Sharon Blackmore, Ph.D., P.Geo. (AB, NS, SK, ON, BC), has worked in the consulting environment since 2006, with a focus on geochemistry and water quality. She spent much of her early years as a geologist involved with exploration projects in and around Canada’s northern regions and, through that work, sparked a passion for understanding the relationship between mining and water resources. She specializes in metal leaching (ML) and acid rock drainage (ARD) characterization of mine waste materials, conceptualization coupled hydrological and geochemical processes, contaminant flow and solute transport modelling, water quality assessments, development of management plans and closure planning, supporting on the design of contact water seepage interception systems. Dr. Blackmore has experience with a variety of project sites involving numerous deposit geologies and climatic conditions as well as pipeline or linear infrastructure alignments. Her work has contributed to all stages of the mine life cycle including (but not limited to): pre-feasibility and feasibility programs, Environmental Assessment applications, permitting, operations, and closure and reclamation phases. Dr. Blackmore joined BGC in 2013 and leads the Geochemistry discipline team.