Our mission is to sustain water systems and the communities that depend on them.

Let us help you:

Protect Your Watersheds

Develop Your Water Policies

Sustain Your Water Resources

Manage Your Demand

Manage Your Infrastructure

Engage Your Community

We provide services under three core themes: lasting supply, lasting watersheds, and lasting community support.
Find out more below.

Lasting Supply

Every community has its own reasons for conserving. In some cases, it’s limited supply. In other cases, it’s the need to reduce capital or operating costs. Sometimes there are environmental drivers – protecting sensitive aquatic ecosystems, for example. Drawing from experience working with successful and acclaimed water conservation programs around Australia and North America, we help our clients evaluate, enhance and deliver their water conservation programs.

Lasting Watersheds

Let us help you develop your drinking water and watershed protection plan, whether at the community, regional and community scale.

We draw on experience designing some of the leading programs in Canada.

Our multi-disciplinary training includes public policy and administration, economics and finance, marketing and communications, biology, and education.

We also lean on our extensive network of subject matter experts in hydrology, planning, engineering, and other fields.

We understand that effective watershed programs need to attend to science and data management, community outreach and education, policy, advocacy and more.

Lasting Community Support

The key to long term success is communicating effectively with your community. You have to understand what motivates people and the barriers preventing more sustainable water use. You also need to ensure that your marketing communication is compelling, targeted and cuts through the clutter. We can help you build a great communications plan or program to support either your demand management or drinking water protection efforts. Let us help get everyone onboard with sustainability.

Our Founder

Kirk Stinchcombe


Kirk has worked in natural resource management for over two decades, both from within government and in advisory roles. He is considered one of Canada’s foremost experts in water demand management and has supported numerous drinking water and watershed protection programs across the country. His mission is to improve the water sustainability of communities.


Who We Work With

Since our founding in 2009, Econics has worked with local governments, state and provincial governments and water utilities across North America.
Our largest municipal client serves over 2 million people and our smallest has only a few hundred service connections.
As well, we routinely complete policy work for various agencies at the provincial and federal level and not-for-profit organizations.
Call us for a list of our recent projects and examples of our work.