Panel Session C, April 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Resource Management: Infinite Wants and Minimal Wastes

Presentation 3: Groundwater Resource Decision Making – The Power of the Collective  


Richard Gerber, Ph.D., P.Geo., Senior Hydrogeologist, Co-Program Manager, Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program

Rick is currently a Senior Hydrogeologist and Co-Manager for the Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program, a now widely recognized leading-edge program in groundwater management focussed on much of south-central Ontario. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Earth Sciences at the University of Waterloo and graduate degrees in Hydrogeology at the University of Toronto. His expertise gained through research and consulting activities focuses on:

• groundwater flow and solute transport characteristics of relatively low-permeability porous media (aquitards);
• delineation and quantification of regional groundwater flow systems;
• groundwater recharge; and
• groundwater-surface water interaction.

Present projects involve understanding and quantifying the flow system for watersheds situated within south-central Ontario on behalf of various levels of government including conservation authorities, regional municipalities, the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario. This regional flow system understanding provides the foundation for water resources planning, particularly as related to the requirements of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan and the Ontario Clean Water Act.

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