RemTech 2020 Presentations

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Regulatory / Legal Updates

  • Reclamation Practices and Criteria for Powerlines Presentation
    Brian Lambert, Alberta Environment and Parks
    Markus Thormann, Matrix Solutions
  • Remedial Action Plans – Guide and Form – Presentation
    Brian Lambert, Alberta Environment and Parks
    Premee Mohamed, Alberta Environment and Parks
  • The Dirt on Excess Soil in Canada – A Cross-Country Review – Presentation
    Matthew Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
    Grant Walsom, XCG Consultants
  • Environmental Practice in 2020 –Part 2 – Staying on the tight rope – Presentation
    Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
    Michelle Heffernan, Trace Associates
  • Managing Environmental Obligations and Implementing the SCC Redwater Decision: Where We Are Today Presentation
    Chidinma Thompson, Borden Ladner Gervais

Water, Groundwater, Treatment

  • Remediation of Bromacil and Dicamba-Impacted Groundwater – Presentation
    Barry Rakewich & Hans Bakker, Nichols Environmental
  • Insights from a Detailed Study of Groundwater/Surface Water Interactions at an Inactive Landfill – Presentation
    Stephanie Drake, Advisian
  • High Frequency Groundwater Sampling – Insights Into Detailed Plume Characterization and Risk Management Presentation
    Blake Hamer & Alex Haluszka, Matrix Solutions
  • Field Evaluation of Cellulose-Based Functional Materials to Sample Bacteria in Groundwater – Presentation
    Victoria Collins, NAIT
  • Contaminated Water Treatment from Site Remediation Work Using Ballasted Flocculation and Disc FiltrationPresentation
    Myriam De Ladurantaye-Noel, Veolia
  • Performance of the water Treatment at Randle ReefPresentation
    Marc Laliberte, Veolia


  • Technology Update & Review – Activated Carbon for Contaminant Control and Site Remediation – Presentation
    Jean Pare, Chemco
  • Phytotechnologies for Remediation and Reclamation of High Salinity Soil – Presentation
    Elizabeth Murray, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies
  • A New, Sustainable Remedial Technology to Facilitate Risk Management and Closure of Mobile NAPL Sites – Presentation
    Kevin French, Vertex Environmental
  • Thermal Desorption Technology Effectively Creating a Walue from Waste – Presentation
    Darrell Greenman, AGES
  • An Integrated, Multi-Disciplinary Approach for Identifying Remediation Technologies for Radioiodine at Hanford – Presentation
    Vicky Freedman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Integration of Automation and Machine Learning in Environmental Assessment and Contaminant Fate and Transport Modelling – A Practical Solution to Cost-Effective Liability Management – Presentation
    Brandon Smith & Khalid Lemzouji, Analythium

Risk Assessment and Management

  • The Case for Risk Assessment as the Remedial Option of Choice – Presentation
    Jennifer Mayberry, Steer Environmental
  • A Human Health Risk Assessment Conundrum- What is the Best Way to Evaluate Short-Term Exposures at Contaminated Sites – Presentation
    Bart Koppe & Karen Phillipps, Intrinsik
  • Site-Specific Plant Ecotoxicity of Residual Petroleum Hydrocarbons Fraction 3 in Subarctic Soils – Presentation
    Amy Gainer, Advisian
  • Risk-Based Approach to Contaminated Site Remediation and Liability Reduction – Presentation
    Amanda Freer, Matrix Solutions
  • Environmental Release Simulation and Testing to Inform Hazard Assessment and Risk Mitigation – Presentation
    Simone Levy, InnoTech Alberta
  • Tailoring Clean-up Strategies Based on the Contaminant – – Presentation
    Mahyar Sakari, AGAT Laboratories

Emerging Contaminants

  • Colloidal Activated Carbon for In Situ Remediation of PFAS: A Review of Multiple Case Studies – Presentation
    Ryan Moore, Regenesis
  • The Whereabouts of PFAS. What is Really Going On, and Where are the Risks – Presentation
    Elizabeth van Bentum, Arcadis
  • Soil Invertebrate and Terrestrial Plant Tissue Uptake of PFAS at a Former Firefighter Training Area – Comparison of Site Specific and Literature Bioconcentration Factors and Implications for Site Specific Target Level Derivation – – Presentation
    David Tarnocai, SNC Lavalin
  • PFAS Treatment Trials with Granulated Activated Carbon – Presentation
    Francais Galbraith, SNC-Lavalin
  • Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Dark Matter: Role of Total Organofluorine Analysis – Presentation
    Heather Lord, Bureau Veritas Laboratories
  • Engineering Nanoporous Materials for Perfluoroalkylsubstances Remediation
    Radha Motkuri, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Contaminated Site and Landfill Origins of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) and Determination of Leaching Characteristics – Presentation
    Egemen Aydin, AGAT Laboratories

University of Saskatchewan Research

  • The Role of Carbonates in the Effectiveness of Biostimulatory Solutions for the Removal of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminants in Cold Calcareous Soils – Presentation
    Amy Jimmo, University of Saskatchewan
  • Positron Emitting Isotopes for Spatial Resolution of Microbial Activity in Soils: Applications and Future Directions in In Situ Bioremediation – Presentation
    Michael Schmidt, University of Saskatchewan
  • Electrical Conductivity in Soil as an Indicator of Biostimulatory Solution Dispersal and PHC Biodegradation Potential – Presentation
    Aimee Schryer, University of Saskatchewan

Metal Contamination

  • Assessing Source of Trace Metals at a Wellsite in Alberta to Support Remediation and Reclamation PlanningPresentation
    Sheila Luther, Matrix Solutions
    Steven Creighton, Saskatchewan Research Council
  • Case Study: Pilot Scale In-Situ Remediation of Dissolved Metals Plume – Presentation
    Jake Gossen, Hemmera

Miscellaneous Program Information and Updates

  • Kuwait Environmental Remediation Program – Presentation
    Tom Jacklin, Advisian
  • Successful Local and Indigenous Engagement to Complete a Northern Remediation Program – Presentation
    Doug McMillan, SNC-Lavalin
  • Overview of Nova Scotia Contaminated Sites Regulations for Site Closure, and a Case Study – Presentation
    Jennifer Hood, AECOM
  • Soil Sterilants Program Overview and Update – Presentation
    Bonnie Drozdowski, InnoTech Alberta
  • Orphan Well Association: SiteView Implementation, Data Management and ARO – Presentation
    Kelly Zadko & Shawn Banack, North Shore Environmental Consultants

Sulfolane Contamination

  • Looking for Correlations between routine parameters and Sulfolane
    Deanna Cottrel, Shell Canada
    Darina Kuzma, ACWA
  • Changes of Indigenous Bacteria Communities in the Presence of Sulfolane in Separate Hydrostratigraphic Units and the Biodegradation of Sulfolane under Aerobic Conditions
    Deanna Cottrell & Paul Westlund, Shell Canada
  • The Evaluation of Solid Phase Extraction Techniques to Detect Low Sulfolane Concentrations in Environmental Samples –
    Deanna Cottrell & Paul Westlund, Shell Canada
  • Sulfolane Interaction with Co-Contaminants: Impacts to Analytical Detection and Conceptual Site Models
    Deanna Cottrell & Paul Westlund, Shell Canada

Historical Sites

  • Seeing the Forest as More than Just Trees: Assessing and Characterizing Historical Oil and Gas Pipeline Release Sites Using Atypical Boreal Forest Assessment Methods – Presentation
    Ben Poltorak, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies
  • Historical Spill Management Challenges at an Active 1950s Gas Plant – Presentation
    Anela Baig, Trace Associates


  • Surfactant Enhanced Extraction (SEE) at LNAPL and DNAPL Impacted Sites Pilot to Full Scale Applications in Canada, United States and Europe
    George Ivey, Ivey International – Presentation
  • In Situ Chemical Reduction for Remediation of Soil Containing Chlorinated Pesticides and Herbicides – Presentation
    Jean Pare, Chemco


  • Successful Bioremediation of Long Chain Hydrocarbons in the Arctic – Presentation
    Rob Lacey, Delta Remediation
    Kurtis Trefry, Dominion Diamonds
  • Realizing the Benefits of Bioremediation in Canada – Presentation
    Phil Dennis, SiREM
  • Advances in Anaerobic Benzene Bioremediation: Microbes, Mechanisms, and Biotechnologies – Presentation
    Sandra Dworatzek, SiREM
  • Cost-Effective Destruction of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Contaminants with Expedited Residual Mass – Smear Zone (LNAPL) Destruction under Anaerobic Conditions via Biostimulation – Presentation
    Kent Armstrong, TerraStryke Products


  • Stakeholder Roadmap: A Guide to Effective Active Engagement using Social Methodologies – Presentation
    Reanne Ridsdale, SuRF Canada, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Constructing a 1 Km River through Brownfield Sites: Risk Based Strategy, Maximized Soil Treatment and Reuse, Environmental Protection and Land Use ControlsPresentation
    Meggen Janes, Waterfront Toronto
  • An Examination of Municipal Efforts to Manage Brownfields Redevelopment in Canada – Presentation
    Chris De Sousa, CBN & Ryerson University
  • Estimating Tool for Brownfield Assessment, Remediation and Risk Assessment – Presentation
    Krista Barfoot & Jason Hudson, Stantec

Large Facility Decommissioning: Data, Sustainability and Risk Communication

  • Accurate Risk and Cost Estimates when Decommissioning Gas Plants – Presentation
    Paul Fuellbrandt, Statvis Analytics
  • Advances in Risk Communication for Sites with Large Data Sets – Presentation
    Sheila Luther & Gaelen Merritt, Matrix Solutions
  • Reclaiming Sulphur Base Pads – Bringing the Reality Home – Presentation
    Erin Kempin & James Freeman, S2 Environmental JV Inc

Little Bit of Everything

  • Economic Management of Large Area Based Oil and Gas Reclamation Programs – A Consulting Perspective – Presentation
    Anela Baig, Trace Associates
  • Hydraulic Conductivity Assessment in Prairie Tills – Presentation
    Sheila Duchek, SNC-Lavalin