RemTech 2023 Presentations

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PTAC Reclamation and Remediation Research Update

  • Opening Remarks  – Presentation
    Allan Fogwill, PTAC
  • Evaluation of Reclamation Practices on Forested `Upland and Peatland Well Sites  – Presentation
    Dean Mackenzie, Vertex Resource Group Ltd.
    Chibuike Chigbo & Emily Herdman, InnoTech
  • Evaluation of Soil Chloride Delineation Requirements – Presentation
    Daniel Pollard, Matrix Solutions Inc., a Montrose Environmental Company
  • Expanded Correlations Between Hydrometer Data, Sieve Data, and Saturation Percentage Data/Subsoil Salinity Tool Technical Manual  – Presentation
    Greg Huber, Equilibrium Environmental
  • Update on the Alberta and Saskatchewan Background Soil Quality Systems – Presentation
    Paul Fuellbrandt, Statvis Analytics & Chibuike Chigbo, InnoTech Alberta
  • Regulatory Approval of Risk Tools Shallow Groundwater Guidelines to Protect Underlying DUA  – Presentation
    Ian Mitchell, Millenium EMS Solutions
  • Remote Sensing Tools for Environmental Monitoring and Certification of Well Sites  – Presentation
    Dean Mackenzie and Eduardo Loos, Vertex Resource Group Ltd.
  • Recovery Strategies for Industrial Development in Native Grassland – the Dry Mixed Grass Natural Subregion  – Presentation
    Brian Lambert, North Shore Environmental Consulting

Interesting Projects

  • After the Flames: Assessing Environmental Liabilities Following Wildfire Devastation and the Path to Restoration/Reclamation  – Presentation
    Andrew Thalheimer and Dave McColl, Dillon Consulting Limited
  • Lytton First Nation and Village of Lytton Wildfire Remediation – Contractor’s Perspective – Presentation
    Chris Brown, Matcon Environmental Ltd
  • Clean-up of a Hydrocarbon Spill Within a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant.  – Presentation
    Kerri Walker, Associated Environmental
  • A Forward-Thinking Approach to Contaminated Site Management  – Presentation
    Kimberlee Lamontagne, WSP
    Emily Kabotoff, Strathcona County
  • Rapid Design and Deployment of a Large-Scale Creek Bypass and Surface Water Treatment System to Minimize Risk and Expedite Remediation of the TC Energy Milepost 14 Crude Oil Release – Presentation
    Doug Cheek, Burns & McDonnell
    Hans Wronka, Burns & McDonnell
  • Calgary Roadside Vegetation Naturalization Pilot Project Outcomes  – Presentation
    Elizabeth Murray, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies Inc.
  • Remediation and Reclamation of a Wellsite – A Case Study  – Presentation
    Calvin Murphy, SWAT Consulting Inc.
    Eric Campbell, Obsidian Energy Ltd.
  • Remediation of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Impacted Peat Within a Wetland and Adjacent to an Operating Pipeline  – Presentation
    Jason Hampson, Trace Associates
    Zoe Churchill, Trans Mountain Pipeline


  • PFAS: Regulatory Advancements and Lessons Learned on Assessment, Delineation, and Data Interpretation  – Presentation
    Nikki Hilker, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd
  • Quantitative Characterization of Individual PFAS in Environmental Matrices an Account of Different Methods and Lists  – Presentation
    Egemen Aydin, AGAT Laboratories
  • POETs for PFAS: Lessons Learned and Emerging Concerns from Monitoring >10,000 Private Drinking Water Wells  – Presentation
    Omneya El-Sharnouby, WSP Canada Inc.
  • LC/MSMS a Powerful Analytical Tool, but not There are Still Challenges  – Presentation
    Rock Vitale, Environmental Standards Inc.
    Stephen T. Zeiner, Environmental Standards Inc.
  • Sorptive Media Selection for PFAS Treatment in Drinking Water Using Rapid Small-Scale Column Tests – A Case Study  – Presentation
    Bahman Bani, Jacobs
  • From Mine to Mill: What you need to Know about PFAS  – Presentation
    Nathan Brandner, Barr Engineering Co.
    Cecilia Quintana Baez, Barr Engineering and Environmental Science Canada, Ltd.
  • PFAS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) – Ensuring the Best Data for Canada’s Forever Chemicals – Presentation
    Andrew White and Stephanie Pollen, Bureau Veritas
  • Regenerable IX Resin for PFAS Treatment – 4+ Years Later … What We’ve Learned… – Presentation
    Paul Newman, ECT2 / Montrose
    David Kempisty, ECT2 / Montrose
  • Legal Aspects of PFAS in Canada – What You Need to Know to Be Prepared  – Presentation
    Chidinma Thompson and Braeden Stang, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Innovative In-Situ Remediation Approaches for Treating PFAS  – Presentation
    Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental Inc.
  • Enhanced In-Situ PFAS Mass Removal From Soil and Groundwater Via Surfactant Column Flushing Study – Presentation
    George (Bud) Ivey, Ivey International Inc
  • Innovative In-Situ Solution to Persistent PFAS Groundwater and Soil Contamination  – Presentation
    Jean Pare, CHEMCO Inc.
  • Environmental Sequence Stratigraphy (ESS) and PFAS Site Characterization: Rethinking The Approach to Remedial Investigations– Presentation
    Colin Plank, Burns & McDonnell

Canadian Brownfields Network 

  • Snakes and Turtles and Bats, Oh My! Species at Risk and Brownfield Redevelopment  – Presentation
    Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
    Anand Srivastava
    , Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • Randle Reef Remediation – A Transformative Brownfield Redevelopment in Hamilton Harbour, ON  – Presentation
    Eric Pringle, Milestone Environmental Contracting
  • How Do You Drown a Tree? And Other Unique and Challenging Construction Aspects of the Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure projects.  – Presentation
    Nick Doucette, QM Environmental
  • Identifying PFAS Handlers in Environmental Due Diligence  – Presentation
    Melanie Veltman, ERIS

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

  • The 411 on ESG – How to Create a Sustainability Plan that Makes Sense for Your Organization – Presentation
    Quin MacKenzie and J
    ill Roth, Luuceo Consulting
  • Incorporating Climate Change Resilience in Conceptual Site Models and Remediation Design – The Benefits of a Contaminated Sites Climate Risk Tool  – Presentation
    Dan Humphrey, WSP Canada Inc.
  • A “Business to Business to Society” Approach to Laboratory Services – Presentation
    Joshua Dias and Vivian Bond, Bureau Veritas
  • Conducting a Climate Change Resilience Assessment in Support of Remedy Selection Laboratory Services – Presentation
    Lindsay Shaw, Jacobs
    Janelle Langlais, Government of Yukon


  • Using Environmental Metabolomics to Improve Decision Making at Chlorinated Solvent Sites – Presentation
    Sam Rosolina, Microbial Insights, Inc.
  • Fostering Sustainable Remediation: Debunking Cold Climate Myths and Harnessing Bioremediation in Canada – Presentation
    Jongho Won, TRIUM Environmental Inc.
  • Optimizing Biostimulatory Solutions Using Site Specific Conditions to Enhance Petroleum Hydrocarbon Degradation Rates  – Presentation
    Amy Jimmo, University of Saskatchewan
  • Aerobic Biodegradation of PFOA/PFOS? Promising Benchtop Studies and Preliminary Field Applications – Presentation
    Susanne Hellman, WSP Canada

Legal / Regulatory

  • CER Reported Contaminated Sites and Updates to Remediation Operating Practices– Presentation
    Adele Houston, Canada Energy Regulator
    Robin Murkar, Canada Energy Regulator
  • There’s Been a Spill…Now What? Legal Requirements for Responding to a Spill – Presentation
    Jacquelyn Stevens, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
    John Georgakopoulos, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
  • Are You Really Protected? Disclaimers in Reports and Service Agreements  – Presentation
    Sean Parker, McLennan Ross LLP
  • 2022 Inventory Reduction Program – A Review of the Inaugural Mandatory Closure Spend Quotas – Presentation
    Ryan Green, Alberta Energy Regulator
  • Indian Oil and Gas Canada ’s Overview and Environmental Updates – Presentation
    Godwin Okonkwo  and Sabinus Okafor, Indian Oil and Gas Canada

Data / Testing / Analysis

  • Managing Data and Data Discovery for Large Scale Superfund Sites and Releases – Presentation
    Courtney Sandau, Chemistry Matters
  • Source Apportionment, Identification and Control: Improved Remedial Outcomes Through Forensic Evaluation  – Presentation
    Heather Lord, Environmental Standards
  • Navigating Complexity: A Case Study on the Execution of a Sampling Program Addressing Persistent Organic Pollutants – Presentation
    Desiree Hui, AGAT Laboratories
    Brent Saulnier, AltaLink
  • How Selecting the Correct Particle Size Test Can Change Applicable Regulatory Standards  – Presentation
    Dwayne Bennett, ALS Environmental
  • Automated Data Analysis and Decision Making to Support Pump and Treat Shutdown Evaluation  – Presentation
    Tom Palaia, Jacobs

A Little Bit of Everything

  • Keep it Simple Scientists: The Benefit of Applying Risk Principles to Simple Sites and the Data That Gets You There – Presentation
    Lori Vickerman, 360 Energy Liability Management
  • Fresh TRACKs in the Environmental Workplace  – Presentation
    Michelle Heffernan, Trace Associates Inc.
  • Lessons Learned from Mature Phytoremediation Plots Drive Optimizations for New Designs – Presentation
    Kendra Waltermire, Jacobs
  • Utilizing Electrical Hydrogeology for Regulatory Approval of an MNA Remedy – Presentation
    Kyle Spears, Aestus, LLC
  • Assessment of Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) as a Corrective Action Management Option, Buffalo Narrows Fire Protection Base, Saskatchewan. Part 1. Development of the LNAPL Conceptual Site Model  – Presentation
    David Pritchard, Clifton Engineering Group
  • Evolutions and Opportunities in Ecological Restoration  – Presentation
    Chris Tenszen, Trace Associates Inc.

Insitu Treatment and Management

  • A New User-Friendly Passive Contaminant Flux Measurement Device: Development and Testing – Presentation
    Keith Munsey, Regenesis
  • In-Situ Immobilization and Beyond for a Recalcitrant Contaminant: Leveraging Biochar and Phytoremediation for Successful Site Management of PFAS – Presentation
    Bryce Reiter, WSP Canada Inc.
    Len Mankowski, WSP USA
  • Achieving Site-Specific Remedial Goals for PHCs, PAHs, and VOCs through a Collaborative Multidisciplinary Approach  – Presentation
    Gord Guest, Geo Tactical Remediation Ltd.
    Denise Hourd, Kehewin Cree Nation
  • 20 Years of Experience Using Persulfate in Remediating Soil and Groundwater – Do’s and Don’ts – Presentation
    Jean Pare, CHEMCO Inc.
    Malika Bendouz, CHEMCO Inc.
  • A Comprehensive Remedial Design Approach To A Multicontaminant Multireceptor Site  – Presentation
    Bhuvnesh J. Parekh (BJ), GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.
  • Environmental Risk Reduction through In-Situ Remediation and Monitored Natural Attenuation: Results from Conventional Monitoring and Passive Flux Meters – Presentation
    Takele Zeleke, WSP Canada Inc.

Brownfields, Research and New Technology

  • Incorporating Sustainable Resilient Remediation During the Conceptual Site Model Phase of Remediation Projects – Presentation
    Sumon Chatterjee, Arcadis Canada
  • Beyond Traditional: Harnessing the Power of Soil Mixing in Brownfield Remediation  – Presentation
    Nathan Coughenour, Canada Geo-Solutions
    Hubert Guimont, Menard Canada
  • AI vs. Environmental Experts: Are Humans Becoming Obsolete in Remediation Design?  – Presentation
    Kevin French, Vertex Environmental Inc.
  • Barriers to Redeveloping a Contaminated Site with an Active Service Station across the Street – A Case Study on Navigating Challenging Technical Issues and Finding Unique Solutions  – Presentation
    Diane Zorn, Ausenco
  • Can Autonomous, High Data Density Sensors Save Time and Costs in Adaptive Management of Hydrocarbon Impacted Sites?  – Presentation
    Steven Mamet, Environmental Material Science
  • Leveraging Synergistic Mineral-Microbial Interactions in Innovative Hybrid Bioremediation and Desalination Technology for Soils and Groundwater Impacted by Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Salt (NaCl) – Presentation
    Fousiya Rahim, University of Saskatchewan