Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

8:30 – 9:30 am

Balancing People and Nature
(Main Stage)

Simon Jackson
Founder of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition

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9:30 – 10:00 am

Networking Break
(Exhibit and Networking Areas)

10:00 – 11:30 am

Panel Discussion
(Main Stage)

Indigenous Engagement, Relationships and the Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP)

Steve Saddleback, Indian Resource Council
Vanessa Frank, Kainai Resources Inc. / Blood Tribe
Clayton Heck, Arrowhead Abandonments

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11:30 am
– 1:00 pm

Virtual Lunch, Exhibit Time and Networking Break
(Exhibit and Networking Areas)


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Testing / Monitoring / Reporting

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1:00 – 1:30 pm

A case of digital transformation with energy operators and consultants during the pandemic
Vincent Lam, Matidor

Data Management, Monitoring and a Pandemic – A Giant Mine Story
Morgan Schauerte, Dillon Consulting

1:35 – 2:05 pm

“A Progressive In-Situ Remediation Approach for Dry-Cleaning Sites: Understanding The Subsurface”
Patrick O’Neill, Vertex Environmental

How Environmental Analysis Labs can Contribute in a Global Health Pandemic and the Long-Term Potential for the Future of Environmental Testing with PCR
Bryan Shaw, CARO Analytical

2:10 – 2:40 pm

Integration of Data Automation, Analytics and Visualization in the Areas of Field Testing, Sampling, Monitoring and Plume Analysis
Brandon Smith, Analythium Solutions

Planning Considerations for Data Collection on Large-scale Clubroot Sampling Projects
Ashley Siemens, Trace Associates

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Managing Inventory: ArcGIS Online as a solution for Orphan Well Association Contractor Engagement
Carla Incontri, North Shore Environmental Consultants

Applying eDNA for Species Detection: Tips for Successful Integration
Danielle Bourque, SLR Consulting

3:20 – 3:50 pm

Soil Sampling Equipment Comparison
Jordan Ernst, Ernco Drilling

New Methods to more Accurately Quantify Hydrocarbon Contamination from Natural Background
Anthony Aquino, AGAT Laboratories

4:00 – 5:00 pm

 ESAA Trivia Night

ESAA invites you to join us for a little virtual trivia fun with the great folks from Nice Guys Trivia. Compete for prizes and bragging rights.  There is sure to be some laughs and good networking.
Event Information:
  • Limited to 50 participants
  • As you register you will be automatically assigned to one of 5 teams.  If you register multiple people on the same registration you will be on the same team.  If you want to be on the same team, register as a group.  On different teams, register individually.
  • $10 for Members and EnviroTech 2021 attendees
  • $15 for Non-Members
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Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

8:15 – 9:00 am

Exhibit Time and Virtual Networking
(Exhibit and Networking Areas)

GHG Management

Legal  / Regulatory

9:00 – 9:30 am

Alternative Technologies in Fugitive GHG Emissions Quantifications for Landfills
Mosi Aghbolaghy, RWDI

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! Managing Environmental Risks & Liabilities – Civil Liability
Jacquelyn Stevens & Anand Srivastava, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

9:35 – 10:05 am

Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Effective Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations
Dani Urton, Vertex Professional Services

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly! Managing Environmental Risks & Liabilities – Regulatory Liability
John Georgakopoulos & Matt Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

10:05 – 10:30 pm

Networking Break
(Exhibit and Networking Areas)

Site Closure


10:30 – 11:00 am

An Abandoned Drycleaner in Rural Alberta: A Costly and Dangerous Family Legacy
Michael Lupart, Trace Associates

A Preliminary Empirical Study on the Influence of Rainfall on Urban Air Quality
Emmanuel Anglo, Wood

11:05 – 11:35 am

Incorporating Risk-based Closure into Overall Site Management
Tiona Todoruk, Advisian

Presentation: Improving Air Quality and Reducing Fugitive Emissions Through Continuous Monitoring Technology
Taryn Kovacs, Qube Technologies

11:40 am
– 12:10 pm

Practical Closure Approaches for Salinity Impacted Wellsites
Tyler Prediger, Matrix Solutions

EPA 325 : HOW and WHY?  SOR/2020-231 Regulation : Passive Fenceline Monitoring for BTEX & 1-Butadiene (EPA 325)
Darlene Hoogenes-Stastny, ALS Canada

12:10 – 1:10 pm

Virtual Lunch, Exhibit Time and Networking Break
(Exhibit and Networking Areas)

Emerging Contaminants

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Water, Wastewater, Groundwater

1:10 – 1:40 pm

PFAS Risk in the Oil and Gas Industry
Samantha Murphy, Cenovus

Groundwater Surveillance Monitoring – A Consultant’s Perspective
Blake Hamer, Matrix Solutions

1:45 – 2:15 pm

Progress in PFAS Site Investigation Procedures: Recent Cases in Canada
Leon Burger, SNC Lavalin

Accurate Water Table Characterization
Alanna Felske, Groundwater Resource Information Technologies and Louise Versteeg, Solstice Canada 

2:20 – 2:50 pm

Landfill Disposal and Thermal Treatment Considerations for Solid Waste Containing Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Matt Pourabadehei, SNC Lavalin

A Jurisdiction Review of Groundwater (Drinking Water) Pathway Assessments
Sheila Duchek, SNC Lavalin

2:55 – 3:25 pm

PFAS: A Combination Approach for Laboratory Analysis
Tammy Chartrand, ALS Canada

Wastewater Treatment Upgrade in Existing Lagoons with Novel Aeration System
Jan Korzeiowski, J.K. Engineering

3:30 – 4:20 pm

Closing Keynote and Wrap-up
(Main Stage)

Gin, Tonic and Stories with Brian Keating

Pour yourself a beverage of your choice and join us for a closing drink, a toast to brighter days ahead with stories from Brian Keating..


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* Agenda subject to change