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More than 100 attend ONEIA’s 2nd annual soil management event

More than 100 representatives of a range of environment and cleantech firms attended ONEIA’s “Managing Excess Soils” event on November 26, 2015.  The event began with an opening briefing by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) on its progress to date in the area.Attendees then heard from representatives from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), who briefed the audience on their recent soil movement survey.  After a networking break, discussion resumed with a practitioners’ panel featuring representatives from Blaney McMurtry LLP, Pinchin Environmental, MOECC and Supporting Ontario Infrastructure Investments and Lands (SOiiL).  The day concluded with a luncheon keynote by Dr. Krista Barfoot of CH2M.

“We’ve received great feedback on the event,” said Alex Gill, ONEIA’s Executive Director, “the soil issue is an excellent example of the intersection between protecting the environment through smart regulation and developing  business opportunities in the cleantech sector.”


  • Unearthing the findings of the soils movement study: The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) will present the highlights of their recent research. CLICK HERE for their presentation.
  • Industry and government perspective discussion panel:
  • Luncheon speaker: successes, challenges, lessons learned and a peek at the future in excess soil management in the GTA and beyond. Presentation of Krista Barfoot (CH2M)

From left to right: Steven Rose (OSPE), Andy Manahan (RCCAO) and Grant Walsom (XCG Consultants)

From left to right: Alan Durand (SOiiL), JP Marini (Terra Nova Environmental Services),
Chris Lompart (MOECC), Janet Bobechko (Blaney McMurtry) and Cecile Willert (Pinchin)

Networking lunch


Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA)
192 Spadina Avenue, Suite 306, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5T 2C2
Tel: 416-531-7884    Email: info[at]oneia.ca


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