BEST 2017 Conference

Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference (BEST 2017)

May 10-12 , 2017 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Whistler, BC
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BEST 2017 took place May 10th to 12th at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Whistler, BC. Thank you to the sponsors, partners, presenters and exhibitors that helped make our fourth annual conference such a success!

Over 185 delegates attended two days of programming with sessions and panel discussions on a variety of topics, including:

  • Provincial Regulatory Sessions – BC Ministry of the Environment
  • Site Investigation/Remediation
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • First Nations
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Brownfield/Contaminated Sites Management
  • Legal
  • Municipal/Industrial Concerns
  • Emergency Spill Response
  • Remediation Technologies
  • Mining
  • Water Treatment

Visit the new BEST Conference website to download the 2017 Presentations!


Upcoming Environmental Industry Events


Risk Solutions for Contaminated Sites – An Exposition of Case Studies

May 31, 2017 | Vancouver, BC

In BC we have been using risk-based solutions for contaminated sites for over 25 years – it is time to profile and share our learnings. This Expo will feature case studies where risk assessment and risk management (RA/RM) have been effectively used. Go to  http://geoenviropro.com/events/risk-solutions/ for submissions (platform and poster) for low risk sites (Protocol 6 reviews) and high risk sites (to secure instruments, under Orders, for due diligence/liability reduction, etc.). Get the word out about your novel solutions and technical advancements in RA/RM. Come and learn about how RA/RM of contamination results in meeting regulatory requirements. Whether you are a site owner, project manager, regulator or service provider – there will be content for you, as well as opportunities to mingle. Registration

2017 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites Regional Workshop: Shore and Underwater Contaminated Sites

June 6 to 7, 2017 | Richmond, BC

This workshop will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific and organizational innovations, and best practices for the management of shore and underwater contaminated sites. It will offer a unique opportunity for the public, private, and academic sectors to meet and exchange new ideas and information with colleagues and industry representatives from across the country and abroad. Learn More

EMA of BC Environmental Managers Award Gala

June 15, 2017 | Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Point Grey

The 2017 EMA Awards Celebration event will be an evening dedicated to recognizing and celebrating extraordinary achievements in environmental management by our members, including presentations of Award Plaques to member organizations and project owners, and Trophies to individual environmental managers.

For more information and assistance contact Pamela O at info@emaofbc.com.

Maxxam Analytics Science Summit

June 22, 2017 | Burnaby, BC

Maxxam Analytics Science Summit will feature a full day of speakers sharing a broad range of perspectives on the Stage 10 (Omnibus) amendments to British Columbia’s Contaminated Site Regulations (CSR), including:

  • Soil Vapour Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Soil Relocation
  • Challenges in Sampling and Analysis

This event is eligible for professional development credits and includes presentations, breakfast, lunch and networking breaks throughout the day. Registration

Western Canada Cleantech Forum

November 29-30, 2017 | Winnipeg, MB

The Forum will consist of morning plenary sessions, and keynote speakers, including Dr. Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of Carbon Shift: How the Twin Crises of Oil Depletion and Climate Change Will Define the Future and Terry O’Reilly, Host of CBC Radio’s ‘Under the Influence’. The program will also include a pitch competition for cleantech products and services, and concurrent technical sessions.