TransAlta Corporation (TransAlta) owns and operates the Upper Mamquam River Hydroelectric Facility. As part of TransAlta’s Interim Leave to Commence Operations, information was required pertaining to the ramping rates (i.e. rate of change of discharge) and procedures used at the hydroelectric facility. Associated Environmental (AE) designed and implement a site-specific ramping rate study plan to investigate, test, and recommend thresholds and ramping rates for the facility.
The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band was making improvements to drinking water systems to better serve the community. Improvements included a new water well, a new water treatment plant, and 4.5 km of new water main. Associated Environmental performed a hydrogeological assessment, established a new well, and completed an environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed new well site and associated infrastructure. The EA recognized the requirements of the Species at Risk Act, the Migratory Birds Convention Act, the Fisheries Act, the provincial Wildlife Act, Wildlife Amendment Act, and the Water Act. A Timber Permit was secured as required by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
Associated Environmental (AE) worked with Liard First Nation to carry out environmental monitoring during the reclamation of the Sa Dena Hes Mine Site by coordinating communication between Teck, the Environmental Monitors, elders, Chief and Council and their community. AE trained and supported three local First Nation environmental monitor to complete tasks required for Teck to meet its Water Licence conditions.
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.
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.
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
Recent Federal Changes to Environmental Legislation - A bird’s eye view
Working with environmental assessments and related permitting and approvals processes is a large part of our day-to-day operations.Read more
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