Hiebert Announces Funding for White Rock Firm

May 15, 2015

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(White Rock) – Local Member of Parliament Russ Hiebert announced a $542,643 contract with the Government of Canada has been awarded to Fluvial Systems Research Inc. of White Rock for its Spaceborne Water Quality Assessment technique.

“This major contract will allow Fluvial Systems to apply their cutting-edge technology in real-world applications,” said Mr. Hiebert. “While the federal government will derive substantial benefit from this contract, Fluvial Systems can now build on the success of this sale to market their services across Canada and internationally.”

Fluvial Systems Research Inc. has developed a new cutting-edge technique that extracts information about water quality in small, shallow rivers using imagery from a new high-resolution satellite. The innovative technique allows for daily water monitoring and provides water resource officials with vital information in the event of water contamination in rivers and streams. Officials can rapidly identify sources of contamination and take comprehensive precautionary measures to ensure sustainable management of water resources. The Spaceborne Water Quality Assessment technique is cost-effective as it does not require crews to access remote bodies of water. The innovation will be tested and used by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

The federal contract was awarded under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). The BCIP helps Canadian businesses get their newly-developed goods and services from the lab to the marketplace. Successful sales translate into jobs, and jobs lead to prosperity for hard-working Canadians and their families. This program is just one of the many ways the Government of Canada supports small and medium-sized businesses across Canada.

“Companies like Fluvial Systems Research Inc. are an essential part of our local economy. Through the Build in Canada Innovation Program, our Government is helping them get their cutting-edge goods and services from the lab to domestic and international markets,” said Mr. Hiebert. “This sale will also result in high-paying jobs for our community.”

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