Surface water from our lakes, rivers, creeks, wet lands and reservoirs is an integral part of our First Nations communities. Surface water provides our communities with drinking water, irrigation use and helps provide energy (from hydro electricity generating equipment). Our ecosystems are dependent on healthy surface water systems such as lakes and rivers which are rich in wildlife such as birds, fish and aquatic species. In addition, community members and visitors can take advantage of the many recreational activities such as boating, canoeing, fishing and swimming near rivers and lakes.
However, there are challenges. Floods and low water conditions can have dramatic economic impacts on our community as well as negative consequences for First Nations communities, businesses, and others who depend on surface water ways.
At Cambium Aboriginal we understand the symbiotic relationship between First Nations communities and surface water conditions. Cambium Aboriginal’s teams of experts are able to work with your community to find cost‐effective solutions to understand water resources in your area and determine any environmental impacts that may be related to them. Projects that we have completed have include: baseline surveys prior to site development, impact assessments associated with anthropogenic activities at a property, and assessments associated with water resource development and protection.
Various tools, including stereo air photo interpretation, geophysical surveys, test well installation, aquifer pumping tests, field sampling, field measurements, and numerical computer modeling have been used to characterize water resources within a defined area. Watershed boundaries are delineated using topographic controls and water balance calculations. Numerical modeling is often used to describe and illustrate the existing or future subsurface conditions within an area of study.
Contact us to speak with one of our qualified staff members to discuss your circumstances and learn how we can eliminate uncertainties and provide you with practical solutions that are tailored to your First Nation’s specific needs.
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