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Conference Program

TRIECA 2019 Conference Program

The TRIECA team will be adding details about all speakers and presentations in January. Check back again soon!

PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING: Tuesday March 19, 2019

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Underground Infiltration Practices:
Understanding Exfiltration – 
$350.00* 
Instructors – Jen Hill, TRCA and Bill Trenouth, CVC | Includes lunch and refreshments

9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Erosion Control for LID Practices:
The Secrets to Successful Design and Installation – 
$350.00*
Instructors – Jay Michels, Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. and Mike Isensee, Middle St. Croix Watershed Management Organization | Includes lunch and refreshments

*Save 10% on course registration when combined with the purchase of a two-day TRIECA 2019 conference pass!

DAY ONE: Wednesday March 20, 2019

TRACK 1

9:00 to 9:30 am

From Highway to Urban Plaza: A Case Study for Sustainable Design

Presenter:
Melanie Glorieux, Groupe Rousseau Lefebvre

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9:30 to 10:00 am

Implementing Green Infrastructure in the Public ROW: Lake Shore East Public Realm and Pilot Project

Presenter:
Sonja Vangjeli, Waterfront Toronto

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10:00 to 10:30 am

Automated GIS Screening Tool for ROW LID Measures: A New Approach to Prioritizing LIDs as Part of Roadway Reconstruction in the City of Ottawa

Presenters:
Chris Denich, Aquafor Beech Ltd.
Laurent Jolliet, City of Ottawa

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10:30 to 11:00 am

BREAK

 

11:00 to 11:30 am

Equitable Responsibility for Transformative Design: A Watershed-scale Model for Stormwater Management and Risk Mitigation

Presenters:
Ben Longstaff, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA)
Rachel Prudhomme, Town of Newmarket

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11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Retrofitting Guidance for Impaired Basins: Physical and CFD Tools for Design, Regulation, Monitoring and Economics

Presenter:
John Sansalone, University of Florida

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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

 

1:00 to 1:30 pm

Enhancing Nutrient Retention in Vegetated Low Impact Development Practices: Insights from Field Monitoring Studies

Presenter:
Tim Van Seters, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

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1:30 to 2:00 pm

CSA Water Standards for Canada: Bioretention and Much More

Presenters:
Lynn Barber, CSA Group
Gilles Rivard, Lasalle | NHC

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2:00 to 2:30 pm

Manipulating Engineered Media to Minimize Nutrient Leaching from Extensive Sedum Green Roofs

Presenter:
Elizabeth Fassman-Beck, Stevens Institute of Technology (New Jersey)

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2:30 to 3:00 pm

BREAK

 

3:00 to 3:30 pm

Green Stormwater Infrastructure for CSO Control

Presenter:
Bernadette Callahan, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

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3:30 to 4:00 pm

Accounting for Carbon in Stormwater Management: The Carbon Storm Model and Potential Applications

Presenter:
Trisha Moore, Kansas State University

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4:00 to 4:30 pm

Blue/Green Infrastructure for City Resilience : A Global Overview on Implementation and Best Practices

Presenter:
Vincent Lee, Arup

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TRACK 2

9:00 to 9:30 am

Erosion and Sediment Control Innovation in Highway Construction

Presenter:
Brenda Carruthers, Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO)

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9:30 to 10:00 am

Tremaine Road Extension from Steeles Avenue to No. 3 Side Road, Milton, Ontario: Managing Complex Environmental Challenges Through Careful Planning and Monitoring

Presenters:
Peter van Driel and Derek Stewart, WSP Canada Group Ltd.

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10:00 to 10:30 am

Environmental Management Best Practices and Lessons Learned from an Ontario Highway Megaproject

Presenter:
Shea Hamilton, CRH Canada Inc.

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10:30 to 11:00 am

BREAK

 

11:00 to 11:30 am

Inspecting and Monitoring ESC Measures: There’s a New Canadian Standard for That

Presenter:
Brian Zupancic, CSA Group

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11:30 am to 12:00 pm

New Directions in Erosion and Sediment Control Guidance for Ontario: The Latest on Best Management Practices, Turbidity Targets and Performance Monitoring

Presenter:
Lisa Rocha, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

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12:00 to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

 

1:00 to 1:30 pm

Dealing with High Intensity Rainfall Events During Construction

Presenters:
Matthew Pickett and Laura Maharaj, Groundwater Environmental Management Services (GEMS)

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1:30 to 2:00 pm

Pre-planning Construction Activities to Prevent Water Pollution at Construction Sites

Presenters:
Jonathan Goldsmith, Hoelscher Dewatering – Siltbuster

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2:00 to 2:30 pm

A Little Obsessed: Your Guide to Dominating Construction Erosion

Presenter:
Michelle Letourneau, Savanta

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2:30 to 3:00 pm

BREAK

 

3:00 to 3:30 pm

How to Utilize New Instrumentation Technology to Identify Predictive ESC Requirements

Presenters:
Dan Menard and Marco Angilletta, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance (EMAC)

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3:30 to 4:00 pm

Putting the Green Back into Green Energy Construction

Presenter:
David Williams, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

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4:00 to 4:30 pm

From Design to Construction: Lessons Learned from Contractor Inexperience During Implementation of Erosion Mitigation at the Oshawa Landfill

Presenters:
Robin McKillop, Palmer Environmental Consulting Group
Cassie Scobie, Regional Municipality of Durham

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DAY TWO: Thursday March 21, 2019

TRACK 1

9:00 to 9:30 am

An Economic Analysis of Green and Grey Infrastructure Benefits and Costs

Presenters:
Robert Muir, City of Markham
Fabian Papa, FP&P HydraTek Inc.

 

9:30 to 10:00 am

Focusing on Solutions: Kitchener’s Advancement in Integrated Stormwater Management

Presenter:
Matt Wilson, City of Kitchener

 

10:00 to 10:30 am

Risk and Return on Investment Tool for Flood Mitigation Under Current and Future Climate

Presenter:
Sakshi Saini, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)

 

10:30 to 11:00 am

BREAK

 

11:00 to 11:30 am

Optimizing Operations and Maintenance of LID BMPs

Presenter:
Mikael J. Isensee, Middle St. Croix Watershed Management Organization

 

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

Beyond Chloride: Quantifying Localized Impacts of Road Salts on Urban Waters

Presenter:
Rebecca Kauten, University of Iowa

 

12:00 to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

 

1:00 to 1:30 pm

Design Limitations to LID: Observing the Site Conditions that Lead to Stormwater Bypass

Presenters:
Alex Fitzgerald and Chantalle Jacob-Okorn, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC)

 

1:30 to 2:00 pm

Design Considerations for Plastic Underground SWM Tanks from a Field Installation Point of View

Presenter:
Amy Woods, Layfield

 

2:00 to 2:30 pm

No Outlet, No Problem! Infiltrate

Presenter:
Jennifer Young, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

 

2:30 to 3:00 pm

BREAK

 

3:00 to 3:30 pm

Targeted Vegetation Plantings to Enhance Function in Stormwater Management Facilities

Presenters:
Nick Mocan, Crozier & Associates
Kevin Stevens, Wilfred Laurier University

 

3:30 to 4:00 pm

Reuse of Stormwater in Arid or Humid Climates: It’s All the Same, Right? Not Really

Presenter:
Brett Emmons, Emmons & Olivier Resources (EOR)

 

TRACK 2

9:00 to 9:30 am

The Poplar River Story: Changing the Fate of One of Minneota’s Outstanding Natural Resources

Presenter:
Jay Michels, Emmons & Olivier Resources (EOR)

 

9:30 to 10:00 am

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as a Tool for Monitoring and Evaluating Natural Channel Designs

Presenter:
Bryce Molder, GEO Morphix Ltd.

 

10:00 to 10:30 am

Striking a Balance: A Consensus-Based Guidance Document for Effective Monitoring of Stream Rehabilitation Projects in Ontario

Presenters:
Dean Young, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
Jenie Cooper, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

 

10:30 to 11:00 am

BREAK

 

11:00 to 11:30 am

Fish Habitat Banks: A New Funding Source for Stream Restoration

Presenter:
Brad Fairley, 5 Smooth Stones Restoration Inc.

 

11:30 am to 12:00 pm

WEQUAL: A Research Project to Support Green Infrastructures

Presenters:
Anna Paris, Maccaferri Canada Ltd.
Nadia Zorzi, Maccaferri Innovation Center Ltd.

 

12:00 to 1:00 pm

LUNCH

 

1:00 to 1:30 pm

Almost Alluvial Channel Design: Realigning a Partially Confined, Semi-Alluvial Shale Bedrock Channel

Presenters:
Roger Phillips and Emma Buckrell, Aquafor Beech Ltd.

 

1:30 to 2:00 pm

Natural Channel Design Methods: Better Together

Presenters:
Heather Amirault and Scott Cowan, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

 

2:00 to 2:30 pm

New Concepts Related to Sediment Entrainment, Transport
Continuity, and Floodplain Seeding that Offer Opportunities for Great Resilience to River Restoration Projects

Presenter:
Paul Villard, GEO Morphix Ltd.

 

2:30 to 3:00 pm

BREAK

 

3:00 to 3:30 pm

Using Native Vegetation for Streambank Stabilization: From Species Selection to Establishment

Presenter:
Jonathan Koepke, ENCAP Inc.

 

3:30 to 4:00 pm

Improving Soil Health with Biotic Soil Technology

Presenters:
Marc Thiesen and Mathew Welch, Profile Products