In the spring of 2016 as part of the New Product Development class for her MBA at SFU 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 yielded the concept of automated, real-time discharge monitoring and control systems that could protect our aquatic ecosystems from harmful construction discharges while helping project owners to comply even with the most stringent regulatory requirements.
While the solution concept in itself 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 water quality compliance on construction projects. The provider of this monitoring 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 solution concept 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 and our community. Their vision for Flowlink was to close the gap in the construction market with intelligent end-to-end solutions that would eliminate costly environmental accidents, while providing accurate real-time data and third-party, independent performance verification for on-site water treatment systems.
Today, we are the only company in Western Canada to deliver leading-edge integrated solutions for real-time water compliance monitoring on construction sites. Our real-time water monitoring and control 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!
Reduce the amount of toxic wastewater discharged from construction sites into the receiving environment and improve compliance with environmental legislation on all construction sites across North America.
Drive change in the industry by providing the most technologically advanced and reliable real-time effluent monitoring and control solutions, designed to prevent water pollution incidents caused by construction.
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 a local not-for-profit volunteer-run environmental organization Hoy-Scott Watershed Society. This organization is doing extraordinary work in the area of watershed restoration and community engagement.