Human health and ecological risk assessment is a complex process, though which the many potential effects of contaminants in the environment are calculated. An expert assessment is invaluable to determine the risk that contaminants present to human health and/or the environment.
Hemmera is equipped and experienced to assess and manage ecological risks in nearly any contaminated site. These investigations can, at times, yield significant savings for our clients: for example, at many sites our teams have demonstrated that contaminants do not affect aquatic life, because they will not migrate into the body of water. In those cases, no additional testing, monitoring, or cleanup was required.
Depending on the need, our health and risk assessment teams can include toxicologists, biologists and environmental scientists, plus technical staff trained in emergency response and dealing with the management of contaminated sites and hazardous materials. Our firm is proud to provide BC Ministry of Environment external review services and roster review services, with seven Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals.
We can provide nearly any environmental consulting service, from basic desktop environmental assessment reviews to full service environmental management of billion-dollar infrastructure developments. Working closely with our clients, we assemble teams with the combination of technical excellence and experience that most effectively addresses their specific needs. We can scale our services to fit nearly any size of project, including the management of large teams with multiple sub-consultants. Our teams can design and facilitate public and First Nations engagement and complete all the required environmental assessment documentation. We can manage any and all negotiations with regulators, and we have extensive experience in presenting projects to stakeholders, and building the support that is essential for success.
We are uniquely skilled in finding optimal solutions that both safeguard the environment and advance economic opportunity.