Regional-Scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario: An Ontario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada Groundwater Geoscience Open House


Where: Delta Hotel, Guelph
Date: March 10th, 2016

Meeting Objectives

This Ontario Geological Survey – Geological Survey of Canada open house is for the Southern Ontario Groundwater Community. The day comprises a series of presentations by Federal, Provincial, Conservation Authority and Academic collaborators involved in groundwater studies in southern Ontario. Talks will address issues pertaining to:
  • Outcomes of the OGS-GSC 2015 Groundwater Geoscience Knowledge Gap Analysis
  • Canada – USA Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
  • Canada – Ontario Great Lakes Agreement
  • Provincial Groundwater Data Management
This one-day open house is a response to the outreach and communication issues identified in the 2012 and 2015 OGS Gaps analyses1. It is the first in a series of annual open houses planned for March to connect with groundwater practitioners and policy makers in southern Ontario, and share updates on OGS-GSC geoscience activities. This year’s one-day format is orientated around a series of 20-minute presentations. Feed back and suggestions on how to improve the open house delivery are greatly appreciated.


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9:00 am Introduction
9:10 amOntario Geological Survey Response to the 2015 Groundwater Geoscience Knowledge GAP Analysis Priebe
9:25 amAn Overview of the Ontario Geological Survey’s Groundwater Initiative Bajc
9:45 amHighlights of OGS – GSC Collaboration on Regional Groundwater Studies: 2015 – 2016 Russell
10:05 am Break
10:20 amInformation Gaps and Science Needs for Groundwater Science in the Great Lakes Basin Grannemann
10:40 am3-D Hydrostratigraphic Modelling of the Paleozoic Bedrock of Southern Ontario Carter
11:00 amA Three Dimensional Surficial Stratigraphic Model for Southern Ontario Russell
11:20 amMerits and Development Strategies for a Regional Water Resources Modelling Platform for Southern Ontario – Great Lakes Basin Sudicky
11:40 amRemote Sensing Activities in Southern Ontario in NRCan/ ESS Groundwater Geoscience Program Wang
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pmRegional Geochemical Survey of Soil and Sediment in Southern Ontario Sharpe
1:20 pmHigh-Density, High Quality Regional Sampling of Water Supply Wells: Ontario’s Ambient Groundwater Geochemical Program/xdoc:td> Hamilton
1:40 pmHydro-Stratigraphic Correlation by Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Based Chemostratigraphy Knight
2:00 pmIntegration of ‘Golden Spike’ Geologic and Hydrogeological Data Sets Parker
2:20 pmGeophysical Data Acquisition for Hydro-Stratigraphic Mapping in Southern Ontario Pugin
2:40 pm Break
2:55 pm3-D Mapping of Quaternary Deposits in the Southern Part of Simcoe County Bajc
3:15 pmRelating Sequence Stratigraphic and Karstic Controls of Regional Groundwater Flow Zones and Hydrochemistry within the Early Silurian Lockport Group of the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario Brunton
3:35 pmConservation Authority Geoscience Programs Millar
3:55 pmUnderstanding Ontario’s Capital Investment in Numerical Modelling under the Source Protection Program: 2005 – 2015 Bates
4:15 pmNear Real-Time Water Quantity Monitoring Data Assets Collected, Managed, Analyzed and Disseminated by the MNRF and MOECC Kenny
4:35 pmWRAP-UP