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TRIECA 2020 Webinar Series

TRIECA 2020 Webinar Series


Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in partnership with the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA), is pleased to offer the following webinar series, featuring many of the same presenters and the same content originally slated to be delivered at TRIECA 2020.

Registration for this webinar series (along with access to three e-learning courses) is FREE for TRIECA 2020 registrants who choose refund Option One. VIEW ALL REFUND OPTIONS.

Each webinar qualifies for 0.75 continuing development hour (CDHs) for the Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC) program.


The TRIECA 2020 webinar series is also open to non-TRIECA delegates. You may register for individual webinars, or for the entire series.



TRCA’s Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) offers a wide variety of e-learning and virtual training opportunities throughout the year. Courses are led by conservation authority staff and industry professionals with experience designing, constructing, maintaining, and monitoring sustainable technologies in Canada.

Visit STEP’s Events & Training page for a complete course listing.


PLEASE NOTE: All webinars will be held on Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

Select a webinar title from the schedule below to view the abstract and register online.


April 23 Laura Blease, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) MECP’s New On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation
April 30 Francine Kelly-Hooper, Stantec
Aroni McCutcheon, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
New Success Stories on Stormwater Management (SWM) Pond Sediment Reuse Approvals
May 7 Isabel Perez, Terrafix Geosynthetics Inc. Application of Geotextiles in Civil Engineering
May 14 Paul Villard and Patrick Padovan, Geo Morphix Ltd. Measuring Turbidity in Support of Erosion and Sediment Control Monitoring: When, Where, How, and Why?
May 21 Brian Zupancic, Canadian Standards Association The Latest on ESC Standards and Related Research
May 28
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Aziz Ahmed, Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) MECP’s Stormwater Consolidated Permissions Framework
June 4 Edward Graham, Civica Infrastructure A Method to Analyze Stormwater Controls and Meet MECP Criteria for New Development
June 11
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Shawna Chambers, City of London Subwatershed-Wide Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) Pilot Project for Stormwater Infrastructure
June 18 Tim Van Seters and Erik Janssen, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Ground Source Cooling of Stormwater Pond Outflows: New Research on a Cost and Space Efficient Method to Mitigate the Thermal Impacts of Stormwater Ponds on Aquatic Life
June 25 Michelle Letourneau and HT Lam, Savanta Where Did All the Concrete Go?
July 9
10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Derek Oosterhouse, Profile Products LLC Five Fundamentals for Successful Stabilization and Revegetation of Disturbed Land Sites – Recent Case Studies
July 16 Amanda McKay, Matrix Solutions
Jillian Schmitter, Jacobs
An Integrated Geomorphic, Hydraulic, and Ecological Assessment of Dam Decommissioning Along the Thames River in London, Ontario, Canada
July 23 Kyle Vander Linden and Kyle Menken, Credit Valley Conservation The STEP Life-Cycle Costing Tool: How it Works, How to Use It, and How to Contribute to its Accuracy
July 30 Zachary Monge, Jacobs
Adam Woodburn, Onondaga County Department of Water Environment Protection
The Onondaga County Save the Rain Program: 200 Completed Projects in 10 Years – Lessons Learned and Success Stories
August 13 Shannon Malloy and Asif Bhatti, Credit Valley Conservation Taking a Communal “One Water” Approach to Retrofitting Existing Commercial and Industrial Lands in the Southdown District of Mississauga: Addressing Stormwater, Water Conservation, and Infiltration and Inflow Challenges
August 20 Seva Iwinski Bray, Applied Polymer Systems Anionic PAM: Correct Usage and Application
August 27 Jen Young, Stantec
Jaime Douglass, Jenkins Soil Mixtures
Down to Earth: Overcoming Obstacles Specifying and Approving Soils for Use Within LID
September 10 Matthew Wilson, City of Kitchener
Josef Kardos, Jacobs
Effect of Soil Type and Static versus Dynamic Design Approaches on LID Facility Size and Cost
September 17
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Jennifer Drake and Sylvie Spraakman, University of Toronto Performance of Mature Bioretention
September 24 Matt Johnston and David Gingerich, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Post Storm Monitoring: A Flood Risk Analysis Network (FRANk) Discussion
October 1 Robin McKillop, Palmer Groundwater Sapping: An Under-appreciated Driver of Slope Instability with Important Implications for Erosion Control in the Valleys of Southern Ontario
October 8 Brad Fairley, 5 Smooth Stones Restoration Inc. The Ups and Downs of Using Wood in Stream Restoration
October 15 Lynn Barber and Paul Steenhof, Canadian Standards Association New Standards Help Build Resiliency Against Flooding
October 22 Kristina Hausmanis and Niloufar Mohajerani, City of Toronto Green Infrastructure Standards Development and Soil Cell Evaluation
October 29 William Hunt, North Carolina State University So, It Rained a Meter: Now What?
November 5 Dean Young, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Making Urban Landscapes More Absorbent to Stormwater
November 12 Rich McLaughlin, North Carolina State University Optimizing Your Temporary Sediment Basin
November 19 Jamie McCutchen, Rymar Waterworks Innovations Skimmer Basins 101
December 3 Ron Scheckenberger, Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Kristina Parker, Town of Oakville
Building Climate Change Resiliency in Intensifying Neighbourhoods
December 10 Ben Ethier, City of Calgary Climate Change: Current and Future Impacts on Erosive Rainfall in Calgary, Alberta
December 17 Jay Michels, Emmons & Olivier Resources Inc. Dual-Benefit, Unique Approach for Lake Protection: Harvesting Stormwater Restores Shields Lake