Welcome to the Vertex Environmental Webinar Repository and Upcoming Events Page!

Are you interested in expanding your knowledge, connecting with experts, and staying up to date with the latest industry trends? Look no further! This page is your gateway to a wealth of useful and insightful information from past webinars, while our lineup of upcoming webinars promises to keep you engaged and informed. We hope this content will allow environmental professionals to enhance their existing skills and learn about new facets of the environmental remediation industry.

Upcoming Webinars: Reserve Your Spot

Our commitment to knowledge sharing and continuous learning doesn’t stop. We’re thrilled to present an exciting line-up of upcoming webinars that will spark your curiosity and increase your depth of knowledge. Join us for interactive sessions led by industry leaders and subject matter experts. These webinars are your chance to engage, ask questions, and network with like-minded individuals in the environmental industry.

Evolution of the Contaminated Site Remediation Industry in Canada

Date: September 6, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm ET, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT

Description: The environmental industry has experienced steady evolution since the “good old days” of “dig and dump” as advances in science, technology, regulation and broader societal trends, like sustainability, have taken place. The author’s experience from over 30 years of environmental consulting and remediation contracting will provide insights into the dramatic evolution that has occurred over this period by discussing advances in the understanding and characterization of site conditions; better-engineered remedial amendments; advances in application technologies; and more. Upon review of the past, it is hoped environmental practitioners and stakeholders will gain a more thorough understanding of the current state of remediation in Canada, what is possible, what is not, and potentially what the future of our essential sector may hold.

Presenter: Kevin French

Practical Considerations for Risk Assessment and Management: A Contractor’s Perspective

Date: October 4, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm ET, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT

Description: Risk assessments (RAs) are commonly used to address environmental impacts, but in some cases can identify that risk management measures (RMMs) are required. This can comprise something as simple as a protective hard or soft cover over impacted soils, but in other cases restrictions on land use may be warranted unless more sophisticated RMMs are implemented. Other RMMs may be required from a legal liability, as opposed to a human health, perspective. In these instances, there are a variety of RMMs that can be implemented at impacted sites to facilitate their transaction, closure, or redevelopment. Some of the more common RMMs that will be discuss in this webinar include: soil vapour intrusion mitigation; permeable reactive barriers (PRBs); and means to address mobile light, non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL). Case studies and examples of each of these common RMMs will be presented and discussed to illustrate their effectiveness in satisfying the requirements of RAs and allowing project objectives to be achieved.

Presenters: Nathan Lichti and Farouk Abu-Hijleh

Fundamentals of In-Situ Remediation: Chemical Oxidation and Reduction

Date: November 1, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm ET, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT

Description: Two of the earliest and fundamental remediation technologies still commonly used in environmental settings include in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) and in-situ chemical reduction (ISCR). These technologies have been used for over twenty years and are applicable to a wide range of organic and inorganic contaminants, such as petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs), chlorinated solvents (CVOCs) and heavy metals, among others. But what exactly are ISCO and ISCR, how do they work, what are they applicable to, and what, if any, are their limitations? This webinar will answer these questions and provide insights through recent, real-world case studies where ISCO and ISCR have successfully been used to remediate contaminated sites.

Presenter: Bruce Tunnicliffe

Remediating Bedrock: What Once Was Impossible Is Now Possible

Date: December 6, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm ET, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT

Description: In-situ remediation of fractured bedrock aquifers used to be considered nearly impossible. However, environmental practitioners are curious and creative, and as our industry evolves, what was once close to impossible is now almost routine. In the past, bedrock remediation failed for a variety of reasons, including variable and indeterminant groundwater flow pathways and velocities, significant contaminant back diffusion from the porous rock matrix into groundwater, and a lack of economical remedial amendments and delivery techniques. By addressing these key restrictions, the environmental industry has been able to successfully remediate contaminated bedrock sites. This talk will present an overview of bedrock remediation challenges, before demonstrating the evolution of bedrock site remediation technologies through recent and varied bedrock sites impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs), chlorinated solvents (tetrachloroethene or PCE) and heavy metals (specifically hexavalent chromium).

Presenter: Daniel Brenner

Don’t miss your chance to be part of these informative sessions. Secure your spot by clicking on the “Register Now” links above and filling out the registration form. All webinars are free to attend but registration is required.

Do you have a suggestion for another webinar topic that interests you or that you would like to learn more about? Or would you like to speak to an expert about your site or one of these topics? Email us at info@vertexenvironmental.ca.

Past Webinar Repository:

Did you miss a webinar that interests you? No worries! The following repository features recordings of our past webinars. Whether you missed a previous session or want to revisit key takeaways, our repository lets you learn at your own pace. Additional webinars will be added to the repository as they are completed.

Simply click on the links provided for each webinar to access the recordings and presentation slides.

FLUORO-SORB® Adsorbent In-Situ Injection Applications for PFAS Sequestration

Dates: May 16 and 18, 2023

Description: The trend towards in-situ management of PFAS in groundwater versus groundwater extraction or deep in-situ construction benefits clients by reducing initial cost-outlays, total project costs, and/or ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) of expensive and expansive pump-and-treat systems. As FLUORO-SORB® Adsorbent is a solid product, it can be mixed into a slurry suspension and applied through direct injection into overburden, transition zones, and fractured bedrock settings. FLUORO-SORB® Adsorbent can therefore be installed in environmental remediation settings where deployment of conventional construction equipment is not optimal and/or possible. Learn more about FLUORO-SORB® Adsorbent technology, in-field distribution testing, and the suite of potential application techniques.

Presenter: Kevin French

Thank you for choosing Vertex Environmental as your destination for continuous learning and exploration into all things relating to environmental remediation! We look forward to seeing you in our upcoming webinars and helping you with your environmental remediation needs.