November 2017

Introduction to Hydrogeology and Groundwater Management

Status: Advanced registration for this session is now closed. A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Introduction To Hydrogeology and Groundwater Management
Location: The Listel Hotel (Sculpture Gallery), 1100 Robson Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Ineke Kalwij, PhD, P.Eng.,
Kalwij Water Dynamics Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $395.00 + GST = $414.75 until Nov 9, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Non-Member Price: $495.00 + GST = $519.75

Student Member Price: $247.50 + GST = $259.88
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by November 09, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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Note: Seminar participants are encouraged to bring a notebook / tablet (for internet access) and a calculator.
This seminar is tailored towards attendees who wish to have a better understanding of hydrogeological and groundwater management concepts. Through this practical and informative seminar, the attendees will learn about:
  1. Groundwater in BC, groundwater system concepts, aquifer basic physical properties, aquifer parameters, and fundamental laws and principles governing groundwater flow.
  2. Groundwater governance in BC: groundwater provisions in the Water Sustainability Act and related regulation (overview), and related guideline documents (overview).
  3. Groundwater exploration and supply development: from well drilling to successfully placing a water supply well online (well construction, design considerations, in situ hydrogeological assessments, well testing requirements, role of the hydrogeologist).
  4. Aspects and importance of sustainable groundwater management: groundwater monitoring, and wellhead and aquifer protection.

Furthermore, the course will address topics such as: groundwater quality and chemistry, well performance monitoring, well rehabilitation, and hydrogeological assessments for subdivision approval.

Unique Features of the Course

The course includes case studies, some hands-on exercises, and ample time for discussions and questions. Furthermore, a groundwater model will be on display (a tank in which water is being circulated by a pump, and dye is injected to visualize groundwater flow through different types of aquifer formation, interaction/connectivity between surface water and groundwater, and groundwater contamination). Seminar participants are encouraged to use and experiment with the groundwater model during the seminar.


Ineke Kalwij, Ph.D., P.Eng.,
Kalwij Water Dynamics Inc.

Dr. Ineke Kalwij (P.Eng.) is a hydrogeologist with over 20 years of professional experience in the field of groundwater engineering and water management through consulting, research (academia), and applied research (scientific research organization). Ineke has a PhD degree in groundwater engineering (groundwater system optimization), and she received formal training in project management (University of British Columbia). Ineke is owner of Kalwij Water Dynamics Inc. (KWD); a private consulting company which specializes in hydrogeology, groundwater engineering, water management, and project management.

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