Our Team

Ed Gazendam, Ph.D., is the Founder, President and Sr. Geomorphologist of Water’s Edge with over 25 years of professional experience.

Ed holds Bachelor, Master, and Doctorate degrees from the University of Guelph. In addition, Ed also has specialized training in natural channel design, sediment transport and open channel hydraulics from UC Berkeley and Johns Hopkins Universities.

Extensive training and experience have allowed Ed to complete a wide variety of river projects ranging from environmental assessments to riverbank stabilization designs, both locally and internationally.

Ed is a member of the provincial Natural Channels Initiative Committee and co-author of the provincial policy document entitled “Adaptive Management of Stream Corridors in Ontario”. He is also a Director with the Canadian Water Resources Association – Ontario Branch, registered with the Professional Engineers of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (Hydraulics).

Ed enjoys travelling and fly-fishing (for which there is never enough time available).

Nik Gazendam, C.Tech., CAN-CISEC is the Senior Fluvial Geomorphic Technician at Water’s Edge with over 11 years of direct experience in data collection, analysis, design, implementation, and monitoring of channel related projects. Nik has a diploma in Ecosystem Management from Fleming College, and since graduating he has also completed various specialized training courses and workshops that have increased his knowledge base.

His area of expertise includes fluvial geomorphic assessments, design, meander beltwidth assessments, floodline studies, CAD, and surveying. In addition, Nik is typically the project construction inspector for Water’s Edge channel construction projects.

With his project involvement and experience Nik has developed good relationships with many agency and company staff members, which aids in the communication, timing, and completion of jobs.

Nik loves spending time with his family, playing sports, being outdoors, and cheering on his favourite sports teams.

Jangsoo Lee, M. Eng., is a River Scientist specializing in Water Resources Engineering at Water’s Edge. Mr. Lee received his master’s degree in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Guelph.

Jangsoo specializes in hydraulics and hydrology. He has 15 years of experience in working internationally or studying civil and water resources engineering. Jangsoo has taken hydraulic calculation using HEC-RAS, assessing various characteristic of flow conditions such as hydraulic jumps and rapidly and gradually varied flow. He also recently completed several hydrologic and hydraulic studies and the resultant floodplain maps were prepared, submitted and approved by the conservation authorities.

Jangsoo is often the first employee at the office, and aside from being dedicated to his work, he likes to play basketball and spend time with his family.

Eric Gazendam is a Senior Technician at Water’s Edge. Eric has over 5 years of experience in surveying and CAD work. He is also working on completing a diploma in Civil/Environmental Engineering Technology at Conestoga College and has completed various training courses and workshops.

His current areas of expertise include surveying, design, 2D and 3D CAD, data analysis, along with water level and flow data collection. Eric has completed many geomorphic surveys and natural channel design projects, as well as prepared CAD drawings for submission to clients, agencies and contractors.

Eric is in the process of renovating his home while still finding time for adventure with his family.

Ryan Good, M.A.Sc., EIT is a Water Resources Specialist at Water’s Edge. His bachelor’s degree is in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. His Master’s degree is in Water Resources Engineering and research focused on fluvial geomorphology and sediment transport in streams.

His current areas of expertise include hydrologic and hydraulic assessments (using HEC-HMS, SWMHYMO and HEC RAS), stormwater management, LID, and monitoring installations with data downloading/processing, GIS, CADD and reporting.

Ryan has a lifelong interest in water which includes sailing and fishing, he also likes to share random facts, and play hockey.

Adam Gibson, B.Sc. is a River Scientist at Water’s Edge specializing in fluvial geomorphology and Geographic Information System (GIS). He typically completes projects on meander beltwidth analysis, fluvial geomorphic analysis, long term geomorphic monitoring and GIS analysis and presentation.

He received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from the University of Guelph, majoring in Environmental Geoscience and Geomatics, and has since performed research examining favourable hydraulic conditions for aquatic species habitat. In addition, he has also completed several training workshops and courses.

Adam is an avid runner and mountain biker and can usually be found outside.

Peter Heiberg has completed an advanced diploma in Transportation Engineering Technology at Mohawk College and is a Civil Technologist at Water’s Edge.

His current areas of expertise include GPS and total station surveying, CAD, Civil 3D, and lab analysis. Peter has assisted in the completion of various geomorphic surveying and channel design projects, as well as prepared CAD drawings for submission to clients, agencies and contractors.

While the inside of Peter’s waders is drying out, he likes to sketch and hang out with his family and friends.

Eh Klay Law is our newest team member at Water’s Edge. He is a recent graduate from the Civil Engineering Program at Mohawk College and is working on the field crew and as a Civil Technologist at Water’s Edge.

His current areas of expertise include Civil 3D, surveying, and data analysis. Eh Klay has assisted in the completion of various geomorphic surveying and channel design projects, as well as prepared CAD drawings for submission to clients, agencies and contractors.

Ehklay enjoys playing soccer year-round and you can find his music on YouTube.