Course Description

In BC, we have been using risk-based solutions for contaminated sites for over 25 years – it is time to share our learnings and celebrate our accomplishments. Increasingly, risk assessment is being used to support redevelopment of contaminated lands and liability management. Come find out why!

This Expo featured case studies where risk assessment and risk management have been effectively used. The case studies include simple to complex risk assessments for a range of different sites.

GeoEnviroPro Partners

GeoEnviroPro is committed to technical and instructional excellence. Each of GeoEnviroPro’s partners – Dr. Reidar Zapf-Gilje, Guy Patrick, Scott Steer and Pete Craig – share a common passion for teaching, for applying solid environmental science in the real world, and for supporting those who will take the field further. All are at your service. We look forward to helping you on your personal journey as a GeoEnviroPro.

Course curriculum

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    The event recordings are broken up into 4 parts; 2 for the morning sessions and 2 for the afternoon session

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    Presentation Slides

    • Perspectives from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (Peter Kickham, Manager, Risk Assessment and Remediation)

    • Perspectives from the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of BC (Peter Reid, CSAP President)

    • Case Study 1 – Risk-based Remediation of PAH Contamination in Soil at an Agricultural Site in Surrey BC (Scott Steer, Steer Environmental)

    • Case Study 2 – Cates Landing Water Lot Leases, Burrard Inlet, BC (Michelle Ashley & Dave Bell, PGL Environmental Consultants)

    • Case Study 3 - A Simplified Approach for Spatially Explicit Human Health & Ecological Risk Assessment: Large Industrial Site (Craig Harris, AECOM Canada Ltd.)

    • Case Study 4 – Use of an Ecosystem Approach for Sustainable Remediation of a Fuel Spill at a Logging Camp on a Remote First Nation Reserve (Trish Miller, TAM Environmental Ltd.)

    • Case Study 5 – Progress Towards Closure – Remediation and Risk Assessment of the Furry Creek Watershed of the Britannia Mine (Christine Thomas, Golder Associates Ltd.)

    • Case Study 6 - Risk-based Remediation of a Former Shipyard in BC (Jeroen Wauters, NEXT Environmental Inc.)

    • Case Study 7 - Risk-Based Planning & Remediation for a Historic Salt and Winter Abrasive Containment Facility in British Columbia (Alena Fikart, Azimuth Consulting Group)

    • Case Study 8 – Bralorne-Takla Mercury Mine, near Takla Landing, BC (Joanna Runnells, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development)

    • Case Study 9 - Risk Assessment for Spill Response – Evaluation of Potential Risks to Herring Following a Marine Oil Spill (Lindsay Du Gas, SNC-Lavalin Inc.)