Management of excess soil whether from construction or contaminated site clean-up has become a major impediment to development. The need to find better solutions that are cost effective, practical and sustainable has never been greater. In this workshop, we will define and discuss common problems and issues, and explore innovation solutions that treat excess soil as a resource rather than a waste. We will cover regulatory hurdles creating unintended consequences, alternative solutions for reuse of waste soils, and technical methods for treating and testing soil. We will share our experiences and have a panel discussion with plenty of time for Q&As.
This year the workshop will be both in-person and virtual using advanced networking software. We also want to get you involved! You’ll receive a survey ahead of the workshop that will seek your input, asking for topics that you’d like to have discussed among the speakers and with your peers.
The morning session of this workshop will cover regulatory and developer’s perspectives on soil relocation, including hurdles and opportunities. The afternoon session will focus on the situation in Ontario, innovative approaches and indigenous issues. We will wrap up with an open and frank panel discussion on key issues. Video recordings will be available for those that cannot attend all sessions.
Whether you are a project manager, regulator, risk assessor, site investigator, remediation specialist, or site owner – there will be content for you, with opportunities to ask questions and exchange ideas. This is the 2023 remediation workshop you won’t want to miss! And your attendance will qualify for professional development hours!
Guy Patrick – Patrick Consulting Inc.: Guy is a contaminant hydrogeologist and environmental engineer with over 40 years of experience across Canada and globally in the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites in soil, sediment and bedrock environments. At GeoEnviroPro, he provides technical training via in-class courses and webinars (http://geoenviropro.com/), with a focus on effective use of conceptual site models in site characterization, risk assessment and remedial planning. Guy’s work experience includes the investigation and remediation of complex legacy sites in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, California, Massachusetts, South Africa and Australia. Guy is an active member and formerly sat on the board of the BC Contaminated Site Approved Professional (CSAP) Society.
Reidar Zapf-Gilje – GeoEnviroLogic Consulting: With over 40 years’ experience in environmental assessments, remediation and management, Reidar has directed and managed contaminated soil, groundwater and sediment projects from the initial investigations to implementation of remediation and/or risk management solutions. He provides specialist review and advice on brownfield remediation and redevelopment projects in Canada and abroad. In his role as Chair of the Contaminated Sites Roster of Professional Experts, Reidar led the development of the contaminated sites approved professional (CSAP) review system, designed to assist the Ministry of Environment with issuance of regulatory instruments. With a desire to see the development of a true community of contaminated sites professionals, Reidar founded GeoEnviroPro to bring practitioners, regulators and others together to share information and learn from one another’s experiences. Reidar has also taught part-time in UBC’s departments of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences as Adjunct Professor.