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GROUNDWATER

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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 groundwater, 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 geoscience services to provide services for a variety of industries including mining, oil sands, pipelines, transportation, and the public 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 superior services for:

  • 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. BGC provides comprehensive groundwater modelling services for a wide variety of industries and applications.

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 and monitoring 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

Groundwater Experts

Carl Mendoza

Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Dr. Carl Mendoza Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geol., has over 35 years of consulting and applied academic experi
Groundwater Experts

Randi Thompson

Senior Hydrogeological Engineer

Randi Thompson M.A.Sc., P.Eng., has 19 years of international consulting experience.  Ms. Thompson
Groundwater Experts

Marc Adams

Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer

Marc Adams M.Sc., P.Eng., has worked in the engineering industry since 1985; initially as an enginee
Groundwater Experts

Brent Mooder

Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Brent Mooder M.Sc., P.Eng., has more than eighteen years of applied earth sciences consulting experi
Groundwater Experts

Trevor Crozier

Principal Hydrogeological Engineer

Trevor Crozier M.Eng., P.Eng., has over twenty years of international consulting experience.  He ha
Groundwater Experts

Willy Zawadzki

Principal Hydrogeologist

Willy Zawadzki M.Sc., P.Geo., has over 27 years of consulting, industry and academic experience that
Groundwater Experts

Sharon Blackmore

Senior Hydrogeochemist

Dr. Blackmore Ph.D., P.Geo., has worked in the consulting environment since 2006, with a focus on ge
Groundwater Experts

Matthew Cleary

Senior Hydrogeologist

Matthew Cleary B.Sc., P.Geo., has more than 19 years of experience in physical and chemical hydrogeo
Groundwater Experts

Heather Provost

Senior Hydrogeologist, Project Management Team Lead

Heather Provost M.Sc., P.Geo., has 16 years of consulting experience. She has worked on physical and
Groundwater Experts

Dawn Paszkowski

Senior Hydrogeologist, Groundwater Team Lead

Dawn Paszkowski, M.Sc., P.Geo. (BC, ON) is a Senior Hydrogeologist with 12 years of consulting exper