July 5-12, 2004

Calendar (July 12, 2004)

August 8-11: Collection Systems 2004: Innovative Approaches to Collection Systems Management, a Water Environment Federation (WEF) Specialty Conference; to be held at the Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Details from: WEF, 1-800-666-0206 (menu option #2), Web site www.wef.org/conferences.

August 22-25: 2004 Conference of Metallurgists (COM): Manufacturing in a Sustainable Environment, organized by the Society of Metallurgists, affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM); to be held in Hamilton, Ont. A featured session will be the Second International Symposium on Greenhouse Gases in the Metallurgical Industries: Policies, Abatement and Treatment; Details from: Professor Chris Pickles at Queens University, 613/533-2759, FAX 613/533-6597, Web site www.metsoc.org.

September 15-16: Practical Sampling Program for Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) course, presented by EPIC Education Program Innovation Center; to be held in Mississauga, Ont. Other forthcoming EPIC courses include: Assessment and Control of Industrial Odour, September 16-17; and Transportation of Dangerous Goods, September 22-23. Details from: EPIC, 1-888-374-2338, toll-free FAX 1-888-866-6343, E-mail epic@epic-edu.com, Web site www.epic-edu.com.

September 22-23: Green Building Opportunities Summit, presented by The Strategy Institute and sponsored by Enbridge and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Renewable Energy Trust; to be held at the Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel, Toronto. Details from: The Strategy Institute, 416/944-8833, FAX 416/944-0403, E-mail registrations@strategyinstitute.com.

September 27-29: U.S. EPA SWMM and PCSWMM 2004 Stormwater Modeling Workshop, presented by Computational Hydraulics; to be held in Toronto. Participants will become proficient with two leading modeling software packages created to enhance stormwater drainage and sanitary system modeling and design. Three days of hands-on workshops will provide instruction the U.S. EPA's Stormwater Management Model (SWMM 4.4h and SWMM 5) and the new PCSWMM 2003 graphical decision support system. Details and registration information are available from Lyn James at 1-800-891-8447 or 519/767-0197, E-mail info@computationalhydraulics.com, Web site www.computationalhydraulics.com.

November 8-9: Best Practices for Mine Reclamation Management, sponsored by The Canadian Institute; to be held at the Fairmont Hotel, Vancouver. An optional post-conference workshop on Cover Systems for Mine Waste Management (Design, Construction and Performance Monitoring) will be presented by O'Kane Consultants on November 10. Details from: The Canadian Institute, 416/927-7936, FAX 416/927-1563, E-mail CustomerCare@CanadianInstitute.com, Web site www.CanadianInstitute.com.

Nominations, abstracts, RFP

Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) is inviting nominations for Canada's Energy Efficiency Awards for 2005. The awards program- the only national competition of its kind in Canada-recognizes and honours Canadian innovation and achievement in energy efficiency as part of Canada's response to the global challenge of climate change. Award categories include: Equipment and Technology; Housing; Buildings; Industry; Transportation (on-road); Outreach; and Media The deadline for nominations is August 31, 2004.

At a presentation ceremony in March 2005, winners will receive a trophy inspired by an original work of art by a Canadian sculptor. More information is available on the OEE Web site, http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/english/.

The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) has opened nominations for its 2004 Ontario Waste Minimization Awards, to be presented October 21, 2004. Nominations are due by September 15. Among the categories in which nominations may be made are: Business; Stewardship; Sustainable Technology; Facility Management; Municipal; Environmentally Sustainable Municipality; Waste Diversion Program Operator; Promotion; Waste Reduction Week Participation; and Individual. More information is available from Tracy Sakamoto at the RCO, 416/657-2797, ext 4, E-mail tracysak@rogers.com, Web site www.rco.on.ca.

Abstracts are due by August 16, 2004 for the Eighth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, sponsored by Battelle. The symposium will be held June 6-9, 2005 at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Technical session topics will include, but are not limited to, bioremediation of a wide range of contaminants; advances in monitored natural attentuation; bioaugmentation; risk and regulatory issues; site closure strategies; long-term monitoring and process optimization; bioreactors and biobarriers; endocrine disruptors; and contaminated sediments and wetlands (management, restoration and remediation).

More information is available from Gina Melaragno, 514/424-7866, E-mail biosymp@battelle.org, Web site www.battelle.org/biosymp.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified parties to undertake a research study on Brownfield Redevelopment for Housing in Canada: Literature Review and Case Studies. The project will provide an overview and analysis of the current issues related to brownfield redevelopment and will document brownfield redevelopment best practices from across Canada. The closing date for proposals is July 27, 2004.

The RFP has been posted on MERX, the federal government's electronic bidding and information system. For more information, including the RFP, is available on the MERX Web site, www.merx.com.

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