August 20-27, 2007

Calendar (August 20, 2007)

September 19: Source Protection and Clean Water Act: Legislation, Perspective and Case Studies, a specialty seminar presented by the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO); to be held at the Ramada Inn, Milton, Ont. Expert speakers will provide an overview of the Ontario legislation and its impacts from the perspectives of conservation authorities (which have extensive implementation responsibilities) and municipalities, and will outline tools and technologies to promote compliance, as well as case studies. Details from: Julie Vincent at WEAO, 416/410-6933, FAX 416/410-1626, E-mail, Web site

September 19-20: Canadian Industrial Emergency Conference & Expo; to be held at the London Convention Centre, London, Ont. The event will feature more than 100 exhibits of the latest equipment, technologies and services from leading suppliers to the industrial emergency response market. The conference program will lead off with a keynote address by Dr John Read, director of Transport Canada's transportation of dangerous goods directorate, with presentations to follow on topics such as the hidden hazards of static electricity, loss control measures by CNRL at its Horizon oil sands project, combustible dusts in industry, testing and evaluation of emergency response plans and the Canadian Chemical Producers' Association's (CCPA) revised Transportation Emergency Assistance Program (TEAP III). Case studies will also be presented on risk and mitigation of an emergency chlorine release and the November 2002 Mancuso Chemicals chemical spill and subsequent explosion. Among the event sponsors are DuPont, the CCPA, the Alberta and Ontario Industrial Fire Protection Associations and HazMat Management magazine. Details from: Arnie Gess, (toll-free) 1-877-534-7285, FAX 403/638-4413, E-mail, Web site

October 1-2: Managing Biosolids Beyond 2010, a specialty seminar presented by the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO); to be held at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) in Burlington, Ont. Presentations will highlight a range of technologies for biosolids treatment as well as innovative end uses for treated biosolids such as land and gravel pit/quarry reclamation, mine tailings management and use in the cement industry. Follow-up discussion will focus on alternative options for managing biosolids such as soil erosion control and energy production; North American experience relating to regulations, economics and best management practices; and emerging advanced technologies for sewage biosolids treatment, handling and quality. Details from: Julie Vincent at WEAO, 416/410-6933, FAX 416/410-1626, E-mail, Web site

October 1-4: "Sustainable Forest Operations: The Future is Now" is the theme of the Third Forest Engineering Conference, presented by the Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC), a divison of FPInnovations. The conference will be held at the Fairmont Tremblant Hotel, Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Sessions will focus on technical, operational and environmental issues, including best practices for minimizing environmental impacts and green energy issues such as biomass recovery and utilization. With more than 60 speakers from 20 countries, the conference is expected to attract close to 300 participants. It will be held in conjunction with the 2007 COFE (Council of Forest Engineering) annual meeting and the IUFRO's (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) Division 3 mid-term meeting. Details from: Terry Knee at FERIC, 514/694-1140, E-mail, Web site

October 1-4: International Invasive Sea Squirt Conference-Canada, an international conference on aquatic invasive species, to be held at Prince Edward Island's Rodd Brudenell River resort, about 30 miles from Charlottetown. The event is sponsored by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's Ocean Life Institute (OLI) in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the PEI Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Northeast Aquatic Nuisance Species panel and others. The conference will bring together marine biologists, industry representatives and other relevant interests to explore the biology, ecology, impacts and control options for the growing and international problem of invasive species. Details from: Mary Carman, E-mail, Web site

October 10: The Conference Board of Canada will launch the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Project 5-TSX 200 report at the Design Exchange in Toronto, with additional events planned for Calgary and Montreal. The CDP5-TSX 200, a follow-up to the 2004 CDP4-Canada 280 report, assesses the carbon disclosure activities of the top 200 companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) by market capitalization. This event will also feature the launch of the TSX 200 Climate Leadership Disclosure Index, ranking the top companies on the basis of their climate change transparency. Attendance at the half-day event is free, but space is limited; the registration deadline is October 1. Details from: David Greenall at the Conference Board of Canada, 613/526-3090, ext 343, E-mail

October 10-11: International Symposium on Environmental Standards for Electronics 2007 (ISESE '07), presented by Ageus Solutions; to be held at the Ottawa Congress Centre, Ottawa. Focusing on emerging international environmental requirements for manufacturers, distributors and retailers of electronics, symposium presentations, case studies and discussions will address international regulatory requirements and the obligations of electronics manufacturers and distributors under hazardous materials restriction regimes such as the EU's WEEE, the RoHS directive ("the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment") in Europe, China and Korea, California's SB20 and REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals), as well as U.S. state-level recycling requirements and Canadian provincial recycling requirements. Government representatives, corporate decision-makers and experts from Europe, North America and Asia Pacific will discuss topics such as corporate compliance strategies; implementation of environmental regulations; product stewardship and its associated economic implications; and the development of electronic and electrical equipment with reduced environmental impact. Ageus Solutions provides global environmental compliance consulting, technology and product stewardship services to small, medium, and large businesses in the electronics industry. Full details are available on the conference Web site,

October 13-17: WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's 80th annual conference and exhibition, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. This is the largest conference of its kind in North America and is recognized as the largest annual water quality exhibition in the world. WEFTEC.07 will offer its estimated 18,000 attendees a conference program comprising 119 technical sessions, 29 workshops and eight facility tours, while its exhibition component will provide access to the most advanced technologies in the field presented by upwards of 1,000 companies occupying more than 260,000 square feet of space on the show floor. Full details are available on the WEFTEC Web site,

October 18: Ontario Waste Minimization Awards, to be presented by the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) at the Old Mill Inn, Toronto. The Awards recognize leaders in solid waste management across all sectors of Ontario society, including both "for profit" and "not-for-profit" organizations. Categories include business, municipal, facilities, program operator, promotion and sustainable technology. Details from: Diane Blackburn at the RCO, 416/657-2797, ext 4, E-mail, Web site

October 18-19: Facing Forward, Looking Back: Charting Sustainable Development in Canada 1987-2007-2027, presented by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and Carleton University; to be held at the National Arts Centre, Ottawa. Government, industry and academic experts will examine progress since the release of the Brundtland report in 1987 and prospects for the next 20 years. The main conference themes of governance for sustainable development and growing sustainable development at home and abroad will address topics such as the political process and the role of governmental institutions, Canadian business and the sustainability challenge and Canada's role in international sustainable development. Details from: Nancy Folliott at the IISD, 204/958-7742, E-mail, Web site

October 18-19: Canadian Brownfields 2007, presented by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), the Canadian Brownfields Network, the Montreal Centre of Excellence in Brownfields Rehabilitation and the Urban Development Institute of Quebec; to be held at the Palais des CongrËs in Montreal. Conference themes will include economic revitalization, technological innovation, leadership and integrated planning. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the 2007 CUI Brownie Awards, and the Canadian Brownfields Network will provide a progress report and update on new directions. Full details are available on the conference Web site,

November 15: Environmental Compliance Conference 2007, sponsored by Golder Associates, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP and EcoLog ERIS, and presented by EcoLog Information Resources Group; to be held at the Airport Hilton Hotel, Toronto. Among the featured session topics are: Waste Management--Practical Compliance and Waste Diversion; Navigating the New Clean Water Act; Remediation--Unearthing Changes in O.Reg 153/04; Spills-New Regs, New Rules; and Emissions Trading and Carbon Credits-Compliance with New Rules. Details from: Rabiya Shaikh, 416/510-6864, E-mail, Web site

November 28-29: Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo (CWRE), presented by Messe Frankfurt (Canada); to be held at the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, BC. Now marking its tenth year, CWRE is Canada's only trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works market. More than 150 exhibitors will present technologies, equipment and services in a wide range of areas including collection, hauling, processing and disposal of waste; materials recycling; municipal recycling programs including blue box programs; material recycling facilities (MRFs); scrap metals; construction and demolition (C&D) waste; automotive recycling and scrap tire processing; and management of residual wood, plastic, paper and fibre. Full details are available on the CWRE Web site, or from Arnie Gess, (toll-free) 1-877-534-7285, FAX 403/638-4413, E-mail

November 27: ecoRevolution, an International Symposium on Business and the Environment, sponsored by Aliant and hosted by the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce; to be held at the Delta BeausÈjour Hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick. The event will bring together key industry leaders from Canada and the U.S. to share active environmental strategies and discuss innovations that respect and protect the environment while at the same time helping to create new business opportunities and improve their bottom line. Details from: Valerie Roy at the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce, 506/857-2883, E-mail, Web site

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