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Pulp & Paper Effluent Repurposing

Alternative Water Opportunities For The Pulp and Paper Industry

Water-intensive industries are increasingly seeking alternative water sources to supplement their operational capacity.

Treated effluent offers a cost-competitive alternative to high-quality non-saline water (HQNS) for many industries and offers generators of large effluent streams an opportunity to create a secondary revenue source. Crucially for end-users, effluent offers a consistent water source less affected by environmental conditions and aligns with water policy objectives in many jurisdictions.

Our experienced regulatory teams have pioneered this process with several regulators and will help assess your use case, timelines, criteria, and application requirements.

Alternative Water Sources

As regulators are asking water-intensive industries to evaluate alternative water sources prior to freshwater withdrawal approvals, we have helped to facilitate the provision of effluent to connect alternative water sources with water-intensive industries.

Chemical modeling compatibility, storage, and transportation infrastructure, and regulatory approval are prerequisites for successful commercial application. We use a network of partners, chemical modeling processes, regulatory pathways, and engineering designs, for the conveyance, storage, and delivery of your treated effluent.

Some of the processes we can assist with as part of this service include:

  • Water security assessments
  • Water infrastructure development
  • Treated effluent applications
  • Government grant application packages
  • Aqueous chemical modelling
  • Land development applications & permitting
  • Hydrometric monitoring & impact assessments
  • Water policy assessments

Facility Design-Build & Commissioning

For water-intensive industries, water availability is the single most impactful risk to operational uptime, and this solution provides a reliable, on-demand, water source to help them maximize production.

Regulators are also increasing pressure to find viable alternative water sources. This is a proven alternative and we also offer own-operate delivery models to help mitigate risk so that we may share in our customer’s success.

  • Own-operate model
  • Consistent water supply
  • Water security assessments
  • Strategic water management
  • Engineers of record
  • ESG consulting & reporting
  • Project estimating
  • Regulatory engagement

Operation, Maintenance & Compliance Management

Source water conditions require monitoring to optimize production and maintain regulatory compliance. To provide you with the information you need, we work closely with both your management and operational teams to create a mesh of in-field assessments, IoT-enabled devices, and data management tools to provide real-time visualization of your environmental conditions.

  • Remote monitoring program software
  • Remote monitoring hardware
  • Technology-enabled workflows
  • Personnel training
  • Geographic information systems (GIS) software
  • Traditional & spatial data analysis
  • Web-based solutions
  • Real-time data access
  • Strategic Action Planning

ESG Support Services

Now more than ever, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities must be considered at an early stage in project development. Several jurisdictions have already mandated climate disclosure, and it is anticipated to come into effect in Canada and the United States as early as 2023.

There also continues to be momentum in standardized global sustainability reporting that will have an impact on all industries. We are proactively monitoring the regulatory and reporting landscape so that your company provides ESG reporting that is comprehensive and accurate while ensuring it meets the most current regulations and standards.

  • ESG materiality assessments & benchmarking
  • Climate change consulting
  • ESG reporting & compliance
  • Insurance, financing, and carbon credits
  • Social inclusivity studies
  • Opportunities in the energy transition
  • Corporate governance advisory

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