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TitleOttawa harvested hydrogeological information geodatabase
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBelow, M; Michel, C; Kearney, M; Milloy, C
SourceRegional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario open house; by Russell, H A JORCID logo; Ford, D; Priebe, E H; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8212, 2017 p. 1, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingOntario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience open house; Guelph; CA; March 1-2, 2017
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Regional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario open house
File formatpdf
NTS31B; 31C; 31F; 31G
AreaOttawa; Eastern Ontario
Lat/Long WENS -78.0000 -74.0000 46.0000 44.0000
Subjectshydrogeology; environmental geology; Nature and Environment; groundwater resources; resource management; planning; Databases; Policy
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience Aquifer Assessment & support to mapping
Released2017 02 22
AbstractSeveral of the conservation authorities (CA) in eastern Ontario are partnered with the City of Ottawa to provide technical advice about hydrogeological studies that are submitted to the City in support of development applications and about related policy and guidance development. These CA's also facilitate Source Protection initiatives for the local Source Protection Regions and maintain an ongoing partnership with the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to collect data from local Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network (PGMN) wells. In addition, the City also owns information from municipal wells and data from numerous land use monitoring programs.
As a result of the above responsibilities, the CAs and City house a tremendous amount of hydrogeological information in separate paper, pdf, tabular, and various old database formats; all of which has never been catalogued. Moreover, this data cannot currently be accessed, summarized, mapped or analysed together. However, there are on-going demands for the presentation and use of this information during the course of regular municipal and conservation authority business.
To address the above hydrogeological data management gap, in 2016, the City of Ottawa in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority implemented a project to develop a hydrogeological geodatabase and data harvesting plan. This presentation will provide an overview of the project context, outcomes and anticipated next-steps.
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Proceedings for Regional-Scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario open house organized by the Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada and Conservation Ontario Geoscientists. Open house is on 2017-03-01 and 02. Purpose is public engagement and dissemination of geoscience completed in Southern Ontario during the past year.

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