Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

12:00 pm
– 6:00 pm

Registration and Exhibitor Setup
(Grand Foyer and Imperial Ballroom)

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ESAA Annual General Meeting and Reception
(Stephen A/B)

Reception Sponsored by:

Thursday, April 21st, 2022

7:30  – 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast
(Imperial Ballroom)

8:30 – 9:30 am

Opening Remarks and Keynote

(Imperial Ballroom)

Opening Remarks
ESAA President

The Project Forest Story
Mike Toffan, Executive Director

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9:30 – 10:00 am

Networking Break
(Exhibit and Networking Areas)

Air Session
(Harold / Doll)

Moderator: Wendy Sears, ALS Environmental

Climate Change / Sustainability Sessions
(Bannerman / Walker)

Moderator: Renee White, Norstar Industries

10:00 – 10:30 am

Reducing Methane Emissions One Alt-Femp at a Time
Terence Trefiak, Montrose Environmental

Geothermal Energy Sources, Applications and Benefits
Vladimir Agatonovic, ECOTERRA Solutions

10:35 – 11:05 am

Using Intelligent Emissions Monitoring to Effectively Manage Emissions
Dennis Prince, Airdar

Net Zero 2050: Energy Transition Opportunities for Alberta
Dani Urton, Vertex Resource Group

11:10 – 11:40 am

Appropriate Use of Dust Suppresants to Achieve Effective Dust Control for Unpaved Roads, Construction and Industrial Sites 
Xin Qiu and Amanda Allen, SLR Consulting

Sustainability for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises – A Western Canada Case Study
Jacqueline Gorman, Trace Associates

11:40 am
– 1:40 pm

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

Sharper Focus: Making sense of 2022

Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist, ATB Financial

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1:40 – 2:00 pm

Networking Break
(Exhibit and Networking Areas)

Technology Session
(Harold / Doll)

Moderator: Mel Hamilton, SLR Consulting

Unique Locations / Project Session Session
(Bannerman / Walker)

Moderator: Thomas Purcell, Langan

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Interactive App for GW Statistical Trend Analysis and 2D Plume Stability Visualization
Khalid Lemzouji, Analythium

Waste Management for Northern Canadian Communities
Reanna Berg and Shawn Samborsky, CORE Environmental Consulting Inc.

2:35 – 3:05 pm

Advantages in the Application of Thermal Desorption Tubes in Soil Vapour Investigations
Bryan Shaw, CARO Analytical Services

Zeolite-Based Potassium Extraction from Potash Mine Tailings and Brines for Value-Added Soil Amendments
Brandon Stoner, University of Saskatchewan

3:10 – 3:40 pm

Use of GIS and Custom Apps for Wind Farm Environmental Assessments (EAs)
Jeff Benjamin, Dillon Consulting

De Beers Victor Mine Demolition Project – Remote and Challenging Locations
Enrique Bayata, Priestly Demolition

Technology Session cont’d
(Harold / Doll)

Moderator: Todd Latham, Actual Media

PFAS Session
(Bannerman / Walker)

Moderator: Jake Gossen, Langan

3:45 – 4:15 pm

What You Need to Know About Digital Transformation
Vincent Lam,

Pushing the Boundaries on Quantitative PFAS Analysis
Darlene Hoogenes-Stastny, ALS Environmental

4:20 – 4:50 pm

Managing Environmental Data via ESdat Online to Meet Updated Regulatory Requirements, Support Efficient Workflows and Establish a Work-Life Balance Culture
Nick Tumney, EarthScience Information Systems and Jane Pirie, Gwaii Engineering

Destructive Technologies Overview for Complete PFAS Treatment Solutions
Paul Newman, ECT2

4:50 – 6:30 pm

Bourbon, Beef and the Blues Reception
(Exhibit Area)

Visit the bourbon or “build your own Caesar” bar while you enjoy a selection of interesting hors d’oeuvres and the blues music of John Rutherford. (Other drink options will be available)

Door Prizes:

  • Bottle of Bourbon
  • Taylor Made Golf Bag and a round of golf for 4 at Alberta Springs
  • $500 in Gift Cards

How to Enter:

  • Receive 1 ticket for attending the Reception


Reception and Entertainment Sponsored by:

Two Complimentary Drinks Sponsored by:

Friday, April 22, 2022

7:30 – 8:15 am

Networking Breakfast
(Imperial Ballroom)

Water Session
(Harold / Doll)

Moderator: Sydney Bacon, CARO Analytical Services

Remediation Session
(Bannerman / Walker)

Moderator: Elizabeth Murray, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies

8:15 – 8:45 am

Bioaugmentation Application for Enhancing the Performance of an RBC Wastewater Treatment Plant and Improving Ammonia Removal
Dimitris Chrysochoou, TradeWorks Environmental

Case Study: Using Hydrous Ferric Oxide to Remediate Dissolved Arsenic
Jake Gossen, Langan International

8:50 – 9:20 am

Advantages of the Using Integrated Surface Water/Groundwater Models Throughout the Planning and Evaluation Process of Low Impact Development (LID) Strategies for Land Development and Ecosystem Conservation
Christian Gabriel and Colin Hansen, Matrix Solutions

Bioremediation – Eliminating the Entire Spectrum of Hydrocarbons through a One-Time Application
Myles Ethier, Long Chain Reclaim

Water Session cont’d
(Harold / Doll)

Moderator: Darlene Hoogenes-Stastny, ALS Environmental

Regulatory / Engagement / Stewardship Session
(Bannerman / Walker)

Moderator: Mandy Heynen, 360 Energy Liability Management

9:25 – 9:55 am

Muncipal Wastewater Treatment
Henk ten Wolde, Canstar Solutions

Hydrogen Development in Alberta: Policy, Regulation, and Future Development
Michael Barbero, McLennan Ross LLP

10:00 – 10:30 am

Case Studies on the Reuse of Stormwater and Municipal Effluent
Bill Berzins, Aquen

Through the Lens of Recent Environmental Decisions and Legislation: The Ever-Changing Practice of Environmental Law – Part 1
Jacquelyn Stevens and Matthew Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental LLP

10:30 – 10:50 am

Networking Break
(Exhibit and Networking Areas)

Water Session
(Harold / Doll)

Moderator: Renee White, Norstar Industries

Regulatory / Engagement / Stewardship Session
(Bannerman / Walker)

Moderator: Greg Olson, Nelson Environmental

10:50 – 11:20 am

Discharging of Industrial and Municipal Effluent in a Changing Climate
Robert Best, SLR Consulting

Through the Lens of Recent Environmental Decisions and Legislation: The Ever-Changing Practice of Environmental Law – Part 2
Jacquelyn Stevens and Matthew Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental LLP

11:25 – 11:55 am

In-Field Study Evaluting Rates of TCE Biotransformation Using Carbon-Based Biostimulation Additive ERDenhance Alone vs. ERDenhanced Combined with Zero Valent Iron (ZVI)
Kent Armstrong, TerraStryke Products LLC

Licensee Life-Cycle and Liability Management Framework for Energy Projects in Alberta – Legislative, Regulatory and Case Law Update Since Redwater
Chidinma Thompson, Borden Ladner Gervais

12:00 – 12:30 pm

Water Valuation: How to put a price on priceless?
Sheila Duchek, SNC-Lavalin

Practical Implications of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision in References re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act
Josh Jantzi, Gowling WLG

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Closing Keynote Lunch
(Imperial Ballroom)

There’s Prediction … Then there’s Pre-fiction

Jay Ingram
Science Writer, Broadcaster, Former Host of Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet

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* Agenda subject to change