May 12th. 2022 - Martin Keller and Peter Rider Water Supply and Source Protection in Guelph
President Julian Sale opened the meeting at 10:00 am with 31 members in attendance. Following a few opening remarks, President Sale introduced two guests, Matt Zaduk and Paul Giroux (who has already paid his membership). President Sale called for volunteers for Club committees, with a specific need for the Speakers’ Committee, the House Committee and Activities Committee. He also informed the Club that we each need to make a more personal effort to recruit new Club members in order to sustain the Club at the current fees level. Club business cards are available for pick up.
Call for Nominations – Frank Webster, Past President and Chair of the Nominations announced a call for nominations to the Board of Directors and provided a proposed slate of directors.
Activities – Ken Marchant The Activities Committee has been active in proposing a number of up-coming activities but the most immediate events are: - Performance of “Fiddler-on-the-Loose” at Hamilton Theatre in Cambridge on Sunday, June 12th at a cost of $43 per person (spouses are included); - “Welcome-Back” Luncheon (members only) on June 9th at Trinity Church for $20 per member; - Tour of the Woodlawn Cemetery with Paul Taylor hosting on Wed., June 15th @9:30; - In person coffee meetings will resume next week at the Boathouse @ 9:30 am and Airpark Café (open for breakfast between 7:00 am – 9:00 am).
John Sneyd, Speakers’ Committee Chair, introduced today’s presenters.
Presentation: An overview of drinking water source protection and managing water supply in the City of Guelph. (The presentation can be viewed on the Club website under “Speaker’s Notes”)
Martin Keller is the Source Protection Program Manager with the Grand River Conservation Authority in Cambridge, Ontario. Martin has over twenty-five years of experience in the areas of water resource management and source protection, risk management, project management, and policy development. Martin holds a Master of Science degree in Resource Management from Lincoln University (New Zealand), a Master of Science degree in Hydrobiology/Limnology from the University of Zürich (Switzerland) and a postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Peter Rider, Manager, Sourcewater Protection Program, City of Guelph
Peter Rider is the Sourcewater Protection Program Manager and Risk Management Official (RMO) for the City of Guelph. He is a professional geoscientist and holds an Honours B.Sc. degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Waterloo. He has 37 years of experience in the private and public sector with a focus on groundwater supply, protection and monitoring.
A question and answer period followed the presentation.