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TitleUpdate on Geological Survey of Canada activities in 2017-2018 related to Ontario Geological Survey groundwater collaboration in southern Ontario
AuthorRussell, H A J
SourceOntario Geological Survey, Summary of Fieldwork . (Open Access)
Alt SeriesNatural Resources Canada, Contribution Series 20180301
PublisherOntario Geological Survey
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience, Aquifer Assessment & support to mapping
In 2015, the Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) and the Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) initiated a collaboration on regional groundwater geoscience studies in southern Ontario. The basis of the collaboration and many details on the rationale and activity leadership within the project were detailed by Russell and Dyer (2016). The current collaboration is guided by geoscience for groundwater gap analyses completed by the OGS in 2012 and 2015 (e.g., Russell, Priebe and Parker 2015). The GSC is supporting OGS activities and initiating additional studies that align with the science objectives of both organizations, and with the Natural Resources Canada, Groundwater Geoscience Program and provincial¿federal agreements (e.g., Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement; Canada¿Ontario Agreement). This work is both field and office based, and is oriented toward the use of data and knowledge that exist in the Ontario groundwater community. The current collaboration in southern Ontario is guided by a formal task-sharing agreement between the 2 organizations.
This report is an update of Russell and Dyer (2016) and heralds the final months of the OGS-GSC collaborative project that ends in March 2019. It adopts the general structure of the 2016 report and highlights the contributions initiated and led by the GSC during the intervening period under the 5 general themes that have been employed through the history of the project: 1) Framework for Sustainable Groundwater Use; 2) Supporting Great Lakes Water Accords; 3) Methods Development for Regional Groundwater Studies; 4) Case Studies; and 5) Science and Technology Exchange.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Update of 2017 Project Summary highlighting activities underway in 2017 to 2019 and the end of the project in March 2019.