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.

Make sure you sign up for the webinars, even if you can’t attend the live sessions, the replays are online for 48 hours post webinar!

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!!

Upcoming Talks

  • Feb 20

    Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sites in BC – Take 2!!keyboard_arrow_down

    Richard Römer’s Talk on January 30th generated many comments, and more questions than we could answer!   So we are bringing Richard back.  Let’s explore further with Richard his thoughts on how we can change towards a more pragmatic and sustainable approach for site remediation.  What are the implications?!? This special Q & A is for you!  Please bring your questions to the Talk and join us at 10 AM PST on February 20th, or better yet, send in your questions or comments NOW to info@geoenviropro.com!!    Richard Römer has worked as a project manager and remediation specialist in the Netherlands and BC.  He has worked with industries, cities and governmental organizations on challenging and complex problems in order to achieve a balanced approach to the management of contaminated sites. In feasibility studies he compared site remediation options to social, economic and environmental aspects; a relative unique approach in BC but a widely accepted approach in the Netherlands. Richard Römer is a passionate advocate for a holistic approach to contaminated sites management, and presented his vision of incorporating social and economic aspects in the decision-making process on numerous occasions.

    Richard Römer

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Past Talks

  • Feb 13

    Risk Assessment for Shipyard Redevelopment – Cates Landing, North Vancouverkeyboard_arrow_down

    Join GeoEnviroPro Talk on February 13th 10 am PST for the broadcast of a video recording from our one day face-to-face workshop last spring on Risk Solutions for Contaminated Sites - An Exposition of Case Studies. The case study is on Risk Assessment for Shipyard Redevelopment by Michelle Ashley and David Bell of PGL Environmental Consultants

    Michelle Ashley & David Bell

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  • Feb 6

    Use of Forensics for Assessing Contamination from Multiple Potential “Heating Oil or Gasoline“ Sources – A Case Studykeyboard_arrow_down

    Join us for GeoEnviroPro Talks this Wednesday - 'Use of Forensics for Assessing Contamination from Multiple Potential “Heating Oil or Gasoline“ Sources - A Case Study' with Chuck Jochems of Hemmera on Wednesday, February 6th at 10am PST.
    Conventional analyses offered through commercial environmental labs are driven by regulated parameters, which don’t always answer questions with complex co-mingled and weathered petroleum hydrocarbon plumes.  In addition to BTEX, VPH, LEPH and PAHs analyses, forensic analysis of LNAPL samples helped identify the likely source of contamination at the site.
    The basic principles of forensic analysis using a suite of petroleum biomarkers will be discussed in the context of site issues.

    Chuck Jochems

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  • Jan 30

    Sustainable Management of Contaminated Sites in BCkeyboard_arrow_down

    For 10 years Richard Römer witnessed the struggle of BC with land remediation strategies, policies and regulations and consequently the lagging redevelopment of brownfields. He explains why this has lead to a personal 'ethical crisis' and how we can change towards a more pragmatic and sustainable approach. His experience with a variety of environmental management regimes gives a unique perspective on BC's approach.Richard Römer has worked as a project manager and remediation specialist in the Netherlands and BC.  He has worked with industries, cities and governmental organizations on challenging and complex problems in order to achieve a balanced approach to the management of contaminated sites. In feasibility studies he compared site remediation options to social, economic and environmental aspects; a relative unique approach in BC but a widely accepted approach in the Netherlands. Richard Römer is a passionate advocate for a holistic approach to contaminated sites management, and presented his vision of incorporating social and economic aspects in the decision-making process on numerous occasions.

    Richard Römer

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  • Jan 23

    Britannia Mine Site Development – Accounting for Climate Changekeyboard_arrow_down

    John Balfour is a Professional Engineer specializing in hydrogeology.  He has been practicing in the fields of contaminated sites, mining and water resources for about 35 years, mostly in BC, Yukon and Northwest Territories.

    At the site of the former Britannia Mine, the subject of the presentation, he has been involved in developing a municipal well water supply, contaminated sites investigations and developing a remediation plan on a coastal alluvial fan aquifer since 2004.
    The provincial Parent Organizations of contaminated sites professionals mandate that their members integrate climate change into their projects.  Guidance is available for future predictions of climate change indicators such as sea level elevation, stream flow, precipitation, air temperature, stream temperature and others.  These variables must be incorporated into conceptual site models for contaminated sites.  At the project site, the water table elevation and overall water balance are influenced by sea level, stream flow and precipitation.  The presentation will describe how these indicators have been incorporated into the CSM.
     

    John Balfour

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  • Jan 9

    Re-Intro to GeoEnviroProTalkskeyboard_arrow_down

    We're excited to welcome 2019 weekly webinar series GeoEnviroPro Talks (GPro Talks) with a Introduction to the upcoming series and our partners.

    GeoEnviroPro Partners

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GeoEnviro Training Professionals Inc. (GeoEnviroPro)
3831 West 50th Avenue
Vancouver BC V6N 3V4
Phone : (604) 617-6623
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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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