Water Quality Monitoring


ABR has provided long-term water quality monitoring and data interpretation services for our clients in the mining and petroleum industries, as well as to local government agencies managing subsistence fisheries. We have developed techniques for collecting water samples seasonally for analysis of various aquatic constituents including metals, hydrocarbons, and primary productivity. We also collect periphyton and macroinvertebrate samples as indicators of aquatic productivity and health. We regularly consult with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) and other agencies to interpret our results in the context of government standards for water quality. Our specific areas of expertise include:

  • water quality sampling plans and analysis
  • pre- and post-development assessments of water quality
  • macroinvertebrate bioassessment surveys
  • periphyton sampling
ABR's triple bottom line: "Environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic viability"