Ryan Hill has over 25 years of experience in Canada and abroad, as a consultant and as a staff member of inter-governmental organizations including the United Nations. He specializes in the design and implementation of environmental monitoring programs and adaptive management plans, and in the assessment and management of risks associated with contaminants. Since joining Azimuth in 2007, highlights of Ryan’s work have included leading numerous complex risk assessments in aquatic and terrestrial environments, designing and implementing several aquatic effects monitoring programs for mines and other developments in BC and Nunavut, and developing site-specific risk-based benchmarks for aquatic environments downstream of various industrial activities.
Ryan provides value to clients by finding innovative and efficient approaches to address complex issues. His technical skills related to ecological assessment and experimental design are matched by diverse experience in policy development and negotiations. He has a strong interest in ensuring that decision-making processes embrace risks and benefits while reflecting the values of managers and stakeholders.
Ryan has published several journal articles and authored numerous reports on a wide range of both technical and policy issues. He also led the team that authored Environment Canada’s Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) Guidance for Ecological Risk Assessment in 2012, and continues to develop technical modules pursuant to that guidance.