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Upcoming Environment Industry Events

BEST 2017 Conference

Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference (BEST 2018)

Early Bird Registration Now Open!
May 9-11, 2018 | Whistler, BC

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association’s BEST Conference attracts environmental professionals every May for two days of technical sessions, networking opportunities, and a sponsor exhibition.  Conference registration includes a welcoming reception, technical sessions, keynote presentations, an off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks. REGISTER ONLINE


Upcoming Environmental Industry Events


BCEIA Prince George Networking Social – February 21
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | 4 to 7 PM
Crossroads Brewing, 508 George Street, Prince George, BC

Join the British Columbia Environment Industry Association for its inaugural Prince George Networking Social! Registration is open to BCEIA and non-members alike. Please email Kate MacDonald at info@bceia.com for more information. Register Online 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available


GeoEnviroPro Webinar: Dry Cleaners in the Neighbourhood – Investigation and Remediation
March 6 & 8, 2018 9 – 10 AM PST

Dry cleaners now rank among our most prevalent high-risk sites.  How did this happen, and what can we do about it?  Answers to these questions may appear obvious, but when we drill down we soon find that the science behind the problem is complex and the range of possible engineering solutions is daunting.  In this two-part series you will learn about the history of dry cleaner operations, chemical use, common and not-so-common sources of contamination to the subsurface, relevant fate and transport processes, and the latest in effective remediation and risk management strategies.

This two-part webinar on dry cleaners will cover the following areas:

  • The five generations of dry cleaning machines
  • Historic and current solvent types and usage
  • Common modes of chemical release to the subsurface
  • Effective site characterization strategies and best practice
  • Source zone depletion and elimination
  • Remedial approaches such as ISCO, ISCR, SVE/AS, ZVI and others

Registration & Information


BCWWA Interface Fires Workshop: Risks & Mitigation
March 13, 2018 | Kamloops, BC

In recent years, the threat of wildfires has become a reality for many communities across British Columbia. The summer of 2017 provided dramatic examples of the devastation that wildland fires can have when they quickly spread into nearby communities. This includes the unique threats to infrastructure that water and wastewater facilities face, include damage to watersheds. This workshop is designed to provide water and wastewater professionals with an overview of interface fires, including how to assess risk before and after a fire event, common mitigation practices, and tools (such funding resources) that are available to communities. Registration & Information


GLOBE Forum 2018
March 14 -16, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

Business and government leaders from over 50 countries will come together to network and advance global business and sustainability agendas. A mix of armchair dialogues, roundtables, salon-style gatherings, lively debates, SPARK talks and opportunities for active participation will make GLOBE Forum a very exciting place to be. Registration


17th Annual Environmental Cup Hockey Tournament – Save the Date!
April 27-29, 2018 | Planet Ice Delta | Delta, BC

12 Team Tournament Format – Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities opening soon!


Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) 71st National Conference
“Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience Through Innovation”

May 28 – June 1, 2018 | Victoria, BC

“Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience Through Innovation” will bring water resource professionals and others together to help chart the path to that safe, sustainable and resilient water future.  We will learn from each other’s experiences and share our innovative ideas for building a common water future. More Information


The 9th Annual Canadian Water Summit – Knowledge to Practice: Applying Science, Policy,
and Research to the Blue Economy
June 20, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

Growing Canada’s blue economy requires smart people who are thinking and innovating, but also transferring that knowledge into practice. Mark your calendar for this major industry event.
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Canadian Environmental & Engineering Executives Conference
September 19 to 21, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Environmental & Engineering Executives Conference is the only annual platform for the industry’s corporate executives to meet, network, discuss key issues and benchmark industry trends.  Participants from across the country will enjoy networking events and receive an industry benchmarking report. Panel sessions have been designed to reflect key topics of current importance to the industry.  More Information


Canadian Ecotoxicology Workshop: CEW 2018
September 30 – October 3, 2018 | Vancouver, BC

Formerly known as the Aquatic Toxicity Workshop (ATW), CEW is Canada’s predominant annual meeting in the field of ecological toxicology and related disciplines.  It provides the opportunity to share information on current and emerging topics of regional, national and international importance related to contaminants in ecosystems, both aquatic and terrestrial. Participants include students, academics, government scientists and regulators, environmental consultants and industry representatives. More Information