A Profound Experience
In the summer of 2013 Southern Alberta was hit with recording flooding resulting in the most expensive natural disaster in Canadian History up to that time. Alberta Environment needed to streamline flood recovery application processes to help Albertans get their lives back to normal as fast as possible.
They called Berlineaton to streamline flood recovery applications and build a stronger regulatory team.
Over the course of six weeks, Berlineaton supported the development of innovative processes and approaches, resulting in the reduction of turnaround times from months to days. Concurrently a stronger team was built between environmental and land management staff.
We worked with a cross-functional Alberta Environment team based in Calgary to:
- Map out current regulatory processes, come up with innovative cross functional solutions to come up with formal retractable problems to immediately execute a faster better process for Albertans to be approved to conduct flood recovery work.
Since implementation, Alberta Environment has more efficiently facilitated hundreds of authorizations. The new process shortens the timeline for issuing approvals, making application approval five times faster while maintaining legal and environmental benchmarks.
The success of this project was recognized with an IPAC award for innovation.