Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) recently teamed with GW Solutions to conduct a high-level review of Site C Environmental Assessment documents. The purpose of this review was to identify issues of concern for Treaty 8 member nations to raise with the BC Provincial Water Comptroller. 

Focusing on issues that may intersect with treaty rights, the NHC/GWS team provided a comprehensive review of a large volume of EA documents in a very short period of...

Southern Lakes Raise in Elevation

 

Yukon Energy is proposing to modify the controlled high and low water level of the Yukon Southern Lakes to increase the hydroelectric energy potential of its hydro power facility. GW Solutions was retained by Yukon Energy and the Southern Lakes Water Level Committee to review historical information, hydrogeological studies completed by others, to visit the area, meet local residents and express a professional opinion...

The Mount Polley Mine is located within the northern part of the Secwepemc te Qelmucw (NStQ) traditional territory and is within the traditional territories of T’exelc Williams Lake Indian Band and the Xat’sull Soda Creek First Nations.

Following the August 4th, 2014 breach of the tailing dam which released contaminated effluent into Hazeltine Creek and Quesnel Lake, and as part of the Province’s requirement to consult, the BC Ministry of Environment,...

GW Solutions has completed a review and critique of a large hydrogeological study on behalf of the Halalt First Nation for a proposed series of production wells (water supply for the District of North Cowichan) as part of a provincial and federal environmental assessment process, Chemainus River Aquifer, Halalt First Nation, BC.

The proposed project was also reviewed under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act as a comprehensive study.

In July 2011,...

ACFN territory extends from central Alberta to Slave Lake, where some of the largest industrial projects in the world (mining of tar sands and bitumen extraction) are modifying the landscape and the water regime.

GW Solutions is working with ACFN in reviewing the proposed Teck Frontier Project (footprint of 29,000 ha), and how the mining and tailing disposal activities may modify the groundwater regime, both in quantity and quality.  In particular, we...

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