Cochrane Ecological Institute
Where Ideas Become Reality 

Ken Weagle

Director of CEI

Ken Weagle began his career in environmental science and management as a student in New Brunswick working on the impacts of the use of DDT on aquatic organisms and fish in 1967.  Since then he has worked extensively in Canada, the USA and internationally on the management of water related environmental issues.  After a 10 year stint with Environment Canada Ken started an Environmental Consulting Company in Yukon.  From there, he moved to the position of Head of Water Quality Monitoring with the Saskatchewan Government.  In 1993 he was named the Director of Scientific Programs at the Cochrane Ecological Institute and has designed many of the Institute’s scientific programs. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board where he worked to implement a new system of community based environmental and resource management in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Similarly, as Executive Director of CEMA in Fort McMurray, Ken developed a coalition of government, business and environmental NGO’s to address the cumulative impacts of oil sands developments on the environment.

Ken's experience in environmental monitoring extends from every province in Canada to Australia and South East Asia.  He has extensive knowledge in surface water and ground water monitoring, wildlife monitoring, and environmental monitoring data management and analysis.