Peace Project

The Peace Project will generate new information about groundwater, initially within a 8,000 square kilometre area in northeast BC's Peace Region.

Montney Water Project Area

To protect groundwater in northeast BC, strong technical knowledge of the region's shallow aquifers is necessary. The project will map groundwater resources in the Peace Region through the use of airborne geophysics. Information from the Peace Project will serve as a key component of the Northeast Water Strategy, currently under development by the Provincial government in partnership with local governments, regulatory bodies, Treaty 8 First Nations, Geoscience BC and industry. The Peace Project will provide the knowledge that will enable the Northeast Water Strategy's Enhanced Water Monitoring System.

The Peace Project is a collaborative effort involving the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Environment, the BC Oil and Gas Commission, the Ministry of Natural Gas Development, Progress Energy Canada Ltd., ConocoPhillips Canada, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the BC Oil & Gas Research and Innovation Society, with additional support from the Peace River Regional District and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Peace Project Partners

Final Deliverables
Geoscience BC Report 2016-03: SkyTEM Survey: British Columbia, Canada; Data Report
Geoscience BC Report 2016-04: Interpretation of Quaternary Sediments and Depth to Bedrock through Data Compilation and Correction of Gamma Logs
Geoscience BC Report 2016-09: Processing and Inversion of SkyTEM data
Geoscience BC Report 2016-18: Peace Area Project - Well Selection for Testing Geological Model based on Gamma and Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) Studies
December 23, 2016: Geoscience BC News Release - New Results from Geoscience BC's Peace Project
April 6, 2016: Geoscience BC News Release - Geoscience BC Releases First Data Reports on Groundwater Aquifers in the Peace Region
January 20, 2016: Geoscience BC News Release - Largest airborne groundwater mapping project in BC will help protect water resources for future generations of British Columbians
March 03, 2015: Geoscience BC News Release - New Project Will Help Protect Groundwater in B.C.'s Peace Region
March 02, 2015: NDIT February 2015 Newsletter article - Northern Development approves $250,000 for Geoscience B.C. groundwater study
February 06, 2015: Alaska Highway News - Geoscience BC groundwater study to begin in spring
January 2015: The Peace Project (pdf, 3 MB)

Peace Project Partners

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