Diavik Aquatic Effects Monitoring Program 2012
Principal Investigator: Moore, Kristin M (3)
Licence Number: 15048
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 19, 2012
Project Team: Dwight Grabke (Supervisor, Diavik Diamond Mine Inc.), Kristin Moore (Supervisor, Diavik Diamond Mine Inc.), Darcy Bourassa (Technician , Diavik Diamond Mine Inc.), Dianne Dul (Technician, Diavik Diamond Mine Inc.), Justin Grandjambe (Technician , Diavik Diamond Mine Inc. ), Dayna Meredith (Technician , Diavik Diamond Mine Inc. ), David Wells ( Superintendent, Diavik Diamond Mine Inc. ), Unknown at this time (Seasonal Technician, Diavik Diamond Mine Inc.), Unknown at this time (Seasonal Technician, Diavik Diamond Mine Inc. ), Unknown at this time (Seasonal Wildlife Monitor, Diavik Diamond Mine Inc.)

Objective(s): To revisit fixed sample stations at near-field, mid-field and far-field sites over the course of a year in an effort to determine any seasonal varation that may exist and confirm impact predictions.

Project Description: To revisit fixed sample stations at near-field, mid-field and far-field sites 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.

The research team tries to facilitate training and experience in support of the Environment Monitor Certification Program offered by the GNWT Department of Education Culture and Employment when selecting candidates.

Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. (DDMI) supplies this information to the following boards and government organizations: WLWB, DFO, EC, INAC, and 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 19, 2012 to October 31, 2012.