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Urban Watershed Group (UWG)
is recognized for and specializes in creative and innovative urban land and civil engineering solutions for planners, developers and public sector clients. The team includes environmental, municipal and water resources engineering and other information technology specialists affiliated with the Greenland Group of Companies. UWG provides diverse services and leading-edge capabilities that can support the success of the most challenging urban land projects today. UWG was established in 2002 as a consulting firm with various civil engineering business units that were self-managed, yet worked together as a composite team to produce cost-effective results. In 2006, the company joined GREENLAND® to strengthen its capabilities within increasingly competitive markets and to use all proprietary GREENLAND® decision support system and smart analytical tools. Since incorporation, UWG continues to help shape the world around us – including time-tested experience, comprehensive resources and intelligent solutions for urban land projects.

The key to Urban Watershed’s success is its people. Direct principal involvement in every project gives clients the experienced project management, effective communication and technical expertise they deserve. From initial meetings through planning, project development and construction, a UWG principal provides experienced coordination and assurance that your project receives the vital resources and hands-on expertise to make it successful. The company also has respected relationships with governmental and regulatory decision-makers and an unequaled grasp of local building and development regulations in the Canadian market. UWG continues to be an extraordinarily versatile company for site and civil engineering projects. We have successfully worked on numerous large and complex mixed-use projects and are recognized as industry leaders in solving challenging issues.
 

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Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

On behalf of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, we would like to thank you and your consulting firm for your technical capacity in completing the CANWET model with baseline conditions in our watershed.

I have worked closely with Greenland Consulting Engineers (Greenland) over the past two years as part of this project. We also value your staff’s ability to troubleshoot issues and respond on time. Greenland’s commitment, thoroughness, and professionalism have led to the success of this project with the addition of a new routine to the CANWET software.

It has been a great pleasure to work with Greenland and we look forward to using your expertise again in the near future.

Sobhalatha Kunjikutty, Ph.D, P.Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

February 19, 2015
 

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
 

City of Greater Sudbury

Re: Capreol Downtown Waterfront CIP and Whitson River Waterway Trail

The City of Greater Sudbury has used the services of Greenland International Consulting Ltd. for the design of the Capreol Downtown Waterfront and the design of the Whitson River Waterway Trail.

Greenland delivered both projects on budget and provided consistency in its leadership from the landscape team. This stability in project management meant that we were working with a company who was familiar with the City’s project and consultation processes.

The Capreol Downtown Waterfront improvements were constructed in 2018 in time for the community’s 100th anniversary and incorporated the community’s railway history into the design. Greenland was skilled at integrating the wishes of the community into cohesive and creative designs that provide great connections between the Community’s main street areas and natural features.

Melissa Riou, MCIP, RPP
Senior Planner
Community and Strategic Planning
Growth and Infrastructure Department

City of Greater Sudbury
December 23, 2020
 

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