Tuesday, October 12th

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration and COVID Screening Opens
Conference Centre, 2nd Level Foyer

Wednesday, October 13th

9:00 am

Registration and COVID Screening Opens
Conference Centre, 2nd Level Foyer

12:00 pm

Exhibits Open
(Van Horne Ballroom and Presidents Hall)

Light lunch provided

Growing / Supporting / Protecting Your Business

Moderator: Darel Baker, Keldar Leadership

Canadian Brownfields Network

Moderator: Grant Walsom, XCG Consultants

Natural Source Zone Depletion at Petroleum NAPL sites: Let’s Talk About It 

Moderator: Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental

Cutting Edge Technology in Asset Retirement

Moderator: Simone Levy, InnoTech Alberta

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Aligning your Team…your Competitive Advantage! (Abstract)
Darel Baker, Keldar Leadership


New Soil Management Rules will impact Brownfield Redevelopment (Abstract)
Grant Walsom, XCG Consultants

Using NSZD in the Development of Sustainable NAPL Remediation Strategies at Active Oil and Gas Facilities (Abstract)
Andrea Hachkowski, Jacobs

Cutting Edge Technology in Asset Retirement Video Presentation (Abstract)
Simone Levy, InnoTech Alberta
Dean MacKenzie, Vertex Resource Group

1:05 pm - 1:35 pm

HR Solutions to Support Corporate Growth (Abstract)
Kevin Nilsen, ECO Canada


The Complexity and Solutions of Canada’s Industrial Brownfields (Abstract)
Eric Pringle & David Meikle, Milestone Environmental Contracting

Evaluation of Multiple Lines of Evidence for Quantitfying Natural Source Zone Depletion Rates Overlying a Shallow LNAPL Source Zone (Abstract)
Anne Wozney, Golder Associates 

Cutting Edge Technology in Asset Retirement Video Presentation (cont’d) (Abstract)
Simone Levy, InnoTech Alberta
Dean MacKenzie, Vertex Resource Group

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm

Labour & Employment Update (Abstract)
Alison Adam, McLennan Ross


Sustainable Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation (SEAR) Combined With Multi-Phase Extraction (MPE) of Coal Tar LNAPL and DNAPL Impacted Brownfield Site (Abstract)
Bud Ivey, Ivey International 

Comparison of Methods for Assessing NSZD at Paved Fuel Retail Sites (Abstract)
Jon Smith, AECOM

Discussion and Questions and Answer

2:10pm - 2:30 pm

Networking Break
(President’s Hall)

Growing / Supporting / Protecting Your Business (cont’d)

Moderator: Darel Baker, Keldar Leadership

Canadian Brownfields Network (cont’d)

Moderator: Grant Walsom, XCG Consultants

Natural Source Zone Depletion at Petroleum NAPL sites: Let’s Talk About It (cont’d)

Moderator: Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental

Collaboration and Innovation for Mitigation of Metal and Metalloid Impacts in Western Canada

Moderator: Silvia Mancini, Geosyntec Consultants

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Litigation Support: Tips and Traps for Being an Expert Witness (Abstract)
Sean Parker, McLennan Ross 

Have you got methane? Latest Trends in Vapour Mitigation for Brownfields (Abstract)
Meggen Janes, Geosyntec Consultants

No Presentation Scheduled

Defeating On-Reserve Poverty (Abstract)
Dale Swampy, National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC)

3:05 pm -3:35 pm

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

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

Evaluating NSZD via the Biogenic Heat Method at Complex Sites (i.e., Why Doesn’t My Data Look Anything Like the Published Data?) (Abstract)
Joann Dyson, GHD 

Passive Water Treatment of Metals and Inorganics (Abstract)
Silvia Mancini, Geosyntec Consultants 

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

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

Remediation as Reconciliation: Applying Truth & Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92 to Canadian Brownfields (Abstract)
Kear Porttris & Jeremy Robinson, QM Environmental

NSZD – Moving Past the Perceptions
Tom Palaia, Jacobs

Monitoring Metals/Metalloid Reduction and Their Impacts in Aquatic Environments Through Molecular Genetic Tools (Abstract)
Jeff Roberts, SiREM

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm

Wrap-up Discussion


Wrap-Up Discussion

Wrap-up Discussion


Non-biological Removal of Selenate and other Metalloid Oxyanions (Abstract)
David Kratochvil, BQE Water

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Game On! – Tailgate Reception
(Van Horne Ballroom – Exhibit Area)

Join us outside for a selection of tailgate inspired foods.  Wear your favourite jersey and join us for dinner at the Tailgate Party.

Reception Sponsor

Drink Ticket Sponsor

Silent Auction Sponsor

Thursday, October 14th

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast
(Van Horne Ballroom)

8:30 am – 8:40​ am

Opening Remarks, Welcome and Keynote Presentation
(Van Horne Ballroom)

  • Fred Keating, Emcee
  • Stacy Thygesen, ESAA President
8:40 am – 9:40 am

Keynote Presentation and Discussion 

Inside the Minds of Canadians
Nik Nanos
Nanos Research

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9:40 am – 10:00 am

Networking Break
(Van Horne Ballroom and President’s Hall)

PFAS Treatment & Analysis

Moderator: Terry Obal, Bureau Veritas

Unique Projects and Locations

Moderator: Zach Person, Core Environmental Consulting


Moderator: Brent Finnestad, Tetra Tech Canada


Moderator:Jake Gossen, Langan

10:00 am - 10:30 am

STAR and STARx – Smouldering Remediation of PFAS-Impacted Soils  (Abstract)
Laura Kinsman, Savron

Lessons Learned, Toronto Port Lands Contaminated Land and River Construction  (Abstract)
Meggen Janes, Geosyntec Consultants
Steve Desrocher, Waterfront Toronto

Addressing High Concentration Solvent Sites (DLNAPL) with a Combined-Remedy: Emulsified Oil and ZVI  (Abstract)
Jean Pare, Chemco

Using Subsurface Temperatures to Evaluate Vacuum Extraction System Performance (Abstract)
Branden Kellar & Gary Winthrop, Matrix Solutions 

10:35 am - 11:05 am

Pushing the Boundaries on Quantitative PFAS Analysis (Abstract)
Tammy Chartrand, ALS Environmental


Oil Recovery and Water Treatment from Shipwreck (Abstract)
Darryl Lasenby & Trevor Thea, Claytek

Bioremediation of Chlorate and Chromate Contaminated Groundwater in Cold Climate  (Abstract)
Mehdi  Motevasselin, University of Manitoba

Control of Off Site Migration In Low Permeability Soil With an Eductor System  (Abstract)
Francis Galbriath, SNC-Lavalin 

11:10 am - 11:40 am

Summary of Four Applications of Colloidal Activated Carbon for the In-Situ Treatment of PFAS in Groundwater (Abstract)
Rick McGregor, Insitu

Pathway to Closure for a Heavy Oil Release into The North Saskatchewan River  (Abstract)
Tara Murfitt & Shaun Toner, Matrix Solutions

Bioremediation 4.0: What Procaryotic Microbes Can Really Accomplish and the Roll Quorum Sensing and Signaling (QSS) Plays (Abstract)
Kent Armstrong, TerraStryke Products

Treating 1,4-Dioxane with Activated Potassium Persulfate  (Abstract)
Stacey Telesz,  Evonik 

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Sustainable PFAS Resin Technology Applied at Multiple Locations for Military Base Aquifer Remediation  (Abstract)
Paul Newman,  ECT2

Reclamation Certification Achieved using Remote Sensing Technology  (Abstract)
Chrissie Smith & Meisam Amani, Wood

Applications of Anaerobic Petroleum Hydrocarbon Bioremediation (Abstract)
Jeff  Roberts, SiREM

In-Situ Remediation of Dissolved Metals Plume – From Concept to Full-Scale Remediation  (Abstract)
Matthew Beveridge,  Hemmera

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Keynote Presentation
(Van Horne Ballroom)

RemTech @20
Joe Chowaniec, ESAA

SRP Update
Stacy Thygesen, JSK Consulting
Darren Cherniak, North Shore Environmental Consulting


A Year of Wild Local Living

Brian Keating
Great Big Nature

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Oil and Gas Sites

Moderator: Maria Kudienko, SLR Consulting

Ground & Surface Water

Moderator: Mayson Abraham, ARO Environmental Solutions

Research / Studies  / Testing

Moderator: Laura Rathgeber, AGAT Laboratories

Risk Management

Moderator: Neil Lindstrom, SNC-Lavalin

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

An Area-Based Chemistry Assessment of a Shallow Hydrocarbon-Bearing Formation in NW AB  (Abstract)
Phil Richards, PR Enviroforensics


Mycoremediation of Naphthenic Acid Fraction Compounds Sourced from Oil Sands Process Affected Water  (Abstract)
Sarah Miles, Geosyntec Consultants


In-Ground and Above-Ground Aquatic Mesocosms as Tools to Understand Short-Term and Multi-Year to Biological, Ecological and Chemical Effects of Reclamation Technologies  (Abstract)
Ryan Melnichuk, InnoTech Alberta


We Can do Better; We MUST Do Better  (Abstract)
Roger Dunkley,


2:35 pm - 3:05 pm

Comparative Field Studies of Real-Time Soil Screening Techniques for Two Petroleum Hydrocarbon Sites  (Abstract)
Ailsa Le May, EnviroSearch 

Groundwater Plume Analytics® Tools for Environmental Site Assessments  (Abstract)
Joe Ricker, EarthCon Consultants


Collaborative Initiative to Review Sulphur Management Guidance (Abstract)
Simone Levy, InnoTech Alberta
Sheila Luther, Matrix Solutions
James Freeman, S2 Environmental


Project Cost Certainty and the Real Return on Investment using Site-Specific Approaches (Abstract)
Trevor Burgers, Millennium EMS Solutions


3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

Application of Natural Source Zone Depletion in Fractured Aquifer Remediation & Liability Management (Abstract)
Vincent Stein, Advisian

Extraction System Optimization: The Importance of Proper Characterization of a Groundwater Plume  (Abstract)
Janine WIldschut, Flint Environmental


Bugs and Veggies – Optimization of Plant Based Dewatering and Deployment Technology for Fluid Tailings (Abstract)
Victoria Collins, NAIT


Remediating Bedrock: What Once Was Impossible Is Now Possible.Three Case Studies (Abstract)
Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Closure Options For Organic Soils: Analytical Results Interpretation for Peat Material  (Abstract)
Mallika  Senevirathna, North Shore Environmental Consultants

Pillar Point Valley Restoration Hong Kong: Reducing Leachate Production via Groundwater Management (Abstract)
Neal Barretto & Jacques Groenewald, Associated Environmental Consultants 

New Methods to More Accurately Quantify Hydrocarbon Contamination from Natural Background (Abstract)
Anthony Aquino, AGAT Laboratories


Enhanced In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS) Blends: Impacts of Adding Sodium Persulfate, and Water Content (Abstract)
Brant Smith, Evonik


4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

Collaboration For Closure of Salt Affected Well Sites in Saskatchewan Using Tier 2 Pathway Modification (Abstract)
Trevor Burgers Millennium EMS Solutions
Jonas Fenn, Government of Saskatchewan, Manager Remediation and Reclamation 

Gasoline Forensics: Source Identification for Low Level Groundwater Contamination (Abstract)
Deib Birkholz, Deib-Chem Forensics

No Presentation Scheduled

LNAPL Modeling and Site Closure, Otter Creek Tank Farm Areas 1 & 2, Goose Bay, NL (Abstract)
Brad MacLean & Noah Booth, Dillon Consulting

4:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Reception Sponsor

Champagne Reception – 20 Years of RemTech
(Van Horne Ballroom)

Join us outside for a glass of champagne to celebrate 20 years of RemTech and a selection of amazing foods from each of the Fairmont Banff Springs dining outlets.

Drink Tickets Sponsor

Silent Auction Sponsor

Friday, October 15th

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast
(Van Horne Ballroom)

Salty Talks

Bud Ivey, Ivey International


Moderator: Michael Samis, Pinchin


Moderator: Renee White, KBL Environmental

Risk Management

Moderator: Detlef Birkholz, Deib-Chem Forensics

8:30 am - 9:00 am

In Situ Salt Remediation – Carbon and Cost Benefits of Treating Soil in Place  (Abstract)
Elizabeth Murray, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies 

Addressing Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater Surveillance Monitoring (Abstract)
Daniel Pollard & Shalene Thomas, Wood 

Cloud Computing Technology – New and Innovative Approaches to Big Data (Abstract)
Khalid Lemzouji & Peter Solymos, Analythium Solutions

Risk-based Approach Supporting the Redevelopment of an Urban Lead‑impacted Site (Abstract)
Sylvain Bordenave, Trace Associates
Karl Bresee from Intrinsik Corporation

9:05 am - 9: 35 am

In-Situ Electrokinetic Remediation of a Salt Impacted Soil at a Decommissioned Well Site (Abstract)
Jean-Marie Sobze and Ricky Kong, NAIT 

AER Regulatory Update: Release Reporting and OneStop RoSC (Abstract)
Matthew Stewart & Steve Tymchyshyn, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)


Powering up Simulation Training in Environmental Consulting (Abstract)
Dean MacKenzie, Vertex Resource Group 

An In Situ Treatment Train for Mitigation of Vapour Intrusion from LNAPL in a Residential Area, Calgary, Alberta (Abstract)
Andrea Hachkowski, Jacobs 

9:40 am - 10:10 am

Remediation Case Studies for Salt Impacted Sites using Recently Release SST V3.0 – Learnings and Potential Pitfalls (Abstract)
Jonathan Donahue & Tony Knafla, Equilibrium Environmental Inc.

A New Approach to Rapid Closure for Inactive Sites (Abstract)
Tara Murfitt & Sheila Luther, Matrix Solutions

Understanding PAHs —Tabulation Isn’t Interpretation. A Publicly Available Tool to Determine the Source of PAHs at Your Site  (Abstract)
Paul Fuellbrandt & Court Sandau, Statvis Analytics

Defining the Applicable Depth for the Ecological Direct Soil Contact Pathway  (Abstract)
Sarah Thacker,  InnoTech Alberta
Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions

10:10 am – 10:40 am

Networking Break
(Van Horne Ballroom and President’s Hall)

Emerging Contaminants

Moderator: Shawn Samborsky, Core Environmental

Project Planning and Management

Moderator: Chris Madin, Veolia Water Technologies

Wellsites and Pipelines

Moderator: Liana Phoenix, AGAT Laboratories

Risk Management

Moderator: Kevin Shipley, XCG Consultants

10:40 am - 11:10 am

Total Organofluorine (TOF) Analysis by Combustion Ion Chromatography – A New Tool for Monitoring PFAS Impacts (Abstract)
Terry Obal, Bureau Veritas Laboratories 

The Evolution of the Site Remediation Industry in Canada (Abstract)
Kevin French, Vertex Environmental 

No Presentation Scheduled

Acknowledgement of Reclamation of Sodium Chloride Impacted Soils Directive Development and Case Study (Abstract)
Jonas Fenn, Government of Saskatchewan, Manager Remediation and Reclamation 

11:15 am - 11:45 am

From Lubrizol to Canada – Development of a global strategy for PFAS (Abstract)
Hugo Carronnier, Valgo


Now what? Prioritizing your Emerging Contaminants Portfolio (Abstract)
Shalene Thomas, Wood


Data Driven – Risk Informed ARO Portfolio Management – Case Studies from the Orphan Well Association and CNOOC
Michelle Taylor, Waterline Resources
Wes Funk, DXD Consulting


Site-Specific Risk Assessment as a Cost-Effective Step in achieving Regulatory Closure at a Former Gas Plant in Southern Alberta (Abstract)
Amy Gainer, Advisian


11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Microplastics from the North Saskatchewan River in the Edmonton Region (Abstract)
Jeremiah Bryksa, NAIT

Developing A Tool to Manage Industrial Runoff Releases Using the Water Quality Based Effluent Limits Protocol (Abstract)
Chris Banmann, Matrix Solutions

Mitigation of an Orphan Well Leaking Methane in a Residential Area (Abstract)
Matthew Neuner & Gillian Roos, Golder Associates Ltd.

No Presentation Scheduled

12:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Lunch and Closing Keynote
(Van Horne Ballroom)

One-Degree Shifts: Building Tomorrow’s Greatest Places to Work
Eric Termuende, Co-founder, NoW of Work


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