The Peace Project will generate new information about groundwater, initially within a 8,000 square kilometre area in northeast BC's Peace Region.
To protect groundwater in northeast BC, strong technical knowledge of the region's shallow aquifers is necessary. The project will map groundwater resources in the Peace Region through the use of airborne geophysics. Information from the Peace Project will serve as a key component of the Northeast Water Strategy, currently under development by the Provincial government in partnership with local governments, regulatory bodies, Treaty 8 First Nations, Geoscience BC and industry. The Peace Project will provide the knowledge that will enable the Northeast Water Strategy's Enhanced Water Monitoring System.
The Peace Project is a collaborative effort involving the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, the Ministry of Environment, the BC Oil and Gas Commission, the Ministry of Natural Gas Development, Progress Energy Canada Ltd., ConocoPhillips Canada, Northern Development Initiative Trust, and the BC Oil & Gas Research and Innovation Society, with additional support from the Peace River Regional District and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.