2019 RPIC Contaminated Sites Regional Workshop PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants – The Science and Beyond June 4 - 5, 2019 at the Halifax Convention Centre
Join the Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) at its 2019 Federal Contaminated Sites (FCS) Regional Workshop, being held June 4-5 in Halifax. This is the leading Canadian professional development event for federal and industry environmental professionals involved in the management and remediation of federal contaminated sites and offers a unique opportunity for the public, private, and academic sectors to meet and exchange new ideas with colleagues from across the country and abroad.
This Workshop will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific and organizational innovations, and best practices for the management of sites contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants. Under the theme PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants – The Science and Beyond, the program includes 50+ concurrent presentations, 5 FED Talks, 40 poster presentations, an ITRC short course, keynote sessions, student mentoring sessions and a tradeshow.
We are expecting 250+ delegates from across Canada and abroad. Don’t miss out! Register today!
Be sure to stop by the ESAM booth (#13) during the Workshop!
ESAM Curling Bonspiels 2019
ESAM is hosting its Curling Bonspiels in April 2019 in New Brunswick at Curl Moncton and in Nova Scotia at the Halifax Curling Club. Please stay tuned for upcoming registration details here: http://www.esamaritimes.ca/events.html.
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has launched the Electronic Procurement Solution (EPS) project. EPS will move federal procurement online and make it easier and faster for suppliers, including small and medium-sized enterprises, to do business with the Government of Canada.
Want to know more about what that means for you? PSPC will be hosting an online information session, via WebEx, on March 7, 2019! Join us for an overview of the EPS project, how it impacts you, and for a demonstration of how you will interact with the new way of doing business with the Government of Canada.
AGAT Laboratories Announces New Analytical Capabilities Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
AGAT Laboratories is a highly specialized, Canadian-owned company that provides analytical laboratory services worldwide. With over 35 years of experience, coast to coast locations, and over 1,200 employees, AGAT Laboratories is one of the most geographically and technically diversified laboratories in Canada. Our scientists are highly skilled and specialized in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, geology, engineering and specialty analysis. Our operations encompass multiple scientific divisions to offer full-service solutions to various industry types within the Environmental, Energy, Mining, Industrial, Transportation, Agri-Food and Life Sciences sectors.
Since 1982 we have grown almost purely organically to position ourselves as a fully diversified Canadian laboratory. Our vision is to provide each of our clients with “Service Beyond Analysis” while supporting our Canadian communities. Our continued expansion of services in Atlantic Canada is evidence of our commitment to communities in this region.
Specific to Atlantic Canada, we are very pleased to announce the latest addition to our scope of services. In fall 2018, we successfully achieved accreditation for 8 new methods designed to support ecological and human health risk assessments and modelling associated with megaprojects such as the $12B Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Development. These methods include Methylmercury in soil, tissue and water (total and dissolved) as well as Ultralow-level Mercury in soil, tissue, and water (total and dissolved). Technical guidance on sample collection considerations can be found here: Methylmercury / Low-level mercury.
Over the past 5 years, AGAT in Atlantic Canada has added in the order of 300 analytes to our scope of accreditation, with several being unique to this region focusing on specialty applications such as Porewater Analysis (supporting ecological risk assessments), Dissolved Gases (supporting natural attenuation projects), Environmental Forensics (supporting due diligence and litigation), and ambient air monitoring (ammonia, TSP, PM10, PM2.5, and more).
To support our expanding services, we redeveloped our laboratory in Dartmouth, NS to accommodate an increase in footprint to approximately 25,000 SF. In addition to the Dartmouth renovation, we developed a new laboratory (2017) in St. John’s, NL offering numerous short-hold time parameters including microbiology, BOD, and others (metals, chlorophyll a, sulfide, and more to come spring 2019).
Through the addition of specialty services and expansion to new geographies, AGAT Laboratories continues to build its capabilities in the Atlantic region for the benefit of Atlantic Canadians and the broader Canadian community. The growth and expansion of services and clients has afforded us the ability to give back to our communities through cash and in-kind contributions amounting to over $200,000 benefitting local universities, indigenous communities, and more.
For more information, please contact your Business Development Representative or your Client Project Manager. Alternatively you can email us at us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Pricing pollution: how it will work
Canadians are already feeling the costs of a changing climate in the floods, drought, wildfires, and record-breaking heatwaves across our country. Climate change is having a real impact on Canadians, on our health and our communities. Making sure there is a price on carbon pollution is an important part of the Government of Canada’s climate action plan. We’re putting a price on what we don’t want, pollution, so that we can have more of what we do want — lower emissions, cleaner air, a healthier environment, and opportunities for businesses with clean solutions.
Climate change is our biggest challenge, but it is also one of our biggest opportunities. By investing in clean solutions today, we can create the jobs of tomorrow and protect the environment for our kids and grandkids. Each province and territory will have its own unique way of pricing carbon pollution. Find out which system will be in place where you live:
ESAM Members Invited to Attend Supplier Advisory Council Meeting
The next meeting of the Supplier Advisory Council (SAC) for the Atlantic Region is scheduled for 10:00 am to 12 noon (AST), Thursday, March 14th 2019 at the offices of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), 5th Floor, 1801 Hollis Street Halifax, NS. Representatives from specific member organizations, including ESAM, and the supplier community have the option of attending the meeting in person or virtually. Details for attending virtually will be sent out prior to the meeting. If you’re interested in attending the SAC meeting as one of ESAM’s member representatives, please email your name, title, organization, and email address to: email@example.com
Deadline is March 06, 2019
ESAM experiences significant traffic to our webpage with up to 6,000 – 8,000 visitors per month. Membership benefits include opportunities to post your company’s current career opportunities on our website (http://www.esamaritimes.ca/career-opportunities.html). If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please forward your career opportunities to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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