Groundwater quality and quantity data from EIAs and EPEAs

This database contains groundwater quality and quantity data compiled from environmental impact assessment studies (EIA) and compliance industry groundwater monitoring (EPEA) from 1998 to 2018. The data have not been collected by Alberta Environment and Protected Areas and they do not fit any data quality standards and are being provided 'as collected' from their original sources. Since the data have been collected by independent sources it is impossible to ensure that the same collection methods and laboratorial protocols, or protocols with similar detection limits, were followed. It is also impossible to ensure that the data were QA/QCd and cleaned up prior their publication and what the QA/QC procedures were. The nomenclature used for parameters diverges from source to source and multiple terms are used for the same parameter. It is also possible that a given name attributed to a single parameter collected by multiple sources includes data that have been sampled with different techniques and measured using distinct laboratorial procedures. Relevant metadata on the sampling wells are not available for all wells too. The conditions above interfere with the data analysis and limit the interpretation of the results. It is imperative that the user of these data performs a detailed evaluation of the data, of their usefulness for the problem in analysis, and interprets the results with caution.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Alternate Title/Name AITF Groundwater Quality and Quantity Third Party Data
Creator AEPA (Alberta Environment and Protected Areas)
Contributor InnoTech
Publisher AEPA (Alberta Environment and Protected Areas)
Subject Groundwater
Group/Subgroup Water Quality and Quantity
Parameters Ions, metals, PAH, PAC, Phenols, Routine and field Parameters
Data Type Discrete
Frequency Irregular/Annual
Temporal Coverage Begins 1998-08-03
Temporal Coverage Ends 2018-10-31
Spatial Coverage North and South Athabasca
Spatial Projection NAD83 UTM zone 12N
Usage Considerations or Constraints The data have not been collected by Alberta Environment and Protected Areas and they do not fit any data quality standards and are being provided 'as collected' from their original sources. Since the data have been collected by independent sources it is impossible to ensure that the same collection methods and laboratorial protocols, or protocols with similar detection limits, were followed. It is also impossible to ensure that the data were QA/QCd and cleaned up prior their publication and what the QA/QC procedures were. The nomenclature used for parameters diverges from source to source and multiple terms are used for the same parameter. It is also possible that a given name attributed to a single parameter collected by multiple sources includes data that have been sampled with different techniques and measured using distinct laboratorial procedures. Relevant metadata on the sampling wells are not available for all wells too. The conditions above interfere with the data analysis and limit the interpretation of the results. It is imperative that the user of these data performs a detailed evaluation of the data, of their usefulness for the problem in analysis, and interprets the results with caution.
Source/Citation
Relation Groundwater quality and quantity
Extent Sparse groundwater quality and quantity data compiled from EIAs and EPAs. Data collected between 1998 and 2018
Format .accdb
Resouce Type Access database, compressed in zip file
Language English
OSM Asset? Maybe
Contact Email diogo.sayanda@gov.ab.ca