Regulatory permits and licenses are an essential part of any project. They are generally required during the planning stages to comply with federal, provincial/territorial and municipal environmental regulations.
The sustainability of many northern communities, and the health and well-being of the people who live there, is dependent on access to a reliable and clean water source.
In recognition of International Women in Engineering Day, we want to highlight the importance of the 30 by 30 initiative. Increasing the percentage of newly licensed female engineers to 30 percent by 2030 will require consistent and constant attention to the issues that have caused the gender imbalance in the engineering profession.
There are many challenges to developing energy in the North. Remote working conditions and capacity challenges of any project can add additional fees to the budget. Harsh weather conditions with shorter construction periods make timelines and schedules critical to the success of the project. Geography and long winters make hydropower sites more challenging to develop in some parts of Canada.
Morrison Hershfield welcomes Ronald Gee, P.Eng. Water Resource Engineer, to our Whitehorse office. His vast experience complements our team and will be a great asset to our clients and colleagues.