Carl Yates has extensive experience in the water utility profession having served as Project Engineer, Chief Engineer and General Manager of the Halifax Water Commission from 1988 to 1996. In 1996, he was appointed General Manager of the Halifax Regional Water Commission which assumed a regional mandate after the municipal amalgamation of the greater Halifax area in 1996.
BIOGRAPHY | Carl Yates
In 2007, Mr. Yates oversaw the formation of the first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility in Canada with the transfer of wastewater and stormwater assets from the Halifax Regional Municipality. After retirement from Halifax Water in July, 2019, he formed his own consulting company to promote and support sustainable water management.
Mr. Yates obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1984 and a Master of Applied Science from the Technical University of Nova Scotia [now Dalhousie University] in 1992. He is Past Chair of the Focus Area Council of the Water Research Foundation, Vice Chair of the Canadian Water Network, Board Director of the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and a past member of the Board of Directors of Special Olympics Nova Scotia.