May 2, 2019 @ 8:15 am - 4:45 pm

UBC Robson Square ( C685 - HSBC Hall Foyer; 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC Canada )

Government/First Nations/EIT/Student: $250

Professional: $375


Event Info


This is an annual meeting of BC’s contaminated sites’ risk assessment community – including risk assessors and those that work with risk assessors. We’ve assembled a broad range of speakers and topics with something for everyone – get the latest on risk assessment science and policy.

The use of risk assessment continues to expand, both provincially and federally – including for applications outside of contaminated sites. We see the role of risk assessment evolving into supporting increasingly sustainable and green site remediation – so this is a focus of this year’s workshop.

Whether you are a site owner/manager, project manager, regulator, developer, regulator, or a contaminated site practitioner – there will be content for you, as well as opportunities to mingle. This year we can confirm that the regulatory agencies will be well represented, as well as both qualified professionals and approved professionals.

This is the 2019 risk assessment workshop you want to attend!

To register, click here: https://www.regonline.ca/RiskSol2019

Registration Fee (breakfast, lunch and refreshments included):

  • Professional: $375
  • Government/First Nations/EIT/Student: $250

Get 10% discount when you register two or more at the same time!

Tax will be applied at checkout.


8:15              Registration, Refreshments and Introductions

8:30-9:00  Sustainable Remediation Policy – Where have we come from -Where should we be heading?
(Guy Patrick and Reidar Zapf-Gilje)

9:00-9:30  Risk Assessment: An Integral First Step in Sustainable Remediation: Can the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of BC (CSAP) do more?
(presented by Chuck Jochems, Hemmera; on behalf of Peter Reid, CSAP President)

9:30-10:00  Role of Risk Assessment in Sustainable Redevelopment – What can Practitioners do Differently?
(Anne Bancroft-Jones, Polygon Development)

10:00-10:30  Refreshments

10:30-11:00 Updates from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
(Heather Osachoff and Kerri Skelly, BC ENV)

11:00-11:30  Can Contaminated Soils be Repurposed On-site in B.C.?
(Stefan Quaglia, Trillium Environmental )

11:30-12:00  GROUP DISCUSSION: How can risk assessment contribute to making remediation more sustainable? **see below**

12:00-13:00  Networking Lunch

13:00-14:00  GROUP DISCUSSION: How can risk assessment contribute to making remediation more sustainable? continued

14:00-14:30 “Human Health Risk Assessment Framework for Federal Sites Impacted with Perfluoroalkylated Substances”
(Sanya Petrovic, Health Canada)

14:30-15:00  Refreshments

15:00-15:30  Understand your Footprint: Reducing Uncertainty to Improve Risk Management in PCB Contaminated Riverine Systems
(Maggie Branton, Branton Environmental Consulting)

15:30-16:00  Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) Update
(Erin Shankie, Environment and Climate Change Canada)

16:00-16:30 Methods and Tools for Green and Sustainable Remediation – Draft Remedial Technology Tool Kit #4
(presented by Guy Patrick, Patrick Environmental on behalf of Golder Associates; co-funded by CSAP and Shell)

16:30-16:45  Wrap Up

**Participate in the Group Discussion**

One of advantages of attending Risk Solutions is participating in meaningful discussions – this year we are posing the question: How can risk assessment contribute to making remediation more sustainable?

Discussion groups will span topics such as – Repurposing contaminated soil, managing contamination in-place, promoting in-situ remediation, increasing opportunities for screening level risk assessment, including non-CSR risks and environmental accounting in remediation options analysis, & discussing whether protection goals are practical?

Facilitated by Beth Power of Azimuth Consulting Group Partnership, we will dive into these topics and share.

Submission Process

Contact GeoEnviroPro before April 1 if you would like to present: info@geoenviropro.com

Access our entire catalog of past talks

Contact info

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