Calendar (August 14, 2006)
September 25-27: 10th National Forest Congress, convened by the Canadian Forestry Association (CFA); to be held at the Hilton Lac Leamy hotel, Ottawa. 2006 marks the 100th anniversary of the first National Forest Convention, convened by the CFA in 1906 with Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier presiding as the association's honourary president. This year's Congress will focus on Sustainable Land Management in the Boreal. Canada's boreal forest is unique in that it contains one-quarter of the world's forests, and is one of the largest intact forest ecosystems on Earth. The Canadian boreal region provides habitat for wildlife and people, stimulates hundreds of thousands of jobs, and generates billions of dollars to our economy. One of the intended outcomes of the Congress is to obtain a commitment from all sectors to pursue the formation of a cross-sectoral council to examine Canadian and international goals for stewardship and sustainable land management. Full details are available on the Congress Web site, www.nfc-cfn.ca.
September 27-28: The Future of Canada's Infrastructure, the Third Annual Summit, presented by the Strategy Institute; to be held at the Holiday Inn on King, Toronto. Presentations and case studies will illustrate how various jurisdictions are succeeding in: reducing the infrastructure renewal gap; improving asset management; increasing sustainable infrastructure development; and better integrating their transportation and land use planning. More information is available from Strategy Institute, 1-866-298-9343, Web site, www.strategyinstitute.com.
October 11 - 13, 2006: 5th Annual Remediation Technologies Symposium 2006 (RemTechTM 2006), the premier remediation technology transfer event for environmental professionals, encompassing the latest innovations in soil and groundwater remediation; to be held at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel, Banff, Alberta. The event is presented by the Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA), the provincial environmental industry group whose member companies currently number nearly 250. More information is available on the conference Web site, www.remtech2006.com.
October 21-25: Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), to be held at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas. The educational program includes 25 workshops and 94 conference technical sessions addressing eight facility tours that will address the most timely water and wastewater issues, among them: compounds of emerging concern (focusing on endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) to include research, effects on public health, regulations, and methods of reduction); membrane technologies and their application in wastewater and water reuse, innovations, enhanced performance, and regulatory compliance; innovations in plant operation and treatment technologies and processes; residuals and biosolids management; water re-use and recycling; and water quality and watershed management. The deadline for early registration is September 15. Full details are available on the WEFTEC Web site, www.wef.org.
October 25: The Business of Climate Change Conference, presented by World Wildlife Fund and the Canadian Centre for Policy Ingenuity; to be held at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. The one-day conference is designed to bring together businesses to determine how leading North American companies are: assessing and managing risks due to climate change; Planning for changing regulatory environments; greening their operations while increasing profits; adapting to a world of more severe weather; assessing and prospering from new business opportunities; and responding to the growing carbon risk demands of financial markets. Keynote speakers include Elyse Allan, president and CEO of GE Canada, and former U.S. Treasury secretary Paul O'Neill. More information is available on the conference Web site, http://thebusinessofclimatechange.com.
October 26-27: Canadian Brownfields 2006: Developing the New Real Estate Frontier, the 7th annual brownfields event, presented by the Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN); to be held at the Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Rd, Toronto. As the only made-in-Canada event dedicated to the remediation and re-use of brownfields, Canadian Brownfields 2006 will feature plenary sessions, the CBN Marketplace, and the presentation of the Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) Brownie Awards 2006, sponsored by the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Details are available on the CUI Web site, www.canurb.com.
November 29-30: Infrastructure 2006, presented by York Communications; to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building), Toronto. Educational seminars will focus on issues that support sustainable infrastructure, including asset management, life cycle costing, and best practices for the design, construction, retrofit, maintenance and management of municipal and private sector infrastructure. Details are available on-line at www.yorkcommunications.ca.