Groundwater: Unlocking the Secrets to Alberta's Most Important Resource

March 20, 2012 - 12:30am to 2:30am

Presenter: Jon Fennell, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Geol, Principal Hydrogeologist

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper and North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance for an interactive and educational evening on the groundwater beneath our feet.

The objectives of our event are to stimulate discussion, create awareness and provide answers to the following questions: 1) What is groundwater? 2) Why groundwater is so important to us and all living things? 3) What are the human impacts on groundwater for now and the future? Our groundwater footprint 4) What can we do to preserve our most important resource?

Is groundwater Alberta's most important resource?

  • 6:30PM: Reception with displays and information from water-focused environmental groups. Light snacks and beverages will be available.
  • 7:00PM: Presentation and Questions/Interactive Discussion on Groundwater in Alberta
  • 8:00PM: Opportunity for more questions and interactive discussion with the presenter and participants while viewing the displays.

Please RSVP to [email protected]

Biography: Jon Fennell, M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Geol., Principal Hydrogeologist

Dr. Fennell is the Director of Water Resources for WorleyParsons Canada, and a Principal Hydrogeologist with over 25 years consulting experience in the resource sector. He received his B.Sc. degree in Geology from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985, M.Sc. in Hydrogeology from the University of Calgary in 1994, and Ph.D. in Geochemistry from the University of Calgary. Jon’s areas of specialization include physical hydrology and hydrogeology, environmental forensics, water supply and waste disposal, and risk assessment. Jon’s skills also extend to assessing the effects of climate change and land use on basin hydrology, and developing effective management strategies for water sustainability. In addition to his company duties, Jon sits on the Board of Directors for the Bow River Basin Council (a water planning and advisory council under Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy) and serves as chair for the Modelling and Monitoring Committee.


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