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TitleUse of provincial data by conservation authorities
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AuthorPost, R; Campbell, J
SourceRegional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario geoscientists open house; by Russell, H A JORCID logo; Ford, D; Priebe, E H; Holysh, S; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8363, 2018 p. 33, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingRegional-Scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario: Open House; Guelph; CA; February 28 - March 1, 2018
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 geoscientists open house
File formatpdf
NTS30; 31B; 31C; 31D; 31E; 31G; 40; 41A; 41G; 41H/03; 41H/04; 41H/05; 41H/06; 41H/12; 41H/13
AreaSouthern Ontario; Eastern Ontario; Great Lakes
Lat/Long WENS -84.0000 -74.0000 46.0000 41.5000
Subjectshydrogeology; surficial geology/geomorphology; regional geology; environmental geology; geophysics; groundwater; aquifers; groundwater resources; resource management; watersheds; regional planning; land use; modelling; buried valleys; channels; geochemical anomalies; hydraulic analyses; pollutants; water quality; monitoring; Drought; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience Aquifer Assessment & support to mapping
Released2018 02 16
AbstractConservation Authorities are local level, water resource management organizations; jurisdictionally defined on the watershed-scale. Both local and regional land use decision making process should be informed by a robust understanding of the geological framework and hydrogeological regime. This requires considerable multi-disciplinary expertise, funding, and an on going involvement by local stakeholders. For our respective conservation authorities, and by extension our municipal partners, the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) has been the catalyst for local efforts to address data gaps to inform better land use decisions. The use of preliminary data generated from the OGS 3D Geological Model projects in the Niagara Peninsula and Central and South Simcoe areas have addressed information and knowledge gaps including but not limited to: lack of meaningful regional geologic cross-sections; extent and definition of aquifers; buried bedrock channel morphologies; distribution, thickness and composition of aquitards; refinement of Highly Vulnerable Aquifers, and geochemical anomaly characterization. This has been completed through improved hydrogeologic characterization via additional golden spike monitoring locations and baseline monitoring (hydraulic and geochemical), geophysical delineation, and associated modelling.
Early advantages of local utilization of the OGS project results have included the use of geological refinement in the development of an integrated MikeSHE model for drought management; information for rural development approvals and municipal groundwater exploration studies, collaboration on emerging chemicals of concern, and spatially improved groundwater monitoring. Importantly, the OGS results are also addressing items needed for source water protection planning but unavailable for source water protection funding: (i) research to address local data gaps and (ii) long-term water quality monitoring programs.
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Proceedings for a workshop in Guelph Ontario as part of the program S&T exchange. Abstracts have been contributed by Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Conservation Authorities, Universities, private sector, and Unites States Geological Survey.

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