Course description

Contaminated Sites legislation and related administrative processes are constantly evolving. Join us at this interactive virtual workshop, to be held online on the mornings of June 17 and 18, to hear from regulators, developers, and colleagues to learn about upcoming regulatory changes including those to the Site Profile process and other BC Contaminated Sites Regulation-related requirements. Learn about obligations of and risks to local governments and share best practices in managing contaminated sites. We’ve assembled a broad range of speakers and topics with something for everyone. 

Whether you are a manager, technical staff, developer, regulator, or a contaminated sites practitioner – there will be content for you, as well as opportunities to ask questions and exchange ideas. Speakers include representatives from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, local governments, regulatory agencies, developers, as well as qualified professionals.

Reidar Zapf-Gilje

Reidar Zapf-Gilje

PhD, PEng

With over 30 years' experience in environmental assessments, remediation and management, Reidar has directed and managed many large 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 past Chair of the Contaminated Sites Roster of Professional Experts, Reidar has been leading the development of the new and expanded contaminated sites approved professional 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 opened GeoEnviroLogic Professional Development to bring practitioners, regulators and others together to share information and learn from one another's experiences. Reidar also teaches part-time in UBC's departments of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences as Adjunct Professor.

Course Contents

2 Videos

12 PDFs

6.0 hrs