Geosciences

Understanding and protecting soil and water resource

Communities and businesses have many reasons for needing to understand the water and soil in their local environment. They may seek to comply with regulations, protect residents’ health, open business opportunities or be good stewards of the environment.

Water monitoring equipment in dam

Our service

We document the condition of the water or soil at a site and determine how human activity is affecting or could affect it.

Our work falls primarily in two areas:

  • Helping clients protect water resources
  • Helping clients comply with requirements for developing, occupying or maintaining tenancy of land.

We can locate and quantify groundwater, monitor the quality of groundwater or surface water, and monitor how processes and activities are affecting the nearby water and land. We have a track record of completing excellent geoscience assessments under technically challenging field conditions. 

In this work, we draw on expertise in soil science, geology, hydrogeology, geochemistry, and hydrology. We are experts in state-of-the-art techniques for groundwater monitoring, hydraulic conductivity testing and pumping test analysis and in many software programs for geoscience investigations.

For work in Ontario, members of our staff are Qualified Persons (QP) authorized to complete Ontario Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Reports (under O. Reg. 153/04) and to file Records of Site Conditions (RSC).