2019

  • Update - “Collingwood, Ontario’s Hume Innovation (Accelerator) Hub and Future GREENLAND® Group HQ”: Located in the heart of Collingwood, Ontario, the Hume Innovation Hub will be a regional tech accelerator and community-oriented business centre. To initiate the development process, ACK Architects has recently been retained to work with the project’s developer. The firm will assist to finalize the site plan and initiate thereafter the building permit phase. External building layout alternatives will also be prepared to make the final selection. Details will then be used to determine the best variety of professional offices and commercial spaces available in the new landmark mid-rise building located on Hume Street – one of Collingwood’s gateway entrances. Finally, GREENLAND appreciates having the Cortel Group as the project’s developer. One of many ongoing signature GTA Ontario projects by the Cortel Group can be seen at this video link.


  • GREENLAND® is invited by the 2019 A.D. Latornell Conference (http://www.latornell.ca) Committee to present at its annual event later this year. This summer, a similar green technologies session invite was also received from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) to present at its annual conference this August in Ottawa, Canada.  
 
  • This summer, The Council of the Great Lakes Region and Pollution Probe published a timely report, “Water Management and Big Data: An Examination of Opportunities and Approaches to Leverage Data Science, Analytics and AI to support Watershed Planning and the Health of our Great Lakes’ Ecosystem”. Funded by the RBC Foundation, the report presents highlights and recommendations from the Watershed Planning and Big Data workshop convened by the two (2) organizations in February 2019. Stakeholders from the north shore of Lake Ontario gathered to discuss how to best leverage latest innovations in the area of data analytics, modelling and artificial intelligence (AI) to generate deep insights about the world around us and knowledge that policy-and decision- makers need at their fingertips to protect watersheds in the Great Lakes Basin, while also managing land use planning and supporting sustainable economic development. GREENLAND® staff also attended the workshop and served as the project team’s technical advisor and report peer reviewer. The press release and full report can be accessed from the Council's website here. The Council and Pollution Probe will continue working together with other supporters to protect the Great Lakes and to identify policy options and measures to increase environmental protection and human health.
 
  • GREENLAND® is retained to prepare integrated “Grey - Green” water/ wastewater infrastructure master development plans that will have regard for best available science and climate change impact considerations. Further announcements about the proposed landmark communities (in Ontario) will be provided at a later date.
   
  • This web link connects to the latest GREENLAND® demonstration video of its Internet ISWMS™ flood forecasting, floodplain mapping & flood risk prediction platform. ISWMS™ was completed in late 2018 to combine open source weather forecast data with open source GIS capabilities, as well as industry standard river models – including, HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS. Basin models in Canada are now operating. Other watersheds with new machine learning (AI) capabilities will be coming online this year. Finally, it was appropriate the background video music was also by a band of GREENLAND® – University of Guelph (Canada) graduate engineers and who recorded the music in a “solar powered log cabin”.
 
  • GREENLAND® staff present at two (2) premier national conferences hosted by the Canadian Water Resources Association and Canadian Water Network. Both presentations focused on key insights from the company’s Internet river basin AI platform projects and partnerships.
 
  • GREENLAND® was awarded a five (5) year contract to support the University of Alberta to develop an Internet – GIS Cumulative Environmental Effects platform. The initial (Year 2019) phase will focus on three (3) outcomes affecting Alberta’s Oil Sands Region and river basin priorities - water quantity, air quality and pipeline spills. The project team also includes the Gordon Foundation. This NGO is dedicated to working with Indigenous Peoples to protect Canada’s watersheds and partnering on basin monitoring programs. In order to achieve the initial milestones, GREENLAND® will use its second-to-none Decision Support System "toolbox" and in-house platform team expertise. Existing web-based tools (e.g. THREATS™) will be further advanced to include new data and analytics.
 
  • GREENLAND® is awarded a Municipal-wide Stormwater Management Planning and Design Project by the Town of Collingwood, Canada.
 
  • GREENLAND® is awarded a Stormwater Management Facility Retrofit Planning and Design Project by the City of Peterborough, Canada.
     
  • GREENLAND® is awarded river basin flood protection and floodplain mapping projects with funding assistance from Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Program. All projects also include Ontario Conservation Authorities and Municipalities. Finally, the projects will utilize proprietary Decision Support Systems, including ISWMS™ and THREATS™.
 
  • GREENLAND® is retained by municipality clients in Canada to assist with the preparation of water / wastewater infrastructure and land development engineering standards – including, Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development (LID) practices that also have regard for best available science and climate change impact considerations. 


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Communitech

The Greenland Group (Greenland) was introduced to Communitech in 2013. This letter is to acknowledge the importance of this proactive joint venture and to indicate our strong interest in future project partnerships with Greenland and other network members.

Greenland is now supporting other joint initiatives with Communitech. These leading-edge information technology partners will include other private sector members with the Communitech network, as well as Ontario government agencies and First Nation communities. These projects are intended to develop commercialized products and services involving the Greenland Group and other Communitech partners and to enable new Canada-wide related collaborations.

Mark, if any your prospective clients or contacts have questions regarding our collaborative efforts to date, ongoing discussions and project leveraging capabilities, the Communitech team would be more than happy to help.

We look forward to our continued strong collaboration with Greenland.

Iain Klugman
CEO
Communitech

February 19, 2015
 

City of Ottawa

On behalf of the City of Ottawa, we would like to thank Greenland International Consulting Limited, and in particular, Don Moss for his exemplary efforts in his role as Model Keeper for the City of Ottawa… Greenland has achieved a high level of confidence with Senior Staff and City Council as well Conservation authority and the Ontario Ministry of Environment… The City is appreciative of the new Modelling Tool developed by Greenland which will assist the City in conducting timely and efficient development reviews. The City will now be able to test proposed infrastructure with the overall development, determine changing impacts to existing infrastructure as ponds, as well as any changes to the receiving watercourses.

Don’s knowledge, dedication and professional approach over the past five years has been a crucial factor in the success of the project under very challenging circumstances.

Don Herweyer, MCIP, RPP
Program Manager
City of Ottawa

February 11, 2014
 

Town of Collingwood

On behalf of the Town of Collingwood, I would like to thank the Greenland Group of Companies for their design and execution of the Town’s vision for Heritage Park, coordination of all consultants, contract administration and construction inspection.

Greenland always strives for thoroughness, professionalism and addressing their clients needs on each of their projects – this was no exception.

Peter G. Dunbar
Director, Leisure Services
Town of Collingwood

August 30, 2010
 

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