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FALL 2015

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INTEGRATED SUSTAINABILITY

[ BY RU S S G AGE R ]

Water management is important
in the development of oil and gas
projects. "Industry is saying, 'Water
security is business security - we
need to get our capital and operational
costs right, but more importantly, we
need to understand the magnitude of
the water and waste we're managing,'"
Integrated Sustainability President
Stuart Torr observes.
"In the studies of 15 years ago, we
only evaluated technology as a capital
cost," he continues. "We never assessed
the social and environmental consequences of technology selection - that
was a cost of business, and it would
fall within the operational parameters.
It has been absolutely fascinating to
watch that change in industry in the
last 15 years. What we're seeing in
Western Canada is a real appetite to
ensure that the projects are analyzed
and scrutinized through the multiple
lenses of sustainability."
Integrated Sustainability was
founded in 2010 by Torr as a niche
full-service engineering and consulting
firm specializing in servicing the global
mining and oil and gas industries with
sustainable answers to water, waste
and energy management problems.
"In the last three years, the appetite
for assessing long-term water security
has grown to become standard thinking
in the industry," Torr reports. "Everybody always thought we'd have plenty
of water, but when you start looking
at the huge volumes of water that are
required to manage both oil and shale
gas exploration, you have to do it responsibly. Our focus now is to understand how to manage water and waste
and how to select the right responsible
PROFILE

Integrated Sustainability
www.integratedsustainability.ca |
Headquarters: Calgary, Alberta | Employees: 90 |
Specialty: Sustainable water, waste and energy solutions

One of the many services Integrated Sustainability provides is groundwater monitoring..

sources so that you can operate successfully long-term."
Integrated Sustainability manages the entire lifecycle of water, from
determining a source of groundwater
or surface water, through its transportation in pipelines and storage in tanks
and ponds, to its ultimate treatment as
wastewater after its use by the oil, gas
and mining industries. The company
also provides consulting. "We do a lot
of that front-end thinking about water
security planning that is very key and a
core part of our business, and the engineering side of our business, building
infrastructure," Torr says.
"We help the industry to develop
robust and long-term water strategies
by leading with risk management and
regulatory advisory services," Torr
says. "We take it all the way to water
recycling, water injection and landfill
facilities, where we can consolidate
and dry the solids. Our aim is to under-

stand the needs and demands of the
industry and to lead with innovative
solutions that drive long-term sustainable resource extraction."

WATER HUBS
Integrated Sustainability is a pioneer
in the sustainable development of
water and waste assets. "We are the
leading engineering in the design and
construction of water hubs for hydraulic fracturing," Torr emphasizes. "We
have designed and constructed over
$150 million worth of water infrastructure in 2014 alone, and our sustainable
solutions have influenced environmental and regulatory standards in Western Canada.
"So we're able to take things all
the way from feasibility through to
construction," he continues. "We have
an element of alternative delivery. We
can offer fixed price turnkey projects
depending on our risk appetite. We
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