Firstly, a couple
Science-based decision making: Utilizing the best current
environmental science available to make development decisions.
The Precautionary Principle: Given that science knows
only part (sometimes a small part) of the complex interactions and needs
of ecosystems, a factor of safety is added to decisions beyond what
science-based decision making might allow, to recognize what we do not
Gooding Hydrology is a believer in the precautionary
approach to development of and around the water resource. Consideration
of environmental values is not just a legal requirement of the design
process, but a personal value.
I grew up hunting, fishing, and canoeing this beautiful province. As
a father of 5, uppermost in my approach to decision making is the desire
that my children, their children, and all the generations yet to come
have the opportunity to enjoy the rich diversity in nature that has
been available to British Columbians of my generation. Water and aquatic
life has been an often undervalued resource. As will become increasingly
obvious as time passes, while we can live without many things, we cannot
live without sufficient clean water for fisheries, drinking water, and
agriculture. Our designs incorporate these values.
read more about our projects -->