Course description

In BC, we have been using risk-based solutions to manage contaminated sites for over 30 years. This annual workshop is for you and is all about sharing our learnings in an open and collegial atmosphere.  This year we’re doing it a bit differently. The workshop will be conducted online using advanced networking software.   We will present, dialogue and share our experiences over the course of four morning sessions, with plenty of time for Q&A.

The focus this year is on the challenges and successes in applying risk assessment and risk management (RA/RM) to contaminated sites situated in wildlands and remote areas. Many of these sites are located within the traditional territories of indigenous peoples, and we’ll be     including and learning from indigenous communities on the use of RA/RM on their lands. Whether you are a site owner, project manager, regulator or service provider – there will be content for you, as well as opportunities to ask questions and exchange ideas. 

This is the 2020 risk assessment workshop you won’t want to miss!  And your attendance will qualify for professional development hours!

Sessions are 8:45-11:00 pst am on June 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2020


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

4 Videos

5 PDFs

6.0 hrs