Development Hydrogeology

Aquifer Characterization 2

Burnside has decades of experience in providing a full suite of hydrogeological services to assess land development impacts on local water resources, including aquifers, watercourses and wetlands.

Capabilities and Expertise

Our team works frequently with multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental teams to ensure groundwater constraints for development are identified, along with appropriate mitigation measures and monitoring programs. Our land development project support services range from large scale secondary plan / subwatershed study level studies, through block plan / master environmental servicing plans, subsequent study levels, and detailed design.

Our Team

Please reach out to our team leaders who can help with your next project:

  • Travis Mikel
  • Jackie Shaw
  • Dwight Smikle

Our Projects

Related projects that our team has completed include:

  • Kylemore Sixteenth Land Holdings – York Downs hydrogeological assessment
  • Bronte Green Corporation – Golf course hydrogeological assessment
  • Sorbara Nigus Holdings – Sorbara Nigus residential development hydrogeological assessment
Hydrogeology services that we can provide for land development projects include:
  • Characterization of baseline soil, groundwater and surface water conditions, including mapping of flow conditions, depth to water table, and stratigraphy
  • Wetland assessments (hydroperiod monitoring and groundwater / surface water interaction analyses)
  • Hydraulic conductivity and infiltration testing
  • Water sampling and quality assessments
  • Water balance calculations (pre, post and post-development with LID measures)
  • Groundwater resource exploration, water supply development
  • Pumping tests, interference assessments
  • Private well surveys and monitoring programs
  • Groundwater monitoring programs (pre, during and post construction)
  • Regulatory approvals and permitting
  • Dewatering assessments and groundwater management plans for construction dewatering
  • Peer review and expert witness services
Aquifer Characterization 2
Travis Mikel Headshot

Travis Mikel, P.Geo., QP

Senior Hydrogeologist

Service Contact

We encourage you to contact us if you have any questions or require assistance.