GPro Talks

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.

Past talks are available to purchase individually or through all access memberships.

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!!

Past Talks

  • May 23

    PFAS – An overview on sources, site investigation and data interpretationkeyboard_arrow_down

    Presented by: Stefano Marconetto, M.Sc., P.Eng. | Associate, Global PFAS Practice Leader, and Senior Environmental Engineer Stefano is a Senior Environmental Engineer and Associate at Golder. He is based in Ottawa, Canada and he is the Golder global practice leader on site investigation and remediation of PFAS. His 10+ years of experience on PFAS includes site characterization, risk assessment and remediation at military bases, firefighting training facilities, landfills, airports, manufacturing and power plants in North America and abroad. Mr. Marconetto has also provided technical training as well as support to government and private clients in their liaison with project stakeholders on PFAS related issues. He authored or co-authored several presentations and guidance documents on PFAS. More broadly, Mr. Marconetto is responsible for technical direction and management of environmental engineering and hydrogeology projects in Canada and internationally. He has provided in-house technical support to government departments and technical assistance for legal cases.

    Stefano Marconetto, M.Sc., P.Eng. | Associate, Global PFAS Practice Leader, and Senior Environmental Engineer

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  • May 16

    New federal guidance documents on risk assessments: Amphibians, Birds, and Wildlifekeyboard_arrow_down

    The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan is publishing 2 new guidance documents: one in support of  amphibian ecological risk assessment and the other on default TRVs for mammals and birds. In this talk, Erin Shankie and Elissa Liu from Environment and Climate Change Canada will highlight the intent of these guidance documents and how they can potentially help guide ecological risk assessments.

    Erin Shankie & Elissa Liu of Environment & Climate Change Canada

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  • May 9

    How Do Municipalities Force Remediation – Applicable Lawkeyboard_arrow_down

    A GPro Talk from a lawyer's perspective:   Una Radoja is a partner in Harper Grey’s Commercial Litigation and Environmental Regulation & Disputes practice groups and the Co-Chair of the Environmental law group. Una’s practice focuses on two key areas: general commercial litigation and contaminated sites litigation and risk management. Una frequently lectures on various aspects of contaminated sites law for the Pacific Business and Law Institute, BC Environmental Industry Association, the Environmental Managers Association, and the BC Continuing Legal Education Society.  She is the co-author of BC Environmental Management Legislation and Commentary and the recipient of the 2017 Lexpert® Leading Lawyers Under 40 award.

    Una Radoja

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  • May 2

    Building the Geological Components of the CSM (i.e. Geology Rules!)keyboard_arrow_down

    The talk will be highlighting approaches for building a strong geological foundation to your CSM.

    Phil Moddle, P. Geo., Senior Consultant

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  • Apr 25

    Value of Field Datakeyboard_arrow_down

    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 Solutions

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Sample Past Webinars

Conceptual Site Model – Introduction

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Why are we doing this?

The objective of GeoEnviroPro Talks is to further support the application of solid environmental science in the real world, and to introduce new concepts to solve old problems. We want to build a community of contaminated site practitioners and look forward to helping you on your professional journey.

Some of BC’s most experienced remediation practitioners, including Dr. Reidar Zapf-Gilje and Hydrogeologist Guy Patrick, are pulling together over 104 years of cumulative experience to have some frank, honest, focused talks on critical issues to practicing professionals today.

We’ll spend ½ hour each week presenting and discussing important and interesting topics with you – topics relevant to environmental professionals. New technical tools (and some old ones!), regulatory issues, case studies, remediation, emerging (and emerged!) contaminants, and risk assessment. We promise to include time for dialogue and questions.

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