Thank you to everyone who attended the 2022 SWANA Canadian Symposium at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta.
Below are copies of the available proceedings from the conference. Click on the speaker’s name to download their slide deck (PDF format).
SETTING THE STAGE – Keynote Address: SPENCER SPEAKS “Turning Your Demons into Diamonds” Spencer Beach – TYDID 2022
Learn the Ropes of the Circular Economy – Session 1A
- The Future of Recycling and Waste Diversion within a Circular Economy Framework (Manitoba) – Mike Fernandes, StrategyMakers Consulting Inc.
- Car Battery and other Recycling – Leading the Industrial Circular Economy (British Columbia) – Jacomien van Tonder, Director, Metal Tech Alley
- Encouraging Reuse through Convenience and Accessibility (New Brunswick) – Gena Alderson, Southeast Eco360
Getting to the Top – Optimizing and Understanding Airspace – Session 1B
- Planning in the 3rd Dimension: Optimizing your Landfill’s future Development using 3D Modeling Software – Bob Jardine, Associated Engineering
- Everything is somewhere (GPS / location intelligence in the waste management world) – Luke Dixon, Civil Tracker
Safety – How do we Prepare and React to Events? – Session 1C
- International Safety Data on the Solid Waste Industry – Jesse Maxwell, Advocacy & Safety Senior Manager, SWANA (US)
- Landfill & Landfill Gas Safety: Prevalent Hazards, Unique Solutions – Suzanne Sturgeon & Scott Lambert, SCS Engineers
- COVID-19, Impacts to Work and WCB Overview – Robin Bussiere and Kim Bartch, WCB Alberta
View from the Summit – A Look at EPR Across Canada – Session 2A
- British Columbia – Meegan Armstrong, Unit Head in the Extended Producer Responsibility Section of The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, British Columbia
- Ontario – Peter Hargreave, President of Policy Integrity Inc.
- Quebec – Marie Dussault, Chef, Division de la réduction, de la récupération et du recyclage
- Nova Scotia – Bob Kenney, Recycling Development Officer
- Alberta – David McKenna, Director of the Waste Policy Section, Water and Waste Policy Branch, Policy Division with Alberta Environment and Parks
Peaks and Valleys in Collection – Operational Challenges and Efficiencies – Session 2B
- 10 Ways Automation Helps Haulers Attract and Retain Talent While Building Resilience – Decklun McBride, Routeware
- Investigating the benefits and limitations of using smart technology to improve waste collection in Metro Vancouver – Maria Lo (Metro Vancouver) and Klaryssa Lawrie (Dillon Consulting)
- Reducing the impact of contamination in the blue cart. A Municipal experience – Fabrizio Bertolo, Manager, Waste and Recycling, Town of Cochrane
Trail Maps – Navigating and Communicating – Session 2C
- Why are Oops Tags so Popular and do they work? – Ann Gibbs-Vander Vliet, Research Analyst, Skumatz Economic Research Associates (SERA)
- Letting Ideas go to Waste – Tannis Topolnisky, Susan Berry and Stephen Dafoe, Roseridge Waste Management Services Commission
- Using Social Media to Communicate Change: Insights from the Edmonton Cart Rollout – Hanna Waller, Marketing Coordinator, City of Edmonton
Not at a Glacial Pace – Climate Change Impact on Solid Waste Systems – Session 3A
- So My Municipality has declared a Climate Emergency – How Solid Waste Departments are Stepping up to the Challenge – Annette Synowiec, Director – Policy, Planning & Outreach, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto
- Solid Waste as an innovation collaborator in Climate Action Plans – Barbara Swartzentruber – Executive Director – City of Guelph, Smart Cities Canada
- Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Planning – Kristy Anderson, Research Associate, The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
- Short and Long Term Climate Change Impacts on Solid Waste Management Operations – Bryan Staley, President & CEO, Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF)
New Expeditions – Management of Special Materials – Session 3B
- Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Landfills and Landfill Leachate – Steve Johnson, AECOM
- Microplastics, their impacts and what we can do about them – Dr. Leland Jackson, University of Calgary Professor and Scientific Director of Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets
- What are Certified Compostable Plastics and How should they be handled in our Waste Systems? – Michael Cant, GHD
Upgrading Our Gear – Managing GHG With Landfill Infrastructure – Session 3C
- Measuring Landfill Gas Emissions: An Alternative Methodology – Andre Joseph and Shannon Hildebrandt, GHD
- How to Increase Landfill Gas Extraction Efficiency in Cover Systems – Stephan Fourmont, AFITEX-Texel Geosynthetics inc.
- 25 Point Checklist for Odour Control/GHG Reduction – Shannan McGarr, Comcor
- Methane Emission Mitigation in a Manitoban Landfill – Parvin Berenjkar, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba
Climbing a Mountain of Organics – How do we Move Forward? – Session 4A
- Large Scale Organics Processing (What in the Biogas world is going on?) – Brent Boss & Brian Van Opstal, Dillon Consulting Limited
- Better use of Municipal Compost and Biosolids in Agricultural – Susan Antler, Executive Director, Compost Council of Canada
- Local Action on Climate Change – Organics Diversion in BC – Carey McIver, Carey McIver & Associates Ltd.
- Closed Loop Organic Waste Processing – Annie Ironmonger, Director of Business Development, Convertus Group
Hydroglamping – New Facilities to Deal with Slime – Session 4B
- AEP Hydrovac Regulations in Alberta – Carol Nelson, Alberta Environment and Parks
- Foothills Hydrovac Facility Design and Construction – Stan Reimer, Associated Engineering Ltd.
- City of Lethbridge Hydro Vac Waste Disposal Facility – Steve Rozee / Tom Kinnell, City of Lethbridge
- Overview of the City of Saskatoon Landfill (Liquid) Waste Hauler Facility – Scott Theede, City of Saskatoon
Rules of the GHG Trail – GHG Legislation and How it Impacts Waste and Diversion – Session 5A
- Carbon Credit Opportunities for Landfills and Waste Management – Tooraj Moulai, Senior Director, Technical Advisory Services, Bluesource
- Emissions Reporting versus Claiming – Caitlin Rodger, Climate and Energy Planner, ICLEI
- Canadian Carbon Markets and the Future Valuation of Credits – Alastair Handley, Founder, Radicle
- Current Federal Policies Focused on Landfill Methane Emissions – Susan Fraser, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Cutting New Paths – Innovation & Artificial Intelligence – Session 5B
- How A.I. is Changing the way Waste Management Operates – Sam Dietrich, Prairie Robotics
- Diving Into the Organics Cart (An AI Technology Challenge) – Vivian De Giovanni, City of Guelph
- Taking Waste Payments without Cash or Internet Connection: A Case Study – Rocky Strong, General Manager, Strong Data Automation
Trail Mapping – How do we Plan and Organize Solid Waste Systems? – Session 5C
- Divert NS – Efficiency and Effectiveness of the Province’s Solid Waste Resource Management System – Jodi Tomchyshyn London, President, JTL Squared Consulting Inc.
- Hired Help – How Do We Decide on In-House or Contracted Collections – Lauren Quan, Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
We are very excited to be hosting the 2022 SWANA Canadian Symposium at the Fairmont Banff Springs. It has been 12 years since we hosted this Symposium in Banff and we believe the beautiful Canadian Rockies, the iconic Fairmont Banff Springs as our host hotel and an incredible program will be sure to attract colleagues from across North America.
The past 16 months has created a lot of uncertainty but we are planning for over 350 delegates, 50 exhibitors and industry leading speakers from the waste and recycling sectors. The Symposium is paired with a tradeshow allowing clients and vendors to reconnect in a beautiful setting with many networking opportunities to explore new opportunities.
This event is hosted by the Northern Lights Chapter which has an amazing following from municipalities and private companies alike. We are hoping that you will see value in partnering with us on this important event. Please take a look at the sponsorship information listed here – we are happy to discuss ideas and opportunities with you!
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