Groundwater Symposium

A one day symposium on Groundwater in the Okanagan was held at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on January 23, 2007 to convey information on research currently being carried out as part of the Groundwater Assessment for the Okanagan Basin (GAOB). The symposium was sponsored by the Canadian Water Network, in partnership with the Okanagan Basin Water Board and the BC Ministry of Environment.

The symposium was well attended with over 100 people from various agencies taking in the day’s events.

In addition, the afternoon session included the public launch of the Okanagan Waterscape Poster, a major educational tool on water in the Okanagan Valley.

Please click here to view the agenda.


Press Release:

Groundwater – the Final Frontier

Symposium presentations available for download (PDF):

Understanding Threats to Groundwater in Okanagan Basin:
Vulnerability and Sustainability

Diana M. Allen
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
North Okanagan Ground Water Characterization & Assessment Project
by: Des Anderson, P.Eng.Water Stewardship Division, Ministry of Environment, Penticton
Source, Fate and Transport of Nitrate in Groundwater in the Osoyoos Area: Preliminary Results
Pana Athanasopoulos, M. Jim Hendry, and L. I. Wassenaar
Groundwater Assessment in the Okanagan Basin (GAOB) An Overview
Vicki Carmichael, P.Ag., M.A. Sc.
Science and Information Branch
Water Stewardship Division
BC Ministry of Environment
Central Okanagan Groundwater Research
Natural Resources Canada
Pathways toward… Mainstreaming Groundwater Protection Planning and Comprehensive PlanningPresenters: Murray Journeay, Sonia Talwar, Shannon Denny, Craig Forster, Boyan Brodaric
Surface Water and Groundwater Interactions in the Okanagan BasinImplications for Water Resources and Aquatic Habitats
Natasha Neumann, Jeff Curtis and Adam Wei
Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Following the Flow From Upland Water Sources to Valley Bottom Aquifers
Brian Smerdon, Mary Ann Berg, Diana Allen
Simon Fraser University
Steve Grasby
Geological Survey of Canada
North Okanagan Ground Water Characterization and Assessment (NOGWCA) Project: Database Development
Trina Stewart, Ministry of Environment, Penticton
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