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CentrEau Hebd'Eau | Protection of hybrid drinking water sources: Issues and identification

58th webinar in the Hebd'Eau series entitled "Hybrid Drinking Water Source Protection: Issues and Identification".

Speakers: Laurence Labelle, Project Manager in Hydrogeology, Aboriginal Services Canada (ASC) Circuit Rider Program, and Janie Masse-Dufresne, Professor, Department of Construction Engineering, ÉTS. 

Language: Presentation in French and slide show in English.

Abstract: Drinking water sources, known as bank filtration or hybrid sources, draw on a mixture of surface water and groundwater. These withdrawal sites have specific issues related to the identification and determination of protection areas. A simple interpretation framework based on the standard deviation of isotopic time series could allow decision makers to take into account the hybrid character of their drinking water source, and improve decision making in a municipal context. In a context of climate change, the hydro-bio-geochemical response of these systems could threaten the quality of the pumped water. The development of monitoring and modeling tools is necessary to secure the production of drinking water through bank filtration.

Don't miss the entire series of CentrEau Hebd'Eau webinars "All about water management". The webinars are short 20-minute presentations where CentrEau professors and researchers, as well as guest speakers, present their research and its importance in a semi-popularized manner. They are followed by a brief Q&A period and are held live every other Thursday at 1 p.m. Check out the previous webinars on our YouTube Channel.