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 16 specific program areas:

  • air quality
  • climate change
  • contaminated sites
  • drinking water
  • emergency response
  • environmental health
  • farm animal welfare
  • food safety
  • hazardous materials
  • industrial approvals
  • meat inspection
  • onsite
  • protected areas and ecosystems
  • solid waste
  • waste water
  • water resources

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