hamilton Ontario L8P 0A1 Canada
    +1 (905) 667-5488
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    University of Leicester
    Wilfrid Laurier University

    Biographical Statement

    Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace has broad experience at the water-health nexus including the areas of environmental factors for climate change, impacts on and outbreaks of waterborne diseases and linkages to human health and well-being. Prior to joining the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), she worked in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph in Canada, as a water-environment specialist for the Public Health Agency of Canada and was a consultant to the second part of the Walkerton Commission of Inquiry into the Walkerton, Canada drinking water tragedy of 2000.

  • Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

    • Levison, MM., Elliott, SJ., Karanja, DMS., Schuster-Wallace, CJ., and Harrington, DW. You cannot prevent a disease, you only treat diseases when they occur”: Knowledge, attitudes and practices to water-health in a rural Kenyan community. Submitted to East African Journal of Public Health January 2011
    • Lee, M., McBean, E., Ghazali, M., Schuster, C., and Huang, J., 2009. “Fuzzy Logic Application for Risk Assessment of a Small Drinking Water Supply System”, ASCE- Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Volume 135, Issue 6, Nov./ Dec., pp. 547-552.
    • McBean, E., and Schuster, C., 2008, “Aging Water Infrastructure, An Emerging Crisis”, Water Down Under, April, pp 2539-2545.
    • Schuster, C.J. and McBean, E.A. 2008. Impacts of Cathodic Protection on Pipe Break Probabilities: A Toronto Case Study. Can. J. Civ. Eng. 35(2): 210-216
    • Thomas, M.K., Charron, D.F., Waltner-Toews, D., Schuster, C.J., Maarouf, A.R., Holt, J. 2006. A role of high impact weather events in waterborne disease outbreaks in Canada, 1975-2001 Int. J. Env. Health Research 16(3):167-180
    • Schuster, C.J., Ellis, A.G., Robertson W.J., Charron, D.F., Aramini, J.J., Marshall, B.J., Madeiros, D.T. 2005. Infectious disease outbreaks related to drinking water in Canada, 1974 – 2001 Can. Journal Pub. Health 96(4): 254-58
    • Thomas K., Charron D., Waltner-Toews D., Schuster C., Maarouf A., Holt J. 2003. Extreme weather and waterborne disease outbreaks in Canada, 1974-2000. Epidemiology 14(5) Supp: S133 (Abstract).

    Other Publications (Conference Proceedings, etc)

    • UNU-INWEH, 2010, Sanitation as a Key to Global Health: Voices from the Field. Contributing author. United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health
    • C.J. Schuster-Wallace, V.I. Grover, Z. Adeel, U. Confalonieri and S. Elliott, 2008, Safe Water as the Key to Global Health. United Nations University International Network on Water, Environment and Health
    • D. Charron, M. Fleury, L.R. Lindsay, N. Ogden and C.J. Schuster. 2008. The Impacts of Climate Change on Water-, Food-, Vector and Rodent-Borne Diseases, In Human Health in a Changing Climate: A Canadian Assessment of Vulnerabilities and Adaptive Capacity, Ch. 5. Health Canada
    • C.J. Schuster, J. Flint and K. Doré, 2007, Infectious Enteric Pathogens Commonly Transmitted Through Water: Working Towards an Assessment of the Burden of Illness in Canada 1980 – 2004
    • C.J. Schuster, S. Murray and E.A. McBean, 2007, Vulnerability Characterization, Mapping, and Assessment: A Study of Flooding Scenarios for the Credit River Catchment
    • D.F. Charron, T.Edge, M.D. Fleaury, W. Galatianos, D. Gillis, R. Kent, A.R. Maarouf, C. Neudoerffer, C.J. Schuster, M.K. Thomas, D. Waltner-Toews, J. Valcour 2005 Links Between Climate, Water and Waterborne Illness, and Projected Impacts of Climate Change, Final Technical Report to HPRP, File No. 6795-15-2001-4400016c