Best Management Practices

Best Management Practices focused on the intersection of hydroelectric facilities, construction, communications and key species at risk.

Mitigation of Impacts of Waterpower Facility Construction

This guide was developed to provide practical and current best management practices that will assist proponents in determining how best to construct, rehabilitate or repair a waterpower facility in an environmentally responsible manner. This guide will be useful to environmental planners and engineers during their day to day decision making, planning and design activities associated with waterpower construction.  The guide will also prove useful during the preparation of specifications and tender documents for waterpower construction.  There are 42 individual BMPs that accompany the parent document. The BMPs have been designed in a manner such that entire BMPs or portions thereof can be easily incorporated into project tender documents.  Professionals working on waterpower construction sites, including contractors, inspectors and contract administrators will also find this guide useful as a reference document.  It is anticipated that agency personnel involved in waterpower design review and permitting will find opportunity to use this guide to help in the execution of their mandates.

COST $59.95+HST

Copies can be ordered by e-mailing Stephanie Landers slanders@owa.ca

Species at Risk

American Eel

This Best Management Practices (BMP) Guideline has been designed to assist proponents and regulatory agencies address key issues pertaining to the American eel. The BMP Guide focuses specifically on the relationship between waterpower projects and the species and offers practical advice using science-based information.

COST $29.95+HST

Lake Sturgeon

The Best Management Practices Guide focuses specifically on the relationship between waterpower projects and Lake Sturgeon, applying a “pathways of effect” framework.

COST $29.95+HST

Copies can be ordered by e-mailing Stephanie Landers slanders@owa.ca

Channel Darter

This BMP Guide focuses specifically on the relationship between waterpower projects and the channel darter species and offers practical advice using science-based information.

COST $29.95+HST

Copies can be ordered by e-mailing Stephanie Landers slanders@owa.ca

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