Fraser Valley Regional Meeting

Please join us in Langley for our last (but not least) of four regional meetings.

This year’s event will be held at the Sandman Signature Langley Hotel near the intersection of 200 St and Hwy 1 (not to be confused with the Sandman Hotel Langley which is located across Hwy 1!).

The meeting is open to everyone and there is no charge.  Agenda to be distributed closer to the date.

5-Nov-2022

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sandman Signature Langley Hotel, 8828 201 St

Event Agenda

10:00 am
10:30 am

Opening Remarks and An Update from the BCGWA - Dave Mercer

A look back at the accomplishments of the BCGWA in the past, and a look forward to what we are currently working on for our members.

10:30 am
11:00 am

Nitrate Variability in Groundwater due to Extreme Precipitation Events in the North Alouette Watershed, British Columbia - Ariel Greenblat, MSc Candidate

Ariel is the 2022 recipient of the BCGWA’s Scholarship in hydrogeology at Simon Fraser University.

In the northern mid-latitudes, extreme precipitation events are projected to become more frequent and intense over the next century, largely due to the Earth’s warming climate. The occurrence of precipitation extremes has been extensively studied because of the potential impacts to human society and ecosystems; however, the relationship between extreme precipitation events and the potential impacts on nitrate transport have not been well documented. Nitrate is the most common groundwater contaminant, typically sourced from synthetic fertilizer and livestock manure in agricultural areas. Changes in precipitation intensity affect runoff and infiltration rates, and therefore potentially the transport of nitrate and nitrogen species within the hydrological system. The purpose of this research is to better understand how extreme precipitation affects the variability of nitrate in groundwater. Water samples collected from the North Alouette River, as well cranberry and blueberry field ditches within proximity of the river, are analyzed for nitrate to determine the relationship between nitrate sources and receiving waters and possible pathways of transport. In addition, oxygen, and hydrogen isotopic signatures of extreme precipitation events, specifically Atmospheric River storms, and river and field ditch water will be used to determine the proportion of groundwater recharge from Atmospheric River events. This research may be used for improving agricultural management practices, for example, by defining more suitable timing of fertilizer application with respect to heavy rain events.

11:00 am
11:30 am

The Groundwater Project - Ineke Kalwij

11:30 am
12:00 pm

An Update from the Ministries - Shirley Wang

12:00 pm
12:30 pm

Open Discussion / Closing Remarks

Event Sponsors

Corestock Industrial Supply Ltd.

Industrial wholesale of pumps and well supplies

Website http://www.corestocksupply.ca/contact
Email sales@corestock.ca
Phone 250-564-3001
Toll-Free 1-877-564-3001
Locations Prince George, BC Prince George, BC

Geotech Drilling Services Ltd.

Website http://www.geotechndrilling.com
Email info@geotechdrilling.com
Phone 250-962-9041
Toll-Free 1-888-228-1234
Locations Prince George, BC

Precision Service & Pumps

Rigs - 2-10-ton Crane Trucks, 2-5-ton Pump hoist, Cable tool rig 60L

Website http://www.precision-pumps.com
Email info@precision-pumps.com
Phone 604-850-7010
Toll-Free 1-888-750-7010
Locations Abbotsford, BC

Drillwell Enterprises Ltd.

5 Dual Rotaries, 3 Cabletools, 1 Frac unit, 1 Pump hoist, 2 Sonics, 2 Augers, 1 Direct Push, 1 Limited Access

Website http://www.drillwell.com
Email drill@drillwell.com
Phone 250-746-5268
Toll-Free 1-800-746-7444
Locations Duncan, BC

Canadian Quality Control Inc

2- Bucyrus 22W Cable tool drills Mounted on T800 Kenworth Trucks,Pump Testing Equipment from 5 GPM to 1600 GPM 45 Ton Mobile Crane

Website http://www.canadianqualitycontrol.ca/
Email Donkun@canadianqualitycontrol.ca
Phone 778-349-9281
Locations Prince George, BC