James completed his B.Sc. in Earth & Environmental Sciences at McMaster University and his M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (Hydrogeology) at the University of Guelph. His research focuses on using high-resolution methods to characterize groundwater flow systems and the local distribution of nitrate impacting two paired municipal water supply wells completed in a shallow bedrock aquifer. Additionally, part of his research focuses on developing a methodology for conducting pneumatic slug tests in the small diameter port tubing of a multilevel system to obtain reasonable transmissivity estimates by accounting for friction and acceleration losses and changes in flow geometry.