ABOUT DAN WATTERSON

Mr. Watterson is Principal Hydrogeologist with Watterson Geoscience Inc. He has acquired over 30 years of geoscience, environmental and water resource experience. He is registered in British Columbia and Alberta as a Professional Geoscientist and is a Licensed Geologist and Hydrogeologist in Washington State. Mr. Watterson began his career as a petroleum geologist and has acquired significant and varied expertise in onsite waste water treatment and disposal, mining-related assessments, hydrogeologic and groundwater resource evaluations, stormwater management, domestic/community waste water disposal assessments and design, multi-phase environmental assessments and contaminated site remediation, applied earth and environmental science, and comprehensive project management for projects located in British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Yukon, the western United States, Africa (Eritrea) and Mexico (Chihuahua).





EDUCATION

  • M.Ed. University of Nevada – Reno 1998 Science Education
  • Specialized Study Oklahoma State University 1989 Groundwater Hydrogeology and Contamination 
  • Post-Graduate Study University of Colorado – Denver 1986 Geology 
  • Post-Graduate Study University of Houston 1984 Geology 
  • B.Sc. University of Washington 1983 Geology 


WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2010 to Present – Principal Hydrogeologist, Watterson Geoscience Inc. 
  • 2005 to 2010 - Senior Hydrogeologist, EBA Engineering Consultants, Ltd., Kelowna, BC 
  • 1.5 years – Environmental Protection Specialist (temporary appointment), U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Spokane, WA 
  • 15 years – Senior Hydrogeologist with several western US and Canadian companies 
  • 5 years – Development Geologist, PanCanadian Petroleum Company, Denver, CO


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS and ACTIVITIES 

  • Member WCOWMA Onsite Waste Water Association of BC
  • Former member, BC Contaminated Sites Society and BC Roster of Professional Experts 
  • Past-Treasurer, BC Groundwater Association
  • Past-Director, BC Small Water Users Association
  • Professional Geoscientist, Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia 
  • Professional Geoscientist, Alberta Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists 
  • Registered Geologist and Hydrogeologist, State of Washington 
  • Member National Groundwater Association