San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
EVENT SPONSORED BY: International Erosion Control Systems (IECS)
TOPIC: Groundwater Information at Water Security Agency (WSA)
The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA) is responsible for managing the Province’s water supply, protecting water quality, ensuring safe drinking water, regulating wastewater treatment, ownership and management of provincial dams, flood and drought damage reduction, protection of aquatic habitat and regulation of surface and groundwater.
The WSA groundwater unit provides technical support in the regulation of non-domestic wells and other groundwater works. The unit provides information to the public such as locations of potential groundwater resources in the Province, information on well yields, water well construction, information on the maintenance and decommissioning of water wells, and hydrogeological expertise to other units within WSA and government ministries.
WSA’s groundwater mapping program provides important information on the spatial extent and distribution of potential groundwater resources in Saskatchewan. Initiated by the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) in the 1960’s, hydrostratigraphic mapping delineates and differentiates the glacial geology and hydrogeology of Saskatchewan.
The presentation will provide a description of the geological and hydrogeological information at the WSA and a discussion in the history of groundwater mapping in Saskatchewan.
PRESENTER DETAILS: Kei Lo, Manager Groundwater Services, Water Security Agency
Kei Lo is the Manager of Groundwater Services at the Water Security Agency. He has degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and a masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Regina. He has been working for the Water Security Agency for 14 years.
When & Where
Regina Geotechnical Group
The Regina Geotechnical Group is a local chapter of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) which is a learned, self-governing and non-profit organization. Mission of CGS is to initiate and pursue efforts leading to the technical competence and excellence of Canadian geotechnical and related geoscience professionals.
www.cgs.ca and www.cgs.ca/section_regina.php