Sahra is responsible for Walker Environmental Group’s business development initiatives in Alberta – in her role, she engages in stakeholder relations, technology reviews, market analysis, and project management. Walker Environmental Group Inc. (Walker Environmental) is a leading resource recovery and waste management company producing long-term value through innovation, with operations from coast to coast in Canada. Through a diverse range of management services for SSO, IC&I food waste, leaf & yard composting, biosolids stabilization, biofuel production, and grease trap collection, Walker Environmental diverts from landfill and creates valuable end products from over 500,000 tonnes of recovered resources each year.
Sahra completed a Bachelor of Biological Sciences at York University before joining an international water/wastewater treatment company. She developed a keen interest in resource recovery while working in the wastewater sector, and pursued a Masters in Applied Science and Environmental Management at Ryerson University – where she conducted research on recovery of source separated organics through production of biofuels.
Sahra believes that since Alberta’s local jurisdiction are increasingly beginning to develop and introduce diversion programs, Alberta’s waste processing industry is uniquely positioned to collaborate with the municipal sphere to ensure the design of robust programs. Sahra is excited to be a part of Alberta’s accelerating waste reduction and diversion arena.
Previously, Sahra has served on the board of Sustainable Ontario Community Energy Co-operative, Professional Development Committee of Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO), and as a sustainability consultant at Sustainability Consultant Network. She currently serves as a member on the Water for People Canada Committee at WEAO.