Canadian Dewatering Workshop

Join WJ Group's Chairman and Southampton University Professor of Geotechnical Engineering workshop this winter

You’re Invited!

WJ Groundwater Canada are pleased to announce that we will be hosting an ‘Advanced Dewatering Workshop – From Theory to Practice’ on Tuesday December 10th 2019.

The workshop will be presented by our Executive Chairman – Dr Toby Roberts, and Professor William Powrie from the University of Southampton, both of whom are authors of the CIRIA C750 Groundwater Control : Design and Practice (2nd Edition, 2016) guide.

If you work in the Construction, Development or Engineering Industry, this is a unmissable opportunity to advance your understanding of dewatering with two of the leading experts in the field!



Prof. William Powrie

Pr William Powrie

Professor of Geotechnical Engineering with the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Professor in Geotechnical Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton, Professor William Powrie has technical expertise in geotechnical aspects of sustainable waste and resource management and transport infrastructure encompassing groundwater control, retaining walls, earthworks, railway track and soil behaviour.

Author / co-author of over 100 papers in leading academic and professional journals, and of the best-selling textbook Soil mechanics: concepts and applications, and the recent CIRIA design guides C750 (groundwater control) and C760 (embedded retaining walls), Professor Powrie was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2009.

Prof. William Powrie

Dr Toby Roberts

Executive Chairman of WJ Group

Geotechnical expert with over 30 years’ experience, in the design and implementation of groundwater control systems for large excavations, foundations and tunnels with extensive project experience in the Middle East and Europe. Founder member of WJ UK, and current chairman of the international dewatering contractor WJ Group.

Key interests are contracting and consultancy in geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology, specialising in groundwater management systems, pumping test design and analysis, recharge systems, design of groundwater control pumping equipment, numerical modelling and groundwater remediation systems. Author/ co-author of over 30 publications on groundwater control systems including the UK industry design guide CIRIA report C750 on ‘Groundwater control: design and practice’.

Prof. William Powrie
WJ Canada
CIRIA C750 Groundwater Control: Design and Practice 2nd Edition (2016) available at

CIRIA C750 Groundwater Control: Design and Practice 2nd Edition (2016) available at

Dates and locations

Where you can join us

Where: Weston Golf and Country Club – 50 St. Phillips Rd., Toronto, ON M9P 2N6

When: Tuesday Dec. 10, 2019 – Workshop runs 9AM to 3PM – Attendees are requested to arrive by 8:45AM  for registration and continental breakfast – thank you.

Provided: Continental Breakfast, Coffee, Lunch and Parking

RSVP. We are requesting seating to be confirmed before Nov. 15th, 2019. To reserve your seats please contact Mark Burack directly at or call 416 792 3999

About WJ Canada

Expert in Groundwater Management and Control

Based in Toronto since 2016, WJ Groundwater Canada offer a complete groundwater control and maintenance service, encompassing design, installation and operation of pumping, pressure relief, drainage, permitting, water treatment and bypass pumping systems throughout Canada. Our unrivalled technical ability, experienced staff and track record of complete projects allow us to offer reliable, cost-effective dewatering solutions anywhere.

With our innovative approach in technology, WJ are recognised as leading the way in groundwater management and control.

About WJ Group

Expert in Groundwater Management and Control

WJ Group are water management experts combining global reach with local expertise and an impressive track record, worldwide.

Over the last 30 years, the WJ Group has delivered water management excellence ranging from small domestic contracts to some of the largest infrastructure schemes across the globe.

With offices in the UK, Canada, Poland, Turkey, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE, WJ Group strive ‘To deliver confidence through excellence’ on every project we are part of.

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