Virtual RemTech 2020

October 14 & 15, 2020 - Online


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Pre-Conference Workshop

Working with the Federal Government on Future Contaminated Sites

  • Selling to the Government of CanadaPresentation
    Darlene Chuka, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
  • Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP)Presentation
    Helen Braiter, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
  • An Update on the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP): Report on Progress and the Plans for the FuturePresentation
    Jody Klassen, Environment Canada
  • New Supplementary Guidance for Ecological Risk Assessments at Contaminated Sites under the Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP)Presentation
    Jennifer Froese, Environment Canada
  • Deloitte 2010 Update on Cleantech and Environmental ServicesPresentation
    David Sparrow and Spencer Ord, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • DCC/DND – Contaminated Sites Projects with Defence Construction CanadaPresentation
    Ross Welsman, Defence Construction Canada
  • Contaminated Sites Management within National Defence – A West Coast Navy PerspectivePresentation
    Duane Freeman, Department of National Defence

Opening Keynote

  • The Faces of Oil Sands ReclamationPresentation
    Patrick Sean Wells, Manager, Research Engineering for Reclamation, Suncor Energy

Conference Technical Sessions

British Columbia Perspective

  • Tidal Implications for Development of a Risk Management Program in a Coastal EnvironmentPresentation
    Erin Robson, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd
  • Multi-Phased Assessment and Remediation of Former Car Dealership in Fort St. John BC, including Soil Vapour Assessment and Screening Level Risk Assessment to Achieve a Certificate of Compliance Under the BC Contaminated Site Regulation CSAP ProcessPresentation
    Cal Faminow, EWD Consulting Corp.
  • The Reduction of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Soil Under Saline Conditions Using UltrasoundPresentation
    Doug McMillan, SNC-Lavalin Environment
  • Installation and Start-Up of an In-Situ Air Sparge / Soil Vapour Extraction Remediation System for a Strip MallPresentation
    Takako Matsueda, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd

DND Sites

  • Challenges in Barrier Wall Construction and Site Remediation on Esquimalt Harbour: Remediation of the Yarrows Shipyard, CFB EsquimaltPresentation
    Jeff Nyman, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd
  • DND Oily Waste Water Treatment Plant Fractured Bedrock Remediation, CFB EsquimaltPresentation
    David Kettlewell, SNC-Lavalin Environment
  • Full-Scale Alkaline Hydrolysis of Organic Explosives in SoilPresentation
    Ronnie Britto, Tetra Tech
  • 5 Wing Goose Bay Remediation ProjectPresentation
    Craig Wells, Department of National Defence


  • Successful Full-Scale Deployments of Advanced PGPR Enhanced Phytoremediation Systems (PEPS) for Decontamination of Petroleum and Salt Impacted SoilsPresentation
    Bruce M. Greenberg, University of Waterloo
  • RCMP Detachment Remediation Project, Carcross, Yukon TerritoryPresentation
    John Taylor, Hemmera
    Jennifer Mayberry, RCMP
  • 3D Modelization and Remediation of Hydrocarbon Impacted Soil at a Former Mine Site in Northern QuebecPresentation
    Philippe Gingras, Biogenie, a division of EnGlobe Corp.
  • Multiphase Approach to Remediation Using Subsurface Fracturing, Surface Extraction and Modified Fenton ChemistryPresentation
    Dennis Owens, Oxy Teknologies Inc.
  • Inferring Hydrocarbon Contamination in the Arctic through the use of Remote SensingPresentation
    Brian Adeney, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
  • Achieving Successful In-Situ Remediation of Petroleum Impacted Clays using Permeable Treatment Pathways Emplaced by Hydraulic FracturingPresentation
    Heather Sturm, FRAC RITE Environmental Ltd.
  • Novel Treatment Approach: In-Situ Chemical Oxidation Combined with Enhanced Aerobic Bioremediation Treats High ConcentrationsPresentation
    Patrick Jordan, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Active In-Situ Petroleum Hydrocarbon Remediation in Discontinuous Permafrost – Practical Experience and Lessons LearnedPresentation
    Michael Brown, WorleyParsons Canada Ltd

Oilfield Remediation

  • The Reclamation Industries’ Impact on the Evolution of Drilling FluidsPresentation
    Kristin Barr, Marquis Alliance Energy Group
  • Post Remediation Management of Residual Salt Impacts at a Closed Former Sour Gas Processing PlantPresentation
    Michael L Brewster, WorleyParsons Canada Ltd.
  • Case Study: Cause, Response and Cleanup of a Gas Well BlowoutPresentation
    Brent Albrecht, Marquis Alliance
    Devin Allibone, CNRL
  • Remediation of Wellsites in an Alberta Historical Oilfield undergoing Urban DevelopmentPresentation
    Pat Payne and Wanda Sakura, Orphan Well Association

Saskatchewan Perspective

  • The Use of Nitrate as a Supplied Electron Acceptor to Sequentially Transition to Sulfate Reducing Conditions for Petroleum Hydrocarbon DegradationPresentation
    Chris Mathies, Stantec
  • Oxidant Dispersal in Tight Clay Formations using EK3 TechnologyPresentation
    Sean Frisky, Ground Effects Environmental
  • Surfactant Enhanced High Vacuum Duel Phase Extraction Remediation of Petroleum Contaminated Soil, Bedrock, and Groundwater Aquifer (In-Situ Case Study)Presentation
    Bud Ivey, Ivey International
  • Characterization and Assessment of Arsenic Mineralogy using Synchrotron RadiationPresentation
    Jeff Warner, Canadian Light Source Inc.


  • Site Assessment Update of the Former Canada Creosote Site, Calgary, ABPresentation
    Tom Jacklin, AECOM
  • FCM’s Green Municipal Fund – Brownfield Financing and ToolsPresentation
    Jessica Mankowski, FCM Green Municipal Fund
  • Addressing Environmental Concerns during the East Village Brownfield Redevelopment ProjectPresentation
    Garry Chan, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Case Study – A Multi-Phase Remediation Strategy for the City of Brandon’s 1st & Rosser SitePresentation
    Scott Chapman, AECOM


  • Coupling Surfactants with Permanganate for Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) Removal: Coinjection or Sequential Application as Delivery MethodsPresentation
    Pamela J. Dugan, Carus Remediation Technologies
  • Self-Sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR): Scientific Principles and Field Applications for the Treatment of NAPL-Contaminated SoilsPresentation
    Gavin Grant, SiREM
  • Advanced In-Situ Biogeochemical Treatment of Lead and other Heavy-Metal Contaminated SoilsPresentation
    Ronnie Britto, Tetra Tech
  • Performance Based Fixed Fee and Alternative Site Remediation Contracting Vehicles – Cost Certainty or Cost Creation?Presentation
    David Wilson, AECOM
  • Evaluation of Potential ECOLOGICAL and HUMAN Health Risks Associated with Residual Pentachlorophenol Following the Decommissioning of Transmission Lines in AlbertaPresentation
    Doug Keyes, Matrix Solutions Inc.
  • The Use of Remediation-Driven Characterizations to Develop a Multi-Faceted Remedial ProgramPresentation
    Chris Mathies, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • The Evolution of Field Application of nano Scale Zero Valent Iron (nZVI) in a Deep Low Permeability AquiferPresentation
    Leanne Austrins, CH2M HILL Canada
  • Hydrogeochemical Characterization to Evaluate the Potential for In Situ Selenium ReductionPresentation
    Erica Andrew, Golder Associates Ltd.
  • Soil Washing with a Micellar Solution: Field Test at a Gas Station (Laval, Québec, Canada)Presentation
    Maxime Grenier, INRS – Eau, Terre et Environnement
  • Enhanced Bioremediability of Residual OCs in Post-TDU Clean Dirt?Presentation
    Nick Platts, Nelson Environmental Remediation
  • Evaluation of an Effective & Sustainable SVE Tool to Extract Petroleum Hydrocarbon Vapours from the SubsurfacePresentation
    Bogdan Pawlak, AquaSolv Environmental Services

The Quebec Perspective

  • Enhancement of LNAPL In-Situ Recovery Using Soil Washing with a Surfactant SolutionPresentation
    Thomas Robert, INRS – Eau, Terre et Environnement
  • Microbial Community Characterization as an Approach to Addressing Bioremediation Challenges in the Canadian ArcticPresentation
    Charles W. Greer, National Research Council Canada, Biotechnology Research Institute
  • Tools and Methods to Reduce and Control Uncertainties Associated with the Use of In Situ Remediation Techniques (Chemical Oxidation) for Organic Contaminants in Soil and GroundwaterPresentation
    Jean Paré, Chemco Inc.
  • Green Remediation and Risk Management: Can We Optimize Site Remediation and Be Sustainable?Presentation
    Sylvain Loranger, LVM (a subsidiary of Dessau)

Laboratory Analysis & Testing

  • The Effect of Sampling Strategy on Volatile Organic Compound in Soil Concentrations Determined in the LaboratoryPresentation
    Marcus Maguire, AGAT Laboratories
  • New Developments in Thermal Desorption Tube & Canister Technologies For Collection & Analysis of Soil GasPresentation
    Roy Smith ALS, Environmental
  • Custom Thermal Desorption Tube Developed Specifically for Soil Vapour AnalysisPresentation
    Brent Mussato, CARO Analytical Services
  • CCME Hydrocarbon Extraction Improvements – Evaluation of a Cost Effective, High Volume Technique to Remove Biogenic Compound Interferences in Soil SamplesPresentation
    Bryan Chubb, Maxxam Analytics
  • A Rapid Bioassay for Oil-Contaminated SoilPresentation
    John Ashworth, ALS Environmental
  • Source Identification of Hydrocarbons Following Spill EventsPresentation
    Detlef (Deib) Birkholz, ALS Environmental
  • Effective Use of Environmental Forensics for Determining Liability on Unknown Sources of Petroleum HydrocarbonsPresentation
    Court D. Sandau, TRIUM

Landfill Management / Remediation

  • Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers as a Source of Contamination from LandfillsPresentation
    Monica Danon-Schaffer, Wardrop, A Tetra Tech Company
  • Remediation of Odour Impacted Soil – Former Oilfield Landfill, Turner Valley, AlbertaPresentation
    Bart Kenneway , EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
  • Landfill Biocell (LBC) – A Technology Application to Biostabilize the Organic Fraction of the Solid Waste StreamPresentation
    Don Davies, Stantec Consulting Ltd.
    Corey Colbran, City of Calgary
  • Landfilling – If You’re Going to Do It, Do It RightPresentation
    Ian Macleod, AMEC Earth & Environment
  • DND Remediation of a Shoreline Landfill and Restoration of Migratory Bird Wetland and Salt Marsh – Royal Roads Property, Victoria, BCPresentation
    Duane Freeman, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
  • Design and Implementation of an Alternative Water Management Strategy Mission Landfill, District of Mission, British ColumbiaPresentation
    James Reid, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates
  • The Use of Claystone Material as a Compacted Clay landfill Liner at Drumheller Regional Landfill ExpansionPresentation
    Tom Jacklin, AECOM


  • Evaluation of the Propagation of Secondary Fractures from Hydraulic Fracture and Injection to Create a Treatment Zone in Low Permeability Fractured Clay SoilsPresentation
    Christopher Peace, CH2MHILL Canada
  • Integrated Approach to the Remediation of Chlorinated Organic Compounds in Low Permeability Soils – A Field StudyPresentation
    Leanne Austrins, CH2M HILL Canada