Introduction to Water Resources Engineering
Sustainable water resources management requires multi-disciplinary efforts and creative solutions. Our team of engineers, analysts, hydrologists, and technicians have the breadth of knowledge, skills, and passion that are instrumental to delivering the most sustainable and economical interdisciplinary solutions for water management and use. Our range of expertise includes master drainage plans, flood prevention and control, watershed investigations, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling, water balance analyses, and floodplain mapping studies. Whether through channel works and water conveyance, drainage, flood prevention and control, or stormwater management, our team is able to explore viable green measures on every project without sacrificing value or cost.
CHANNEL WORKS AND DRAINAGE
Our water resources team is well versed in the successful management of the design and implementation of watercourse improvement projects across the GTA. Our portfolio includes realignments, floodplain reduction, channel rehabilitation, erosion mitigation, sustainable and low maintenance valley systems, integrating public uses, and land utility. Our approach uses multipurpose elements of design, and is centred on engaging the public and stakeholders so as to keep their interests in focus. We take measures to reduce negative impacts to adjacent landowners, utilities, and the natural environment. With many years of experience in the construction of these projects, our team members have the expertise to develop the best and most cost-effective solutions for staging and phasing using the latest industry standards.
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITIES
The TMIG team is highly proficient in stormwater management practices, whether utilizing conventional detention / retention systems, such as ponds and concrete structures, or more current Low Impact Development technologies, such as permeable pavement and rain gardens. Our team focuses on water quality treatment, quantity attenuation, the management of the impact of changing land use on the water cycle, and securing the necessary environmental regulatory approvals. We take pride in our keen ability to navigate the approval process in a way that mitigates potential risks to the project, while meeting the expectations of regulatory agencies and minimizing impacts to the neighbouring landscape.
LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT (LID) FACILITIES
We are recognized leaders in the design and implementation of Low Impact Development (LID) practices for stormwater management, and have been applying our expertise to larger and larger scale sites. The TMIG team has designed and constructed a considerable number of LID systems, ranging from bioretention swales for reconstructed streets to large residential subdivisions and commercial developments, where stormwater is managed entirely through LIDs with no end-ofpipe SWM facilities. Our projects have won awards from provincial and national engineering and landscape architecture societies. Our LID projects strike a balance between social considerations, environmental technologies, and economic sustainability.
TMIG has authored or contributed to the key guidance documents for the design, construction, and maintenance of provincial stormwater management and Low Impact Development practices. Collaborating with conservation authorities and environmental agencies, our team has developed standard design manuals that are now used as the standards for municipalities across Ontario and in Alberta. These documents are developed to implement numerous stormwater management and infrastructure strategies intended to accommodate growth, reduce the impacts of urbanization on the environment, and simultaneously lessen the storm-related risks to communities.
WATER RESOURCES SERVICES
- Project Management
- Advisory Services
- Class Environmental Assessments
- Master Servicing Plans
- Functional Servicing Reports
- Preliminary Design
- Detailed Design
- Watershed Studies
- Floodplain Mapping Studies
- Master Drainage Plans
- Stormwater Management Investigations
- Phosphorous Analyses
- Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling
- Water Balance Analyses
- Sustainability Assessments
- Development Charge Studies
- Contract Administration
- Construction Inspection