Coastal Flood Risk Reduction & Restoration

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We live here too

People have always been drawn to live, work, and play along the world’s coasts. Even now, as the frequency and intensity of coastal storms and sea level rise endanger our coastal cities and cause significant environmental damage—including losses in coastal lands and wildlife habitats—these areas continue to grow in population, financial investment, and economic activity.

Being able to survive and prosper in these coastal environments and under these changing conditions requires innovative and ongoing engineering design adaptations—adaptations that also accommodate for changed future conditions. With a long legacy as a leading water management design firm, Stantec has designed significant coastal flood risk reduction and ecosystem restoration projects around the globe. These include built interventions such as levees, pump stations, floodwalls, diversions, and raised buildings as well as soft interventions such as estuary and marsh creation/restoration, beach nourishment, and living shoreline methods. Our goal is always to protect people by reducing the risk of flooding for our cities and vital infrastructure.

Stantec employees—many of whom are from and/or live in these threatened coastal communities—approach these design and construction challenges with exceptional technical skill and a commitment to providing the most efficient solutions, which is evidenced by our extensive list of past and current clients and the size and complexity of recent projects.

Improving resiliency for coastal communities

Stantec is recognized as an innovator in the delivery of flood risk management, coastal storm risk reduction, water resources, navigation, and ecosystem restoration projects that support coastal programs across North America. We help create safer communities and resilient environments through design partnerships on local and state levels. Read More


Community Development We create communities by planning, developing, designing, and implementing the infrastructure needed to sustain their growth.
Environmental Services With 3,100 environmental staff in 20 specialties, we know what to do. When we’re gathering data to permit a new project or collaborating on a plan to remediate an old one, our passion for science drives us.
Geotechnical Engineering & Materials Testing Our geotechnical engineers and material specialists are focused on solving complex design, construction, and rehabilitation issues impacting the communities where we live and work.
Nature-based Solutions Using Nature-based Solutions such as carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas reduction, we can mitigate the ongoing effects of climate change.
Numerical Modeling Solutions Stantec’s Numerical Modeling Solutions teams create data-driven visualizations and evidence-based reports that can be used to make informed decisions for your project and community.
Remote Sensing With technology including unmanned aerial systems (UAS), photogrammetry, LiDAR, underwater acoustics, and satellite imagery, our Remote Sensing team helps you know more about your projects.

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