Groundwater

Helping our clients understand the impacts of groundwater

Groundwater is a key component of many engineering projects. Using our specialized knowledge of geology, geochemistry, and hydrogeology, we help our clients understand how groundwater may impact their projects and infrastructure. We integrate our hydrogeological expertise with BGC’s comprehensive range of engineering and applied earth science services to provide services to a variety of industries including mining, pipelines, transportation, energy, and the communities sector.

Groundwater to Support Engineering Design

BGC is recognized as a leader in geotechnical designs and services for a variety of industries. We integrate our hydrogeological expertise with our strong understanding of geology and geotechnical engineering and industry practices to provide services related to:

  • Dewatering & dam design
  • Slope stability and depressurization
  • Operational & closure designs
  • Management of tailings & waste rock seepage
Groundwater Analyses & Numerical Modelling

BGC’s in-house modelling capabilities and advanced data analysis and interpretation skills provide our clients with a powerful set of tools to evaluate and predict groundwater conditions. Our groundwater modelling capabilities, focused on applied groundwater flow and solute transport modelling, have been used to simulate and predict hydrogeologic conditions in a variety of geographic and geologic settings.

Groundwater Assessment & Management

BGC has the expertise to assist clients with issues related to water sourcing, handling, recycling, and disposal, as well as water resource protection. Our advanced water management services include:

  • Groundwater supply, water release & wastewater disposal assessments
  • Groundwater impact assessments, including evaluation of groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Water quality assessments & contaminated groundwater management
  • Hydrogeological investigations & in-situ testing
  • Isotopic age dating & tracer analyses
Monitoring & Instrumentation

BGC provides expertise to assess the groundwater monitoring requirements of a project and recommends appropriate monitoring programs and instrumentation. We are well versed in the siting and installation of piezometers, monitoring wells, and pumping wells, the design and operation of multi-level monitoring systems, and the installation and operation of groundwater monitoring instrumentation. We also have in-depth experience with data management, remote monitoring, and presentation of real-time data using web-based interfaces.

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Key Contacts

Carl Mendoza

Carl Mendoza

Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Randi Thompson

Randi Thompson

Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Brent Mooder

Brent Mooder

Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Trevor Crozier

Trevor Crozier

Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Willy Zawadzki

Willy Zawadzki

Principal Hydrogeologist

Sharon Blackmore

Sharon Blackmore

Principal Hydrogeochemist, Geochemistry Team Lead

Matthew Cleary

Matthew Cleary

Senior Hydrogeologist

Heather Provost

Heather Provost

Senior Hydrogeologist

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson

Senior Hydrogeologist

Dawn Paszkowski

Dawn Paszkowski

Senior Hydrogeologist, Groundwater Team Lead