Monthly Archives: December 2010

High-Resolution-Multi-level-Monitoring

High Resolution Multi-level Monitoring for Bedrock Aquifers

Beth Parker provided attendees with a glimpse of the extensive research she has been spearheading for the past 20 years. Her work is focused on developing the “Discrete Fracture Network (DFN) Field Approach for Investigating Contaminated Sites in Fractured Sedimentary Rock”. Understanding how groundwater flows and chemicals migrate in these networks requires a unique approach […]

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Groundwater-Resource-Management

Groundwater Resource Management in Ontario; past, present and future

 From the induction of the Drillers Act in 1946 to the Walkerton tragedy in 2001, Christopher Munro and Heather Brodie-Brown discussed the major changes and events that have shaped how groundwater is managed in Ontario. In addition, their presentation included an overview of the major groundwater management initiatives taking place in Ontario today. This includes […]

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Municipal-Groundwater-Monitoring

Municipal Groundwater Monitoring in the Region of Waterloo – A focus on The Ontario Clean Water Act

Day one of the symposium ended with a thought-provoking talk from Waterloo Region’s Senior Hydrogeologist, Tammy Middleton. Tammy discussed the key objectives of the Region’s groundwater management program. The first objective of the program is to comply with legislation, while providing a safe and sufficient supply of water to the public. Recently, this involved incorporating […]

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Regional-Scale-Groundwater-Understanding

Regional Scale Groundwater Understanding: The collection, management and analysis of data for conceptual and numerical model development, application and testing

Attendees enjoyed the presentation by Steve Holysh and Rick Gerber of the Oak Ridges Moraine Coalition. They presented work being done for the Region’s unique groundwater management program. Rapid growth and expansion on the Moraine triggered the program into action about 20 years ago, to more fully understand the extent, quality and movement of the […]

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Site Characterization: Important to Remediation Design

Richard Jackson delivered a very interesting presentation on the need for accurate and complete site conceptual models when dealing with contaminated sites. Richard used four unique case studies to illustrate how important it is to “get it right”. Getting the model right, allows the right decisions to be made – especially when it comes to […]

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Better-Investigations

New Guidance Document Provides Better Investigations for Better Decision Making

Guy Patrick had the Symposium audience fully engaged with his presentation of the new site characterization guidance document for British Columbia. The new guidance is designed to allow environmental consultants to meet government requirements, as well as meet monetary and time constraints put on them by clients. It aims to do this by providing answers […]

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Data-Collection-Design-Integration-Sharing

Data Collection, Site Design Integration & Sharing

a common theme at Solinst Symposium  The 2010 Solinst Symposium came to a close with great response and feedback from the presenters and attendees. The sold-out event provided all in attendance with an excellent exchange of knowledge and networking opportunity with top-level industry professionals and researchers. The speakers provided insight through case studies, their own […]

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Positive Response to New Guidance Document for Groundwater Site Characterization

At this year’s Symposium, attendees were thoroughly intrigued when Guy Patrick described the new guidance document for groundwater site characterization in B.C. The response was immensely positive and it is clear that Guy is setting the bar to increase the level of competency and accountability for groundwater monitoring and remediation applications. This is a real […]

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