Understanding the Environment

  • Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    Sponge city: Our urban landscapes have untapped potential to absorb stormwater

    How can cities harness rainwater? It starts with making the decision to forget about paving—and choosing to lead with landscape.

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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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  • eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    eDNA and metabarcoding—the future of effectively and rapidly surveying biodiversity

    Metabarcoding provides tools that go beyond a targeted approach, it can look back in time, and it’s a time and money saver

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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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  • Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    Feed the future: Human existence may depend on the success of the Second Green Revolution

    How can we feed a growing world population that’s shifting toward cities? It starts with optimizing our use of land and water

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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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  • World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    Our communities are facing unprecedented change, but we have the power to turn challenges into sustainability

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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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  • 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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