Jan Adamowski

Jan Franklin Adamowski

Adjunct Professor, Water Resources Modeling and Management


Jan Franklin Adamowski is a Full Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University.

At McGill, he is a William Dawson Scholar (similar to a Canada Research Chair – Tier 2), and the Liliane and David M. Stewart Scholar in Water Resources. He is also the Director of the Integrated Water Resources Management Program, and Associate Director of the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management at McGill. Professor Adamowski has published over 300 research papers in refereed journals, as well as numerous books and monographs. Professor Adamowski came to McGill University in 2009 after working as a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA. He completed his graduate studies in the US and Europe at several universities (Cambridge, MIT, London Business School, HEC Paris, NHH Bergen, and Warsaw Technical University) and his undergraduate degree in Canada at the Royal Military College of Canada. His interdisciplinary research includes collaborative, integrated and adaptive water resources management; participatory socio-hydrological and social-ecological modeling; artificial intelligence applications in hydrology; sustainable agriculture; and water and food security. This interdisciplinary research has been conducted in over 30 countries in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders. A particular focus of his recent research has been the development of approaches to improve the inclusiveness of stakeholder engagement processes and empowering marginalized communities in water resources and agroecosystem modeling and management. At UNU-INWEH, Prof. Adamowski contributes to research around unconventional water resources.