Exploring appropriate business models for establishment of water quality monitoring service in Newfoundland and Labrador

The private water sources of the remote rural communities in Newfoundland and Labrador are under constant threat from multiple contaminations, however, there is no existing affordable and accessible laboratory facility available to monitor those water samples. Previous studies highlighted the serious long-term health and economic implications of the hidden contaminations. Therefore, there is an urgent need to establish a laboratory and/or network, in order to identify the potential health risks and to take corrective measures. Prior to the establishment of the proposed laboratory, an appropriate development plan is essential to make this initiative sustainable and effective and hence this research. The study intends to explore the appropriate business/financials models for establishing water quality monitoring services in the province. The study will help the partner organization to identify the best practice serving the remote rural communities with innovative solutions in terms of regular water monitoring, appropriate treatment and community engagement.

Faculty Supervisor:

Drs. Atanu Sarkar & Tom Cooper


Kalen Thomson


Fay Environmental Canada Limited




Environmental industry


Memorial University of Newfoundland



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