Dr. Tahir Husain has a PhD degree in civil engineering from University of British Columbia and currently Professor and Associate Dean (Research) at Memorial University in Canada with 37 years’ international experience in water and environmental disciplines. He was a visiting scientist at Harvard School of Public Health in 1995; Director of Continuing Engineering Education (2002-2005), Chair of Civil Engineering (2005-2007); and Director, Executive MBA in Petroleum (2010-2011) at Memorial University. His research interests are in waste management, risk assessment, environmental modeling, and technology development. He wrote a book on Kuwaiti Oil Fires and has contributed on about 300 research publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has contributed on 70 research projects worldwide. Dr. Husain worked with the Research Institute at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia for 16 years (1979-95). Dr. Husain is the recipients of several national and international awards. He is currently involved with industries and research organizations nationally and internationally in environmental research with focus on covering waste into valuable products.