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Services B.C. Water Sustainability Act Regulations Groundwater Supply Development Well Maintenance and Management Stormwater Management Environmental Services Baseline Environmental Assessment & Permitting Contaminated Sites Wastewater Disposal to Ground Rural Subdivision Servicing Source Water Assessment & Protection Environmental & Water Quality Monitoring Groundwater Modeling Policy & Guideline Development Geo-thermal/Geo-exchange Systems


Ryan Rhodes, B.Sc., P.Geo., P.Geol – Principal, President

A registered professional in both B.C. and Alberta, Mr. Rhodes provides reliable hydrogeological expertise, advice and management for a variety of projects. With 15 years of experience practicing Geoscience, he applies his broad knowledge of hydrogeology to a wide range of projects, involving both "getting water out" and "putting water back" into the ground.

Specializing in groundwater exploration, evaluation and development, Ryan has overseen the siting, construction and testing numerous water supply wells for water purveyors, First Nations and industry. He is well versed in the Water Sustainability Act as it relates to groundwater and surface water licensing. Ryan has also completed several investigations to support the design and permitting of large wastewater disposal facilities and has specialized experience in the evaluation and design of Rapid Infiltration Basins. He has designed and managed construction of well fields for two large, multi-well open loop geothermal systems, and has completed numerous site evaluations and impact assessments for stormwater infiltration. Ryan has the ability to tackle complex hydrogeological projects, some of which have required understanding and balancing interests of multiple, and sometimes conflicting, groundwater users.

Ryan was the President of the BC Groundwater Association, the Provincial water well driller, pump installer and groundwater professionals trade organization, for the 2016 – 2018 term and remains active in the association as Past President.

Ryan likes to fish and ski, bats a solid 0.600 in slow pitch and enjoys getting outdoors with his wife and two children.