Water Resource Management Specialist
Gypsy Fisher, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Geo., is FRESCo’s Water Resource Management Specialist. She is a senior hydrogeologist, providing consulting services related to surface water and groundwater supply. Gypsy has been providing water management advice for over 13 years. Her knowledge and experience balances technical expertise with a deep understanding of regulatory policy and community needs.
Gypsy has diverse experience working with industry, government, and First Nations. This includes managing complex projects involving multi-stakeholder interests; effectively communicating complex issues to both technical and non-technical audiences. Gypsy holds strong values for transparent communication and relationship building, leading to win-win solutions.
Gypsy has been the lead water license regulator for complex hydropower projects, including technical assessments and construction site inspections, managing technical contractors and leading project-related fisheries and wildlife technical working groups. She has also successfully managed environmental regulation amendments and policy developments pertaining to groundwater and surface water resource management, dam safety, and First Nations treaty negotiations and water allocation. Gypsy is an expert in the Water Sustainability Act, Water Sustainability Regulation and Groundwater Protection Regulation.
Earlier in her career, Gypsy supported First Nations’ owned sustainable forestry operations. Her work focused on the design and development of an environmental monitoring program. This included community capacity building through training and coordination with local Nu-Cha-Nulth First Nations field crews.
When not working, Gypsy enjoys wilderness explorations with her husband and children through activities such as paddling, camping, rockhounding and hiking.