January 3, 2005

Calendar (January 03, 2005)

January 24 through February 3: Workshops hosted by Environment Canada and Health Canada, designed to help the departments prepare for the Parliamentary Committee review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA 1999) by gathering input on issues and challenges Canadians feel should be addressed in the review. The sessions will be held in Halifax on January 24; Toronto on January 25 (evening) and January 26 (daytime); Montreal on January 27; Edmonton on January 31; Yellowknife on February 1; and Vancouver on February 3. Daytime sessions will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and evening sessions will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in each location. More information, including a scoping paper, is available on Environment Canada's Web site at www.ec.gc.ca/CEPARegistry/participation/.

January 27: How to Redevelop Brownfields in Ontario, presented as part of the Knowledge Workshop Series by OCETA, the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement; to be held at the Best Western Hotel, North Bay, Ont. Co-sponsors include FedNor, Environment Canada, aboutREMEDIATION, the city of North Bay and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, along with OCETA. Presentation topics will include applicable legislation, municipal approaches, property valuation and land use, liability, risk management and insurance options, and site assessment and cleanup options. This workshop will also be offered on February 24 in Cornwall, Ont. Details from: Wayne Coutinho at OCETA, 905/822-4133, ext 235, FAX 905/822-3558, E-mail wcoutinho@oceta.on.ca, Web site www.oceta.on.ca.

February 7: Funding Opportunities for Environmental Innovation: Enhancing Competitiveness and Sustainability workshop, sponsored by Environment Canada; to be held at the Novotel Hotel, North York, Ont. The workshop will provide an overview of funding programs for environmental technologies and processes from various government sources such as Environment Canada's Environmental Technology Advancement Directorate (ETAD), Natural Resources Canada's Technology Early Action Measures (TEAM) program (part of the national climate change action plan), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), the Business Development Bank of Canada and others. Details from: Gaylene Van Dusen, E-mail gaylene.vandusen@sympatico.ca.

February 7-8: Cost-effective Environmental Decommissioning and Cleanup seminar,presented by EPIC Educational Program Innovations Center; to be held at EPIC's learning centre in Mississauga, Ont. Details are available on-line at www.epic-edu.com/epic/products/seminar/feb2005/95-0220-1578.htm.

February 21-23 and February 24-25: USEPA SWMM and PCSWMM 2005 stormwater modeling workshops, sponsored by Computational Hydraulics International (CHI), followed by the 38th International Conference on Stormwater and Urban Water Systems Modeling, both to be held in Toronto. The conference, being held for the 14th year in Toronto, is sponsored in part by the ASCE Urban Water Resources Research Council, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Environment. Abstracts are being accepted until January 30, 2005 for the conference. Details from: Rob James at CHI, 519/767-0381, FAX 519/767-2770, E-mail rob@computationalhydraulics.com.

February 22-24: Environment Business 2005 (EB 2005), sponsored by the Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA); to be held at the Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton. The event will feature a wide range of courses, including new courses on non-hazardous waste classification and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) impacts, and an updated, expanded environmental law update and review course. Details from: Joe Chowaniec, ESAA's program and event development director, 780/429-6363, ext 223, FAX 780-/429-4249, E-mail chowaniec@esaa.org, Web site www.esaa.org.

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