RemTech 2019 Presentations

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Canadian Brownfields Network

  • Redeveloping Brownfields in a Challenging Urban Context – Presentation
    Joel Van Popta, Stantec and Monisha Nandi, Kilmer Brownfield Management Limited
  • Smouldering Combustion for the Management of PFAS-Impacted Soils at Brownfields Redevelopment Sites in Canada – Presentation
    Grant Scholes, Savron Solutions
  • Overcoming Geotechnical Complications when Building on Brownfields – Presentation
    Mark Tigchelaar, GeoSolv Design/Build Inc.
  • Brownfields in Alberta: A Changing Legal Landscape – Presentation
    Sean Parker, McLennan Ross


  • Remediation of Northwest Smelting and Refining, Winnipeg, MB – Presentation
    Heather Fisher, Dillon Consulting
  • Building a Site Strategy via the Application of Specialized Investigation Tools and Models at NAPL Sites, Toronto Port Lands Project – Presentation
    Trevre Andrews, Jacobs

Sulfolane Remediation

  • Understanding the Relationship Between Key Water Quality Parameters and the Behavior of Sulfolane in Groundwater –– Presentation
    Deanna Cottrell, Shell Canada
  • Evaluation of Membrane Technologies for Ex-situ Remediation of Groundwater Impacted with Sulfolane and Several Co-contaminants Including ChloridePresentation
    Natalie Lippa, Matrix Solutions and Farshad Mohammadtabar, University of Alberta
  • Biosparge Pilot System for Aerobic Degradation of Sulfolane – Presentation
    Jennifer Harder, Golder Associates and Trent Key, ExxonMobil


  • Beyond Phytoremediation: Forensic Botany and Ecological Remediation of a 2,4-D Impacted SitePresentation
    Cheryl Hendrickson, LandSaga Biogeographical
  • Engineered Phytoremediation of Contaminated Aquifers – Adapting a Natural System to Meet Remedial Goals Presentation
    Ron Gestler, Geosyntec Consultants International
  • Novel Analytical Methods Applied to Phytoremediation of Sulfolane Impacted Sites – Presentation
    Deanna Cottrell, Shell Canada

InnoTech Alberta – Digital Technology Innovation

  • Innovating Our Way to Closure: Emerging and Digital Technologies for Efficient Reclamation of Legacy Oil and Gas Sites
    Simone  Levy, InnoTech Alberta – Presentation
    Mike Morley, Menome Technologies
  • Real Time Field Screening for Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Salinity in Soil – Presentation
    Graham Kawulka, Maapera Analytics
  • Use of the Sample Management App to Simplify Environmental Data Collection and Reporting – Presentation
    James Freeman, PIR-a Consulting
  • Applying Data Science Tools and Techniques to Contaminated Site Projects – Presentation
    Paul Fuellbrandt, Statvis Analytics
  • Innovative Assessment Tools: Cutting Edge Remote Sensing and 3D Modelling – Presentation
    Ryan Tulloch, ProDelta Projects
  • Turning Liabilities into Assets: Using Decommissioned Oil and Gas Infrastructure for Solar Energy DevelopmentPresentation
    Keith Hirsche, Elemental Energy Inc.

Legal / Regulatory Updates

  • Waiting to Exhale:  Cannabis in Canada – Potential Environmental Impacts and the Regulatory Landscape – Presentation
    Matthew Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • Supreme Court of Canada’s Redwater Decision Prioritizes Environmental Work in Insolvency: Impacts and Opportunities for Environmental Services Professionals – Presentation
    Chidinma Thompson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Environmental Prosecutions – Latest Case and Defence Strategies – Presentation
    Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • Climate Change Class Actions Come to Canada: Implications for Environmental Professionals – Presentation
    Matti Lemmens, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Landfill Management and Remediation

  • Determining the End of Landfill Post-Closure Period Based on Functional Stability Assessment – Presentation
    Pete Marshall, Adelantar Consulting
  • Landfill Remediation in Support of Urban Development – Presentation
    Kim McLeish, Advisian and Marie-Pierre Carignan, City of Calgary

Northern and Unique Locations

  • Use of a Biostimulatory Solution to Enhance Petroleum Hydrocarbon Degradation Rates in Cold-Region Soils: A Bench-Scale Microcosm Study – Presentation
    Amy Jimmo, Jacobs
  • Planning Radiological Risk Mitigation for Remediation of Abandoned Uranium Mine Sites – Presentation
    David Sanscartier, Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Analysis of Surface Water Quality at Seven Legacy Uranium Mines in Saskatchewan – Presentation
    June Lu, SNC-Lavalin and Thomas Lavergne, SRC
  • Remediating F2 Impacts in Soil Via Hydrogen Peroxide Injections – Presentation
    Francis Galbraith, SNC-Lavalin
  • Remediation of the Marwell Tar Pit ‐ Using Enhanced Thermal Conduction (ETC) for the Remediation of Extreme Hydrocarbon Impacts in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory – Presentation
    Josh Howardson, Milestone Environmental and Chad Belenky, Iron Creek Group
  • Winter is Coming.  Northern / Remote Site Challenges – Site Access, Operations and Logistical Challenges – Presentation
    Dave Bridger, SNC-Lavalin
  • The High Arctic: Difficult Locations – An Unique Approach – Presentation
    Peter Martin, Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
  • Hay River Solid Waste Facility March 2019 Fire and Spring Freshet Environmental Monitoring Program – Presentation
    Shawn Samborsky, KBL Environmental and Karl Bresee, Intrinsik Corp

Risk Based Closure – Fact or Fairy Tale

  • What’s in a Guideline? A Look Back at the History of Risk-Based Guidelines in Canada – Presentation
    Janice Paslawaski, SNC Lavalin Inc.
  • LNAPL Behavior and Evaluation in the Subsurface – Presentation
    Curtis Stanley, GSI Environmental
  • Compendium of Tools and Methods for Systematic Approach to Sustainable Site Closure for Petroleum Hydrocarbon Sites – Presentation
    Parisa Jourabchi, ARIS Environmental Ltd
  • State of Science and Practice for Assessment of Petroleum Vapour Intrusion – Presentation
    Ian Hers, Golder Associates
  • Low Probability Receptor Framework for Site Closure – Presentation
    David Williams, Millennium EMS Solutions Ltd.
  • Recent Science to Support Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL) Remediation Decision Making at Petroleum UST Sites – Presentation
    Matthew Lahvis, Shell Global Solutions
  • Pan Canadian Survey of the Regulatory Status of Site Closure and Relief from Responsibility – Presentation
    Ralph Bock, Wood
  • Enabling Effective Contaminated Land Management:  An Industry Perspective – Presentation
    Chet Clarke, Shell Global Solutions


  • Data Collection & Analysis of Phase II Environmental Assessments (ESA) – Presentation
    Jim Purves, North Shore Environmental Consultants
  • Soil Salinity – Agronomic Receptor Evaluation for Direct Soil Contact – Presentation
    Andre Christensen, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • Risk Based Approaches – Presentation
    Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • Evaluation of Reclamation Practices on Forested Upland and Peatland Well Sites – Presentation
    Bonnie Drozdowski, InnoTech Alberta


  • Using Passive Anode Cathode Technology to Assess Microbial Happiness and Boost Benzene Biodegradation Rates – Presentation
    Kathlyne Hyde, University of Saskatchewan
  • Where Innovation and Remedial Performance Meet – Findings from a Field Deployed Western Canadian In-situ Biostimulation Research Project – Presentation
    Derek Peak, University of Saskatchewan
  • Site Evaluation and Design Considerations for In-Situ Remediation Success!
    Barry Rakewich, Nichols Environmental (Canada)
  • From the Lab to the Field – Demonstrating Bioaugmentation In Situ  to Enhance Anaerobic Benzene Biodegradation
    Sandra Dworatzek, SiREM
  • Going Global – Excitement, Challenges and Innovation for Advanced In-stu Remediation Technologies – Presentation
    B.J. Min and Jevins Waddell, Trium Environmental
  • Synthesis, Characterization, and Field Evaluation of Novel Cellulose Nanocrystals-Based Naterials to Monitor Hydrocarbon and Bacteria in Groundwater – Presentation
    Weizheng Shen,NAIT Applied Research
  • Performance of a New Activated Carbon Amendment for Bioremediating Petroleum-Impacted Sites– Presentation
    Andrew Punsoni, Regenesis
  • Case Study: New Delivery Method to Inject Remedial Amendments into a Difficult Aquifer – Presentation
    Nathan Lichti, VERTEX Environmental and Gerren Feeney, Premier Environmental

Risk Assessment and Management

  • Class Level Risk Assessment, An Innovative Tool for Real Property Liability Management – Presentation
    Craig Harris, AECOM
  • Calculation of Risk-Based Cleanup Levels and Site-Specific Remedial Objectives for Bromacil in the Environment – Presentation
    Tiona Todoruk, Advisian
  • A Tier 2 Guideline Development Tool Incorporating Vapour and Groundwater Pathways, Vertical Offsets, Literature Values for Half Life and Pathway Elimination – – Presentation
    Kevin Long, Advisian
  • Waterfront Toronto – Risk Management Measures for the New River Valley
    David Bertrand, Geosyntec Consultants International

Modelling and Strategies

  • Strategies for Large-Scale Urban Environmental Assessments in Support of Transit-Oriented Development – – Presentation
    Kimberley McLeish, Advisian
  • Hydrocarbon Model Modification for the Domestic Use Aquifer, Dilution Factor 4 – Presentation
    Rob Wiedemann and Sunita Ranganathan, McElhanney


  • Understanding PFAS (the basics) and the Ecological Risk Associated with Replacement Compounds – Presentation
    Lisa Neville, AGAT Laboratories
  • Innovations in Smouldering: Management of PFAS, Biosolids, Acid Mine Drainage, and Other Environmental Applications – Presentation
    Gavin Grant, Savron

Something to Think About

  • The Shifting Paradigm of Natural LNAPL Biodegradation: Time to Lose the Pumps? – Presentation
    Matthew Rousseau, GHD
  • “Case Study: When In-Situ Techniques Fail” – Presentation
    Kevin French, VERTEX Environmental

Research, Testing, Analytics

  • Improved Environmental Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography – Presentation
    Thomas Warner, AGAT Laboratories
  • Biogenic Toluene – A Laboratory’s Perspective – Presentation
    Michael Sheppard, Bureau Veritas Laboratories
  • In-situ Laser Induced Fluorescence – Novel Applications for Contaminated Sediments Characterization – Presentation
    Ben Sweet, SCG Industries
  • Survey of PFAS Compounds in Edible Fish Species in Canada – Presentation
    Heather Lord, Bureau Veritas Laboratories
  • Soil Contamination Sampling Intensity: Determining Accuracy and Confidence using a Monte Carlo Simulation – Presentation
    Preston Sorenson, Maapera Analytics
  • Light Petroleum Biomarker Mixtures: Challenges in Forensic Investigations – Presentation
    Detlef Birkholz, Analytical Consultant

Salty Talks

  • Full-scale Implementation of Salt-Impacted Soil Treatment Technology – Presentation
    Alexandre Myre and Byron Mazu, EnGlobe
  • Eliminating False Liability Associated with Natural Salinity Across the Whole Province of Alberta – Presentation
    Paul Fuellbrandt, Precision Liability Consulting
  • 3D Salt Plume Volume Estimates Using OhmMapper Resistivity Surveys, Calibrated with Physical Analytical Soil Data – Two Case Studies in Achieving Site Closure – Presentation
    David Barcham, Aspenleaf Energy and Adam Peake, DMT Geosciences

Land Stewardship

  • Background Is Not Constant – Challenges and Options in Characterizing Soil Background for Contaminated Sites – Presentation
    Yong Li, Parsons
  • The Future of Reclamation: an Integration of Western Ccience and Traditional Knowledge to Reconstruct Natural Environmental Background in a World of Climate Change – Presentation
    Michelle Cotton, Solstice Environmental Management and Lisa Neville, AGAT Laboratories
  • Land Development:  Reclamation/Remediation Stakeholders in a Challenging Economy Presentation
    Jim Purves, North Shore Environmental Consultants

Unique Projects

  • Combined In Situ Chemical Oxidation and Stabilization/Solidification For Full-Scale Remediation of a Coal Tar Source Area – Presentation
    Sandra Dworatzek, SiREM
  • Remediation and Restoration of an Estuarine River:  A Case Study for Impacted Sediment Remediation and Replacement – Presentation
    Jeffrey Earle, Dillon Consulting
  • Perspectives on Emerging Contaminants: Technology Advances and Field Applications in Remediation of Emerging Contaminants – Presentation
    Trevor Carlson, Geosyntec Consultants International
  • State of practice – Oxidant Selection and Activation – Keys to successful Contaminant Destruction – Presentation
    Jean Pare, Chemco
  • Successful In-Situ Property Line VOC Treatment in Heterogeneous Aquifer Using Hydrocolloidal Activated Carbon and Zero Valent Iron– Presentation
    David Macgillivray, WSP Canada