- Groundwater in BC, groundwater system concepts, aquifer basic physical properties, aquifer parameters, and fundamental laws and principles governing groundwater flow.
- Groundwater governance in BC: groundwater provisions in the Water Sustainability Act and related regulation (overview), and related guideline documents (overview).
- 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).
- 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.,
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.
Kalwij Water Dynamics Inc.