Whether you need to assess the health of your watershed, monitor water quantity, or model hydrological processes, our team can help you make informed decisions and achieve your water management goals.

Runoff & Snowpack Modelling

Using state-of-the-art hydrological modelling, WaterSmith simulates watershed processes to understand historical and future flooding, low flows, and snowpack development. Investigations account for climate change, land-use, streamflow regulation, and natural disturbance. Applications include real-time operational forecasting, watershed risk assessment, and water supply analysis.

Watershed Risk Assessment

Through hydrologic impact assessment and advanced spatial analysis, WaterSmith can identify risks and develop mitigation strategies related to:

  • Cumulative effects
  • Forestry, mining & energy development
  • Rural & urban development
  • Wildfire & forest pests
  • Livestock
  • Streamflow regulation
  • Climate change
  • Groundwater - surface water interactions

Hydrological & Meteorological Monitoring

At WaterSmith, we offer remote monitoring solutions across BC related to:

  • Streamflow volume and timing
  • Seepage pathways
  • Shallow groundwater patterns
  • Weather conditions

Water Supply Analysis

Water supply and demand analysis is needed before applying for a water licence. WaterSmith will characterize your watershed and analyze available hydrological data to estimate the available water supply.

Expert Opinion

WaterSmith's team of hydrology experts has provided numerous expert opinions on water-related issues to clients across sectors such as government, industry, First Nations, water purveyors, non-profit agencies, and private landowners.

  • Reconstruction of historical flood volumes using runoff modelling
  • Hydrologic influence on the occurrence of traffic accidents
  • Property impacts related to runoff migration from adjacent lands
  • Flood mitigation by water supply authorities
  • Structural damage to residential properties from snowpack loading