Our team of experts are widely recognised for providing high quality technical expertise on a broad range of groundwater-related projects, to both the private and public sectors.
The SLR groundwater team is driven by excellence and recognises the importance of integrating technical, legal, regulatory and economic issues to support our clients in making effective decisions during all stages of a project.
How can we help?
Groundwater sources need to be managed sustainably, utilising various scientific studies and investigations.
Understanding the hydrogeological setting requires thorough knowledge of the natural environment and the mitigating processes to be followed to reduce the risk of contamination, and to guarantee sustained groundwater supply.
We have extensive practical experience in all aspects of hydrogeological site characterisation, as well as utilising industry-standard software, and state-of-the art tools and equipment.
We’re also recognised for our contributions on numerous professional and technical committees for the development and review of technical guidance documents for groundwater practitioners.
SLR’s expertise in the area of groundwater includes:
- baseline assessments and investigations
- cost effective solutions for groundwater supply projects
- integrated hydrogeological interpretation
- scientific advice on the hydrogeological environment to ensure sustainable use of water resources
- assistance in designing and implementing monitoring networks for water quality, water resource modelling, and water resource planning
- providing input and support to EIA/EMP specialist studies
Our team includes
Stan Flagel has over 23 years of experience as a field geologist, hydrogeologist, and project manager. He has planned and overseen investigations at a range of sites including airports, mineral prospects and mines, active oil fields, refineries, wood treating facilities, railroad yards, military installations, and industrial properties in Alaska, California, Colorado, Kansas, and Wyoming. He has led numerous site characterisations requiring innovative strategies for acquiring soil, surface water, and groundwater data. Stan has experience analysing large complex dataset in support of site characterisation, risk assessment, remediation, property transfer, and regulatory closure. He is strong technical writer and has prepared and edited RCRA and CERCLA investigation work plans and investigation reports, technical memorandums, and CERCLA Purposed Plans and Records of Decision. Stan has more than 14 years of experience working in Alaska and has good working relationships with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and Region 10 EPA. In addition, Stan has represented clients in meeting with State and Federal regulators, and in public forums. He has also provided clients with litigation support as a fact witness, testifying at both depositions and in court.
Mark is a Professional Geologist in California, USA, with over 18 years of experience in the environmental field, ranging from watershed assessment for the timber industry, to remedial oversight and project management on contaminated soil and groundwater sites for industrial, commercial and residential clients.
He has conducted technical environmental and hydrogeologic investigations including seep detection and management, drilling and test-pitting for Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) reporting, and remediation oversight and documentation. Mark has also assumed project management responsibilities for various PCE, VOC and petroleum hydrocarbon release sites in Northern California; conducted hydrogeologic investigations for landfill and mining clients; overseen naturally-occurring asbestos (NOA) remediation for a school sites and overseen field operations for several large soil and groundwater remediation projects.
Among his current projects, Mark manages hydrogeologic operations for a Class I hazardous waste leachate extraction well field and provides evaluations for the short and long term maintenance of the site.
Ian is a Hydrogeology Specialist with over 35 years of experience in environmental and geological investigations, including 27 years as a contaminant hydrogeologist. He has expertise in analysis and modelling of groundwater flow and multi-phase contaminant transport in saturated and unsaturated systems, geochemistry, groundwater supply, and fractured bedrock. He has worked throughout Canada including permafrost environments, in Europe, Australia and the US. He is a Professional Geoscientist in BC and AB, a Contaminated Sites Approved Professional in BC and a member of the Yukon Government Hydrogeology Assessment External Review Roster. He is the Technical Director for hydrogeology and hydrology services at SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.
Caroline is a Chartered Civil Engineer specialising in the fields of water management, hydrology and civil engineering. Caroline manages and is actively involved in a range of hydrology related projects providing flood risk and drainage advice for development proposals. Her experience in the use of fluvial and coastal hydraulic modelling software, including HecRAS, Flood Modeller Pro (previously known as ISIS), ESTRY and TUFLOW, has contributed to supporting development in flood sensitive areas and developing flood mitigation measures including robust flood risk management plans.