Environmental Policy Development

We routinely work with government agencies in the development of science policy based on literature reviews and new research. We have examined new and emerging approaches to developing water quality guidelines. We have also reviewed international environmental policies and legislation in support of emerging Canadian federal and provincial environmental protection instruments.

We have worked with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in the development of Operational Statements and a definition of "Risk" to fish habitat.

We have worked with Environment Canada in the development of the Canadian Water Quality Index, in approaches to identifying waterbodies in a reference condition, in the development of background concentration ranges for analytes of interest, and in approaches to quantifying the ecological benefit of the road salt code of practice. Our work on reference condition and on ecological benefits of the road salt code of practice were published in the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada.

 Having clear and understandable direction makes it easier and cost effective for all parties to understand and comply with project environmental requirements. KAL works with municipal, provincial and federal governments to develop clear and effective procedures so that environmental obligations are understood. This makes the pricing of jobs easier. It removes lack of understanding of the implementation of environmental programs from one jurisdiction to another. It makes everyone’s job easier. If you would like to discuss how we can make your job easier, give us a call.