June 2019

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: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Introduction To Hydrogeology and Groundwater Management
Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville (Burrard Room), 1100 Granville Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Ineke Kalwij, P.Eng.,
Kalwij Water Dynamics Inc.
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $399.00 + GST = $418.95 until June 10, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Non-Member Price: $499.00 + GST = $523.95

Student Member Price: $199.50 + GST = $209.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by June 10, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Gurjeet Phungura | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4886
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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 following topics are addressed:
  • Groundwater resources in BC and general concepts (water budget, groundwater flow system, aquifer classification system),
  • Groundwater fundamentals and concepts (definitions, aquifer basic physical properties, aquifer parameters, Darcy’s Law, groundwater seepage),
  • Groundwater governance in BC (overview of acts and regulation relevant to groundwater, current issues),
  • Groundwater chemistry and water quality,
  • Groundwater and climate change,
  • Sustainable groundwater management (groundwater monitoring, wellhead and aquifer protection),
  • Groundwater exploration and development (well construction, design considerations, role of the hydrogeologist), and
  • Well testing provisions for meeting regulatory requirements.

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 principles). Course participants are encouraged to use and experiment with the groundwater model during the seminar.

Seminar Requirements

Seminar participants are encouraged to bring a notebook/tablet (for internet access) and a calculator.


Dr. Ineke Kalwij, P.Eng.

Kalwij Water Dynamics Inc.

Dr. Ineke Kalwij, P.Eng., is a hydrogeologist with 20 years of experience in the field of hydrogeology, groundwater engineering, and water resource management through consulting and research (academia, applied research organization). Ineke has a PhD degree in groundwater engineering (system analysis and 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, and water resource management.

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