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expresso 14 | winter 2018
Crews collect samples for hydrogeological investigation on site and in the laboratory.
fol lowing in her fami ly’s footsteps Nataliya Tkach, MSc, P.Geo, PMP Senior Hydrogeologist | Brampton, Ontario
Having been raised in a family of engineers, it was an easy decision for Nataliya Tkach to pursue a similar career path. When she entered university, she was drawn to the fields of engineering geology and hydrogeology which have always fascinated her. “I chose this specialty because I am very passionate about groundwater resources and its management,” explains Nataliya. ”It allows me to direct my knowledge and experience towards the protection and preservation of clean water for future generations.” Since 2016, Nataliya has been involved in numerous projects at EXP. She works in hydrogeological investigations and multidisciplinary projects while also conducting with geotechnical, environmental and infrastructure studies. Source Water Impact Assessment and Mitigation Plan (SWIAMP) Nataliya recently formulated a source water impact assessment and mitigation plan for a land development within a wellhead protection area. Based on the source water protection plan requirements, a hydrogeological evaluation was required to support the approvals from the regional municipality.
“This project involved close stakeholder management and direct liaison with different reviewing and approvals agencies,” says Nataliya. “Once the relationship was properly established, the project challenges were overcome and it was successfully delivered, on time and on budget.” Key to success? Teamwork Whenever Nataliya works on a project, she knows that she can deliver the best solution to her clients because of the close collaboration with her colleagues. “I would consider teamwork to be my greatest motivator. After properly analyzing the client’s needs, you need to bring in the right people to deliver the project.” The role of hydrogeology in the engineering industry Nataliya believes the role of hydrogeology will become increasingly important in the years to come. “Direct collaboration with other disciplines will need hydrogeology to play a bigger role for a better understanding of existing background conditions. It’s necessary for sustainable management of groundwater resources.”
I would consider teamwork to be my greatest motivator. After properly analyzing the clients’ needs, you need to bring in the right people to deliver the project .”
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