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

  • Oct 21

    Brownfield redevelopment as part of sustainable building design and programmingkeyboard_arrow_down

    Henry McQueen is a Senior Development Manager at Concert Properties located in Vancouver, BC. As a former employee of the City of Toronto and a Registered Professional Planner, Henry brings public and private sector experience to the development of award-winning communities across British Columbia and Ontario. Focused on delivering complete communities, integrated sustainable building design and programming, Henry will share his experience in managing the design and development of brownfield sites and transforming them into thriving master planned communities.

    Henry McQueen

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Past Talks

  • Oct 14

    “It’s likely background”…keyboard_arrow_down

    “It’s likely background”….That dreaded conversation you have to have with your client, when you know the constituent concentrations in soil and/or groundwater at their site are above standards, but likely background and you haven’t completed all the work needed to prove it. This presentation will discuss one of the main culprits for this uncomfortable conversation: the Contaminated Sites Regulation arsenic soil standards.  The presentation will go through: a timeline of changes to the BC arsenic soil standards in BC, the problem with the standard, other jurisdictions’ arsenic soil clean-up guidelines, what CSAP is looking into on the subject, and the presenter’s own thoughts on changes to the regulatory regime that could make arsenic and other constituents  more manageable within the regulatory process.

    John Taylor

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  • Sep 23

    Disposal at Sea: the regulations, applications, and real-world challengeskeyboard_arrow_down

    An introduction to the permitting process, site requirements, and technical challenges of ocean disposal in BC, with specific focus on disposal of land-based excavation spoils. We’ll answer the following questions: • When is disposal at sea appropriate or not appropriate? • How does the approval process work, and how long does it take? • How is this activity regulated in BC, and how is compliance enforced? • What are the key risks to a successful disposal at sea project?

    Steve Boyce

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  • Sep 16

    Conceptual and Visual Understanding of Hydraulic Head and Groundwater Flow A Learning Module of The Groundwater Projectkeyboard_arrow_down

    Join Andrew J.B. Cohen, PhD, environmental consultant and Adjunct Professor of Contaminant Hydrogeology at New Jersey Institute of Technology for GeoPro Talks on September 16, 20 at 10 am PT. This talk presents an introduction to a learning module available as part of a global initiative called The Groundwater Project (gw-project.org). The most fundamental underpinnings of groundwater science, namely hydraulic head and Darcy’s law, although simple in mathematical form, are often challenging to conceptualize and visualize, which are essential skills needed to interpret hydrogeologic data. Numerous sketches that relate hydraulic head and geologic properties to various flow scenarios are presented, and exercises are presented that require contemplation and integration of concepts, not solving equations.

    Andrew J.B. Cohen, PhD

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  • Sep 9

    Introduction to GeoPro Talks 2020-2021 Seasonkeyboard_arrow_down

    Join us on September 9th, 2020 10 am Pacific time as we relaunch GPro Talks for another season.   Join the partners of GeoEnviroPro and find out about some of the upcoming topics, the presenters, virtual workshops, and new courses GeoEnviroPro will be offering.

    GeoEnviro Training Professional Partners

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  • May 27

    RemChlor-MD to support delineation of old PCE impacted Groundwaterkeyboard_arrow_down

    RemChlor-MD process to be an efficient tool to support delineation of old PCE plumes particularly in vertical dimension. RemChlor-MD allows for efficient modeling of layered and heterogeneous systems, and rock systems with parallel fractures and matrix diffusion in aquitards. In this webinar, a short introduction to RemChlor-MD is presented along with a case study where an old PCE plume is simulated.

    Edwin Safari

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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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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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