Tuesday, May 30th

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Open

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Nature Walk with Brian and Dee Keating
Details TBA

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

QPCO Meeting
(Maple A/B)

Details TBA

12:00 - 4:00 pm

Exhibits Open
(Networking Lunch from 12:00 – 12:45 pm)
(Ballroom C/D/E and Foyer)

1:00 - 3:45 pm

Ontario Update Session
(Ballroom A)

Moderator: Grant Walsom, XCG Consulting

Join moderator Grant Walsom and Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Park (MECP) policy staff for an update and discussion on Brownfields and Excess Soils regulation including such topics as Records of Site Conditions, Risk Assessments, excess soils tunneling spoils.

MECP participants:

  • Adam Leus, Manager Brownfields and Permit to Take Water
  • Michelle Zehr, Manager Ecological Standards
  • Chris Lompart, Manager Land Use Policy


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Interesting Projects
(Ballroom B)

Moderator: Craig Wells, Parsons

Residential Redevelopment of a Former Multi-Well Pad and Battery Site Within an Urban Environment
John Forbes & Sylvain Bordenave, Trace Associates Inc.

SEAR Combined With MPE To Resolve Recalcitrant NAPL At Coal Tar Brownfield Site
George Ivey, Ivey International

Windermere Wetland: a History of Contamination, Remediation, Restoration, Innovative Monitoring and Management
Gordon Wichert, SLR Consulting

Significant Return on Investment Achieved by Successfully Remediating a Challenging Chlorinated Solvent Site
Kevin French, Vertex Environmental

LNAPL in Bedrock Case Study: Using Two Consecutive Remediation Approaches, MPE (multi-phase extraction) and Injection of a Carbon-Based Amendment
Daniel Brenner & Iain Walton, Vertex Environmental Inc.

3:45- 4:30 pm

Networking 101
(Maple A/B)

Open to first time RemTech attendees and those new to the industry.  Hear from industry leaders about how to best network, maximize your time at the conference and take advantage of all of the opportunities that RemTech presents.  Limited to 50 people.

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Table Rock Restaurant Reception

ESAA and ONEIA are pleased to welcome you to RemTech East.   The opening reception features a selection of foods from across Canada and the Niagara Area.  In addition, take the opportunity to Journey Behind the Falls. 

Reception Sponsored by:

Drink Tickets Sponsored by:


Wednesday, May 31st

7:00 am - 8:30 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast
(Ballroom C/D/E)

8:30 am – 8:45 am

RemTech East Conference Opening
(Ballroom C/D/E)

Welcoming Remarks and Keynote

8:45 am – 9:40 am

Opening Keynote

”Six Nations’ Commitment to the Next 7 Generations”

Matt Jamieson, President / CEO
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation

Sponsored by:

9:40 - 10:00 am

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
(Ballroom C/D/E and Foyer)

Canadian Brownfields Network
(Maple A/B)

Moderator: John Georgakopoulos, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Legal / Regulatory / Government Updates
(Ballroom A)

Moderator: Eric Dobbins, ALS Environmental

Ex-Situ Remediation
(Ballroom B)

Moderator: Devin Rosnak, Green Infrastructure Partners

10:00 - 10:30 am

Climate Resilient Brownfield Remediation
Meggen Janes & Karen Bechard, Geosyntec Consultants

CER Reported Contaminated Sites and Remediation Operating Practices Update
Adele Houston, Canada Energy Regulator

STARx Treatment Plants: Smouldering Hydrocarbons, Waste Products, Contaminated Soils, and Recalcitrant Compounds at Scale
Dave Liefl, Savron

10:35 - 11:05 am

Technical and Strategic Considerations for the Use of Risk Assessment at a NAPL-Impacted Brownfield
Peter Sutton & Paul Cheung, Terrapex

Newton’s Pendulum: The Swinging Spheres of Environmental Law
Jacquelyn Stevens and Matthew Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

The Intersection of Excess Soil Management and Site Remediation in Ontario
Grant Walsom, XCG Consulting

Canadian Brownfields Network
(Maple A/B)

Moderator: Carol LeNoury, ERIS – Environmental Risk Information Services 

Legal / Regulatory / Government Updates
(Ballroom A)

Moderator: Eric Dobbins, ALS Environmental

Groundwater Management and Treatment
(Ballroom B)

Moderator: Ben Sweet, QM Environmental

11:10 - 11:40 am

Environmental Insurance: A Case Study Involving Active Litigation, Complicated History, and Multiple Transactions!
Carl Spensieri, Berkley Insurance
Marc McAree, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

O. Reg. 406/19 On-Site and Excess Soil Management: Procurement and Contract Best Management Practices
Jenna Allan and David Wong, EnVision Consultants

Legacy Hydrocarbon Production and Related Factors Contributing to Degraded Groundwater Quality in Southwestern Ontario
Stewart Hamilton, Matrix Solutions

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

How Do You Drown a tree? And Other Unique and Challenging Construction Aspects
Nicholas Doucette, QM Environmental

Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan Demand Forecast 2023-2028
Brad Simpson, Public Works and Procurement Canada

Optimizing Groundwater Treatment for Complex Construction Sites: 2 Case Studies
Nathan Lichti Mahshid Jannati, Vertex Environmental

12:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Keynote Presentation
(Ballroom C/D/E)

Leadership Lessons Learned from the Shackleton Expedition
Brian Keating, Going Wild

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2:00 - 2:20 pm

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
(Hall B/C/D and Foyer)

(Maple A/B)

Moderator: Grant Walsom, XCG Consulting

(Ballroom A)

Moderator: Bruce Tucker, TUQ4

Technology and Research
(Ballroom B)

Moderator: Kevin French, Vertex Environmental

2:20 - 2:50 pm

Use of Debris-Containing Soil for a Stormwater Pond – The Case for Sustainable Remediation
Michael Lupart, Trace Associates

Innovative In Situ Solution to Persistent PFAS Groundwater and Soil Contamination
Jean Pare, Chemco

Knock-knock, Who’s There? Using Next Generation Sequencing to Understand Your Environment
Melody Vachon, SiREM

2:55 - 3:25 pm

Engineering a Sustainable Remediation Approach
Suvish Melanta and David MacGillivray, Grounded Engineering

STAR and STARx – A Smouldering Solution to PFAS from Laboratory to Field Scale Application
Laura Kinsman, Savron

How Modern Digital Platforms can help you Achieve 100% Budget Control
Vincent Lam,

3:30 - 4:00 pm

The Redevelopment of Oshawa Harbour – Conversion of Federal Contaminated Land into a Municipal Waterfront Park through Site Assessment, Risk Management, and Soil Management
Pamela Cameron and Trevor Mahoney, XCG Consulting

Innovative In-Situ Remediation Approach to Treat PFAS-Impacted Groundwater
Matt Pourabadehei & Robert Timlin, SNC-Lavalin

Addressing the need for Data Governance using Data Management Software as a valuable tool in Site Remediation
Nick Tumney, esdat software by escis

4:05 - 4:35 pm

Keys to Successful In-Situ Remedial Design at Brownfields Sites: A Comprehensive Approach Utilizing Design Verification Testing and Flux Tracer Tools
Elliot Maker, Regenesis

Treating PFAS: Current In-Situ Remediation Approaches
Bruce Tunnicliffe, Vertex Environmental

Excess Soil Management Technology at the Toronto Portlands, and Lessons Learned
Sajid Alimohamed and Morgan Chambers, QM Environmental

4:35 pm – 6:30 pm

(Ballroom C/D/E and Foyer)

Join us for a chance to network in the exhibit area with exhibitors.   Reception will feature a selection of hot and cold appetizers and the live music of Note for Note.

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Thursday, June 1st

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Breakfast Keynote
(Ballroom C/D/E)

Building the Next Generation of Conservationists
Tovah Barocas, Earth Rangers

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A Little Bit of Everything
(Maple A/B)

Moderator: Sylvain Bordenave, Trace Associates

(Ballroom A)

Moderator: Kerry-Anne Pumphrey, BlueFrog Environmental Consulting

(Ballroom B)

Moderator: Brandon Spiller, Vertex Professional Services

8:30 - 9:00 am

Remediation and Risk Management Strategies for Managing an LNAPL Impacted Site
Sam Caldwell, Stantec Consulting

Case Study: Combined ISCO/ISS of BTEX and Chlorobenzene Impacted Soils
Coughenour, Canada Geo-Solution sand Hubert Guimont, Menard Canada

Bioaugmentation- It’s Not Just for TCE Anymore
Corey Scales, SiREM

9:05 - 9:35 am

Risk of undetected Gas Emission Venting and Migration
Ryan Doull, 360 Energy Liability Management

Pilot Scale In Situ Treatment of Chlorinated Solvent Source Zone – Use of Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA) to Assess Treatment Performance and Injection Design
Daniel Bouchard, GHD

Field Applications of Anaerobic BTX Bioaugmentation Cultures
Sandra Dworatzek, SiREM

9:40 - 10:10 am

Air Sparging and Soil Vapor Extraction System for the Remediation of Volatile Organic Compounds in Groundwater and Soil Vapour – A Contractor’s Perspective
Nishil Mohammed, Green Infrastructure Partners

In-Situ & Ex-Situ Remediation of cVOC Impact in Conjunction with Site Construction Activities: Challenges & Perspectives from the Landowner, Remedial Contractor & Environmental Consultant
Oskar Pula, TRIUM Environmental
Jaka Suryana, Stantec Consulting
Albert Ho, First Capital REIT

Understanding Temperature Effects on Bioremediation and Cleanup Timeline: Case Studies
B.J. Min, TRIUM Environmental

10:10 - 10:30 am

Networking Break in Exhibit Area
(Hall C/D/E and Foyer)

(Maple A/B)

Moderator: Martin Gavin, GHD

Natural Attenuation and Phytoremediation
(Ballroom A)

Moderator: Sandra Dworatzek, SiREM

Ex-situ and In-Situ
(Ballroom B)

Moderator: Albert Ho, First Capital

10:30 - 11:00 am

Roadside Vegetation Naturalization Pilot Project in Calgary, Alberta
Kent Cryer, Earthmaster Environmental Strategies

Recognizing Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) for a More Sustainable Approach to the Long-Term Management of Residual LNAPL at the CN Gogama Release Site
Matthew Rousseau, GHD

Optimizing Ex Situ Bioremediation of Recalcitrant Compounds in Canada’s Cold Climate
Malika Bendouz, Chemco

11:05 - 11:35 am

Dewatering and Containment of Heavy Metal Contaminated Sediments with Geotextile Containers and Polymers. Developing and Validating System Performance and Design
Tyler Anderson, Bishop Water Technologies

Soil Respiration Rates under Natural Attenuation versus Enhanced Biodegradation
Sophia Dore, GHD

Using Geochemical Data to Trouble Shoot Variable Performance Following ISCO
Brant Smith, Evonik

11:40 - 12:10 pm

Overcoming the Engineering Challenges with Giant Mine Remediation Project
Chris MacInnis, Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Plant Uptake of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Trace Metals and Derivation of Soil-to-Plant Uptake Factors: Advancing the Science of Environmental Risk Assessment
Erik Martin, Vertex Resource Group

Treatability Options for Metals Contaminated Sites
Larissa Smith, SiREM


12:10 - 2:00 pm
Yvonne Camus Photo

Closing Keynote Lunch
(Ballroom C/D/E)

Building a Crisis Proof Team
Yvonne Camus, Ecochallenge Adventure Racer