The GPro talk series is a weekly webinar allowing attendees to learn about specific topics related to environmental sciences. Each talk is lead by our senior specialists who’ve spent years in the field gathering experience and knowledge.
GeoEnviroPro Talks will be held every Wednesday at 10 am PST. The topics will be announced a week in advance. We have combined experience with every aspect of practice – from the excavator to the courtroom – and have been involved throughout the evolution of the contaminated field science and regulations in BC. Now distilled freely into 30 minute chunks. These sessions are FREE!
After 35+ years of site investigations and cleanup, we’ve seen a few things out there…and it’s time to share!!
As project managers we budget thousands of dollars for drilling and monitoring activities, we send field staff out with forms and field books to fill in, but do we really look at what they bring back to the office and do we have them collecting “valuable” field information. This talk looks at information and data that can be obtained during field activities at a site, this includes what data can or should be collected and how to make use of the data.
Diane Grady, Ph.D. Senior Hydrogeologist, Grady Environmental SolutionsRegister
Soil Vapour Innovation and Evolution of the Conceptual Site Model – Learning from 20 Years of Data Collectionkeyboard_arrow_down
Data collection, observation and experience has been instrumental in understanding the significance of the vapor intrusion pathway and for informing guidance. This presentation will cover twenty years of data collection that provide insight on data correlations, attenuation factors, importance of fate and transport processes, and site factors.
Dr. Ian Hers - Golder Associates Ltd.Access
Writing clear and convincing technical reports is key to an environmental professional’s success, and it requires skill, judgment and good decisions every step of the way. However, most of us have not had formal training in writing. Join us for this TALK the report-writing process and writing skills. We will show you how the writing process can be broken down into 8 simple steps. Following these steps will make it easier to write a report your reader will love!
CBN Survey on 15 years of progress on Brownfields since National Round Table on the Environment and Economy’s report on Canadian brownfields (NTREE)keyboard_arrow_down
The CBN is a knowledge-based national network of passionate, multi-disciplinary industry professionals, focused on uncovering, understanding and sharing brownfield barriers and solutions. The CBN is conducting a national brownfield survey in honour of the 15th year anniversary of the National Round Table on the Environment and Economy’s report on Canadian brownfields. Join Reanne Ridsdale, graduate student from Ryerson University as she explains how to participate and why you should participate. Use your voice to tell us how Canada is doing! Please see canadianbrownfieldsnetwork.ca for more information.
The talk highlights the use of phytoremediation in Northeastern BC to remediate heavier end petroleum hydrocarbons (i.e., more recalcitrant compounds). An overview of site conditions (location, soils), regulatory requirements and client needs will be discussed along with the remedial option selection process. Several different plant species were planted to determine if one or more species was better suited to the contaminants and the climate. One of the projects goals was to use the information gathered from this project to determine if phytoremediation would be an effective remediation technology at similar land farms owned by the client.
Diane Grady of Grady Environmental SolutionsAccess
Innovative Investigation Techniques below the Fraser River at a Former Wood Treatment Facilitykeyboard_arrow_down
This talk will give an overview of innovative investigation techniques that were used in the intertidal and subtidal zones of the Fraser River in support of a monitored natural attenuation remedial option at a former wood treatment facility. In order to characterize the groundwater quality below the Fraser River, multi-level monitoring wells were installed below the high water mark. The groundwater discharge zone was identified and characterized in partnership with a research program at UBC by means of offshore profiling from a boat. Multiple rounds of sampling were conducted to delineate fresh and saline groundwater, helping to establish inferred groundwater flow paths and discharge zones to the Fraser River.
Scott McGregor (Golder) and Michael Zima (UBC)Access