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Canadian Ecotoxicity Workshop – October 1 to 4, 2017

HESL will be attending the upcoming Canadian Ecotoxicity Worksho (CEW) this October in Guelph, Ontario.  The theme of the 2017 CEW is “From Land to Lakes: Integrative Ecotoxicology in the Great Lakes Basin and Beyond“. HESL will be delivering three platform presentations at CEW this year, all of which are scheduled for Tuesday October 3rd.  We encourage you …

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Phosphorus – HESL Contributes to ECO Report

Neil Hutchinson was invited by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) to review and provide commentary on Chapter 7 “Phosphorus” in her latest report on reducing the energy and climate footprint of Ontario’s water use. HESL’s contributions were acknowledged in that report titled “Every Drop Counts”, which is now available on the ECO website. The …

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HESL Supports Earth Day Tree Planting

The Rotary Forest project’s vision is to “turn fields into forest”, with a goal of increasing the canopy cover in the City of Guelph and surrounding area by planting 60,000 trees by 2020. We’re on year ten of planting the Rotary Forest, with just three more years to go before the 40 hectare forest is complete …

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HESL talk on invasive species to the Muskoka Watershed Council

Dr. Andrea Smith will be presenting a talk on invasive species to the Muskoka Watershed Council this Friday, April 21st.   Here, there and everywhere: are we ready for the invaders? Invasive species are a global problem with widespread environmental and socio-economic impacts. Andrea Smith will be discussing the challenge of addressing this threat at …

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HESL at the Nunavut Mining Symposium

HESL will have two representatives at the 2017 Nunavut Mining Symposium.  Dr. Neil Hutchinson and Richard Nesbitt will be in attendance and presenting a talk in the Angijunut Piliaksanut Maligait session on April 5th, 2017. “One Voice” to Monitor Northern Canada’s Freshwater Aquatic Environment – Method Development to use Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit and Western Science in Conjunction   …

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Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association Seminar

HESL’s Dörte Köster and Tara Roumeliotis are pleased to be attending the Alberta Water and Wastewater Operators Association (AWWOA) Seminar between March 13 and 17, 2017 in Banff, Alberta. The AWWOA provides expert information and training for Alberta’s utility system operators, and the AWWOA’s annual seminar in Banff is considered to be a key event …

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HESL’s Carbon Offset Program – 2016 Update

Hutchinson Environmental Sciences Ltd. recognize that climate change is a serious environmental threat that results as all of us pursue our daily activities in a carbon intensive economy. We are pleased to see governmental commitment to climate change action and sincerely hope that these commitments will lead to global action to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. …

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HESL develops a nearshore environmental monitoring protocol for Ontario lakes

In 2015-2016 HESL developed the Nearshore Monitoring Protocol for Conservation Ontario, a decision-making framework to guide the design and implementation of aquatic monitoring programs to assess the impact of watershed activities on nearshore environments in Ontario lakes.  The protocol was used by the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority to monitor south-eastern Georgian Bay in the summer …

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Merry Christmas from HESL in 2016

HESL has proudly contributed to the following charities this Christmas:

National Water and Wastewater Conference

The Canadian Water Wastewater Association’s (CWWA) National Water and Wastewater Conference is being held this year between November 13 and 16 in Toronto, Ontario. The conference hosts a wealth of different topics and talks, ranging from regulation in wastewater, to energy and water efficiency, to water security and drinking water treatment. HESL is sending one …

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