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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Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change

We are pleased to write in full support of the Canada-Europe Partnership, particularly the collaboration of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3) and the
Partners for Action (P4A) network to support incorporation of climate change considerations in the project and assist in testing FLOODVIEW with Canadian municipalities and insurers.
 
P4A and IC3 are dedicated to consideration of climate change in Canada’s approach to flood risk management, and dissemination of knowledge and best practices to the insurance industry, government decision-makers, and the Canadian public. We look forward to partnering with you to identify effective solutions to minimize urban flooding.

Dr. Daniel Scott
Executive Director
Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change
Faculty of Environment University of Waterloo

October 20, 2015
 

Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

On behalf of the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority, we would like to thank you and your consulting firm for your technical capacity in completing the CANWET model with baseline conditions in our watershed.

I have worked closely with Greenland Consulting Engineers (Greenland) over the past two years as part of this project. We also value your staff’s ability to troubleshoot issues and respond on time. Greenland’s commitment, thoroughness, and professionalism have led to the success of this project with the addition of a new routine to the CANWET software.

It has been a great pleasure to work with Greenland and we look forward to using your expertise again in the near future.

Sobhalatha Kunjikutty, Ph.D, P.Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

February 19, 2015
 

University of Guelph

The reappearance of excessive nutrient loading in Lake Erie and the subsequent algae blooms is an extremely complex issue and is quite different in nature than the previous phosphorous loadings in the 1970s. Unlike the issue in the 1970s, there are far more sources adding nutrients to the late and these sources are diverse in nature ranging from rural to urban. In order to understand the nutrient loading, both in the temporal and spatial domains, more complex analytic and predictive tools are required in order to help policy make sound, science based, and defendable solutions.

The University of Guelph is uniquely positioned to help address the issues around Lake Erie with long standing core strengths in both the agricultural sector and the environmental field. In conjunction with our partner, Greenland Consulting Engineers, and their watershed evaluation tool (CANWETTM), we believe that we have the engineering and technology to extrapolate CANWETTM from the watershed level up to the lake basin level and provide decision-making support for the entire Lake Erie basin.

Hussein Abdullah, Ph.D., P. Eng.
Director, School of Engineering
University of Guelph

January, 26 2015
 

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