Limnology and coastal ocean ecology supporting  water management decisions

We acknowledge that LimnotekR+D conducts activities across diverse lands and waters of Canada, home to the traditional territories of First Nations, each with their distinct cultures, languages, and histories. We are mindful of Indigenous Peoples seeking engagement and partnership, and striving to build sustainable relationships in land and water management. We have a vision to be inclusive and equitable in providing environmental services honoring the contributions of Indigenous cultures.



Beyond guidelines


What We Do

Watershed to coastal ecology

Ecosystem health

Water quality

Aquatic toxicity

Decision support

We simplify complex ecological processes to reach a common understanding for water use and protection

Design supports everything.

Fresh ideas and open minds from decades of experience.

Featured Work

We are privaledged to have worked on the following recent projects.

Vancouver Port and Ocean fiord Ecosystem Health

Sediment chemistry, benthos, water column chemistry, and plankton rolled up into a powerful health index supported by underlying ecological interpretations for all communities to share.

Collaboration with ESSA Technologies

2021 – 2023

Limnology of drinking water reservoirs of MetroVancouver

Limnology of reservoirs and biogeochemistry in pristine watersheds is tracked to understand treatment needs downstream and follow the influence of climate change on water quality, ecological structure and function, and algae that affect water quality in the distribution system

2015 – present

Testing effectiveness of treating oil sands process water

Syncrude Canada (now Suncor) developed a novel technology to treat oil sand process – affected water. Effectiveness was tested in a custom mesocosm with findings contributing to decisions on discharge to receiving waters 

Collaboration with Hatfield Partnership

2019 – 2022

Clients and collaborators!

  • Rio Tinto
  • BC Hydro
  • Newmont
  • Morrison Hershfield (recently aquired by Stantec)
  • Syncrude (now Suncor) via collaboration with Hatfield Partnership
  • Xwisten (Bridge River Indian Band)
  • St’at’imc Eco-Resources
  • Splitrock Environmental
  • Naut’sa mawt Tribal Council (Ulkatcho Indian Band)
  • Hupacasath First Nation
Government and Ports
  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • Province of British Columbia (Environment, Forests)
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Environment Canada
  • Resort Municipality of Whistler
  • ESSA Technologies
  • Instream Fisheries Research
  • Hatfield Partnership
  • EcoFish Research

Informing through Understanding 


Limnotek has been around since 1984 as a small, nimble, and outward looking consultancy based in Vancouver, Canada.


Watersheds in British Columbia

Limnotek projects have covered most of the Province of British Columbia and many more watersheds in Alberta, Yukon, and Northwest Territories in Canada.


Making life easier for water and aquatic life managers

Making water management decisions can be tough as can deciding on measures to support fish populations and other aquatic life. Limnotek makes that process a whole lot easier.

Let’s Make Things Happen Together !


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