April 24, 2006

Calendar (April 24, 2006)

May 1-2: CANECT 2006, the Canadian Environmental Conference and Tradeshow, presented in conjunction with the annual Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) trade show; to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto. Details from: Denise Simpson, 905/727-4666, E-mail denise@esemag.com, Web site www.canect.net.

May 9-12: Climate Change Technology - Engineering Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century, presented by the Engineering Institute of Canada and its member societies, with support from numerous government, industry, academic and engineering association collaborators; to be held at the Ottawa Congress Centre. The conference is a major event for those involved in climate change policy, mitigation adaptation, modeling, standards, investment and risk management. An international lineup of more than 170 expert speakers from government, industry and research organizations will present papers within eight program tracks focused on the application of engineering to develop practical ways and means to deal with the challenges climate change poses to the natural and built environments. These major themes include: policy, strategy and regulations; monitoring and standards; engineering for mitigation; engineering for adaptation; greenhouse gas (GHG) markets and risk management; modeling and analysis; standards and protocols; and GHG education programs and strategies. Among the featured speakers are: Ontario Energy Minister Donna Cansfield; former Governor General Ed Schreyer; Pierre Alvarez, president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers; Dr John Stone, Canadian representative on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a former director-general with Environment Canada; Pierre Anctil of SNC Lavalin; H Douglas Lightfoot of McGill University's Global Environmental Climate Change Centre; Dr Rob Stephenson of Paradigm Environmental (Vancouver); and David Deacon of Azure Dynamics. Full program details may be viewed on the conference Web site, www.CCC2006.ca ; information is also available from John Grefford, chair of the conference organizing committee, 613/839-1108, E-mail Grefford@IEEE.org.

May 22-25: Fifth International Conference on Remediation of Recalcitrant Compounds, sponsored by Battelle with corporate and consulting firm co-sponsors; to be held at the Portola Plaza and Marriott Hotels/Monterey Conference Center complex in Monterey, California. More than 800 papers and poster presentations will highlight technological advances in characterization, remediation and monitoring of soil, sediment, fractured bedrock, groundwater, air and surface water contaminated by chlorinated solvents and other contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides, polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), PCB, dioxins and furans, range residues and exposives. Exhibits by some 60 companies and government agencies will focus on their remediation-related activities. Full program details may be viewed and downloaded from the conference Web site, www.battelle.org/chlorcon.

June 18-23: Canadian Standards Association Annual Conference and Committee Week, to be held at the Deerhurst Resort, Ontario. The conference theme of International Collaboration, Global Solutions will include an examination of corporate social responsibility and how harmonization of standards facilitates global solutions. Among the featured speakers are David Runnalls, president and CEO of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and Dr Chantal-Line Carpentier, head of the trade and environment program for the Commission for Environmental Co-operation in Montreal. Full details are available on the CSA Web site, www.csa.ca.

June 20-23: Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) 99th annual Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the newly renovated Ernest N Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Appropriately themed "Healthy Environments: Rebirth and Renewal," the conference will feature a special session on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, focusing on waste management issues including analysis, transportation, cleanup and disposal. Additional papers in this session will discuss environmental readiness for future disasters of similar magnitude. Other technical program sessions will cover such topics as climate change, pollution prevention, environmental risk assessments and risk management, optical and remote sensing, and ozone, particulate matter and regional haze. Full program details may be viewed and downloaded from the AWMA Web site, www.awma.org/ACE2006/. A special Q&A section on the site addresses concerns about the city's state of readiness for the event and cleanup progress to date.

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