B.Sc.  Combined Honours Physics and Geology, 1974, University of Exeter, England
M.Sc.  Hydrogeology, 1975, University of Birmingham, England
Ph.D.  1979,  University of Birmingham, England  Supervisor:  Dr. J.W. Lloyd
                        Thesis Title:  Hydrochemical studies related to groundwater flow and saline encroachment in the Chalk
                                            aquifer of north-east Lincolnshire and South Humberside.



Certified by the American Institute of Hydrology (P HG)

Chartered by the British Geological Society (C.Geol FGS) and

Registered as a Professional Geoscientist with the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (PGeo)


Since 1985 Member of Geological Society of America (GSA)

Since 1985 Member of National Ground Water Association (NGWA)

Since 1987 Secretary of the Ontario Chapter of the American Inst. of Hydrology

Since 1987 Member of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH)

Since 2016 Co-Director of Urban Groundwater Network (International Association of Hydrogeologists)

Since 2001 Member of the Groundwater Committee for the Ontario Well Water Association (responsibilities of the committee include review and comment on Provincial legislation involving groundwater management and protection)

Since 2016 Past-President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (and member of the Board of Directors)

2012-16 President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (elected for 4 years)

2008-12 Vice-President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists responsible for Program and Science Coordination. Additionally Member of the IAH Executive.

2000-08 Vice-President (North America) of the International Association of Hydrogeologists re-elected for 4 year period 2004

1992-97 Member of the Board of Directors for the Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research

1997-98 Member of the Program Committee of CRESTech (Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology)

1997-2016 Chair of the Commission on Groundwater in Urban Areas (International Association of Hydrogeologists)

1994-97 Associate Editor and Member of the Editorial Board - Hydrogeology Journal

1985-88 Member of the Canadian Association of Water Pollution Research and Control

1985-88 Member of the International Association of Water Pollution Research and Control



Current: Full Professor with Tenure, Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (Cross Appointed to the Department of Geology and Institute for Environmental Studies since 1981 and to Graduate School since 1983)

Past: Associate Professor with Tenure 1988-1997 Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough
Assistant Professor 1981-1988 Physical Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough

Visiting Fellow 1994-1995 and 1999 (six-months January to June) Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies (CRES) at the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia)

Research Associate 1975-1978 Geological Sciences, University of Birmingham, England

Research Associate 1978-1980 Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, England

Research Fellow 1980-1981 Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, England






            Applied University Research Projects:


1982-84 * A hydrochemical and isotopic evaluation of groundwater behaviour and aquifer sys­tems in overburden deposits in the Duffins Creek and Rouge River Drainage basins of southern Ontario.

1982-85 * The use and value of minor ions as indicators of groundwater and contaminant origin in Quaternary deposits of southern Ontario. (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council - NSERC)

1984-87 * To assess the impact of urban development on the quality of shallow groundwater quality. (NSERC)

1985 * To determine the origin and behaviour of groundwaters causing erosion of the Scar­borough Bluffs, southern Ontario. (Univ. Toronto)

1986-90 * To determine the origin and hydrogeologic behaviour of groundwaters in regional bedrock aquifers of western Uganda. Phase I. (International Development Research Centre (IDRC) - Ottawa)

1986-89 * Development of techniques for evaluating the effects of acid precipitation on shallow groundwater quality. (NSERC)

1988-91 * Development of calibrated catchment models to evaluate the impact of road salt on groundwater quality (MOE)

1987-89 * Modelling and prediction of contaminant plume behaviour beneath the Vaughn Landfill Metro Toronto (Univ. Toronto)

1989-92 * The origin and behaviour of saline groundwater in karstic carbonate aquifers of the S. Clarendon Plain, Jamaica.

1990-93 * Groundwater resource assessment, long-term viability and management of fractured bedrock systems in central and south western Uganda (IDRC - Ottawa)

1991-96 * Hydrogeology of the Oak Ridges Moraine (MOE)

1991-93 * Hydrogeology of Metropolitan Toronto Watershed Ecosystem - Impact of groundwater on Lake Ontario (GLURF)

1994-95 * Reconstructing the hydrogeological evolution of the southern Murray basin (Australia) (NSERC).

1995-96 * Road salt impact assessment (Ontario Ministry of Transport)

1996-00 * Hydrogeological behaviour of aquitards (NSERC)

1996-00 Methodologies for the Protection of Groundwater Resources (NSERC)

1996-97 Water budget and modelling (MOEE)

1997 * Development of groundwater protection software (CRESTech)

1998-02 * Advancing Technologies in the hydrogeological design of urban sub-divisions (CRESTech)

2001-02 * Urban groundwater monitoring network (NSERC)

2001-04 * Groundwater flow and contaminant transport in shallow aquifer systems (NSERC)

2002-04 * Effects of altered flow regimes on the hyporheic zone (MNR)

2003-05 * Testing and development of SAGES™ and specialised filtration deveice for the recharge of storm water (CRESTech)

2004-09 * Impacts of urban development on aquifer systems (NSERC)

2006-09 * Management and Sustainable Development of Water Resources in the Azerbiajan Republic (NATO)

2006-09 * Strategic Options and Priorities in Global Groundwater Resources - Project Development (GEF)

2009-17 * Modeling of brine migration (Alberta Environment)

2011-17 * Impacts of climate change on groundwater in coastal cities (NSERC)


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