Dr. Jennifer Drake, B.Eng, M.A.Sc., PhD

Contact Infomation

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
35 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A4
Email: jenn.drake@utoronto.ca
Web: www.civil.engineering.utoronto.ca/staff/professors/drake.htm

Travels From: Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Toronto, ON


Topics Areas:
    • Green Roof Applications using Interlocking Concrete Pavers
    • Guide Specifications for Interlocking Concrete Pavement Systems
    • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Performance for Roads and Streets Applications
    • Urban Design with Interlocking Concrete Pavement Systems
    • Low Impact Development with Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement
    • Permeable Pavers as a Best Management Practice
    • Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement as a Stormwater Management Solution
    • Green Infrastructure with Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement
    • Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Design, Construction and Maintenance
    • Maintenance and Management of Interlocking Concrete Pavement Systems
    • Cold Climate Performance of Concrete Pavers

      Available for:

      • Keynote
      • Conferences
      • Webinars


      Dr. Jennifer Drake is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering and is cross-appointed with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto. Her research specializes in low impact development (LID) stormwater technologies, watershed planning and stormwater management, urban water security and wet weather policy. Dr. Drake is an expert on the design and use of permeable interlocking concrete pavers in cold climates and has conducted numerous field studies which have demonstracted the environmental benefits of these systems in Ontario.

      Honors, Awards and Professional Highlights:

      Notable Ontario projects: Kortright Centre Permeable Interlocking Parking Lot.

      • Drake, J., Bradford, A., & Van Seters, T. (2014). Winter effluent quality from three partial infiltration permeable pavement systems. Journal of Environmental Engineering: 140(11): 1 - 14.
      • Drake, J., Bradford, A., & Van Seters, T. (2014). Hydrologic performance of three partial-infiltration permeable pavements in a cold climate and over a low permeability soil. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(9), 04014016.
      • Drake, J., Bradford, A., & Marsalek, J. (2013). Review of Environmental Performance of Permeable Pavement Systems: State of the Knowledge.  Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 48(3): 203-222.
      • Drake, J., & Bradford, A. (2013). Assessing the potential for restoration of surface permeability for permeable pavements through maintenance. Water Science and Technology, 68(9): 1950-1958.
      • Drake, J., Bradford, A., & Van Seters, T. (2013) Stormwater quality of spring-summer-fall effluent from three permeable pavement systems and conventional asphalt pavement. Journal of Environmental Management, 139(2014): 69-79.