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Hydrogeologist

Location:
Barrie, Ontario, L4M 7J8, Canada
Salary:
US$100,000
Posted:
May 22, 2010

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GHULAM SARWAR M.Sc., M. Phil., P. Geo

**-********** ****, ******, *******, Canada L4M 7J8

Tel: 705.***.**** Email: bb4z6l@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

• Canadian citizen, professional hydrogeologist with adequate experience in development, management & protection of groundwater resources, watershed studies, surface/groundwater issues, landfill & contaminant sites characterization, land development and environmental impact studies.

• Well experienced in project design & management, preparation of project proposals and technical reports, budgeting, liaison with clients and other regulatory agencies.

• Extensive experience in hydrogeological investigations, water well drilling, well designing / installation & development, soil & water sampling, slug/aquifer tests, and monitoring network.

• Highly skilled in groundwater modeling and well acquainted with hydrogeologic software tools including MODFLOW, POLLUTE, VIEWLOG, AquiferTest, GWW, SATEM, RSM & HYQUAL.

• Team player with strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.

• Author of 10 research papers presented in workshops/seminars.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

• M.Sc. (Hydrogeology): University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

• M. Phil (Hydrology): Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Engineering (CEWRE),

University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore-Pakistan.

• M.Sc. (Geology): Institute of Geology, University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan.

• VIEWLOG Applications: Earth-fx Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

• Advanced Hydrogeology: Federal Institute for Geosciences & Natural Resources (BGR), Germany.

• Aquifer Test Evaluation: IWASRI/International Institute of Land Reclamation (ILRI), Netherlands.

• Surface Water Pollution: United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Pakistan.

• Groundwater Modeling: IWASRI in collaboration with CEWRE, Lahore-Pakistan.

• 24-hrs OSHA Health & Safety: E-Education Associates Ltd., Canada.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

• Member: International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH ).

• Member: National Groundwater Association (NGWA), USA.

• Member: Geological Society of America (GSA), USA.

• Member: Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario (APGO)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Hydrogeologist (2004 – to date)

Oman-Canada-Pakistan

Fully / partially worked in the following projects:

• Environmental Site Assessment (Phase-II) and Remediation for Shell Gas Station - 277 Hespeler Road Cambridge, Ontario. (for Green AquaSolum Inc).

• Environmental Concerns and groundwater issues of all the Four Provinces of Pakistan, Federal Flood Commission of Pakistan, Ministry of Water & Power, Pakistan.

• Water Quality Surveys for Asian Development Bank project “Southern Punjab Basic Urban Services Project, Directorate General of Katchi Abadis and Urban Improvement, Lahore, Pakistan.

• Hydrogeological investigations to evaluate the groundwater resources for the proposed 123MW Combined Cycle Jawar Power Plant, Dherki, Sindh Province, Pakistan.

• Hydrogeological Investigations for 200 MW Muridke Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP), Bikki Area, Sheikhupura Muridke Road, Pakistan.

• Hydrogeological investigations for an oil field in arid environment of Miano area, Nara desert, (south east of Sukkur city), Sindh Province, Pakistan.

• Feasibility study for groundwater resources evaluation to augment the existing water supplies at KAPCO Power Plant, Kot Addu, Pakistan.

• Assessment of groundwater potential to develop water supply for the housing project in the south of Islamabad Motorway Toll Plaza, Islamabad, Pakistan.

• Hydrogeological assessment of nine (9) selected waste disposal (Landfill) sites in various parts of the Oman as part of the project “Groundwater Pollution Protection Master Plan (GWPPMP) Phase-II for Ministry of Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources, Sultanate of Oman”.

• Groundwater Monitoring in Izki Oil Field, Oman for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Sultanate of Oman.

• Soil and Groundwater Contamination Assessment Study in PDO Assets, Oman.

• Groundwater Study in Kauther Cluster Gas Reservoir, Sultanate of Oman for PDO.

• Goundwater Contamination Assessment - 3463-3471 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario.

• Groundwater Chemical Analysis, 523 York Road, Guelph, Ontario.

Groundwater Modeler / Hydrogeologist (2002– 2004)

Jagger Hims Limited, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

Fully / partially worked in the following projects.

• Wellhead protection studies & 3D groundwater model development of six (6) well fields in Durham Region, Ontario (including the well fields of Port Perry, Blackstock, Greenbank, Orono, Sunderland and Cannington).

• Solute Modeling for Landfill Site 41 and Landfill Site 11, County of Simcoe, Ontario.

• Victoria Place Subdivision Gudi Investigation and Supplemental Work, City of Kawartha Lakes Former Township of Verulam, Bobcaygeon, Ontario.

• Whitchurch-Stouffville Groundwater Exploration Program, Town of Whitchurch, Ontario

• Hydrogeological Studies for Everglades Marina Housing Project, Community of Peffrelaw, Town of Georgina, Ontario.

• Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Assessment of the Proposed Housing Project in Jackson Landing Community, Town of Georgina, Southern Ontario, Canada.

• Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Assessment for Presbyterian Church, Keswick.

• Supplemental Assessment of Groundwater Interference Proposed Phase-2 Uxbridge Industrial Park Part Lots 14 And 15, Concession 1 Township of Uxbridge, Ontario.

• Hydrogeological Assessment for Aurora Golf Course Community, Aurora, Ontario.

• Ajax Water Supply Domestic Well Monitoring Project, Durham Region, Ontario.

• Hydrogeological Characterization of Hydrocarbon Contamination and Remediation Program along the Highway 400, Barrie, Ontario.

• Blenheim Landfill Site Closure Plan, Township of Harwich, Ontario.

• Leachate Management System Recommendations, County of Simcoe Landfill 9 Site, Ontario.

• Hydrogeological Annual Monitoring Programs for more than 11 landfill sites in various parts of Ontario which included County of Simcoe Landfill 11 Site; County of Simcoe Landfill 41 Site; 12-Miles Septage Lagoon; Ryde Septage Lagoon; Watt Septage Lagoon; Stephenson Septage Lagoon; Baysville Septage lagoon; McLean Landfill Site, Baxter Transfer Station Landfill Site; and Ridout Landfill Site.

Research/Teaching Assistant (2000-2002)

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

• Participated in the project “Road Salt Management and Chloride Reduction Project” funded by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and jointly carried out by Stantec Consulting Ltd and The University of Waterloo. Eight sites were selected within 10 years capture zone of Greenbrook Well Field, Kitchener for well installation / monitoring on monthly basis, soil and groundwater sampling and completed the road salt impact study in 10 years capture zone of Greenbrook Well Field, Kitchener.

• Planned/supervised test drilling, installation of monitoring wells, water & soil sampling, performance of slug tests, tracer test and monthly monitoring.

• Completed field characterization of chloride plumes, evaluated chloride mass loadings, annual infiltration rates and impacts in shallow subsurface under different urban conditions.

• Supervised/assisted undergraduate students in assignments and laboratory work.

Sr. Hydrogeologist (1995-2000)

Environment and Resource Development (ENRED) Consulting Services, Lahore-Pakistan

Fully / partially worked in the following projects.

• Managed company affairs including business development, client & financial management, hiring/training of staff and preparation of project proposals, feasibility and planning reports.

• Groundwater study for deep groundwater prospection in Cholistan desert, Pakistan.

• Identification/evaluation of environmental threats to groundwater resources in 10 cities of Pakistan

• Assessed environmental impacts on groundwater for large projects including “Disposal of Drainage Water in Evaporation Ponds” and “Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project”, Pakistan.

• Evaluated groundwater potentials for various cities including Rawalpindi (4 million population), Mirpur (0.5 million population), Sehwan Sharif (0.2 million population) & parts of Karachi (10 million population), and established monitoring networks.

• Hydrogeological study for municipal water supplies for Defence Housing Scheme, Karachi

• Groundwater studies for the proposed Regi Lalma Township Housing Scheme, Peshawar Development Authority, Peshawar.

• Dewatering Studies in Coal mines near Dhoke Kharali, District Chakwal.

• Hydrogeological studies for improvement of water supply capacity of ICI Jhelum river water field of ICI Soda Ash Factory, Khewara.

• Coordinated hydrogeological and geophysical surveys for the assessment of groundwater potentials in Sui Southern Gas Company Limited Head Quarter Station, Dadu, Sindh.

Research Officer (Hydrogeology & Environment) (1994-2000)

Ministry of Water and Power of Pakistan,

International Waterlogging and Salinity Research Institute (IWASRI), Pakistan

• Prepared land drainage design using MODFLOW and RSM models for Fordwah Eastern Sadqia South (FESS) Project, Pakistan

• Conducted a water quality study using HYQUAL model in collaboration with Hydraulic Research Wallingford, UK and established guidelines for irrigation managers to use water quality field kits.

• Planned/supervised the installation of monitoring network and hydrological equipment for long term monitoring programs as part of numerous groundwater and drainage studies.

• Disseminated research papers/technical reports, conducted public information campaigns for community awareness, and coordinated with national & international agencies and consultants.

Hydrogeologist (1990-1994)

Ministry of Water and Power of Pakistan

Hydrogeology Directorate, National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK), Lahore

Fully / partially worked in the following projects.

• Conducted hydrogeological surveys, designed/supervised installation of about 100 production wells (large/small) and successful rehabilitation of 25 wells.

• Evaluated groundwater resources and formulated long-term technical recommendations for national plans of 10 inter-mountainous valleys of NWFP province and 4 desert areas of Pakistan.

• Extensively involved in the project “Groundwater Investigations in Desert Areas of Pakistan” including deserts of Cholistan, Tharparkar, Nara and coastal belts Pasni and Gawadar. The remarkable results of the project were the discovery of a huge fresh groundwater body with volume of 10 km3 in Cholistan desert.

• Completed groundwater resources evaluation and salt water intrusion studies in coastal belts of Lasbella, Winder, Ormara, Pasni and Gawadar, Pakistan.

• Provided hydrogeological consultancy services, including investigations and installation of production wells to more than 30 industrial units in various parts of Pakistan.

• Carried out groundwater studies and established recommendations for safe groundwater development & protection as part of 12 engineering feasibility and planning projects in Pakistan.

• Designed a dewatering plan to a depth of 250 feet below ground level for a proposed power complex at Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project, Pakistan (US$2.5 billion project).

• Supervised the safe closure of 420 high capacity water wells (1 to 4 cusec) and installation of 200 new small private wells (0.5 cusec) in waterlogged areas of Indus Basin, Pakistan.

• Completed groundwater and modeling studies using MODFLOW to evaluate existing and post project groundwater conditions of four irrigation canals in Indus Basin.

• Assessed environmental impacts on groundwater from mega projects including “Disposal of Drainage Water in Evaporation Ponds” and “Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project”, Pakistan.

LANGUAGES: English, Urdu, Punjabi and little understanding of Arabic.

REFERENCES: References can be provided on request.



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