Professional Development Courses
EnviroTech 2018 will feature three (3) professional development courses on Tuesday, April 3rd. Registration will be limited to 25 individuals per course.
Courses include: Course material, continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and access to the EnviroTech opening reception.
- EnviroTech Attendees / ESAA Members: $440 + GST
- EnviroTech Non-Attendees: $490 + GST
Introduction to Air Quality Modelling
This one-day introductory course is designed for permitting staff, regulators, engineers, and managers with ambient air quality management responsibilities. The course will consist of technical lectures with relevant examples. Topics covered will include air quality issues, fundamentals of meteorology, air quality model types and selection.At the end of the course, students will:
Module 1: Air Quality Issues Overview
Module 2: Meteorology
Module 3: Air Dispersion Modelling
Module 4: Model Interpretation, Validation, and Evaluation
An Introduction to Environmental and Regulatory Law
The environmental impacts of industrial and commercial activities in Alberta can have serious consequences. Provincial regulators place significant emphasis on monitoring, and where necessary, enforcing, compliance, which can include stiff penalties and even prosecutions. In addition, private (civil) law suits commenced by impacted third parties arising from releases, contamination, trespass and other environmental impacts can result in significant damages being awarded by the courts.
This course is intended to give managers the basic tools to identify potential environmental and regulatory liability and respond appropriately. This course is an introduction and is intended for those who are unfamiliar with environmental and regulatory law in Alberta.
This course will include a background of the regulatory process in Alberta, including inspections, investigations, enforcement and prosecutions and environmental civil actions, as well as case studies. The case studies will help participants identify and understand how environmental liabilities arise, and to apply the strategies discussed in the course on how such liabilities can and should be addressed.
Stuart has extensive experience advising oil sands and other industrial operators in relation to environmental and health and safety law issues, in particular in preparation for and responding to regulatory investigations and prosecutions.
Stuart also has a wide range of experience in commercial litigation matters, including complex class actions involving many different issues.
While Stuart has extensive experience in dealing with complex multiparty litigation, he is equally comfortable in finding efficient solutions for smaller disputes. Stuart is also experienced in utilizing alternative dispute resolution methods including mediation and arbitration to resolve issues.
Stuart was formerly a member of the Board of Directors of ESAA (2006-2012) and has presented or co-presented on various environmental and regulatory law topics at ESAA events, including predecessor versions of this course.
Waste Classification and Disposal in Alberta
Waste generators are responsible for properly characterizing their waste for disposal. This course will assist those individuals who are responsible for overseeing wastemanagement activities in their organization. Key elements of the course include how to: properly characterize waste, prepare it for transport, manifest it, and select appropriate disposal options. This is an interactive course that incorporates several real life examples.
Waste Classification in Alberta
Classification of Waste for Class II (Non Hazardous) Landfill Disposal)