On Friday June 7th, G360 and University of Guelph Alumni Affairs hosted a free public event at the University of Guelph in celebration of our groundwater partnerships, and to announce two recently awarded NSERC-Industry grants in groundwater. Almost $11 million in funding by federal and local government, and industry partners will go towards groundwater research, including monitoring local Guelph bedrock aquifer wells to ensure safe, sustainable drinking water for Wellington County’s growing population.
Remarks by Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield, the City of Guelph’s Division Manager Water Services, Wayne Galliher, UofG Vice-President (Research), Malcolm Campbell, and Dr. Beth Parker spoke to the importance and impact of this research funding. Read the official press release issued by the University of Guelph, here.
This announcement was also reported in local news by the Guelph Mercury Tribune and Guelph Today.
Beth Parker and the G³⁶⁰ team and collaborators (including FLUTe, Cascade, Tetra Tech, USGS, and DTU) are evaluating a novel, low-cost contaminant screening tool for fractured bedrock. The FLUTe FACT™ tool evaluation will include guidance for interpretation of FACT results in a dual porosity fractured bedrock system, and its potential as a screening tool to improve quality of site characterizations and conceptual site models (CSMs) while reducing overall site characterization costs.
Read more about the project objectives, technology, and benefits on the SERDP & ESTCP project overview here.
G360 and University of Guelph Alumni Affairs will be hosting a free public event on Friday June 7th at 11:00am on campus at the University of Guelph in celebration of our groundwater partnerships. This event will feature local dignitaries, including our City of Guelph Federal Member of Parliament, Lloyd Longfield, as well as members of the public, and key hydrogeology and groundwater industry representatives.
This community event is in celebration of two recently awarded NSERC-Industry grants and a commitment to complete the on-campus Bedrock Aquifer Field Facility (BAFF). We expect the event to be approximately one hour, with refreshments provided, and a great chance to network.
Free Parking in Lot P31. Mention “Groundwater Research Event”. Click for campus map.
We hope that you will join us!
Graduate students from the G360 group were invited to give a workshop to grade 12 Headwaters students last Friday April 12th to promote groundwater research in Guelph. The workshop included demonstrations with Guelph area rock core, an aquifer tank, and discussion of careers in hydrogeology.
Headwaters is a four credit interdisciplinary environmental leadership program for Grade 12 students from any Guelph high school. To learn more about this program, please visit the official website here.
On behalf of the G³⁶⁰ Institute for Groundwater Research, we invite you to attend the 24th Annual Women of Distinction™ Fundraising Event in support of Guelph Y programs for girls and women at all stages of life in Guelph and Wellington County.
Women of Distinction™ is a celebration of women who are role models, pioneers, and outstanding achievers – they improve the quality of life in our community. The 2019 Women of Distinction™ fundraising event, hosted by the Guelph YMCA-YWCA, will take place on Thursday May 2, 2019 at the River Run Centre and will celebrate and empower 20 remarkable women in the Guelph community.
Hear inspirational stories from the women who are leading our community in the right direction and support Guelph Y programs for girls and women! Join us on May 2nd, by getting your tickets here: https://guelphy.org/wo
A special congratulations to Dr. Beth Parker of the School of Engineering and School of Environmental Sciences, and Dr. Manjusri Misra of the School of Engineering on receiving this honour! Please see below for the full list of honourees.
1. Anita Luu
2. Brenda Whiteside
3. Dolly Kambo
4. Dr. Beth Parker
5. Dr. Dorothy Bakker
6. Dr. Jess Haines
7. Dr. Manjusri Misra
8. Lynne McCurdy
9. Indu Arora
10. Jill Gill
11. Joanne Morant
12. Johanna Thackwray
13. Kathy Tschirhart
14. Kelly Legge
15. Melanie Dolmer
16. Misty Taylor
17. Raechelle Devereaux
18. Sara Sayyed
19. Sequoia Kim
20. Shelley Krieger
This event is open to all community members – men and women are welcomed and encouraged to attend.