Dr. Wainstein Ph.D., is a specialist in cryosciences with extensive experience in the field of northern and andean hydrology (permafrost and glaciers). Through the application of shallow geophysics, topographical surveys, hydro-thermal modelling, remote sensing and oblique time lapse photogrammetry, was able to study the preservation and regeneration of ice related features in proglacial valleys within the Canadian Arctic. He has taught courses on hydrology and permafrost at the University of Calgary and authored several publications with respect to northern/andean hydrology and cryosciences. He has been the recipient of several awards and grants, including the Alberta Ingenuity Doctoral Fellowship. Dr. Wainstein served several years on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Glacier and Environmental Research in Juneau Alaska. Dr. Wainstein’s current consulting involvement has been centred on the assessment of the glacial and periglacial environments in Canada and the South American Andes, including the study of the distribution of permafrost and related landforms, hydrological implications of these features and the environmental implications of gas and mining projects.