Coal Combustion Residuals
Managing coal combustion residuals (CCR) is a complicated responsibility. Facility owners need to strike a balance between economics and ecology to find the right disposal site. Existing facilities have to remain forever diligent to comply with strict regulations like the USEPA CCR Rule and Effulgent Limitation Guidelines (ELG). And when it comes to closure, efficient, compliant closure plans, with no loose ends, are the key to project success. Stantec’s Water group has more than 360 dedicated CCR compliance professionals working in 30 specialties. We have experience with power industry wastewater treatment and specifically flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) wastewater evaluation, knowledge and experience with current CCR regulations, and experience with balance of plant engineering. Specializing in environmental, geotechnical, and water resources engineering, we routinely provide support to power clients across North America.
Coastal Protection & Restoration
An estimated 40 percent of the world’s population lives within 60 miles of the coast. But only an estimated 20 percent of cities have developed some type of climate change/sea level rise adaptation plan. Most of these are overarching, big picture documents, and much more work and detail is needed. We are experienced in all aspects of protection and restoration of coastal habitats – from planning to implementation. We bring exceptional expertise - covering every facet of the water cycle and all forms of water use – to our coastal restoration and resilience services. We have completed more than 500 coastal, restoration, shoreline, ecosystem, wetland, and water resources projects in the United States alone.
Dams & Reservoirs
Stantec offers creative solutions to intricate dam safety issues ranging from complex seepage, stability, and risk concerns at specific project sites to supporting the USACE in formulating policy guidelines and technical instructions for the national dam safety program. We have extensive experience with all types of flood control, water supply, recreational, mine spoil, and power by-product storage impoundments. Our experience includes more than 500 dams and levees across North America.
Groundwater, Aquifers, & Wellfields
Groundwater is the primary or, in many cases, the sole water source available to communities across North America, yet continued human activity over the years has strained the quality and quantity of our natural water resources. Stantec is at the forefront of responsible use and management of these valuable resources in a sustainable manner. Our full range of in-house disciplines, including hydrogeologists, hydrologists, biologists, geomorphologists, and engineers, allows us to provide quality services relating to groundwater assessment; well development; aquifer pump testing; permitting; capture zone delineation; and well head protection.
Levees & Embankments
We understand that in a levee system, all components – levee and floodwall sections, closure structures, pumping stations, culverts, and interior drainage works – are interconnected and necessary to protect the floodplain. From the design of diversion channels, floodwalls, and closure structures to FEMA’s accreditation procedures and USACE’s safety program, our construction managers, engineers, and scientists use a risk-based approach that prioritizes improvements to help communities across North America become more resilient and prepared for future flood-related challenges. Stantec is involved in FEMA and USACE levee safety initiatives, including the Risk MAP program and Flood Protection Structure Accreditation Task Force.