New Advances for Sustainable Contaminated Lands Management

Virtual (Online) Workshop hosted by
 Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in BC (SABCS) and GeoEnviroPro Training Professionals

September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 2020 from 9:00am to 12:00pm Pacific, each day

In the past decade there has been significant progress on incorporating sustainability in the contaminated lands investigation and remediation process. There has also been increased recognition of the importance of multiple dimensions of sustainability and need to balance the social, economic and environmental aspects of a project. When viewed from a social lens, stakeholder input and indigenous participation is vital to the success of a project. The increasing recognition of the need to consider adaptation and resiliency of remediation to climate change impacts such as sea level rise or extreme weather events as this affects sustainability is also increasing. With the global coronavirus pandemic, there are unknown implications for longer-term impacts ranging from work practices to possible effects of intensive use of chemicals for disinfection and cleaning on the environment. This workshop aims to take a broad view of sustainability through multiple themes including: 

  • Innovative technologies and new developments to achieve more sustainable solutions to contaminated sites issues including nature-based solutions
  • Sustainable remediation in brownfields or infrastructure developments, including approaches and tools for evaluating and rating sustainability
  • Perspectives, practices and regulatory frameworks in different countries
  • Implications of carbon neutrality for projects
  • Considering the perspectives of stakeholders
  • Vulnerability, adaptation and resiliency of remediation to sea-level rise and extreme weather events

This event is being held in place of the SABCS annual in-person conference and workshop. It will be hosted on an online platform, and will bring together local British Columbia and international speakers to facilitate diverse and wide-ranging sharing of knowledge and best practices. 

Recordings of presentations will be available online to delegates for 1 month after the workshop dates.

Single Registration Rates:
Regular Admission: $250 
Indigenous Partner, Young Professional, and Government Rate: $150 

Group Registration Rates (3 delegates from one company):
Regular Admission: $450 
Indigenous Partner, Young Professional, and Government Rate: $350

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Zahra Pirani (SABCS President) at [email protected] or at 604-358-1379.
If you would like to submit a presentation abstract for consideration, inquire about sponsorship¬†opportunities, or if you have general¬†questions, please contact Zahra Pirani (SABCS President) at [email protected].