RemTech 2021 Presentations

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Growing / Supporting / Protecting Your Business

  • Aligning your Team…your Competitive Advantage! – Presentation
    Darel Baker, Keldar Leadership
  • HR Solutions to Support Corporate Growth – Presentation
    Kevin Nilsen, ECO Canada
  • Labour & Employment Update – Presentation
    Alison Adam, McLennan Ross
  • Litigation Support: Tips and Traps for Being an Expert Witness – Presentation
    Sean Parker, McLennan Ross
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!  Managing Environmental Risks & Liabilities – Civil Liabilities – Presentation
    Jacquelyn Stevens & Anand Srivastava, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!  Managing Environmental Risks & Liabilities – Regulatory Liabilities – Presentation
    Matt Gardner & John Georgakopoulos, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Canadian Brownfields Network

  • New Soil Management Rules will impact Brownfield Redevelopment Presentation
    Grant Walsom, XCG Consultants
  • The Complexity and Solutions of Canada’s Industrial Brownfields
    Eric Pringle & David Meikle, Milestone Environmental Contracting – Presentation
  • Sustainable Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation (SEAR) Combined With Multi-Phase Extraction (MPE) of Coal Tar LNAPL and DNAPL Impacted Brownfield Site– Presentation
    Bud Ivey, Ivey International
  • Have you got methane? Latest Trends in Vapour Mitigation for Brownfields – Presentation
    Meggen Janes, Geosyntec Consultants
  • An Abandoned Drycleaner Brownfield in Rural Alberta: A Costly and Dangerous Family Legacy Presentation
    Michael Lupart, Trace Associates
  • Remediation as Reconciliation: Applying Truth & Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92 to Canadian Brownfields – Presentation
    Kear Porttris & Jeremy Robinson, QM Environmental

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

  • Using NSZD in the Development of Sustainable NAPL Remediation Strategies at Active Oil and Gas Facilities  – Presentation
    Andrea Hachkowski, Jacobs
  • Evaluation of Multiple Lines of Evidence for Quantitfying Natural Source Zone Depletion Rates Overlying a Shallow LNAPL Source Zone Presentation
    Anne Wozney, Golder Associates
  • Comparison of Methods for Assessing NSZD at Paved Fuel Retail Sites – Presentation
    Jon Smith, AECOM
  • Evaluating NSZD via the Biogenic Heat Method at Complex Sites (i.e., Why Doesn’t My Data Look Anything Like the Published Data?) – Presentation
    Joann Dyson, GHD
  • NSZD – Moving Past the Perceptions – Presentation
    Tom Palaia, Jacobs

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

  • Defeating On-Reserve Poverty – Presentation
    Dale Swampy, National Coalition of Chiefs (NCC)
  • Passive Water Treatment of Metals and Inorganics – Presentation
    Silvia Mancini, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Monitoring Metals/Metalloid Reduction and Their Impacts in Aquatic Environments Through Molecular Genetic Tools – Presentation
    Jeff Roberts, SiREM
  • Non-biological Removal of Selenate and other Metalloid Oxyanions – Presentation
    David Kratochvil, BQE Water

PFAS Treatment & Analysis

  • STAR and STARx – Smouldering Remediation of PFAS-Impacted Soils – Presentation
    Laura Kinsman, Savron
  • Pushing the Boundaries on Quantitative PFAS Analysis – Presentation
    Tammy Chartrand, ALS Environmental
  • Summary of Four Applications of Colloidal Activated Carbon for the In-Situ Treatment of PFAS in Groundwater– Presentation
    Rick McGregor, Insitu
  • Sustainable PFAS Resin Technology Applied at Multiple Locations for Military Base Aquifer Remediation – Presentation
    Paul Newman,  ECT2

Unique Projects and Locations

  • Lessons Learned, Toronto Port Lands Contaminated Land and River Construction – Presentation
    Meggen Janes, Geosyntec Consultants
    Steve Desrocher, Waterfront Toronto
  • Oil Recovery and Water Treatment from Shipwreck – Presentation
    Darryl Lasenby & Trevor Thea, Claytek
  • Pathway to Closure for a Heavy Oil Release into The North Saskatchewan River – Presentation
    Tara Murfitt & Shaun Toner, Matrix Solutions
  • Reclamation Certification Achieved using Remote Sensing Technology – Presentation
    Chrissie Smith & Meisam Amani, Wood


  • Addressing High Concentration Solvent Sites (DLNAPL) with a Combined-Remedy: Emulsified Oil and ZVI – Presentation
    Jean Pare, Chemco
  • Bioremediation of Chlorate and Chromate Contaminated Groundwater in Cold Climate – Presentation
    Mehdi  Motevasselin, University of Manitoba
  • Bioremediation 4.0: What Procaryotic Microbes Can Really Accomplish and the Roll Quorum Sensing and Signaling (QSS) Plays – Presentation
    Kent Armstrong, TerraStryke Products
  • Applications of Anaerobic Petroleum Hydrocarbon Bioremediation – Presentation
    Jeff  Roberts, SiREM


  • Using Subsurface Temperatures to Evaluate Vacuum Extraction System Performance Presentation
    Branden Kellar & Gary Winthrop, Matrix Solutions
  • Control of Off Site Migration In Low Permeability Soil With an Eductor System Presentation
    Francis Galbriath, SNC-Lavalin
  • Treating 1,4-Dioxane with Activated Potassium Persulfate – Presentation
    Stacey Telesz,  Evonik
  • In-Situ Remediation of Dissolved Metals Plume – From Concept to Full-Scale Remediation Presentation
    Matthew Beveridge,  Hemmera

Oil and Gas Sites

  • An Area-Based Chemistry Assessment of a Shallow Hydrocarbon-Bearing Formation in NW AB – Presentation
    Phil Richards, PR Enviroforensics
  • Comparative Field Studies of Real-Time Soil Screening Techniques for Two Petroleum Hydrocarbon Sites – Presentation
    Ailsa Le May, EnviroSearch
  • Application of Natural Source Zone Depletion in Fractured Aquifer Remediation & Liability Management Presentation
    Vincent Stein, Advisian
  • Closure Options For Organic Soils: Analytical Results Interpretation for Peat Material – Presentation
    Mallika  Senevirathna, North Shore Environmental Consultants
  • Collaboration For Closure of Salt Affected Well Sites in Saskatchewan Using Tier 2 Pathway Modification – Presentation
    Trevor Burgers Millennium EMS Solutions
    Jonas Fenn, Government of Saskatchewan, Manager Remediation and Reclamation

Ground & Surface Water

  • Mycoremediation of Naphthenic Acid Fraction Compounds Sourced from Oil Sands Process Affected Water – Presentation
    Sarah Miles, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Groundwater Plume Analytics® Tools for Environmental Site Assessments
    Joe Ricker, EarthCon Consultants
  • Extraction System Optimization: The Importance of Proper Characterization of a Groundwater Plume – Presentation
    Janine Wildschut, Flint Environmental
  • Pillar Point Valley Restoration Hong Kong: Reducing Leachate Production via Groundwater Management – Presentation
    Neal Barretto & Jacques Groenewald, Associated Environmental Consultants
  • Gasoline Forensics: Source Identification for Low Level Groundwater
    – Presentation
    Deib Birkholz, Deib-Chem Forensics

Research / Studies  / Testing

  • 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 – Presentation
    Ryan Melnichuk, InnoTech Alberta
  • Collaborative Initiative to Review Sulphur Management GuidancePresentation
    Simone Levy, InnoTech Alberta
    Sheila Luther, Matrix Solutions
    James Freeman, S2 Environmental
  • Bugs and Veggies – Optimization of Plant Based Dewatering and Deployment Technology for Fluid Tailings – Presentation
    Victoria Collins, NAIT
    New Methods to More Accurately Quantify Hydrocarbon Contamination from Natural Background Presentation
    Anthony Aquino, AGAT Laboratories

Risk Management

  • We Can do Better; We MUST Do Better – Presentation
    Roger Dunkley, Phase1esa.ca
  • Project Cost Certainty and the Real Return on Investment using Site-Specific Approaches – Presentation
    Trevor Burgers, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • Remediating Bedrock: What Once Was Impossible Is Now Possible.Three Case Studies – Presentation
    Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental
  • Enhanced In Situ Solidification and Stabilization (ISS) Blends: Impacts of Adding Sodium Persulfate, and Water Content – Presentation
    Brant Smith, Evonik
  • LNAPL Modeling and Site Closure, Otter Creek Tank Farm Areas 1 & 2, Goose Bay, NL – Presentation
    Brad MacLean & Noah Booth, Dillon Consulting
  • Risk-based Approach Supporting the Redevelopment of an Urban Lead‑impacted Site – Presentation
    Sylvain Bordenave, Trace Associates
    Karl Bresee from Intrinsik Corporation
  • An In Situ Treatment Train for Mitigation of Vapour Intrusion from LNAPL in a Residential Area, Calgary, Alberta – Presentation
    Andrea Hachkowski, Jacobs
  • Defining the Applicable Depth for the Ecological Direct Soil Contact Pathway – Presentation
    Sarah Thacker,  InnoTech Alberta
    Ian Mitchell, Millennium EMS Solutions
  • Acknowledgement of Reclamation of Sodium Chloride Impacted Soils Directive Development and Case Study – Presentation
    Jonas Fenn, Government of Saskatchewan, Manager Remediation and Reclamation
  • Site-Specific Risk Assessment as a Cost-Effective Step in achieving Regulatory Closure at a Former Gas Plant in Southern Alberta – Presentation
    Amy Gainer, Advisian

Emerging Contaminants

  • Total Organofluorine (TOF) Analysis by Combustion Ion Chromatography – A New Tool for Monitoring PFAS Impacts – Presentation
    Terry Obal, Bureau Veritas Laboratories
  • From Lubrizol to Canada – Development of a global strategy for PFAS – Presentation
    Hugo Carronnier, Valgo
  • Microplastics from the North Saskatchewan River in the Edmonton Region – Presentation
    Jeremiah Bryksa, NAIT

Project Planning and Management

  • The Evolution of the Site Remediation Industry in Canada – Presentation
    Kevin French, Vertex Environmental
  • Now what? Prioritizing your Emerging Contaminants Portfolio – Presentation
    Shalene Thomas, Wood
  • Developing A Tool to Manage Industrial Runoff Releases Using the Water Quality Based Effluent Limits Protocol – Presentation
    Chris Banmann, Matrix Solutions

Wellsites and Pipelines

  • Data Driven – Risk Informed ARO Portfolio Management – Case Studies from the Orphan Well Association and CNOOC – Presentation
    Michelle Taylor, Waterline Resources
    Wes Funk, DXD Consulting
  • Mitigation of an Orphan Well Leaking Methane in a Residential Area Presentation
    Matthew Neuner & Gillian Roos, Golder Associates Ltd.

Salty Talks

  • In Situ Salt Remediation – Carbon and Cost Benefits of Treating Soil in Place – Presentation
    Elizabeth Murray, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies
  • In-Situ Electrokinetic Remediation of a Salt Impacted Soil at a Decommissioned Well Site – Presentation
    Jean-Marie Sobze and Ricky Kong, NAIT
  • Remediation Case Studies for Salt Impacted Sites using Recently Release SST V3.0 – Learnings and Potential Pitfalls – Presentation
    Jonathan Donahue & Tony Knafla, Equilibrium Environmental Inc.


  • Addressing Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater Surveillance Monitoring – Presentation
    Daniel Pollard & Shalene Thomas, Wood
  • AER Regulatory Update: Release Reporting and OneStop RoSC Presentation
    Matthew Stewart & Steve Tymchyshyn, Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
  • A New Approach to Rapid Closure for Inactive Sites Presentation
    Tara Murfitt & Sheila Luther, Matrix Solutions


  • Cloud Computing Technology – New and Innovative Approaches to Big Data – Presentation
    Khalid Lemzouji & Peter Solymos, Analythium Solutions
  • Powering up Simulation Training in Environmental Consulting Presentation
    Dean MacKenzie, Vertex Resource Group
  • Understanding PAHs —Tabulation Isn’t Interpretation. A Publicly Available Tool to Determine the Source of PAHs at Your Site – Presentation
    Paul Fuellbrandt & Court Sandau, Statvis Analytics