Peter is a Vice President and Senior Hydrogeologist for MTE. He has more than 30 years of experience on various types of projects ranging from international to domestic assignments, including groundwater, surface water, soil and contaminant investigations, to the exploration / development and protection of municipal groundwater and surface water supplies. He has been responsible for the design, construction, supervision and testing of municipal wells and assessing the impacts of various contaminants on groundwater and surface water resources. He is experienced with scoping, managing and reporting on large-scale groundwater developments, site assessment and contamination investigations. Peter has also completed risk communication training to assist in the transfer of sensitive and detailed technical knowledge to audiences including clients, peers, legal counsel and the general public including lay persons.
Peter is one of the founding directors and is the volunteer president of the Children’s Water Education Council (CWEC). This is a registered, non-profit charitable organization that in 1994 initiated the first Children’s Groundwater Festival, since which more than 700,000 children have become educated about a wide variety of water-based issues and concepts. This year water festivals will be held in 30 communities across Ontario, educating more than 60,000 children annually.
Peter has worked across Canada and the United States, and has also assessed groundwater and surface water resources in Malawi, Bangladesh and Southeast Asia. He was the co-team leader in 2005 for a Canadian-led team conducting Community Based Environmental Assessments for the Southeast Asia Tsunami Response Team on behalf of World Vision Canada and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in the countries of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and India.