Workshop: Fundamentals of Environmental Impact Assessment (IA) Calgary

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CPHR training room - Kahanoff Centre 9th floor

105 - 12 Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A1

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Fundamentals of Environmental Impact Assessment (IA) Workshop

Learn more about IA basics, process & Legislation in Canada.

Register Now – Only 25 Spots Available


Background

The environmental impact assessment (IA) process can be overwhelmingly complex for new practitioners. As the associated legislation continues to evolve and a new federal act being released over the next year this is the ideal time to ensure you are well versed and knowledgeable.


What You’ll Learn:

In this two-day interactive workshop, you will take away a comprehensive overview of IA including:

  • Foundation in systems theory and rational planning theory
  • Step-by-step process of project scoping
  • How to gather relevant data
  • Public and Indigenous engagement best practices
  • Methods of assessing project effects & cumulative effects
  • Project mitigation and monitoring

*You will also learn IA legislation, including the evolution of the federal process, the EIS, a description of the upcoming IAA, and an overview of the provincial process.


Workshop will be conducted in a classroom setting to demonstrate and practice the various components of EA process featuring:

  • Several hypothetical case studies
  • Interactive breakout session


Who Should Attend:

  • Environmental practitioners with an interest in impact assessments
  • Project managers, engineers and coordinators that need a refresher


Agenda:

Day 1

8:30am - 9:00am - Registration

9:00am - 12:00pm - Morning session

  • Introductions
  • Purpose of Impact Assessment
  • Background
  • Scoping

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch break (provided)

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Afternoon session

  • Data gathering
  • Data analysis
  • Impact Assessment
  • Monitoring

Day 2

9:00am - 12:00pm - Morning session

  • Federal regulatory approvals process
    • History
    • CEAA
    • IAA

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch break (provided)

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Afternoon session

  • Provincial regulatory approvals process


Experts

Nick Barnes, Expert Trainers: Nick has a wealth of expertise in the environmental assessment realm. Nick brings more than 30 years of professional experience in the environmental industry. He holds a B.Sc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo and a M.Sc. in Fisheries Biology from the University of Manitoba. His experience spans across almost every industry sector, and throughout Ontario, western Canada and the Northwest Territories, through employment with provincial and federal governments, as well as several consulting companies. He has participated in environmental assessment (EA) work through all versions of federal EA legislation.


Dr. Yogendra Chaudhry, ECO Canada: Yogi oversees the development and delivery of professional services to support the rapidly growing network of the Canadian environment and sustainability workforce. He provides strategic insight and technical support for environment and sustainability programs, and works closely with a diverse range of stakeholders including government, industry and the environment & sustainability professionals.

During his more than two decades of career in Environment and Sustainability, he was worked in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Yogi holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and supports a number of Canadian and international academic institutions, standard-setting organizations, and industry associations in various professional capacities.


Date and Time

Location

CPHR training room - Kahanoff Centre 9th floor

105 - 12 Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A1

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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