Assistant Professor ,
University of British Columbia
Nadja Kunz is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed across the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Norman B Keevil Mining Engineering. Her research focuses on advancing water management and governance within mining regions. She obtained her PhD from the Sustainable Minerals Institute at The University of Queensland, Australia, and spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Eawag Aquatic Research Institute in Switzerland. Nadja has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Business Management (Dean’s Honour Roll), both from the University of Queensland.
In addition to her academic credentials, Nadja maintains close links to practice. Most recently she consults as a Water Specialist for the International Finance Corporation, providing technical expertise to a water stewardship program among mining companies in Mongolia. Nadja is also a member of the academic directorate for the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) and has contributed to their water research and education projects in Peru. Previously, Nadja gained extensive experience in the mining, oil and gas sector within Australia, and has consulted for the mining sector in South Africa.