Visiting Scholars

Professor Denis Peach

Dr. Denis Peach is an eminent and internationally-recognized hydrogeologist with very broad expertise in the area of environmental geoscience and hydrogeology, including shallow geophysics, hydrogeochemistry, engineering geology and numerical modeling. He was Chief Scientist of the British Geological Survey (BGS) until his retirement from that post on 1 July 2013. In that role he provided strategic advice to the UK government concerning the geoscience monitoring and research needs to support sustainable development and environmental protection. Currently, he is an Honorary Research Associate of the BGS. He also spent over nine years as the Manager of the BGS Groundwater Programme. His international experience is extensive, including work in the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and South Pacific and he currently leads an international programme of research into integrated modeling.

Dr. Peach has a track record of collaborating with several universities and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the United Kingdom’s Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems, across the disciplines in integrated catchment science. He is an Honorary Professor in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, and has been the Vice President of the Geological Society of London. Dr. Peach a member of the Water Resources Panel of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management and the editor of Institution of Civil Engineers Water Management Journal.

Over a four-month period beginning in September 2013, Dr. Peach will be providing a review/evaluation of strategic needs and opportunities for groundwater research in the province of Saskatchewan and in the University at the Global Institute for Water Security.