Since 2011, Associated Environmental (AE) has been working with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen and the Similkameen Valley Planning Society to develop the Similkameen Watershed Plan. The plan will guide water-related decision-making in the valley, and will be integrated with other plans, policies, and bylaws to help the community adapt to climate change.
The Calgary Zoo was inundated with water during flooding in 2013 in Calgary, AB. Associated Environmental (AE) was part of a team to design a flood protection plan for St. George's Island, where the zoo is located. AE's contribution and modelling results helped determine the effectiveness of various engineering solutions and to define what would be required to protect the zoo from future flood events.
Associated Environmental completed a plume delineation study to support an Environmental Effects Monitoring program. The study involved tracking dispersion of effluent using rhodamine WT (a dye tracer), coupled with numerical modelling using USEPA CORMIX to determine mixing dynamics over a range of environmental conditions. The results provided the information necessary to identify monitoring and control sampling locations as required by the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations.
Associated Environmental provided project management, hydrology, modelling, and hydrogeology services for a $2.5 million dollar water supply and demand project in the Okanagan Basin. The project conducted scientific studies of water use, naturalized streamflows, groundwater, and instream flow requirements. These studies provided essential information for the development of a comprehensive water demand and use model for the Basin.
Associated Environmental (AE) provided consulting services for a wastewater-to-ground investigation for a community at Lakelse Lake, near Terrace, B.C. In this capacity, AE made recommendations for water sampling protocol, coordinated and trained on-site personnel, reviewed the drilling and installation of three wells, and provided technical advice, particularly on disposal-to-ground viability.
AE has a strong record in hydrogeology, hydrology, aquatic ecology and water management. As water and earth sciences are at the core of our expertise, AE’s water and earth science personnel have extensive experience developing, managing and protecting groundwater and surface water resources. We use our modelling, technical and analytical skills to provide focussed and practical solutions to a full spectrum of water related issues.
For more information, please contact Paul Hague (Manager, Water & Earth Sciences) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website concerning the BC Water Sustainability Act.
Also see Hydrogeology expertise.
BC Water & Waste Association 2012 Excellence and Innovation in the Water and Waste Industry Award
Contribution to the Okanagan Water Supply and Demand Project
Alberta Environment and Parks
City of Calgary
City of Vernon
City of Whitehorse
Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Fort McKay First Nation
Kutchco Copper Corporation
Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band
Okanagan Basin Water Board
Okanagan Nation Alliance
Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen
Selwyn Chihong Mining