Fluvial Geomorphology

Matrix Solutions is a leader in fluvial geomorphology services across Canada. With a legacy of over 25 years of experience in river management, our experienced staff brings unparalleled expertise in the assessment and restoration of rivers and streams, providing an integrated range of services including natural heritage planning and ecological design support, channel restoration, monitoring, method and policy development, and watershed assessments. We routinely participate in characterization of the stream morphology of watercourses, assessment of potential fluvial erosion hazards, evaluation of proposed stream crossings, and assessment of erosion thresholds to inform stormwater management.

To assist our clients’ needs, we offer the following services:

  • Reach assessments and mapping
  • Erosion hazard delineation – meander belt and stable top of slope
  • Channel realignments and infrastructure protection
  • Headwater drainage feature assessments
  • Erosion threshold and scour analyses
  • Natural channel and floodplain restoration
  • Crossing assessments for linear infrastructure
  • Outfall design
  • Bank and slope stabilization
  • Aquatic habitat creation using natural channel design principles
  • Construction supervision and oversight
  • Erosion and sediment control planning and design


Our team includes Certified Inspectors of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) and play an important role in the following:

  • Watercourse construction and post-construction monitoring
  • Stormwater management facility outfall design
  • Detailed design and permitting for infrastructure
  • Spill contaminant transport monitoring


Why Matrix?

  • Federal and provincial regulatory expertise
  • Integrated environmental and engineering services
  • Proven effective project management
  • Dedication to outstanding technical quality

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