Alex Nott

M.Sc. Candidate
Groundwater Resources Research Group

Areas of interest

Modelling Groundwater Tipping Points Under Different Stress Conditions Across British Columbia

I am interested on how groundwater systems evolve in response to different stressors and whether there are there tipping points beyond which a groundwater system cannot recover. At present, there are significant challenges in unraveling the role of natural climate variability from overprinting of anthropogenic stressors such as land-use change, water abstraction and climate change. Therefore, I plan to model the evolution and response of groundwater systems to multiple stressors in different hydrogeologic contexts across British Columbia (e.g. saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers, groundwater abstraction in mountain valleys, and land-use change) with the goal of identifying which stressor might lead to tipping points in the system.