August 5, 2015

ESSA to support practice of climate change adaptation among professional biologists in western Canada

The BC College of Applied Biology and the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists have received conditional approval for funding from Natural Resources Canada for a climate change project. The project involves compiling climate change adaptation information relevant to biology professionals and disseminating it in the […]
July 27, 2015

Nick Sonntag, one of the founders of ESSA

Nick Sonntag, one of the founders of ESSA, and a huge contributor to the company’s growth from 1979 to 1995, died unexpectedly on June 27, 2015. Nick had a wonderfully positive attitude, an entrepreneurial spirit, a great sense of humour, and a deep commitment to […]
July 23, 2015

Watershed Status Evaluation: An Assessment of 71 Watersheds meeting BC’s Fisheries sensitive Watershed Criteria

This pilot project assessed the watershed indicator risk status of 71 watersheds across most of British Columbia’s natural resource regions. Measured values for as many as nine habitat indicators within surveyed watersheds were compared to indicator benchmarks to assess risk status for each FSW (i.e., […]
July 9, 2015

Surface Water Allocation in a Changing Climate: Data Gaps, Needs, and Priorities

The BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations recently released a report led by ESSA that helps identify and prioritize data and modelling needs to support water allocation decisions in a changing climate. The report and executive summary can be found here: Surface […]
June 10, 2015

ESSA Supporting Climate-Informed EIA and Assessing Climate Vulnerability in El Salvador

ESSA  Technologies  Ltd.  has  been  retained  by  the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)  to  provide  technical  assistance  to  the  Government  of El Salvador on climate-compatible development. Together with our partners WESA-BluMetric Environmental Inc., the ESSA-led team will support the Ministry of Environment and Natural […]
June 9, 2015

NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH – IFC Good Practice Handbook on Cumulative Impact Assessment & Management

The Good Practice Handbook developed by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with ESSA, to assist private sector companies in emerging markets assess cumulative impacts and guide them in the design and implementation of measures to manage these impacts, is now available in Spanish on […]