Zidra Hammond

M.Sc. Candidate

Areas of interest

Evaluating the effect of geologic uncertainty on groundwater flow patterns in complex glacial aquifer systems.

The Fraser Lowland in British Columbia is underlain by thick glacial deposits. These deposits contain major aquifers that are important sources of water for growing populations, economic development, and ecosystems. Recent groundwater licensing and stronger protection for ecosystems mandated under the Water Sustainability Act as well as more holistic approaches for land-use planning are driving the need to better understand subsurface conditions in the study area. The main goal of the research is to evaluate the impact of geologic uncertainty on regional groundwater flow to support sustainable groundwater management. This can provide valuable insight into water availability and the potential implications of deeper groundwater extractions on regional flow systems.