Ryan Hill, a Partner in Azimuth, is an Applied Ecologist with over 20 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 risk assessment and management of contaminated sites, design and implementation of environmental monitoring programs, and environmental impact assessment.
Examples of Ryan’s recent projects include: food chain modeling for multiple mine sites, aquatic lead for an adaptive management plan (e.g., biological monitoring, management response, and development of early warning triggers for water quality) for a large mining area, ecological risk assessment for four marine foreshore sites with mixed contaminant profiles and design and implementation of environmental monitoring for the Phase 2 sediment remediation at the Esquimalt Graving Dock in Victoria, BC.
Ryan provides value to clients by finding innovative and efficient approaches to address complex issues. His technical skills related to experimental design and statistical modeling 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 led the team that authored Environment Canada’s Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) Guidance for ERA and various modules.