December 2014

Groundwater Resources: Assessment, Monitoring, Modeling and Management in British Columbia

Status: This seminar has been cancelled due to low registration.
Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-5:00 PM: Groundwater Resources: Assessment, Monitoring, Modeling
Location: Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Diana Allen, P. Geo. – Professor Department of Earth Sciences Simon Fraser University
Allan Dakin, P. Eng. - Elanco Enterprises Ltd.
Mike Wei, P. Eng - Ministry of Environment
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until Nov 19, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $474.00 + GST = $497.70

Non-Member Price: $474.00 + GST = $497.70

Student Member Price: $237.00 + GST = $248.85
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 19, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Target audience: civil, environmental, municipal and geological engineers, and geoscientists who are interested in learning about the importance of the groundwater resource, tools used to assess the resource, and the relevant framework for managing this resource in BC

Seminar Outline
  • Background on Developments in BC
  • Aquifers in BC – Understanding what’s there
  • Groundwater Assessment and Modelling – Tools to answer critical questions
  • Groundwater Management in BC - Regulatory and non-regulatory framework, including overview of the new Water Sustainability Act
  • Panel discussion
Dr. Diana Allen, P.Geo
Dr. Diana Allen is a P.Geo and Professor of Hydrogeology in the Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University. She obtained her PhD from Carleton University in 1996. She has expertise in modelling sub-regional to regional scale groundwater systems, climate change impacts on groundwater, groundwater-surface water interaction, fractured rock hydrogeology, and recharge and aquifer vulnerability mapping. She was a member of the Province of BC’s former Ground Water Advisory Board.
R. Allan Dakin, P.Eng.
Allan Dakin’s area of specialization is in Groundwater Engineering and Hydrogeology. As a consulting engineer, he has coordinated over 250 groundwater projects in Canada and other parts of the world.  He has experience with a wide range of groundwater studies involving geology, computer modeling, aquifer systems analysis, environmental and geothermal assessments, and hydrogeochemistry for both civil engineering and mining projects. He was a member of the Province of BC’s former Ground Water Advisory Board.
Mike Wei, P. Eng.
Mike Wei, P. Eng. currently works for the Ministry of Environment and has worked 30 years in groundwater assessment and monitoring projects, as well as development and implementation of groundwater policies with the provincial government. Mike received his B. A. Sc. in Geological Engineering from UBC (1982) and his MS in Hydrology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (in 1991). He was a member of the Province of BC’s former Ground Water Advisory Board.

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