Course Description

Global warming and sustainable development are vital issues for our world. Similar to other sectors, an important and emerging question facing the environmental remediation industry is how to integrate the principles of sustainable development. These principles are often summarized in relation to the triple bottom line, which encompass environmental, social and economic factors.

This presentation will summarize ways in which sustainability can be incorporated in environmental projects through best management practices and by integrating sustainability indicators into the planning and decision-making processes as laid out in a new Toolkit of Remediation Technologies being developed for Contaminated Sites Approved Professional Society of British Columbia and Shell Global. A roadmap for sustainability evaluations is presented that includes consideration of technical feasibility together with the triple bottom line.


Dr. Ian Hers

Dr. Ian Hers is a senior consultant and Principal of Golder Associates located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada with 27 years professional experience, and is the global vapour practice leader for Golder Associates.Ian has helped develop guidance for regulatory agencies in Canada, US and UK, authored over 20 technical papers on vapour intrusion, and has conducted research projects on vapour intrusion for the Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals Society of BC, Health Canada, US EPA, American Petroleum Institute, Shell Global, Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites of BC and other organizations. He made significant contributions to the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) guidance on Petroleum Vapour Intrusion and Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid management, and regularly provides internet-based training for ITRC on these topics. Dr. Hers holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (University of British Columbia), is on the Board of Directors of the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites, and is a Contaminated Sites Approved Professional in British Columbia.

Course curriculum

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    Sustainability Evaluation of Remediation Options

    • Discussion

    • Sustainability Evaluation of Remediation Options