Adam founded Ecofish with a vision of delivering effective, scientifically defensible environmental services to clients in government and industry. Seeing the need to build and operate more environmentally sustainable projects, he began with the hydroelectric sector, helping this industry fulfill the promise of clean energy in the province of BC by developing guidelines and innovative investigative techniques. Using his 30 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry, beginning as a fisheries technician on the remote rivers of BC, to his current role as president of an international team, Adam helps clients build and operate better projects.
Adam is a leader in the hydroelectric sector in BC. In a worldwide survey on behalf of the Canadian Electrical Association, he published an assessment of the effectiveness of flow releases from hydroelectric projects. He led a BC Hydro effort to evaluate the instream flow issue across its entire 12,000 MW system and he developed the guidelines on instream flow assessment in BC. Working with Ecofish partner Todd Hatfield, Adam created the standard approach to flow setting, assessment, and monitoring for the province that has gained international recognition. These guidelines have been applied to dozens of new hydroelectric facilities in BC to avoid impacts to fish habitat. A decade of monitoring has confirmed their effectiveness.
More recently, Adam led the development of the national protocols for monitoring the effects of hydroelectric projects on aquatic habitats on behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. This now serves as the national protocol for monitoring the effects of new and upgraded hydroelectric projects. He currently consults on fish passage and flow management, providing strategic, assessment, and expert advice for major utilities such as BC Hydro, Brookfield Renewable Energy, and Innergex Renewable Energy, as well as on projects in Peru, Brazil, and China.