Golder team produces the first Mine Water Atlas for South Africa
Commissioned by the South African Water Research Commission, and launched by South Africa’s Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, at the 2017 UN Water Summit in Durban, Golder has….
Building a beach in British Columbia
The Hot Sands Beach is a popular attraction at a waterfront park in central Kelowna, an urban community of around 200,000 people in British Columbia, Canada. Erosion was limiting the community’s….
Species Recovery in Canada
Boreal caribou (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) are a Species At Risk in Canada. They are a forest dwelling species and mainly live in peatland and old growth forest habitats within the boreal forest. Their distribution once covered….
Residue Storage Design Delivers Environmental & Economic Benefits
Golder has completed a detailed design for a bauxite residue storage facility for Emirates Global Aluminium’s new Al Taweelah alumina refinery. An initial feasibility design prepared by another consultant, included a compacted clay liner ….
Property Development & Ecological Conversation – A Fine Balance
In Edmonton, Canada, Golder has helped the local municipal authority, The City of Edmonton to better understand the impact of two large-scale residential property developments on the Big Lake watershed – a nationally-recognized ecosystem – and recommended the mitigation ….
Pile Founding Level Optimisation
An innovative design approach for the foundation of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Passenger Clearance Building has resulted significant material savings and CO2 emission reduction. The boundary crossing facility….
Moorebank Intermodal Facility
Intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (e.g., rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself…..
Little Smoky Caribou Range Rearing Facility
Golder was contracted to inform the Government of Alberta about the considerations for implementing a pilot caribou rearing facility as a population recovery tool. The Little Smoky population is well recognized as the most impacted population of boreal caribou in Canada due to more than 96% of its habitat impacted….
From Brownfield to Bayside Waterfront Neighbourhood
Golder completed the geotechnical and environmental work for the award winning Bayside Development in Toronto, a project changing an underutilized, environmentally impacted site into a vibrant mixed use development and waterfront destination. The Bayside site is situated on the former Queen Elizabeth Docks….
Design Solution to Mitigate Impact on Wildlife in the Jasper National Park
A five-year mountain goat monitoring study associated with Brewster’s Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park clearly demonstrates that Golder’s environmental assessment correctly identified potential impacts from…..
Calculating the Capacity for Future Sustainable Development
In Durban South Africa, the greater Waterfall area contains remnant areas of a species-rich grassland classified as critically endangered. Golder has been engaged by eThekwini Municipality to prepare a functional area plan for this location to provide the local authorities with a conceptual framework….
Boreal Caribou Habitat Restoration on the Parker Range
Golder worked with a group of stakeholders to develop the Boreal Caribou Habitat Restoration Pilot Program on the Parker Range in northern British Columbia….
Biodiversity Offset Strategy for the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline
Golder has developed an innovative approach to identify, evaluate, and deliver a biodiversity offset strategy for the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP). It is a new approach which could be replicated for other similar projects worldwide, helping clients to create business …
A Roadmap to Develop for North America’s First Carbon Neutral Brewery
Cowbell Brewery, a boutique beer producer, wanted to build North America’s first carbon neutral brewery in the township of Blyth in Huron County. Golder created the brewery’s roadmap to achieve their goal. Brewing started in June 2017 with a store and bar opening in August that same year….
WestConnex Stage 2 – Sydney, Australia
The WestConnex Stage 2 mega transport project will see the duplication of the M5 East Motorway between Kingsgrove and Arncliffe in suburban Sydney, and an extension north to a proposed major new road interchange. It features twin tunnels, each up to 10km long, with ….
Future Proofing a Water Supply for a Growing Community.
To meet the increasing water supply demands of the Lower Mainland and respond to significant population growth south of the Fraser River, Metro Vancouver undertook a significant upgrade to its water supply infrastructure. This included a new water supply tunnel across the….
Extending the Life of a Solid Waste Landfill
In Ontario, Canada, the effective capacity of the City of Barrie’s municipal landfill has been increased to over 1 million cubic meters, estimated to last an additional 18 years from the original estimated closure date of 2017, the result of an award winning project for Golder…..