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Richard is a Professional Engineer, registered in Alberta, where he worked most of his professional career. His work involved reservoir engineering (flow through porous media), geology and reservoir modelling. His company, Opus Petroleum Engineering Ltd., published the “Handbook of Formation Waters of Western Canada”, which categorizes subsurface brines by geologic formation and depth. Together with his wife and business partner Susan, they have taught water analysis interpretation to engineers and geologists for over twenty years. Richard also teaches an on-line course on how to make maps using the open-source QGIS software and does hydrogeological studies. He has mapped aquifers in the Slocan Valley and continues to update his knowledge of these aquifers using water well data, geology and morphology.
Richard graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor degree in Geological Engineering and his current interests include interpreting bird song recordings using machine learning, and remote sensing of the environment using satellite data. He provides GIS advice and other technical support to the Living Lakes Canada Groundwater Monitoring Program.