Hydrological Sciences

Stantec experts share their knowledge on the trends, innovations, and challenges around hydrological sciences.

  • 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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  • Published in Alaska Business: What about the water?

    Published in Alaska Business: What about the water?

    Hydrological environmental engineering is in high demand across the Last Frontier

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  • Published in How We Respond: New Orleans Residents Respond to Flooding w/ Citizen Science

    Published in How We Respond: New Orleans Residents Respond to Flooding w/ Citizen Science

    Blue & Green Corridors project – a new twist on green infrastructure for a city plagued by flooding

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  • [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    [With Video] How can technology from video games bring flood risks to life?

    FEMA Risk MAP data and 3D mapping help the public visualize flood risk and support more resilient communities

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  • Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    Does your land development project maximize environmental assets?

    There is a value proposition to retaining environmental features for developers and home buyers—and it’s changed in the last 20 years

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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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  • Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    Nature is a patient, not a machine: Looking at stream restoration through the medical lens

    We shouldn’t treat natural channel design like any other engineering project

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  • River resiliency: Restoring function and process following a natural disaster

    River resiliency: Restoring function and process following a natural disaster

    In the face of adversity, it’s important to align stakeholders to foster recovery—and to prepare for the next disaster

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  • We need new approaches to managing water resources for our economic, environmental future

    We need new approaches to managing water resources for our economic, environmental future

    How our relationship with The Nature Conservancy has led to improving aquatic habitat, water quality, and flooding

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  • PFAS 101: What you need to know about perfluoroalkylated substances—and why

    PFAS 101: What you need to know about perfluoroalkylated substances—and why

    PFAS—found in firefighting foam, microwave popcorn bags, and cosmetics—are present in our food chain and we’re still studying their impact

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  • Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—resiliency, planning, and preparedness

    Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—resiliency, planning, and preparedness

    Economics of Water, a Series—Part 2: Community leaders must have a clear understanding of their vulnerabilities and sensitivities

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  • Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—after the hurricanes

    Economics of Water Series: Extreme weather—after the hurricanes

    Resiliency and coastal restoration experts say severe storm recovery starts with preparedness

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  • Published in ENR: Post-flood restoration creates a more resilient Big Thompson River

    Published in ENR: Post-flood restoration creates a more resilient Big Thompson River

    Read Randy Walsh's comments on the Big Thompson River in ENR Mountain States Magazine.

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  • Animal counting toolkit: a practical guide to small-boat surveys for estimating abundance of coastal marine mammals

    Animal counting toolkit: a practical guide to small-boat surveys for estimating abundance of coastal marine mammals

    Read Rowenna Gryba's article in the Endangered Species Research Journal.

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  • Dredging waterways: Turning muddy muck into something sustainable

    Dredging waterways: Turning muddy muck into something sustainable

    Dredging and beneficial material reuse—it’s not merely possible but should be best practice

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  • Watershed characteristics shape the landscape genetics of brook stickleback (Culaea inconstans) in shallow prairie lakes

    Watershed characteristics shape the landscape genetics of brook stickleback (Culaea inconstans) in shallow prairie lakes

    Read Cory Kramer's article in the Ecology and Evolution Journal.

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  • Along the Encampment River: Using 3D laser scanners to help restore a waterway

    Along the Encampment River: Using 3D laser scanners to help restore a waterway

    Part five of our 10-part Stantec R&D Fund 10th Anniversary Series takes us high into the Rocky Mountains

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  • 7 ways municipalities can overcome barriers to low impact design

    7 ways municipalities can overcome barriers to low impact design

    How cities can use education, planning and cooperation to ensure low impact design guidelines are followed and implemented properly.

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  • 5 things Ontario developers need to know about Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) requirements

    5 things Ontario developers need to know about Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) requirements

    The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has new rules about low impact development and green infrastructure. Are you prepared?

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  • If you build it, they will come: Designing a self-sustaining trout stream

    If you build it, they will come: Designing a self-sustaining trout stream

    It takes a multi-disciplinary team – and lots of research on trout life cycles – to restore a stream to sustain new life.

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