Collaborative Organizations

The Greenland Group of Companies (GREENLAND®) is an award-winning engineering and technologies enterprise. It includes private consulting firms, other businesses and internationally renowned research teams that collaborate on civil; environmental; alternative energy; and software engineering projects. These initiatives include Municipal Infrastructure; Water Resources; Asset Sustainability; Smart Water Grid; Low Impact Development; Landscape Architecture; and, Public-Private Partnerships (or P3s).
 
Our core business units are highlighted on our website. Each are privately-owned Canadian companies and provide innovative, high-quality products and services. As of January 2020, GREENLAND® is working collaboratively with the following organizations on many projects of mutual interest:
 

  • Greenland International - Consulting Engineers (Canada)
  • ​Urban Watershed Group (Canada)
  • Stragis Environmental Services (Canada)
  • Greenland Technologies Group (Canada)
  • Clearflow Group (Canada and U.S.)
  • RainGrid (Canada)
  • SafeSump (Canada)
  • COMAP (Canada)
  • Next Level Stormwater Management (Canada)
  • 4ITAB (Sweden)
  • University of Guelph (Canada)
  • University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • University of Alberta (Canada)
  • Lund University (Sweden)


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The Personnel

Direct principal involvement in every project gives clients experienced project management, communication, and technical expertise. From initial meetings through planning, project development, and construction, a GREENLAND® principal provides experienced co-ordination and assurance that projects receive the vital resources and hands-on expertise to make them successful. We also have respected relationships with governmental and regulatory decision-makers. This includes an unequaled grasp of environmental and development regulations in the Canadian market.


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Directors, Associates or Advisors

 

R. Mark Palmer, P.Eng.

Jane Palmer, B.A.Sc.

Jim Hartman, P.Eng.

Murray Maracle, Sr.

Donald Moss, M.Eng., P.Eng.

Peter Ellis, C.E.T.

Trevor Boston, M.Sc., P.Eng.

Dr. Barry Evans

Terry Geddes

Dr. Donald Cowan, P.Eng.

Fred McGarry

Jerry Hanna

Dr. Hussein Abdullah, P. Eng.

Dr. Monique Dubé


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Client Testimonials

City of Ottawa

On behalf of the City of Ottawa, we would like to thank Greenland International Consulting Limited, and in particular, Don Moss for his exemplary efforts in his role as Model Keeper for the City of Ottawa… Greenland has achieved a high level of confidence with Senior Staff and City Council as well Conservation authority and the Ontario Ministry of Environment… The City is appreciative of the new Modelling Tool developed by Greenland which will assist the City in conducting timely and efficient development reviews. The City will now be able to test proposed infrastructure with the overall development, determine changing impacts to existing infrastructure as ponds, as well as any changes to the receiving watercourses.

Don’s knowledge, dedication and professional approach over the past five years has been a crucial factor in the success of the project under very challenging circumstances.

Don Herweyer, MCIP, RPP
Program Manager
City of Ottawa

February 11, 2014
 

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

RE: Town of Innisfil (Community of Alcona) Flood Reduction Class Environmental Assessment

On behalf of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA), I would like to thank GREENLAND® International - Consulting Engineers for the excellent work undertaken to complete the Flood Reduction Class Environmental Assessment for the Community of Alcona. I also want to provide you our sincere appreciation for the support GREENLAND® provided both in-kind and financially which allowed the project to proceed. The approved strategy will now enable the LSRCA and Town of Innisfil to move forward with the next phase of the project so that the science-based, publicly supported solution, can be implemented to alleviate flooding impacting residents in Alcona as soon as possible. 

The project goal was to develop a sustainable - engineering solution to reduce significant annual flood damages currently occurring within the Community of Alcona (Town of Innisfil) and located within the Belle Aire Creek subwatershed. The project included a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process with extensive public and other stakeholder consultations to advance a solution involving enhancing a wetland (green infrastructure) to provide flood mitigation. The project was proposed over a decade ago and was then adopted in the Town’s Master Drainage Plan as required under the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. It is now one step closer to completion. 

The project deliverables produced by GREENLAND® included an Environmental Study Report (ESR) which now provides a science-based, well-engineered, thorough and systematic understanding of the chronic flooding that has impacted the affected settlement area in the Town of Innisfil. The Environmental Study Report (by GREENLAND®) also developed a proactive flood mitigation and resiliency plan that can now be implemented by the LSRCA, Town and other stakeholders. Finally, the project work plan satisfied requirements of Ontario's Class Environmental Assessment process and with an effective/collaborative spirit of a "public-private partnership” utilizing and ecosystem approach. The timelines to complete the project were very aggressive and I was pleased that GREENLAND® was able to complete the project on-time and budget. 

In conclusion, the role that GREENLAND® played to prepare the funding application for Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Program; securing in-kind participation of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (ICCA) at the University of Waterloo; providing in-kind Intellectual Property leveraging resources, and the financial contribution helped ensure the project was a complete success. I look forward to working with your company again on other partnerships of mutual interest and would be pleased to serve as professional references on similar projects. 

Michael Walters
Chief Administrative Officer
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

November 6, 2020
 

Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)

Check out this (Greenland) video of THREATS (an open-source cumulative effects assessment tool to help direct environmental management (industrial or other)) and/or planning of future projects. It enables the compiling and juxtaposition of public environmental data (including, but not limited to, wildlife use areas and environmental quality data) with on-site or "targeted" environmental data. For security, the provision to include data protected behind a firewall exists to enable analysis and comparison of potentially sensitive data in the context of other datasets. The goal here is to allow for predictive capability and in turn mitigate potential effects. Equally, this provides a capacity to enable retroactive assessment (investigation of cause) of observed changes. The ability to spatially interpret stressor/pathway/receptor data, and conduct analyses within the tool, while retaining data in its original database (secure) is what is truly unique here. Excited to see what can be achieved with this powerful platform in areas where it has already begun to be used!

Neal Tanna
Advisor, Monitoring and Risk Assessment
Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)

November 3, 2017
 

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