Invitation to attend SuRF Canada's Panel at Americana in Montreal March 28, 2019

Americana is fast approaching. And, SuRF Canada would like to invite you to our panel on "International Perspective on the Social and Environmental Value of Brownfield Sites".


Our excellent panel of speakers include, Oliver Maurer from SuRF Canada, Dr. Chris De Sousa from Ryerson University, and Lucia Buvé from Network for Industrial Contaminated Sustainable Land Management in Europe.

For more information please visit: 


Call for Abstracts for SustRem 2018 in Brazil 

SustRem 2018 is headed to Brazil!!

SustRem is proud to partner with the 11th annual EKOS Brazil Seminar with support from NICOLE Brazil for a comprehensive conference on sustainable remediation. 

Deadline for submitting your abstract is June 3rd 2018.

Please see: 



1st International Sustainable Remediation (SustRem) Conference in Latin America

The First International Sustainable Remediation Conference in Latin America seeks to address the social challenges found in this region, providing a benchmark of understanding to practitioners and a call to action to change the current social and environmental conditions. Sustrem 2018, jointly with XI Seminario Ekos Brasil, will be the pioneer conference on contaminated sites with a special focus on social challenges. Information about Sustrem 2018 is available at


2016 EMA of BC workshop Call for Abstracts

The 2016 EMA of BC Workshop "Foreshore Projects and Considerations in Emergency & Spill Response" will explore the complexities of BC coastal projects through their various stages, and incorporate emergency and spill response considerations. Discussion will revolve around successes and challenges associated with foreshore development as well as emergency and spill response strategies. Panels representing consultants, emergency response, government, industry, shipping and spill response will discuss projects / case studies with a high level ‘lessons learned’ approach. Focus will be on key issues faced by stakeholders as they seek to balance the business and environmental risks associated with BC’s economy.

The EMA of BC is seeking presentation, academic poster, and working group abstracts from industry, government, academia, First Nations, and NGOs addressing this topic in the following areas:

•Foreshore Projects / Case Studies •New Legislation

•Environmental Assessments

•Industry / Pipeline Projects

•Construction & Operational Considerations

•Loading & Shipping Considerations

•Emergency & Spill Response •Spill Prevention

•Spill Technologies

•New Legislation

•Port Activities

•Tanker Traffic

 The abstract submission deadline is November 9th, 2015. More details at:

There are numerous sponsorship opportunities are available. Sponsorship details can be found at:

As a student poster presenter, you will have the opportunity to win one of three $500 grants. Details at:



Open call for papers - Global trends in sustainable and green remediation

A Special Issue of the Journal of Environmental Management Sustainable remediation covers a wider range of sustainability impacts and benefits in the remediation of contaminated sites; and also, for a number of the groups involved, extends to ideas of sustainable regeneration and land use (e.g. UK) and sustainable soil management (e.g. NL).  A related concept is "green remediation" being advanced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), which focuses on minimizing or mitigating the environmental impacts of remediation activities in mature site clean-up programs. Sustainable remediation has become an area of intense development across the world, and has important contributions to make to emerging cross-disciplinary sustainable development practices in land-use planning (for example in the context of 'brownfields development'), urban design and management ('urban renewal') and transport ('transit oriented development'). This special issue provides an overview of the state of the art for sustainable and green remediation, along with the perspectives and concepts that underpin sustainable/green remediation and a view of its future direction of travel. Contributions are sought on case studies or examples of sustainable or green remediation in practice; tools, techniques and applications for the assessment, management and verification of sustainability on contaminated sites; and application of low impact remedial techniques such as phyto-remediation, use of charcoals etc (so-called "gentle remediation"). To submit a paper please use the submission website for this journal, which is located at: 

To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue, it is important that authors select SI: Sustainable remediation when they reach the "Article Type" step in the submission process.

The submission deadline is November 30 2015.

If you would like to discuss a title in advance please e-mail Prof Paul Bardos at by October 31st 2015.  However, this is purely advisory and not obligatory.