Providing credible water resource solutions: Working with Nature's Science

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Our freshwater must be protected

      What would we do without good groundwater? Our use of it in our homes, commerce and industry is significant.
      In Nova Scotia, over 45 percent of the population relies on groundwater for its domestic and industrial water needs. That number is 100 percent in Prince Edward Island, and nearly two thirds of New Brunswick uses groundwater to meet its potable and industrial water needs.
      Groundwater is used, either wholly of partially, by about . . .

Original article written by Rick Gagné and published in the Halifax Mail Star, 1994.

An anti-fracking sign fixed to a pole near Whycocomagh in December 2012. (Tim Krochak, Chronicle Herald / Staff)

Misinformation poisons the hydro- fracking well

      Re: the Feb. 5 letters to the editor written in response to your Feb. 1 editorial, “Respecting the evidence.” My concern is the steady refrain of misinformation on hydro-fracking. It has been spread in amounts greater than the salt on our winter roads. We are long overdue for a fact-based and properly balanced discussion on this matter.
      Having explored for oil and gas years ago, and working now for more than 25 years as a geoscientist in surface water and groundwater resource development and protection, I feel I can rightly say that fracking can present risks, just as many other accepted industrial activities can pose risks to the environment. . .

February 11, 2014 By: Rick Gagné

Using open source software in a science based business can benefit clients

      Can you imagine not being able to perform certain business tasks because your proprietary software vendor doesn't offer a particular functionality? Do you think it's fair that if you were able to improve upon that software and tried to rewrite parts of it to benefit your business, or redistribute it to improve the availability of data to your clients, you would be breaking the law? . . .

November 2013 By: Rick Gagné