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Aquatic Informatics Selected as One of Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2014

Mediacorp today recognized Aquatic Informatics as one of the best companies to work for in Canada

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/06/13 -- Aquatic Informatics Inc., a global leader in providing innovative software solutions for hydrologic data management and analysis, announced today that it was named on the inaugural list "Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers for 2014" by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

"We are thrilled that Aquatic Informatics has been recognized for offering one of the most progressive and forward-thinking employee programs in our industry. Working in the clean technology industry is rewarding. Our employees are solving complex challenges and are deeply dedicated to protecting the world's precious water resources by designing the best hydrological data management software," shared Ed Quilty, President and CEO at Aquatic Informatics. "We also strive to make our work environment stimulating. Our top floor office offers a spectacular 360 degree view of Vancouver, the Pacific Ocean, and the North Shore Mountains. The large open-concept floor plan, fitness facilities, stocked fridge, large communal dining area, and frequent staff social events make for a collaborative and collegial atmosphere."

The Aquatic Informatics head office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Georgia Street, walking distance from the waterfront, restaurants, Robson Street shopping, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. It is steps from bike lanes, the SkyTrain, and buses. The lunchroom is stocked with local organic fruit, vegan snacks, and beverages. The espresso machines brew local beans from 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters. The Breakfast Club cooks breakfast monthly. Hot lunches are served at dynamic monthly company meetings. And the CEO welcomes everyone to his home to enjoy his Hawaiian style BBQ for the summer staff party.

Aquatic Informatics employees are active, biking to the office and working out at the onsite gym. They also have big hearts, participating in the Vancouver Food Bank Holiday Food Drive, the Vancouver Sun Run, and the Canary Derby Project to raise funds for the early detection of cancer. They are committed to sustainability by reducing overall waste with an office composting and recycling program. Employees also choose a career with Aquatic Informatics because it offers flexible work options, employee engagement programs, career development opportunities, generous benefits packages, and more.

Now entering its 14th year, the Canada's Top 100 Employers project is a national competition. This is the first year that Mediacorp is releasing a special list that focuses on small and medium employers (SME). Aquatic Informatics is among fifty employers across Canada chosen as leaders in their industries for attracting and retaining staff by offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. The company was also shortlisted for the 2014 Canada's Top 100 Employers list.

To determine eligibility for "Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers" list, Mediacorp adopted the SME definition used by Statistics Canada that consists of private-sector enterprises with up to 500 employees. The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers evaluated organizations based on eight criteria: (1) physical workplace; (2) work and social atmosphere; (3) health, financial, and family benefits; (4) vacation and time off; (5) employee communications; (6) performance management; (7) training and skills development; and (8) community involvement. The winners were announced today in the Report on Business section of The Globe and Mail and on the popular job search site, Eluta.ca.

Aquatic Informatics is one of the fastest growing clean technology companies in Canada and the industry leader in software solutions for hydrologic data management and analysis. The company added over 40 new staff in the past year, and there are still 20 current employment openings for seasoned software engineers, hydrologists, scientists, information technology experts, and customer care professionals. The company is one of the best companies to work in Canada. It values independent thinking, initiative, team play, a relentless pursuit for quality, a playful spirit, and a sense of humor. Current career postings can be viewed at www.aquaticinformatics.com/about-us/careers.

About Aquatic Informatics Inc.

Aquatic Informatics™ provides software solutions that address critical water data management and analysis challenges for the rapidly growing environmental monitoring industry. Aquatic Informatics is focused on providing solutions to a range of different customer groups including federal, state/provincial or local government departments, hydropower operators, mining companies, academic groups and consulting organizations, who collect, manage and process large volumes of water quality or quantity data.

For more information about Aquatic Informatics, go to www.aquaticinformatics.com.

About Mediacorp Canada Inc.

Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation's largest publisher of employment periodicals and guides. For 15 years, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers project, which includes 20 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach over 14 million Canadians through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners. The company also operates the popular job search engine, Eluta.ca, which brings job-seekers new job postings directly from employer websites and exclusive editorial reviews from the Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

For more information about Mediacorp, go to www.canadastop100.com.

Contacts:
Aquatic Informatics Inc.
David Ferguson
Marketing
p: +1.604.873.2782 / tf: +1.877.870.2782
david.ferguson@aquaticinformatics.com
www.aquaticinformatics.com

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