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International Association of Hydrogeologists, Canadian National Chapter (IAH-CNC)

Canadian Geophysical Union, Hydrology Section

Adjunct Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Civil Engineering


Ph D, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1973

Robert N. Farvolden Award for outstanding contributions to Canadian hydrogeology, International Assoc of Hydrogeologistst - Canadian National Chapter, 2005.

J. Tuzo Wilson Medal for outstanding contributions to Canadian geophysics, Canadian Geophysical Union, 2009.


Garth van der Kamp

Research Scientist - Groundwater and surface water interactions, wetlands, peatlands

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Ensuring aquatic ecosystems are conserved and protected

  • Impacts of climate changes and land-use changes on prairie wetlands and lakes
  • Evaluation of groundwater availability and sustainability
  • Impacts of groundwater withdrawals on aquatic ecosystems
  • Groundwater flow and solute transport in low -permeability formations
  • Study of the hydrology of peatlands


Environment Canada representative on Prairie Provinces Water Board, Committee on Groundwater

Associate Editor, Journal of Groundwater, Canadian Water Resources Journal, Wetlands

Frequent invited presentations for workshops and conferences on wetlands, groundwater sustainability, and related topics

Supervising or advising graduate students at several Canadian universities


Nachshon, U., A. Ireson, G. van der Kamp, S. R. Davies, H. S. Wheater, 2014. Impacts of climate variability on wetland salinization in the North American Prairies. Hydrology and Earth System Science, 18, 1251-1263.

Lambert, A., J. Huang, G. van der Kamp, J. Henton, S. Mazzotti, T.S. James, N. Courtier, and A. G. Barr. 2013. Measuring water accumulation rates using GRACE data in areas experiencing glacial isostatic adjustment: the Nelson River Basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 6118-6122.

van der Kamp, G. and H, Maathuis. 2012. The unusual and large drawdown response of buried-valley aquifers to pumping. Ground Water. 50(2): 207-215.

Barr, A. G., van der Kamp, G., Black, T.A., McCaughey J. H., and Nesic, Z. 2012. Energy balance closure at the BERMS flux towers in relation to the water balance of the White Gull Creek watershed 1999-2009. Agric and Forest Meteorology. 153, 3-13.

van der Kamp, G. and M. Hayashi, 2009. Groundwater-wetland ecosystem interaction in the semiarid glaciated plains of North America. Hydrogeology Journal. 17:203-214.

van der Kamp, G., D. Keir and M.S. Evans. 2008. Long-term water level changes in closed-basin lakes of the Canadian prairies. Can Water Res. J. 33(1):23-38.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

          Water quantity
          Wetland ecology
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