Ground Water Canada

News Research
Morwick G360 PhD student awarded memorial scholarship for groundwater study in N.W.T.


September 23, 2021
By Ground Water Canada

Topics

Julie Zettl is this year’s recipient of the Thomas Krug Memorial Scholarship.

Zettl is a new PhD student with Beth Parker at the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute. Dr. Parker’s high impact research over the last 35-plus years has aided in building a framework for the scientific, private and public sectors to inform their decision-making regarding groundwater contamination assessment, in-situ remediation of groundwater systems, and groundwater management.

Zettl will take part in a study of groundwater quality in the Liard Basin near the community of Fort Liard in the Northwest Territories. Parker is the Principal Investigator of this multi-disciplinary, cross-institutional project.

Advertisement

The Thomas Krug Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas Krug, who showed immense commitment to environmental stewardship through his 30-year career at Geosyntec applying novel approaches to environmental remediation.

The project has many collaborators including Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute, Acho Dene Koe First Nation, the Hamlet of Fort Liard, Beaver Enterprises, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada, with the aim of completing a baseline groundwater quality investigation in the Liard Basin.

A network of monitoring wells will be installed as part of the research project and later will be operated by the GNWT. The research will enable the development of a groundwater monitoring network that will support the NWT water stewardship strategy to ensure water remains clean, abundant and productive.