Agenda

Draft Agenda

Agenda subject to change.

Tuesday, October 15th

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Registration & Exhibitor Move-in
Conference Centre, 2nd Level

Wednesday, October 16th

8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Registration Opens
Conference Centre, 2nd Level Foyer

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Exhibitor Move-in Continues
Conference Centre, 2nd Level Foyer

9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Indigenous Panel Discussion
Coleman


Details TBA

Legal and Regulatory Panel Discussion
Beatty

Details TBA

Risk and Insurance Panel Discussion
Shaughnessy

Details TBA

11:00 am - 7:30 pm

Exhibits Open
Van Horne Ballroom and Presidents Hall

11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Light Lunch and Keynote
Van Horne Ballroom

Moving Forward, Towards Truth and Reconciliation

Lyndon J Linklater
Traditional Knowledge Keeper and Storyteller

Lunch Sponsor

SWAT
12:45 pm - 4:45 pm

In-Situ
Coleman

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

GFL2023

New Technology
Beatty

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

wsp2659

Risk Management
Shaughnessy

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

Calgary aggregate recycling
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

High-Resolution Site Characterization and the Development of a Better Conceptual Site Model: A NAPL Release Site Case Study.
Kirklyn Davidson, SCG Remediation Services

Empowering Project Lifecycles with Geomatics Positioning for Enhanced Data Utilization
Kris Kwiatkowski, ProDelta Projects Inc.

A Novel Approach to Risk Management of Salinity at an Operational Fractionation and Brine Storage Facility in Alberta
Tiona Todoruk, Worley Consulting

1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

Coal Power Wastewater: Selenium Challenge and A New Solution
Paul Newman,  ECT2

Putting the FLOW in Workflow: Using Hydrocarbon Plume |Prediction AI to Quantify Groundwater Risk and Liability.
Steve Mamet & Nico Higgs, Environmental Material Science Inc.

Challenges in Development and Application of Remedial Guidelines
Yong Li & Anne Way, Parsons

1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

Two Wrongs can Make a Right – A Novel Approach to the Biochemical Neutralization and Remediation of Cement-Impacted Soils
Kimberley McLeish & Vincent Stein, Worley Consulting

Case Study:  Application of New Technology – Use of IntelleKtEIG as a Product Tool for Regulatory Closure in Saskatchewan
Janice Paslawski & Hilary Lavoie, Millennium EMS Solutions
Jeff Gould, IntelleKt-EIG Limited

LNAPL Conceptual Site Model Refinement at a Condensate Blowout Site
Giulio Scarzella & Fraser Judd, AECOM Canada Ltd.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

A Review of Microbial Induced Carbonate Precipitation Treatment in the Remediation of Diverse Mine Tailings
Sarah Miles, Geosyntec Consultants

Best Management Practices for Site Characterization: The End of Poke and Hope?
Samantha Frandsen, Aestus, LLC

LNAPL Characterization, Immobilization and Destruction Technologies in Support of Risk-Based Site Closures
Kevin French, VEI Contracting

3:05pm - 3:35 pm

Answering the Challenges of Low Permeability Formations
Danny Procter & Gordon Guest, Geo Tactical Remediation Ltd.

The Potential to Decarbonize the Gas Industry with Renewable Natural Gas / Biomethane
Tom Jacklin, Worley

 

Paradigm Shift in Liability Management
Scott Poynor, Geologic Science and Technology

 

Groundwater
Coleman

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

GFL2023

New Technology
Beatty

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

wsp2659

Risk Management
Shaughnessy

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

Calgary aggregate recycling
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

What’s a Water Body? Using Site-Specific, Pathway-Based Rationalization to Achieve Site Closure
Brent Lennox, Waterline Resources Inc.

New Remediation Technology Formed by Combining Two Well Established Remediation Technologies: In Situ Stabilization (ISS) and In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO)
Stacey Telesz & Brant Smith, Evonik

Historical Landfills – Not Your Regular Brownfield Sites
Frans Hettinga, Tetra Tech Canada Inc.

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Simplistic Modeling Methods for Nitrate in Groundwater: Case Study Obtaining Regulatory Closure
Erik Martin, Vertex Resource Group Inc.

 

Navigating New Frontiers: The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Environmental Innovation
Jevins Waddell & BJ Min, EcoAI INNOVATES

Quantification of Uncertainty in Site-Specific Guideline Adjustment
Amy Philip & Yong Li, Parsons

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Networking 101
Rob Ritchie – 3rd floor Conference Center

An opportunity for those new to RemTech or new to the industry to learn from industry veterans about networking and making the most of attending RemTech.

4:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Game On! – Tailgate Reception

Join us for an evening of amazing food, carnival games and a giant remote control car racing track. Check out the silent   
                             auction and support the RemTech charities.


You won’t want to miss the Tailgate party!

Reception Sponsor

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Silent Auction Sponsor

Drink Ticket Sponsor

Thursday, October 17th

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Registration Open
Conference Centre, 2nd Level Foyer

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast
Van Horne Ballroom

8:30 am – 9:40 am

Opening Remarks, Welcome and Keynote
Van Horne Ballroom

Fred Keating, MC
Scott Purves,  ESAA President

8:40 am - 9:40 am
Tim_Caulfield-Feb2022-2 Credit Curtis Trent

Keynote Presentation 
Van Horne Ballroom

Fact vs Fiction: The Age of Misinformation

Timothy Caulfield
Professor of Health Law and Science Policy, University of Alberta

Sponsor

9:40 pm - 10:00 am

Networking Break
Van Horne Ballroom

Coffee Break Sponsor

10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Interesting Projects and Unique Locations
Coleman

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

GFL2023

Emerging Contaminants
Beatty

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

wsp2659

Canadian Brownfields Network
Shaughnessy

Moderators:
Meggen Janes, Canadian Brownfield Network
Lisa Fairweather, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas

Room Sponsor

Calgary aggregate recycling
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Hazardous Waste PCB Sediment Remediation, Port Hope, ON
Alicia Kruska, ECC Services British Columbia

Strategies for Mitigating PFAS Contamination in Groundwater Impacted by Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF)
Ehsan Banayan & Fatemeh Asadi Zeidabadi, University of British Columbia

Municipal Engagement for Divesting Imperial Oil’s Surplus Sites
Maurice LeBlanc, Imperial Oil
Tammy Lomas-Jyhla, Lomas-Jylha Consulting

10:35 am - 11:05 am

Human Health Risk Assessment of Treated Oil Sands Mine Waters to the Lower Athabasca River
Bart Koppe & Karen Phillipps, Intrinsik

Emerging Contaminants Under the Microscope: Exploring Microplastics in the North Saskatchewan River
Jeremiah Bryksa & Patric McGlashan, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Part 1: Policy Matters to Brownfield Redevelopment – Alberta’s Guide to Excluding the Domestic Use Aquifer based on Municipal Bylaws
Paul Leong, City of Calgary
Rob Hoffman, Canadian Fuels Association
Norman Sawatsky, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
Chris Chalk, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas

11:10 am - 11:40 am

Challenges of Responding to a Railcar Coal Spill in a Remote River
Lawrence Malizzi & Helen Dubach, CTEH

Gasification of PFAS – Destruction Efficiency Results from a Technology Transfer Lab
Bill Malyk & Justin Gal, WSP Canada Inc.

Part 2: Policy Implementation and Brownfield Case Studies – Alberta’s Guide to Excluding the Domestic Use Aquifer based on Municipal Bylaws – Panel Discussion
Paul Leong, City of Calgary
Rob Hoffman, Canadian Fuels Association
Norman Sawatsky, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas
Chris Chalk, Alberta Environment and Protected Areas 

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Practical Remediation Closure Solutions for Remote sites in Northern British Columbia
Nicole Prince & Lucas Hewitt, North Shore Environmental Consultants Inc.

Applied Machine-Learning Tools to Enhance PFAS Analytics and Support More Effective Site Management
Paul Hurst & Skyler Sorsby, WSP Canada Inc.

 

Small Town Redevelopment Dreams
Jackie Maxwell, SLR Consulting

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Bill Weir

Lunch and Keynote Presentation
Van Horne Ballroom

Life as We Know It (Can Be): Stories of People, Climate, and Hope in a Changing World

Bill Weir
Chief Climate Correspondent, CN

ESAA Industry Awards Presentation

Sponsor

2:10 pm - 5:00 pm

Interesting Projects and Unique Locations
Coleman

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

GFL2023

A Little Bit of Everything
Beatty

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

wsp2659

PTAC
Shaughnessy

Moderator:
Allan Fogwill & Tannis Such, PTAC

Room Sponsor

Calgary aggregate recycling
2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

Monitoring and Enhancing Natural Source Zone Depletion at a Petroleum Pipeline Release Site in Abbotsford, BC
Carson Fick & Matthew Rousseau, GHD

Mining Waste to Value in Thompson, Manitoba
Darryll Champagne, KBL Projects Ltd

Introduction and Overview
Allan Fogwill, PTAC

Evaluating Technology-based Assessments for Use in Reclamation Certification of Footprint
Stefan Schreiber, Innotech Alberta

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Human Health Risk Assessment for San Fernando Basin Superfund Site
Tiona Todoruk, Worley Consulting

Geomatics and Digital Solutions to Support Field Planning, Data Collection, Collaboration, Reporting – A Case Study from AltaLink 716L Soil Salvage Assessment
Matt Wilkinson, Matrix Solutions Inc., a Montrose Environmental Company

Evaluation of Soil Chloride Delineation Requirements
Daniel Pollard, Matrix Solutions

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm

Targeted Remediation in Fractured Bedrock on a Remote Superfund Site using Electrical Hydrogeology
Kyle Spears & Stuart McDonald, Aestus, LLC

Evidence of Organic Carbon Control over Sulphate Reduction in a Saline Shallow Lake near a Gas Plant in Calgary, Alberta.
Francisco Castrillon Munoz & James Freeman, SummitEarth

Process Guide for Approaching Salt Contamination
Sheila Luther, Matrix Solutions

3:55 pm - 4:25 pm

Establishing Risk-Based Limits for Elemental Sulphur in Soil – Final Stage 2 Results, Joint Industry Project
Simone Levy & Sheila Luther, Matrix Solutions Inc.

Defining Geogenic Background for Site Investigations – Combining Petroleum Forensic Chemistry and Geology
Phil Richards, Matrix Solutions Inc

Recent Research Results for Selenium and Sulphate Ecotoxicology and Methods for Livestock Risk
Viktoria Winter, Equilibrium Environmental Inc.

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Use of Geophysical Surveys for Investigating Historically Buried Debris, British Columbia, Canada
Michelle Gunnlaugson & Jacqueline Foley, WSP Canada

Evaluating PCOC From Wildfires Using Case Studies
Tadd Berger, Pinchin Ltd

Alberta Tier 1 & 2 Guideline Tool – Phase
Paul Fuelbrandt, Statvis Analytics Inc.

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Reception
Van Horne Ballroom

Join us for an evening not to be missed.  Check out the best of the Castle and sample foods from the Banff Springs Restaurants.

In addition, try your luck at the mini fun money casino with blackjack and poker. 

Last chance to check out the silent auction and support the RemTech charities.

Reception Sponsor

Silent Auction Sponsor

Drink Tickets Sponsor

Envirosearch

Friday, October 18th

7:00 am - 2:00 pm

Registration Open
Conference Centre, 2nd Level Foyer

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast
Van Horne Ballroom

Breakfast Sponsor

HR-Element-Logo-1-210x48
8:00 am - 8:30 am

Conservation Update
Van Horne Ballroom


The Wilder Institute (Calgary Zoo)

8:30 am - 11:30 am

Specialty Coffee Break
Van Horne Ballroom and President’s Hall

Cappuccinos, Lattes, Espresso Available

Coffee Break Sponsor

8:30 am - 10:10 am

Laboratory
Coleman

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

GFL2023

Natural Attenuation, Phytoremediation, Bioremediation
Beatty

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

wsp2659

Soil Sterilants Program
Shaughnessy

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

Calgary aggregate recycling
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Optimizing Test Methods for Evidence of PFAS Biomagnification in Mammalian Serum
Desiree Hui, Helmi Aboulsoud & Egemen Aydin, AGAT Laboratories

Case Study: Transition to Monitored Natural Attenuation After 30 Years of Pump and Treat at the Former Uniroyal Site in Edmonton, Alberta
Joe Ricker, WSP USA Inc.
Hadley Stamm, Lanxess

Program: Addressing Challenges Managing Sterilant Impacted Site in Alberta
Bonnie Drozdowski, Innotech Alberta

9:05 am - 9:35 am

Utilization of Biogenic Hydrocarbon Assessments to Determine Extent of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contamination
Brody Andersen, Bureau Veritas
Kelly Johnson, Stantec

Natural Source Zone Depletion and the Activated Carbon Remedy: Friend or Foe
Mike Mazzarese, AST Environmental

Sterilant Sampling Best Management Practices
Kathryn Bessie, Tetra Tech Canada Inc.

9:40 am - 10:10 am

Practical Applications of Direct Aqueous Injection Methods for Quantitative PFAS Analysis by LC-MS/MS
Tammy Chartrand & Sanja Risticevic, ALS Global

Integrated Site Closure Based on Natural Attenuation
Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
Ian Hers, Hers Environmental Consulting Inc.

Soil Sterilants Program: Risk Assessment and Management
Miles Tindal & Cory Kartz, Millenium EMS Solutions Ltd.

10:10 am - 10:40 am

Networking Break
Exhibit Area

Coffee Break Sponsor

Salty Talks
Coleman

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

GFL2023

Natural Attenuation, Phytoremediation, Bioremediation
Beatty

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

wsp2659

Soil Sterilants Program
Shaughnessy

Moderator: TBA

Room Sponsor

Calgary aggregate recycling
10:40 am - 11:10 am

Stringent Isn’t Always Sustainable: Quantifying Environmental and Social Metrics when Applying Salt Guidelines
Kenneth Eric Van Gaalen & Monique Wismer, Trace Associates Inc.

PHYTOREMEDIATION: A Green and Sustainable Technology for the Remediation of Urban Brownfields Contaminated with Organic Compounds
Faezeh Eslamian, GHD

Bench-Scale Testing of Remediation Technologies on Sterilant Impacted Soils in Alberta
Jean Pare, Chemco inc.
Kevin French, VEI Contracting

11:15 am - 11:45 am

Road deicing salt contamination at a Former Highway Works Yard in Penticton, BC- Delineation, Offsite Migration to Adjacent Properties and the Regulatory Approval Process in BC (2019-2024)- A Case Study
Jay Rao, Director ENV Services, EXP Services Inc.

An Alternative Approach to Decommissioning and Risk Management of a Historical Cooling Pond and Phosphogypsum Stacks
Dylan King, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Soil Sterilants Program: Application of Remediation Technologies for Bromacil Impacted Sites in Alberta
Victor Bachmann, Innotech Alberta
Jean Pare, Chemco inc.

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Using Basalt Powder for Remediation of Sodium Contaminated Soils; a Novel Approach to Soil Restoration
Ailsa Le May & Steven Siciliano, University of Saskatchewan

How do Biostimulators Enhance Soil Remediation and Methanogenesis: Insights from Microbial Community and their Function
Yunliang Li & Steven Siciliano, University of Saskatchewan

Soil Sterilant Program: Industry Applications
Jason Pentland & Monica Brightwell, ATCO Utilities

12:20 pm - 2:20 pm
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Lunch and Closing Keynote
Van Horne Ballroom

True Reconciliation

The Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould
Former Member of Parliament, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada,
Bestselling Author

Joe Chowaniec Scholarship Presentation

Sponsor

WCCanada