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 Monitoring lake and wetland levels and recharge rates following water use for exploration/operations

Challenge ID:

HCP-4206

Originator:

Onshore: Hatfield

Title:

Monitoring lake and wetland levels and recharge rates following water use for exploration/operations.

 

Theme:

ON 4.2: Environmental monitoring - Continuous monitoring of changes throughout the lifecycle

Consortium Lead:

Hatfield

Interviewed Company:

Hatfield

Geography:

ON.REG.03 - Canada

Challenge Description

What is not possible / not adequately addressed at present?

There is a need to monitor lake levels in exploration and operational areas and requires creating a baseline before water use, followed by monitoring levels during and following activities. There is a poor understanding of the coupling of surface water and groundwater. Lake monitoring using in-situ devices is possible but extremely large number of lakes and wetlands.

What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Need to manage environmental and social risks related to development and reduce development impact on aquatic habitats. Monitoring impacts on water levels and re-charge rates is a regulatory requirement.

Thematic information requirements:

Water quantity

Terrain information

Topographic information

What do you currently do to address this challenge? 

How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Deploy in-situ monitoring devices, using telemetry / satellite communications. Spatial coverage is still limited.

What kind of solutions do you envisage could address this challenge?

Potential measurement of water levels and extent from satellites.

What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need?

Are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

Unsure of quality of results of remote monitoring.

Challenge Classification

Impact on Lifecycle (0=none, 4=high):

Climate / Topography / Urgency:

Pre-license:

1

Climate class:

Generic climate

Exploration:

3

Topographic class:

Wetland

Development:

3

Seasonal variations:

Any season

Production:

3

Impact area:

Environmental

Decommissioning:

2

Technology urgency:

3 - Short term (2-5 years)

Challenge Information Requirements

Update frequency:

Monthly

Data currently used:

Waterbody extents, lake level monitors, survey data.

Hydrological data (flows and waterbody extents)

Lake level monitors

Land survey data

LiDAR

Spatial resolution:

Regional

Thematic accuracy:

Not specific

Required formats:

Not Specific

Timeliness (Vintage):

Within a month

Geographic extents:

Regional

Existing standards:

None


 

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