Using our specialized knowledge of hydrology, hydraulics, and geomorphology, we help our clients understand how water impacts their projects and infrastructure. We integrate our water resources expertise with our 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.

Hydrotechnical Design to Construction

BGC provides comprehensive design, construction support, and operations services specific to hydraulic issues that have the potential to impact infrastructure. We combine our specialized expertise in water resource engineering, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, and hydrogeology to offer custom hydrotechnical engineering solutions. Our design services include pipeline stream crossings (proposed and existing), stream bank protection schemes, stream diversions, and designs for erosion and scour protection. We also provide site inspections, coordinate field surveys, and perform hydraulic assessments. BGC leads challenging hydrotechnical projects and is an expert at streamlining these projects from concept to detailed design and construction. 

Hydrological Assessment & Modelling

BGC’s extensive in-house modelling capabilities and advanced data analysis and interpretation skills provide our clients with a powerful set of tools to assess and predict water resources conditions. We are experts in hydrologic and hydraulic models, essential water resource management tools used to understand surface water systems and engineer for natural or anthropogenic influences.

Water Balance & Water Management Planning 

Effective water management is a key component of successful engineering and geoscience projects. In all our service areas, we have 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:

  • Water balance assessments through project life cycle 
  • Surface water management planning 
  • Surface water management designs and construction (e.g. diversions, retention ponds)

Water balance models are critical in guiding development of a water management plan for mine sites. BGC has developed numerous water balance models for both operational and proposed mines using simplified to complex approaches and scenarios.  

Monitoring & Instrumentation

BGC provides expertise to assess the water monitoring requirements of a project and recommends appropriate monitoring programs and instrumentation. Our hydrometric monitoring capacity includes flow metering, tracer dilution gauging, and pressure transducer gauging and installation. We also have in-depth experience with data management, remote monitoring, and real time web-based data. 



Surface Water Experts

Hamish Weatherly

Principal Hydrologist

Surface Water Experts

Patrick Grover

Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer

Surface Water Experts

Rob Millar

Principal Hydrotechnical Engineer

Surface Water Experts

Pascal Szeftel

Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer

Surface Water Experts

Evan Shih

Senior Hydrotechnical/Geological Engineer

Surface Water Experts

Michael George

Senior Geological Engineer

Surface Water Experts

Elisa Scordo

Senior Hydrologist