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What Do You Wonder? – Just Ask Jim Dumont!

Jim Dumont is the Engineering Applications Authority for the Water Balance Model Partnership. He is a recognized specialist in hydrologic modelling. For many years, he has been teaching modelling seminars as part of the professional development program provided by the Association Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Jim Dumont evolved the Water Balance Methodology to address the relationship between rainfall volume control and resulting flow rates in streams; and developed the Stream Health Methodology as the technical foundation for the ‘Beyond the Guidebook’ initiative in 2007. This methodology correlated stream erosion as a measure of stream health.

“We receive questions on a continuing basis from Water Balance Model users. Some are experienced water resource practitioners. Many are not. Regardless, Jim Dumont will take the time necessary to patiently explain basic principles. For this reason, the Water Balance Model Partnership concluded that there would be considerable value in capturing these questions and answers on the website. We hope that the WHAT DO YOU WONDER dropdown will prove to be a popular and useful feature for the purposes of informing and educating,” states Ted van der Gulik, WBM Chair and Senior Engineer with the BC Ministry of Agriculture.

To gain an enhanced understanding of how to apply the  Water Balance Model, click on What Do You Wonder? – Just Ask Jim Dumont?