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TitreNatural Resources Canada 3rd National Workshop on Groundwater
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AuteurJacob, N; Michaud, Y; Russell, H A J; Rivera, A; Brodaric, B
SourceCommission géologique du Canada, Dossier public 7857, 2015, 21 pages, https://doi.org/10.4095/296668
Année2015
ÉditeurRessources naturelles Canada
RéunionNRCan 3rd National Workshop on Groundwater; Gatineau, PQ; CA; Novembre 6-7, 2014
Documentdossier public
Lang.anglais
DOIhttps://doi.org/10.4095/296668
Medianumérique; en ligne
Formatspdf
Sujetsressources en eau souterraine; eau souterraine; gouvernements; politique scientifique; hydrogéologie
Consultation
Endroit
 
Bibliothèque de Ressources naturelles Canada - Ottawa (Sciences de la Terre)
 
ProgrammeGestionnaire de programme - Géoscience des eaux souterraines, Géoscience des eaux souterraines
LiensWorkshop online
LiensAtelier en-ligne
Diffusé2015 07 16
Résumé(Sommaire disponible en anglais seulement)
Discussions on groundwater have been ongoing for more than a decade between the provinces, territories and federal government (Parties) through the Canadian Framework for Collaboration on Groundwater and other mechanisms. As groundwater continues to be a concern for many industrialized and developing countries, it seems appropriate for Canada to enhance science collaboration between the Parties to reach a better understanding of this hidden resource.

An internal strategic review of the Groundwater Geoscience Program was released in June 2013 and made recommendations to the program (http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/evaluation/reports/2013/11142).
The following workshop objectives were aligned with these recommendations:

1. Re-affirm the long standing collaboration in the field of groundwater science;
2. Discuss common opportunities for collaboration and research priorities;
3. Obtain jurisdictional input to guide strategic planning of the NRCan groundwater geoscience program.

To date, 19 of the 30 key Canadian aquifers have been mapped and assessed from the original list established more than a decade ago. Discussion about the 11 remaining aquifers is well underway. In parallel, a Groundwater Information Network (GIN) was built as a web portal to disseminate data and knowledge obtained from key Canadian aquifer studies and to enhance data gathering from provincial and territorial partners. Data is submitted for distribution via the web portal in different formats and is translated into a standardized format.

Regional water quantity and quality of some aquifer systems are known but with an enhanced coverage, Canada will have a better understanding of its groundwater resource at a national scale.

Further discussions on data gathering and dissemination are still needed as well as additional collaboration on the integration of science and policy about groundwater.

As it has been 13 years since the 2nd workshop a 3rd workshop was long overdue. It allowed fruitful discussions on the state of knowledge and the emerging issues in groundwater science, which led to the following proposed action plan:

· Pursue and enhance the long standing collaboration in the field of groundwater science under the Canadian Framework for Collaboration on Groundwater through an improved coordination system that would help increase the collaboration and knowledge delivery.

· Initiate research on the five emerging issues (water budget, climate change impacts, surface water / groundwater interactions, characterization of groundwater systems, deep groundwater vs shallow groundwater) identified during the workshop while pursuing the mapping and assessment of the remaining 11 key Canadian aquifer systems; encourage regional collaborative efforts between the provinces, the territories and the GSC for both thematic and regional studies.

· Improve communication among partners to allow better synergies by reconnecting at least every three years through an NRCan National Workshop on Groundwater.

· Investigate the establishment of an ad-hoc committee on data gathering and dissemination, as well as for methodologies or others as required.

· Continue to assess groundwater availability and sustainability for the entire country. This activity requires more provincial-federal-OGDs collaboration as well as a clear path forward to estimate water budgets at national scale.
Résumé(Résumé en langage clair et simple, non publié)
Le 3ème Atelier national sur les eaux souterraines de RNCan s'est tenu en novembre 2014 à Gatineau, Québec. Les objectifs de l'atelier étaient les suivants: Réaffirmer la collaboration de longue date dans le domaine de la science des eaux souterraines; Discuter des possibilités de collaboration et des priorités pour la planification à moyen terme; Obtenir des apports juridictionnels afin de guider la planification stratégique du programme de géoscience des eaux souterraines. L'atelier a permis des discussions sur l'état des connaissances et les enjeux émergents dans le domaine scientifique des eaux souterraines, qui a conduit au plan d'action suivant : 1. Poursuivre et renforcer la collaboration dans le domaine de la science des eaux souterraines sous le cadre canadien de collaboration en matière d'eau souterraine; 2. Lancer la recherche sur les cinq problématiques principales (budgets d'eau, les effets du changement climatique, l'interaction eaux de surface / eaux souterraines, la caractérisation des systèmes d'eaux souterraines, eaux souterraines profondes vs eaux souterraines peu profondes) tout en poursuivant la cartographie et l'évaluation des autres aquifères Canadien clés dans la liste originale des 30; et 3. Améliorer la communication en reconnectant au moins tous les trois ans par un Atelier national sur les eaux souterraines de RNCan.
GEOSCAN ID296668