How can the province identify and manage environmental liabilities associated with existing industrial activities and reduce future risks to Albertans? How can the province develop integrated water management systems? How can Alberta establish a leadership role in air, land and water monitoring and maintain its leadership in biodiversity monitoring through science-based approaches and technologies?
These are just some of the questions AITF's Environment sector applied research seeks to answers, as part of its Grand Challenges.
Teams supporting our Environment sector include:
- Analysis and Testing Services
- Environmental Analytical Services - Performs analysis of environmental and industrial samples consisting of air, gas, water, soils, sediments, and solids, as well as plant and animal tissue.
- Ecosystems and Plant Sciences
- Biodiversity Monitoring - Monitors the state of land, wetlands, and biodiversity in Alberta.
- Ecosystem Management - Helps Alberta build sustainable resource management capacity through research, development, and deployment of scientifically valid ecosystem management tools.
- Reclamation - Applies science and innovative technologies for restoration of disturbed ecosystems.
- Water Management - Provides better tools for investigation and sustainable management of regional water resources for industrial, agricultural, and municipal development in Alberta.
- Processing Technologies.
- Bio-Processing - Increases the value of low-value or waste materials through biogas generation.
- Integrated Energy Systems - Improves energy efficiency by evaluating waste heat recovery and energy-storage systems.
- Reservoir and Geosciences
- Geosciences - Evaluates CO2 geological storage potential in Alberta, develops CO2-based enhanced oil recovery processes and pipeline leak-detection techniques, and performs environmental monitoring.
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