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About Us

We are water treatment experts with a diverse line of products and services, providing you with unique, innovative, site-specific answers to your soil and water challenges. Clearflow has developed a line of polymer products with a suite of services provided by professional engineers, chemists, scientists, project managers and installers.

Since Clearflow’s inception, we have continued to develop and perfect our Lynx line of polymer products with informed research and systematic testing. Water Lynx and Soil Lynx are environmentally safe products that have been proven effective through our years of experience.

Our Five Core Values

  • Utilize our unique products and holistic approach to provide the best comprehensive solution to the clients problem
  • Design effective and simple systems, products and processes that can be performed using minimal high-level technical personnel
  • Minimize costs to the client by integrating with and utilizing existing infrastructure wherever possible
  • Provide the most environmentally friendly products available and minimize clients carbon footprints
  • Offer clients outstanding SERVICE, CREDIBILITY, and INTEGRITY

What sets us apart?

We Are Stewards of the Environment

Clearflow began in 2005 as a response to the drive towards more sustainable environmental stewardship and stricter regulatory controls. We are a team of dedicated and experienced professionals who focus on innovation to come up with one-of-a-kind answers to your environmental needs.

With our industry-leading polymer product line, our clients meet or exceed environmental regulations, set and achieve water discharge targets, and reduce their environmental footprint. With our polymer products and services, you can attain the industry standard and accepted “Best Management Practices.”

We Provide Educational Opportunities

Relationships with individuals like Dr. Anne Naeth, Dr. Michael Serpe, Dr. Nicholas Ashbolt, Dr. Yang Lui and Dr. Greg Goss of the Water Initiative at the University of Alberta bring us to the industry’s front door. We provide presentations to universities, professional organizations, engineers and environmental firms. These presentations educate audiences on water quality issues, potential solutions and the impacts of water use.

Lunch and learns are available upon request! Please contact us for more information.

Clearflow is an active part of the community.

  • CETC (Clean Energy Technologies Centre) Board Member
  • ENVIRO Board of Strathcona County Member
  • We conduct an annual Student Mentoring Program
  • Ongoing guest lecturer at University of Alberta, Soil Remediation and Reclamation Program, Department of Chemistry

Academic Grant Policy

 

  1. Policy Objective

It is recognized that indirect/overhead costs are a necessary part of an organization’s operations and that the organization will be compensated for this overhead as part of a contribution agreement. The objective of this policy is to inform Universities and Colleges on how Clearflow will contribute towards their indirect/overhead costs when they enter into a contribution agreement. The policy provides direction to determine which costs are eligible for compensation. It aims to ensure uniformity of application in order to be fair to all organizations.

 

  1. Policy Statements

It is the policy of Clearflow to ensure that a contribution towards an organization’s indirect/overhead costs are part of any research agreement for the period covered by their contribution agreement. This policy is applicable to all research agreements with Clearflow.

 

  1. Effective Date

The version of this current policy is effective starting Sept 1, 2020. This policy applies to all new contribution agreements that commence on or after September 1, 2020. This policy will be reviewed five years after the implementation date and periodically thereafter.

 

  1. Scope

This document details Clearflows policy regarding the compensation of indirect/overhead costs incurred by Canadian Universities and Colleges carrying out research projects subject to a contribution agreement with Clearflow.

 

  1. Overhead Compensation Rate

5.1 For non-Tri-agency grants, a maximum fixed overhead compensation rate of 20%, applicable to Clearflows contribution towards the direct program/project costs eligible for the application of the overhead compensation rate OR the Universities/Colleges stated policy overhead compensation rate, whichever is lower.

5.2 For Tri-Agency grants (i.e., SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR). It is recognized that the Canadian federal government directly support the indirect costs of research funded by the National Granting Councils (Tri-Agencies) and Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) through the federal Research Support Fund grant. Canadian universities receive an annual grant to contribute towards their indirect costs of research based on the average level of funding over the previous three years from those sources (averaging 22-25% of total funding). Under this program, it is deemed that the University/College already receives overhead.  Therefore, for eligible Tri-agency grants covered by the Research Support Fund, the overhead rate on Clearflow contributions shall be 0%.  Indirect costs should not be included in individual grant applications to the Tri-Agencies programs that are covered under the Research support fund.

 

  1. Information Requests

Any request for clarification or interpretation should be made to Clearflow management.