Diavik Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program 2011
Principal Investigator: Moore, Kristin M (3)
Licence Number: 14907
Organization: Diavik Diamond Mine Inc.
Licenced Year(s): 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Issued: Apr 13, 2011
Project Team: Leslie Coe (Supervisor, DDMI), Kristin Moore (Supervisor, DDMI), Seth Bohnet (Data Management Advisor, DDMI), Dayna Meredith (Technician, DDMI), Darcy Bourassa (Technician, DDMI), Justin Grandjambe (Technician, DDMI), Dianne Dul (Technician, DDMI), Stephen Bourn (Superintendent, DDMI), Colleen English (Superintendent, DDMI), Unkown at time (Wildlife Monitor (seasonal), DDMI), Unknown at time (Wildlife Monitor (seasonal), DDMI), Unknown at time (Technician (seasonal), DDMI), Unknown at time (Technician (seasonal), DDMI)

Objective(s): To revisit fixed sample stations over the course of a year in an effort to determine any seasonal variation that may exist and confirm impact predictions as a part of the Diavik Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program.

Project Description: To revisit fixed sample stations over the course of a year in an effort to determine any seasonal variation that may exist and confirm impact predictions. The study will encompass the following water based parameters: water quality, zooplankton & phytoplankton biomass and taxonomy, benthic invertebrate analysis and sediment chemistry. This program also includes dust monitoring and fish health.

Two individuals will be selected from the local communities to participate in the above-noted program, in addition to our other regulated programs. These are seasonal positions that run from April to October. The researchers try to facilitate training and experience in support of the Environmental Monitor Certification Program offered by the GNWT Department of Education Culture and Employment when selecting candidates.

Diavik Diamond Mines Incorporated (DDMI) supplies this information to the following boards and government organizations: Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board (WLWB), Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), Environment Canada (EC), Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board (EMAB). Summary information is provided in DDMI's Annual Environmental Agreement report, which is produced every year. The executive summary of this report is translated into several languages. DDMI also updates communities during community visits over the year.

The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from April 13, 2011 to October 31, 2011.