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TitleComprehensive groundwater data management and analyses - raising the bar
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorHolysh, S; Geber, R; Marchildon, M; Doughty, M; Smith, B
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; Holysh, S; Priebe, E H; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8528, 2019 p. 15, Open Access logo Open Access
Alt SeriesOntario Geological Survey, Open File Report 6349
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
PublisherGovernment of Ontario
MeetingRegional-Scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario: Open House; Guelph; CA; February 27-28, 2019
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; Great Lakes
Lat/Long WENS -84.0000 -74.0000 46.0000 41.5000
Subjectshydrogeology; groundwater; aquifers; groundwater resources; groundwater regimes; resource management; Oak Ridges Moraine; Measurement; monitoring; Decision making
Released2019 02 08
Abstract"What matters gets measured" "You can't manage what you don't measure".
When it comes to Ontario's groundwater resources these old adages certainly strike a chord. What do we really know about our groundwater systems? Have we been sufficiently measuring and monitoring the resource? Do we effectively integrate some 50 years of previous knowledge into day to day decision making?
Since 2001, the long standing Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program (ORMGP - formerly referred to as YPDT-CAMC Groundwater Management Program) has been working to: i) assemble a comprehensive and reliable source of groundwater related data; ii) bring critical analyses to the data; and iii) construct a geological and hydrogeological framework into which new drilling and information can be incorporated. The results of this work are being made available through an interactive website where numerous 'themed' maps (e.g. geology, water levels, documents, etc.) intuitively provide ready access to the program's data and interpretive geological and hydrogeological framework. As an integral part of the program's over-arching goal of improving upon water management decision-making in Ontario, an ongoing process is to engage practitioners on a variety of levels to arrive at a point where regular contributions of data, insight and information are returned back to this 'actively managed' program, thus improving the hydrogeological knowledge-base for the broader community.
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Volume of abstracts for Ontario Geological Survey and Geological Survey of Canada groundwater geoscience Open house with Conservation Ontario.

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