Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada



Sustainability and Applied Science

The Sustainability and Applied Science Division provides subject matter expertise, policy development, program leadership and support to the department and the province in 12 specific program areas:

  • industrial approvals
  • water resources
  • drinking water
  • protected areas and ecosystems
  • climate change
  • air quality
  • contaminated sites
  • hazardous materials
  • emergency response
  • onsite
  • waste water
  • solid waste

Our team focuses on mitigating short term environmental impacts using regulatory, policy and educational tools as well as advancing the long-term environmental and economic sustainability of the province by promoting innovative and creative approaches towards environmental protection and sustainable development.