In the spring of 2016 as part of the New Product Development class for her MBA at Beedie School of Business, our co-founder and CEO Elena was tasked with developing and marketing a novel product idea that would solve a real-life problem.
Although the assignment seemed rather daunting at first, Elena’s passion for environmental issues coupled with her intimate and expansive knowledge of current construction water treatment and monitoring practices quickly yielded the concept of automated, real-time discharge monitoring and control systems that could address some of the biggest challenges in construction dewatering by providing accurate, timely and actionable information to the project stakeholders.
While the solution concept and technology was revolutionary, Elena recognized that enacting real change would require a team of experienced leaders from various backgrounds, all committed to bringing honesty and transparency to monitoring of discharge quality on construction projects. The provider of this technology would have to be a neutral, arms-length, unbiased body in order to safeguard against compromised, or manipulated results. Only then could environmental protection truly be achieved, and substantial benefits be reaped by the project owners.
In 2018, Tom joined Elena as a co-founder and COO on the journey of transforming this idea into reality and Flowlink Environmental was born. Tom brought to Flowlink his extensive hands-on experience with dewatering and water treatment systems, commitment to outstanding customer service and unrivalled passion for creating a positive change for the environment. Together, their vision for Flowlink was to close the gap in the construction market with intelligent end-to-end solutions integrating the on-site valves, pumps and online sensors with the application-specific software, solutions that would eliminate costly environmental accidents, while providing accurate data and third-party, independent performance verification.
Today, we are the only company in Western Canada to deliver leading-edge integrated solutions for remote, real-time water compliance monitoring on construction sites. Our real-time water monitoring systems protect a multitude of watercourses from construction pollutants through prevention and early detection and facilitate compliance of a number of forward-looking industrial facilities with their wastewater discharge permit requirements.
Our team is very proud of each and every milestone we have achieved and extremely grateful for the opportunity to make a measurable, positive impact on our precious water resources. Truly, the sky's the limit when you love what you do!
We exist to provide project owners with accessible and intelligent water monitoring and automated control solutions specialized in prevention of water pollution incidents and environmental compliance.
Our Core Values
We are stewards of the environment, striving to preserve and protect water resources for generations to come.
We are eager to help. Whether you are a client, a partner, an employee, a member of the community, we are here for you. We are invested in the future of our environment together.
We are exceptional at creative, practical problem-solving. We embrace change and crave challenges that keep us cultivating new ideas.
We are listening, communicating, and evolving together. We support the collective goal with honest, transparent, evidence-based, ethical decisions.
The environmental sustainability is embedded in our core values, and we always look for ways to purposefully and meaningfully contribute to the community, whether it's donating part of our profits or volunteering our time and expertise in water quality monitoring.
Currently we support two local not-for-profit volunteer-run environmental organizations - Fraser Riverkeeper and Hoy-Scott Watershed Society. Both organizations are doing extraordinary work in the area of watershed restoration and community engagement.