Understanding the Environment

  • New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    The draft National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management aims to provide a holistic approach for managing the nation’s freshwater resources, but it introduces many new requirements

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  • Mining and Indigenous communities—what matters most are relationships

    Mining and Indigenous communities—what matters most are relationships

    Consultation isn’t just about checking a box, it’s about meaningful relationships built on real engagement to drive successful projects in Indigenous communities

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  • Published in Water New Zealand: A sustainable career

    Published in Water New Zealand: A sustainable career

    Stantec’s Jim Bradley is profiled as an environmental engineer who’s forged a career ahead of his time

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  • PFAS environmental contaminants in Canadian provinces: Where are the guidelines?

    PFAS environmental contaminants in Canadian provinces: Where are the guidelines?

    As we study impacts of persistent contaminants, jurisdictions are implementing standards. But Canada needs more provincial regulations.

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  • A decade of ecosystem restoration: Protecting planet Earth for future generations

    A decade of ecosystem restoration: Protecting planet Earth for future generations

    How we’re confronting the global issues of climate change, biodiversity, and population

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  • From the Design Quarterly: Teaching nature via outdoor spaces and sustainable design

    From the Design Quarterly: Teaching nature via outdoor spaces and sustainable design

    Whether it’s an outdoor learning center or using the school building as a teaching tool, educators are embracing sustainable design in their curriculum

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  • 3 ways to use water to cool your underground mine—affordably and sustainably

    3 ways to use water to cool your underground mine—affordably and sustainably

    You don’t have to break the bank to beat the heat. Here are 3 innovative strategies use natural means to cool mines.

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  • Hitting Saskatchewan carbon targets: How to achieve, measure, and prove reduced emissions

    Hitting Saskatchewan carbon targets: How to achieve, measure, and prove reduced emissions

    In the fight against climate change, we’re working with clients to establish baseline measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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  • How Indigenous and northern communities shape my professional philosophy as a planner

    How Indigenous and northern communities shape my professional philosophy as a planner

    Engaging the communities we work with and aligning ourselves with their perspectives

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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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  • Published in IJHP&D: Upgrading the Salto Grande Scheme

    Published in IJHP&D: Upgrading the Salto Grande Scheme

    Rehabilitation is playing a major role in solving energy needs in South America at plants such as the Salto Grande Scheme

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  • How we can flip the script on pollinator decline

    How we can flip the script on pollinator decline

    Changing the way we think about ecosystem restoration to combat the decline of pollinators

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  • Published in NC Currents: Storm Damage Risk Reduction – Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps

    Published in NC Currents: Storm Damage Risk Reduction – Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps

    A look at the top 10 factors coastal communities should consider and address in future builds to reduce hurricane storm damage risk

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  • Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Published in REDNews: How updates to floodplain mapping will impact Texas

    Natural Disasters, such as catastrophic flooding, challenge the very essence of the community

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  • A path to improving national standards for stormwater practices

    A path to improving national standards for stormwater practices

    What to do when water quality suffers due to urban runoff-driven pollution

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  • The trickle-down effect of enhancing satellite technology

    The trickle-down effect of enhancing satellite technology

    New satellites can measure the earth’s surface on the scale of centimetres, making remote sensing more powerful

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  • Planning to Address Our Urban Heat Island in Northern Nevada

    Planning to Address Our Urban Heat Island in Northern Nevada

    In the Summer 2018 edition of the Nevada Planner, Cynthia Albright wrote an article on the urban heat island project in Reno, NV Stantec is working on

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  • Published in Florida Water Resources Journal: Keys to Planning, Designing, and Permitting Resilient Coastal Restoration Projects

    Published in Florida Water Resources Journal: Keys to Planning, Designing, and Permitting Resilient Coastal Restoration Projects

    Matt Starr and Jeff Tabar discuss how using a well-defined plan of action and proactive approach to resiliency will help communities reduce coastal risk now and in the future

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  • The Water Bar: Serving up conversations about water supply and use

    The Water Bar: Serving up conversations about water supply and use

    Water resources engineering is often behind the scenes, but the Water Bar helps make sustainable water management publicly approachable

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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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