Environment

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges—measuring and designing for biodiversity, responsible product production, the changing energy mix, and more—shaping today's environmental services industry.

  • Phytoremediation: What is it, and why might it be right for your contaminated site?

    Phytoremediation: What is it, and why might it be right for your contaminated site?

    Put your plants to work as an inexpensive, sustainable tool to help you achieve site closure

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  • Underwater remote sensing: Surveying the marine world safer, faster, and more affordably

    Underwater remote sensing: Surveying the marine world safer, faster, and more affordably

    Futuristic-sounding sensors let scientists work in multiple places at once, but it’s important to begin with a clear study design

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  • How should we dispose of PFAS waste from contaminated sites in Canada?

    How should we dispose of PFAS waste from contaminated sites in Canada?

    Despite our steadily evolving understanding of the negative health impacts of PFAS, disposal of PFAS-contaminated waste remains unregulated

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  • How satellite technology can monitor buried pipelines—and find leaks more quickly

    How satellite technology can monitor buried pipelines—and find leaks more quickly

    PipeWATCH is a remote sensing technology—and it’s a game changer for the oil and gas industry

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  • Consequence modelling: How to reduce the risk of an accidental release at your facility

    Consequence modelling: How to reduce the risk of an accidental release at your facility

    New regulations highlight the importance of reexamining modelling after facility design changes

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  • Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures: think globally, act locally has never mattered more

    Community Futures speaks to the most significant trends influencing our cities, from climate change to digital innovation

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  • Webinar Recording: Environmental DNA, an emerging tool in biodiversity conservation

    Webinar Recording: Environmental DNA, an emerging tool in biodiversity conservation

    How effective is eDNA for monitoring species at risk in turbulent marine conditions like the Bay of Fundy, which has the world’s highest tides?

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  • Published in Earth's Future: The Expanding Footprint of Rapid Arctic Change

    Published in Earth's Future: The Expanding Footprint of Rapid Arctic Change

    Dr. Francis Wiese shares insights regarding sea level rise, extreme weather, infrastructure damage, and coastal erosion

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  • A spotlight on New Zealand's proposed National Environmental Standards for Freshwater

    A spotlight on New Zealand's proposed National Environmental Standards for Freshwater

    New regulations are proposed for the protection of natural wetlands and agricultural land use in New Zealand. Here’s how you can prepare.

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  • Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    Back to our (grass)roots: New guide aims to decode grass and rush plant families

    A passion for regional ecosystems inspires a user-friendly field guide to ecologically and economically important plant groups

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  • Biologist’s goal: wind turbines that kill fewer bats and birds

    Biologist’s goal: wind turbines that kill fewer bats and birds

    Finding a balance between mitigating habitat impact while installing modern turbine technology to provide renewable energy

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  • The top 3 things that make managing a forest preserve successful

    The top 3 things that make managing a forest preserve successful

    Community partnership, long-term leadership, and committed project partners: key ingredients in managing a forest preserve

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  • 4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    4 things to consider when tendering a stream project

    Scheduling a pre-bid meeting and having an experienced contractor are key to a successful project

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  • Developing solutions to handle PFAS—aka “forever chemicals”—it’s an evolving science

    Developing solutions to handle PFAS—aka “forever chemicals”—it’s an evolving science

    Innovative problem-solving needed as the true depth of PFAS contamination and its effects on humanity remain up in the air

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  • Published: Building capacity, capabilities, and competencies for the future

    Published: Building capacity, capabilities, and competencies for the future

    As part of the Qatar Integrated Drainage Master Plan, the Public Works Authority of the State of Qatar has set an ambitious path to build the infrastructure needed to optimize its water resources

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  • Become a conservation leader: The benefits of restoring pollinator habitat

    Become a conservation leader: The benefits of restoring pollinator habitat

    Ecosystem restoration can position private industry as conservation leaders, promote public awareness, and ignite passion for protecting wildlife

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  • eDNA: Delivering power sector projects while keeping rare species safe

    eDNA: Delivering power sector projects while keeping rare species safe

    Environmental DNA biomonitoring is a breakthrough technology that revolutionizes how industry can reduce cost, efforts, and risks for energy projects

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  • Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Spend a dollar to save six: coastal resilience by the numbers

    Rising sea levels. Catastrophic storms. Battered shorelines. What’s the measurable impact of climate change on our coastal communities, and how can we respond?

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  • Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    Flying high: Drone technology is providing better community resiliency and recovery

    From 3-D models to thermal infrared scans, the information drones provide is transforming community development and environmental services

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  • Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    Tech-driven innovations can help us build anticipatory resiliency in our communities

    It’s important to perceive threats—from hurricanes to pandemic disease—and plan for them. Here are 3 tech advancements to help build resiliency.

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