Climate change causes heavier rainfall that must be managed, removed, and filtered intelligently and strategically to protect our communities. By implementing viable solutions, the engineering sector provides stormwater management that significantly minimizes the risk of flooding and landslides to ensure the safety of the public and the integrity of private property and public infrastructure.
A team of specialists
Every day, cities face many stormwater management related challenges: combined sewer overflows, increased stormwater frequency and intensity, aging or undersized stormwater systems and basement flooding are just a few.
Our team of stormwater management experts apply strategies and measures that can adapt to urban growth and densification to limit the impact on their systems. We can manage infrastructure assets to determine their life expectancy and the best way to upgrade them to meet your long-term growth plans. Our experts can also assist municipal clients with the development and retrofit of their stormwater management systems.
Our expertise: facts and figures
CIMA+’s achievements span more than 30 years and speak for themselves: we play a key role in developing tomorrow’s sustainable solutions.
Our specialized services
Find out how our teams of experts can meet your specific needs and work with you every step of the way on your stormwater management projects.
- Urban and rural watershed management planning
- Stormwater management evaluation and planning
- Low Impact Development (LID) design and implementation
Drainage studies and risk assessments (flood and drought)
Hydrologic and hydraulic computer modelling
Water quality sampling and computer modelling
Grading design and earthworks computations
Deep and shallow utilities design
Pond, lake, and constructed wetland design
Water supply, treatment, and distribution system design
Wastewater collection and treatment
Hydraulic structures design
Flow and climate data collection, instrumentation, and management
In-stream flow studies – quantity and quality
Crossing assessments and design for pipelines, bridge piers and abutments
Bank stabilization using bio-engineering techniques
Sediment transport and scour analysis using 2-D modelling
Computer modelling for fish habitat assessments
Floodplain mapping using 1-D and 2-d modelling
Environmental assessment and planning
Land reclamation and restoration assessments and design
Biophysical Impact Assessments (BIAs), including vegetation and wildlife surveys
Wetland impact and functional assessments
Environmental constraints mapping
Sustainability and innovation design
Fish habitat design
Water quality sampling and monitoring
- Master Drainage Plans (MDP)
- Staged Master Drainage Plans (SMDP)
- Stormwater Management Reports (SWMR)
- Development Site Servicing Plans (DSSP)
- Pond Reports
- Irrigation Reports
- Low Impact Development (LID) design, implementation, and performance monitoring assessments
- Design and monitoring of
- Green roofs
- Rainwater harvesting
- Bio-retention areas
Discover our water resources projects
Our teams have successfully completed hundreds of large-scale engineering projects.
As one of Canada’s oldest cities, Toronto is constantly working towards rehabilitating or replacing its aging infrastructure assets. As such, Toronto Water initiated the Trunk Sanitary Sewer Program in...
This multidisciplinary project represented an investment of $11M, $3M of which were allocated to drinking water treatment. The project consisted of upgrading the existing pumping station and the construction...
CCTV inspections revealed various problems in sections of the West Don and North Toronto trunk sewers. Important infiltration through pipe joints was discovered, as well as damage caused by...
As several new residential developments were planned in the next few years, the City needed to examine the capacity of the domestic sewer system to meet an increased demand....
The project was valued at approximately $250 M, was of significant technical complexity, and was carried out within a very tight schedule. CIMA+ prepared a master plan identifying optimal...
This $70 M project, with more than $10 M allocated to rainwater management, involved partial reconstruction of the drainage network, rainwater management and relocation of the main pipes. The...
Awards and recognition
Our constant quest for excellence and innovation has been rewarded several times.
2018 - Fortieth Street Sanitary Trunk Sewer and Maintenance Holes Rehabilitation, City of Toronto
CIMA+ won the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) Project of the Year Award – Structures for Fortieth Street Sanitary Trunk Sewer and Maintenance Holes Rehabilitation in the City of Toronto.
CIMA+: a one-stop solution for all your engineering needs
We take pride in our multidisciplinary approach. By offering everything under one roof, you benefit from a simplified collaborative approach to deliver projects quickly and on time.