Water Resources

The major connecting link in a watershed or river basin ecosystem is the flow of water. The flow pattern is part of the water balance. How and where the water flows determines the quality of the water, the shape and stability of stream banks, the health and diversity of the vegetation, and the availability of fish and wildlife habitat.

Since incorporation (in 1994), the GREENLAND® approach to water resources projects is to ensure that the operational balance of surface water, groundwater and/or coastal water systems are maintained and that interventions are made with a perspective of the entire ecosystem. Our recognized credentials include these water resources and related environmental engineering analytical, design and construction administration services:

  • Subwatershed Management Plans;
  • Drinking Water Source Protection Plans;
  • Groundwater Management Plans;
  • Environmental Assessments;
  • Environmental Impact Statements;
  • Water Quality and Assimilative Capacity Analyses;
  • Municipal Infrastructure and Site Remediation Investigations;
  • Environmental Restoration and Resource Management Plans;
  • Stormwater Management Plans;
  • Municipal Drain Projects;
  • Sediment Control Plans;
  • Stormwater Drainage and Pond Retrofits;
  • Master Drainage Plans;
  • Master Servicing and Functional Servicing Plans;
  • Stream Rehabilitation / Remediation Plans;
  • Flood Risk Mapping, Flood Remediation Plans & Flood Control Designs;
  • Coastal Engineering and Shoreline Protection;
  • River Ice Engineering Control Works;
  • Stream Health (Biological / Water Chemistry / Flow) & Groundwater Monitoring;
  • Water Balance and Hydrogeologic Investigations;
  • Fish Passage Designs and Habitat Rehabilitation;
  • Hydropower Systems;
  • Municipal Official / Secondary Plan Reviews; and,
  • Expert Testimony.

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Town of Collingwood

RE: Town of Collingwood ‘Smart’ Stormwater Project
 
I would like to thank and recognize GREENLAND® for their leadership role in the above project. Your firm identified the opportunity to work together with other private firms and public sector organizations, together with the support of the Town of Collingwood and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, to address a growing Concern in communities related to lot-level flood mitigation.
 
GREENLAND® strategized and implemented, over almost 3 years, the “first-ever in Canada” work plan to mitigate problems of climate-change induced stormwater flooding which impacts many residential, commercial and institutional properties. The innovative project approach monitored 4 different Low Impact Development (LID) approaches for reducing lot-level flooding and their ability to redirect site drainage away from municipal sewer systems. Using innovative real-time (aka ‘Smart’) technologies, GREENLAND® was also able to generate ‘Big Data’ that provided new insights into the effectiveness of these different approaches. The GREENLAND® team’s level of commitment, thoroughness and professionalism was appreciated by the municipality. GREENLAND® maintained open lines of communication with Town staff, contractors, participating residents, and promptly responded to all questions and issues raised by the public.
 
We commend your firm’s efforts as a pioneer in implementing this project approach.
 
Sonya Skinner
Acting Chief Administrative Officer
Town of Collingwood

June 2, 2020
 

Town of The Blue Mountains

On behalf of the Town of The Blue Mountains, we would like to thank you and your organization for your specialized technical support in a peer review capacity over the past four years… Your team not only provided timely review of all drainage related features of development applications but introduced updated municipal design criteria addressing changing climatic conditions. By unraveling the weather factors that impact snow melt potential, your team has helped the Town better understand how to be proactive in developing sustainable infrastructure.

Your team’s support assisted in keeping Town’s development projects moving forward efficiently. In addition to this, the review and introduction of updated municipal design criteria and construction standards addressing changing climatic conditions, continues to ensure the Town of The Blue Mountains fulfills its mandate for sustainable development.

Reg Russwurm MBA, P. Eng.
Director of Engineering and Public Works
Town of The Blue Mountains

February 3, 2014
 

Muskoka Watershed Council

The Muskoka Watershed Council’s mission is to champion watershed health in those watersheds that flow into and through the District Municipality of Muskoka. There is no conservation authority in Muskoka, instead the Council is a volunteer-based organization supported by the District of Muskoka, local consulting firms, and local Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change offices.

The Muskoka Watershed Council is currently undertaking a project to understand the potential impact of climate change in Muskoka to the year 2050. In working with our municipal partners, decision support tools such as Greenland’s new CANWET-5 model could be useful in informing our watershed management planning decisions in relation to policy development, stewardship priorities and education and communication programs. 

Peter Sale
Chair
Muskoka Watershed Council

November 17, 2014
 

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