Our Work

EOR Goes North - Celebrating our Canadian Projects

EOR has been working on Canadian projects for 8 years, stretching from Ontario to Alberta. Our projects have addressed developing high-density urban centers, expansive rural/agricultural regions, and smaller, remote northern communities.

The projects involve resource management planning, water quality improvements, stormwater modeling, stream restorations, and low impact development (LID) guides to name a few. See a sampling of EOR's Canadian Projects highlighted below.  

Designer's Guide for LID Construction

  • Completed for the Credit Valley Conservation Authority
  • Extensive manual outlining the design and implementation of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) for low impact development (LID) construction.
  • An indispensable guide for contractors and stormwater management professionals that highlights to Do's and Don't of LID design and BMP implementation.
  • 2012 Award Winner for Visual Communication and Design

Rural Stormwater Management Model

  • Completed for the Ausable-Bayfield Conservation Authority, as part of the Lake Huron Water Quality Initiative.
  • EOR, in coordination with PC-SWMM programmers CHI Inc, developed a new hydraulic model application for
    agricultural watersheds.
  • EOR modeled 5 agricultural priority areas for a total of 500 Km2. Main features of this innovative model, included:
    -- ag-BMPs used in cold climates to improve runoff water quality,
    -- integration of seasonal changes in parameterization,
    -- more erosion equations built into the PC-SWMM sub-routines,
    -- incorporation of in-stream constituent removal processes
    -- specific drain tile drainage representation, and
    -- calibration using sensitivity-based radio tuning multi-threaded applications.

Thunder Bay Stormwater Mgmt. Plan (SMP)

  • Developed SMP for the City and its seven upstream watersheds, as well as a Comprehensive Consultation Plan that engaged a large variety of project stakeholders.
  • Created a feasibility-level model for five key municipal areas and base models were developed for all watersheds.
  • The Plan assess the impact of future development and climate change on both infrastructure and the environment, as well as recommend strategies, policies, and standards to mitigate development impacts.
  • The Plan identifies retrofit options that will improve water quality and manage the system’s capacity.
  • Also created a 20-year Implementation Plan that provided an optimized and prioritized summary of the larger SMP.

McVicar Creek Protection & Rehabilitation Plan

  • As the first Watershed Protection Plan completed in Thunder Bay, this plan provided a comprehensive assessment and detailed gap analysis of a 50 km2 watershed (that supports a coldwater stream).
  • Incentive, regulatory, educational protection, and restoration strategies were identified and prioritized.
  • Implementation strategies were tailored based on the unique physical, social, and climatic characteristics of the community and watershed.
  • Over 50 stormwater retrofit projects were designed and vetted in preparation for future grant and educational campaigns.