Akifer has been involved in the environmental field for over 25 years. Our multidisciplinary team is composed of professionals skilled in water and environment: geology, chemistry, biology, surveying, geophysics and hydrogeology.

Akifer has created strategic alliances with a broad network of companies specialized in drilling, excavation, contaminated soil treatment, building foundations and structures, surveying, sanitary engineering, impact studies, property assessments, wetland studies and more.


Our work in environment

High quality work

Our leaders and experienced project managers guarantee work of the highest quality.

Innovative solutions

Our research and development department continually improves our working methods.

Return on investment

The proven effectiveness of our working methods can significantly reduce your costs.

Multidisciplinary team

Our team of experienced professionals handles all the challenges of your projects.

Informed choices

Our experts offer several alternatives to guide you towards an informed choice.


Our Environmental Emergency Department is at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phase I environmental assessment

The phase 1 environmental assessment is a study to establish risk levels associated with a property. Property value can be greatly affected, depending on the risk associated with current and past activities and facilities of the site or neighbouring sites.

Some steps taken by Akifer during phase 1:

  • Site visit, interviews
  • History of the property according to aerial photographs, property registry, fire insurance plans, etc.
  • Identification of potential or actual contamination of soil and ground water sources.

A phase 1 assessment is vital to real estate transactions. For several years now, financial institutions have required businesses and industries to produce environmental studies that document the environmental conditions of their properties prior to any funding request based, on the value of these assets.

To find out the risk level associated with your property, contact Akifer.

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Phase II environmental assessment


The phase 2 environmental assessment verifies the presence or absence of contaminants in soils and groundwater. This assessment involves several steps:

  • Site identification of areas identified as being at risk
  • Planning of sampling campaign
  • Location of underground infrastructures
  • Survey and drillings
  • Soil and groundwater sampling
  • Laboratory analysis
  • Interpretation of data and drafting of data report
  • Establishment of rehabilitation costs

Property value can be greatly affected by contamination associated with facilities and current and past activities of the site or neighbouring sites. Contact us if you want to know the contamination level of your property.

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Environmental compliance audit

An environmental compliance audit determines the level of organizational compliance with codes, regulations, laws and other environmental criteria. An activity profile is set up to help improve the company's environmental management.

Failure to comply with environmental laws and regulations may affect the market value of a business.

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Inventory and material sampling


Characterization of hazardous materials is conducted mainly during demolition or renovation work on old buildings. This is often required to meet legal and health and safety requirements.

  • Asbestos
  • Lead
  • Mold
  • Etc.

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Application for certificate of authorization

Akifer assists businesses in the application process for certificate of authorization (CA) with Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC).

CAs are required to open a sandpit, quarry, carry out works on riverbanks, perform in-situ environmental rehabilitations and for many other activities.

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Environmental monitoring


Environmental monitoring of groundwater, surface water, air, soil or sediment of a site is conducted to:

  • verify temporal and spatial development of contaminants following rehabilitation;
  • ensure proper assessment of environmental impacts of an activity;
  • verify effectiveness of compensation or mitigation measures or observe the effects of introduction of new technologies;
  • confirm violations of rehabilitation objectives.

Akifer monitors environmental sites to meet each project's specific objectives. 

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