The Healthy River Ecosystem AssessmenT System (THREATS™)

The Healthy River Ecosystem AssessmenT System (THREATS™) – is an Internet platform for spatial-temporal analytics focusing on hydrological, water quality, air quality, climate and anthropogenic processes.

THREATS™ hosts over a hundred datasets, as well as accessing third party APIs to call dynamic datasets including from the Water Survey of Canada, DataStream, Provincial Databases and Environment and Climate Change Canada. The combination of data and science - based analysis modules makes it "fast and easy" to access and visualize data, calculate statistical indicators or access predictive models also built into the web platform. Visualization includes interactive mapping, charts and statistics.

Current (proprietary) analysis modules and related data (involving CA university research teams) include:

  • Robust and user interactive water quality analyses, statistics and water forensic analytical tools;
  • Water hazards, hydrometric stations and regulated permit to take water or water taking license databases;
  • Synthetic hydrographs and real-time (flood and drought) flow prediction (30 day maximum) analytics;
  • Spatial analysis for calculating geometric and attribute characteristics within a region of interest;
  • Pipeline incidents trends analysis for sensitive land designations;
  • Unique Indigenous flow regime and navigability TK application tool (incl. Peace - Athabasca Delta);
  • Global Land Data Assimilation System – place based climate analysis system for "what if" scenarios;
  • "CANWET Powered by SWAT" – watershed model calibration and visualization engine to assess land use change impacts and effectiveness of site level mitigation & source water protection scenario analyses;
  • Air quality analysis and statistics;
  • Travel time calculator for large river basins (e.g. North Saskatchewan, Peace - Athabasca in Western CA);
  • Watershed delineation and flow path trace tool; and,
  • Integrated Metabase business intelligence tool lets users ask “questions” of the database and build dashboards.
GREENLAND customizes the platform to include data and tool sets that address specific requirements and add to baseline offerings that are already operational.

We use a Software as a Service business model where THREATS™ is a vehicle for delivery of I.T. driven civil engineering and specialty environmental services.

THREATS™ contains a wide range of complementing datasets that assist in source water protection, watershed planning, new community, cumulative impact assessment and environmental investigations.

For more information about THREATS™, licensing details or participating in a future webinar demonstration, please contact
We would also welcome opportunities to further develop THREATS™ for specific client needs and with other teams that have complimentary information technology services. 

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Client Testimonials

Walton Development and Management

The Walton Group of Companies is a multinational real estate investment and development firm concentrating on the research, acquisition, administration, planning and development of strategically located land in major North American growth corridors. With nearly 90,000 acres of land under administration including 22 development projects, Walton is one of North America’s premier land asset managers.

Walton Development and Management L.P. (“Walton”) has retained Greenland International Consulting Ltd. (“Greenland”) to assist with our municipal infrastructure planning and engineering design for several new communities in the County of Simcoe, Ontario including environmental assessments and water resource analysis. Greenland is highly regarded in the industry for their professional approach to the environmental aspects of these projects and state-of-the-art decision support tools (such as CANWETTM) to address climate change adaptation, cumulative watershed impact, and adaptive management such as post-construction performance monitoring. Greenland’s business model is unique and has provided Walton with value-added deliverables through the use of best available science and solution-based methodology. This includes forming a landmark public/private sector phosphorous reduction program to protect a sensitive fishery habitat system within headwaters of the Nottawasaga River Basin for one of Walton’s projects in Simcoe County. Greenland’s CANWETTM model and other in-house stormwater management and climate change impact assessment tools were instrumental for Walton to establish long-term partnerships in this community, including the local municipality, Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and other key stakeholders.

Paolo Sacilotto
General Manager, Simcoe
Walton Development and Management L.P

February 13, 2015

County of Simcoe

Greenland provided exemplary consulting services to complete this landmark project. The firm’s attention to detail and proactive ideas was very important to assist the County in addressing the issues of concern about the study’s findings and also providing defendable, yet provocative, solutions based on best available science and proven technologies for the benefit of all local municipalities.

This letter confirms that the study objectives were met within the approved time frame. Greenland also provided a sizeable in-kind contribution to complete value-added deliverables and established new partnerships in terms of future watershed modeling and technology development initiatives involving the County of Simcoe. 

Rick Newlove, P. Eng.
General Manager of Engineering, Planning and Environment
County of Simcoe

May 1, 2012

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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