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Sustainability

What's New in Urban & Community Design

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA-OVC) will be hosting a presentation and networking event on “Sustainability: What's New in Urban & Community Design” on December 9, 2014.

 

The Presentation will showcase advancements in planning and the development of buildings and communities that reflect greater sustainability objectives.  Planning, design, operational practices, and technology advancements will be discussed through highlights on:

Ø  Community connectivity& transportation, district energy systems, food production

Ø  Operational practices for sustained high performance

Ø  Technologies that reduce building energy loads and optimize renewable energy systems

 
 

 Speaker: Robin Hutcheson (P.Eng., LEED AP O+M, CxA) President & Chief Engineer, Arborus Consultants

NOTE:  The A&WMA-OVC Chapter will be holding their Annual General Meeting immediately following the Question / Answer period.   All A&WMA members are encouraged to attend. We also welcome any non-members who would like to learn more about the chapter and/or become involved in the work that we do.

 The AGM will include election of the 2015 Board of Directors at which all attending A&WMA members can vote.  The 2015 OVC Board still has a number of open positions for which nominations are being accepted and we strongly encourage A&WMA members to stand for positions on the Board. 

More information can be obtained by contacting Camille Taylor at cstaylor@golder.com. 

 

Date:                    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

 

Time:                    5:00 – 7:00 pm

 7:00 – 7:45 pm A&WMA-OVC AGM*

 
Location:             Rideau Canal Junior Rank Mess
                            4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa, ON (adjacent to City Hall)
 

Cost:                    $20 A&WMA / $30 non-members

$10 A&WMA / $20 student non-members

Refreshments& Cash Bar

* No cost for A&WMA Members attending the A&WMA-OVC AGM only

 

Note - limited seating is available for this event!  RSVP your attendance to awma.ovc@gmail.com and pre-pay below to guarantee your seat.  Limited tickets also available at the door.

 

Indoor Air Quality

What’s in the air we breathe at home and at work?

 

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (OVC A&WMA) and the Ottawa Centre of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) will be hosting a panel discussion and networking event on Indoor Air Quality on October 7, 2014. 
 

Come hear first-hand from air experts on current indoor air issues including Legionella bacteria control, green construction, impact of climate changes on Indoor Air Quality, new VOC emissions product standards for building materials as well as current research projects including attached garages, IAQ emissions test protocols and IAQ prediction tools.

 

Expert Panelists:


v  Joan Wong, Health Canada,  Indoor Air Contaminants Assessment Section

v  Lan Chi Nguyen Weekes, InAIR Environmental

v  Robert Magee, National Research Council, Institute for Research in Construction

 

 

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about the air you breathe everyday as well as to network with fellow environmental professionals.

 

Date:                   Tuesday, October 7, 2014

 

Time:                   5:00 – 7:00 pm

 

Location:             Rideau Canal Junior Rank Mess

                            4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa, ON (adjacent to City Hall)

 

Cost:                     $20 A&WMA and CMOS members / $30 non-members

 $10 A&WMA and CMOS student members / $20 student non-members

 

Payment can be made online or at the door:


Refreshments are included in the registration cost. Cash bar. 

 

Please RSVP your attendance to awma.ovc@gmail.com by Friday, October 3, 2014.



Where is our Water Going?

Water Quantity and Quality in the Ottawa Valley - Are things changing?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Palladium Room, Rideau Canal Junior Rank Mess, 3rd Floor

4 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa (adjacent to City Hall)

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (OVC A&WMA) and the Ottawa Centre of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS) will be hosting a panel discussion and networking event on Water Quantity and Quality in the Ottawa Valley on June 17, 2014.

This event will be an excellent opportunity to hear first-hand from experts on local water issues including:

  • What are the issues facing water quality and quantity in the Ottawa Valley today?

  • What role do government agencies play?

  • What risks do we expect with climate change? Can these risks be mitigated?

  • What role can the public play in conservation, improving awareness, improving preparedness?

Panelists:

Meredith Brown, Executive Director, Ottawa Riverkeeper

Jim Bruce, OC, FRSC, Former Director of Canadian Centre for Inland Waters (CCIW) and Assistant Deputy Minister for Environment Canada

James Brennan, Director of Government Affairs, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Sarah McLeod, Water Resources Technician, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

 

There will also be an opportunity to network with fellow environmental professionals.

Refreshments are included in the registration cost. Cash bar. 

$20 for A&WMA/CMOS members and $30 for non-members

$10 for A&WMA/CMOS student members and $20 for student non-members 

Please RSVP your attendance to awma.ovc@gmail.com by Friday June 13, 2014.

Payment can be made online or at the door: 

 

Sustainability: Just an Industry Buzzword?

March 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will be holding a panel discussion and networking event on March 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Metropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex at Rideau (presentation at 5:30 p.m.).

"We need to defend the interests of those whom we've never met and never will" - Jeffrey D. Sachs

"There may be as many definitions as sustainability and sustainable development as there are groups trying to define it" - www.Sustainablemeasures.com

This moderated, interactive discussion will feature speakers from major Canadian industries including chemistry, electricity, fertilizer and mining, who will explain what sustainability really means to them and then answer your most challenging questions in a pub setting.

About the Speakers:

Bob Masterson, Vice-President Responsible Care, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Channa Perera, Director, Sustainability, Canadian Electricity Association

Clyde Graham, Vice-President, Strategy and Alliances, Canadian Fertilizer Institute

Ben Chalmers, Vice-President, Sustainable Development, Mining Association of Canada

Light snacks are included in the registration cost.  Cash bar.  Advanced registration (before March 11th) is $25 for A&WMA members and $30 for non-members and $15 for student members or $20 for student non-members.  Everyone is welcome.

We encourage online registration by clicking here, before March 11, as it helps us to arrange the venue and anticipate the number of attendees.  Please use the PayPal button below for advanced registration (a confirmation email will be sent to you) or pay at the door by cash, cheque, visa or mastercard.

In the interest of sustainability, bring your own nametag!

 

 

Breakfast Seminar - February 6, 2014 at 7:45 am 

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will be holding a breakfast seminar on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:45 a.m at the Metropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex at Rideau (presentation starting at 8:00am). 

Our speaker will be Bahman Banihashemi from the University of Ottawa, who will present "Fate of Selected Microconstituents in Typical Wastewater Treatment Systems".  Bahman will provide attendees relevant and current information on microconstituents (MCs) and methods used to remove them from wastewater.  He will discuss common challenges dealing with MCs in wastewater.  The presentation will be technical but interactive; please come with all your questions. 
 
About the Speaker:  Bahman is a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering at the University of Ottawa.  He holds a graduate degree in civil and environmental engineering and an undergraduate degree in civil engineering.  After completing his undergraduate degree, Bahman started his career working as a civil engineer at a road construction company for two years.  He then moved to an environmental consulting firm for three years before staring his graduate degree program.  Bahman has experience on a range of engineering, environmental, and sustainability projects.  He is finalizing his PhD project; investigating MCs removal from wastewater treatment system and developing simple degradation kinetic model for MCs in activated sludge system. 

A breakfast buffet is included in the registration cost and will be available before the commencement of the presentation.  Following the presentation there will be a question and answer period and an opportunity to network with colleagues. Advanced registration (before February 4th) is $25 for A&WMA members and $30 for non-members. Students pay $15 if they are members or $20 if they are non-members. We encourage online registration by clicking here, before February 3rd, as it helps us to arrange the venue and anticipate the number of attendees.  Please use the PayPal button below for advanced registration (a confirmation email will be sent to you) or pay at the door by cash, cheque, visa or mastercard.

 

 
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