Water Science for Real-World Problems | Ben Kerr

Water Science for Real-World Problems

Ben Kerr, P.Ag.
Founder & CEO, Foundry Spatial


Foundry Spatial began operations in 2009 with a goal to help people leverage data to make more informed decisions. What started as a consulting practice, led into a specialized software company as client needs increased. Initial investments in foundational technology designed to solve internal project data compilation, analysis and reporting challenges have evolved into a web based technology framework now supporting sustainable decision-making across more than 1.5 million km2 of western North America.

Ben’s expertise as a Professional Agrologist and industry knowledge from working in resource development for the Province of BC has helped him build a team of highly-qualified data scientists and software developers who develop and maintain knowledge systems that provide more than $40 million in value to the Canadian economy each year.


Foundry Spatial is empowering decisions to shape the future of watersheds and aquifers.

Foundry Spatial connects people with technology, science, and data for sustainable water management. We empower our users to make decisions based on accurate and timely information so that water management initiatives can be aligned with sustainable outcomes.

To see what we’ve been working on, check out our blog.