RPIC Federal Contaminated Site Workshop: PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants – The Science and Beyond

The Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) is well known for its Federal Contaminated Sites (FCS) Workshops, leading professional development events for federal and industry environmental professionals involved in the management and remediation of federal contaminated sites. These Workshops offer a unique opportunity for the public, private, and academic sectors to meet and exchange new ideas and information with colleagues and industry representatives from across the country and abroad. Since 2006, the RPIC FCS Workshops have been held in Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Kingston, Halifax, Edmonton and Richmond.

The next regional edition of RPIC’s Federal Contaminated Sites Workshop is scheduled for June 4-5, 2019 and is heading back to Halifax. 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 PFAS – The Science and Beyond, the proposed presentation streams include:

  • Environmental Site Assessment
  • Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Remediation and Risk Management
  • Regulatory Framework/Guidelines
  • Project Management and Challenges Specific to Emerging Contaminants

The Call for Abstracts deadline is November 30 and the full technical program will be announced in early 2019. Registration is now open and you will want to confirm early so as not to miss this unique technical training opportunity.

We look forward to reconnecting with you in Halifax!

Clayton Truax
Workshop Chair

Cynthia Tremblay
Technical Co-Chair

Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course – June 3rd to 7th, 2019

24th Annual


Theory, Practice & Outdoor Field Demonstrations

June 3 – 7, 2019
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

GOwen ENVIRONMENTAL and the International Association of Hydrogeologists present Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management, a comprehensive course that provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation in contaminated site management. The Course has been developed especially for individuals who manage, regulate, investigate, remediate, or are impacted by contaminated sites. Managing these sites is a multidisciplinary task, therefore, integrating several disciplines is necessary to efficiently and economically manage or make decisions regarding site issues.

5 days of in-depth discussions by 15 leading environmental, soil, sediment and groundwater experts representing academia, consulting, and government from across North America. These experts will provide a comprehensive overview of hydrogeology and geochemical principles, site assessment procedures, risk assessment and risk management tools, remediation technologies, and management issues relating to contaminated and hazardous waste sites.
Networking Lunch
Evening optionals computer based workshops on computer modelling and environmental management support software. The workshops will start on the Monday night and will incorporate established and innovative computer modelling and support software used in groundwater characterization and remediation; risk assessment; environmental decision support; and contaminated site management.
1,200 page edited notebook and access to resource folder
1 half-day of outdoor hands-on technical demonstrations on Site Characterization and Remediation Technologies and Techniques used in sampling and monitoring programs.
4.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Registered participants will receive confirmation of registration and information package.

Early Registration (payment received by April 19, 2019*) $ 1,695 Canadian + 220.35 (Harmonized Sales Tax – HST)
Non-Member of Affiliated Organization or Association $ 1,995 Canadian + 259.35 (HST)
IAH Member or Affiliated Organization – Please contact us prior to registration. $ 1,795 Canadian + 233.35 (HST)
Previous Course Attendees – (5 spaces available)
$ 895 Canadian + 116.35 (HST)
Outdoor Demonstrations Only
$ 365 Canadian + 47.45 (HST)
For individuals who choose to take only one of the two sessions:
Session Rate (1) or (2) (3 days) $ 1,495 Canadian + 194.35 (HST)

For convenient submission of your registration, using the Internet, please click below to access our secured online registration forms.

Secure Online Registration Form

Important Note: Registration is processed in Canadian currency; registration cost shown in other currencies are approximate and may vary with conversion rates.