BEST 2022

Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology
May 25 - 27, Fairmont Chateau Whistler 

Virtual BEST 2021

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers and attendees for making Virtual BEST 2021 a success!

The outstanding presentations can be found on the Speakers tab.

We look forward to seeing everyone in-person at BEST 2022 in Whistler!

Whistler, BC

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4

BEST 2022 will be back at our home, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler!

Use the link below or call the in-house Reservations Department at 1-800-606-8244 to make your reservation. Identify yourself as being part of the “BEST Conference” or indicate group code “’0522BEST_001” in order to receive the group rates.

The groups rates are available for stays May 21 – 31, 2022.

Rates start at $239/night (plus taxes & resort fee).


2021 Conference Program

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Welcome Remarks
Kate Branch, President, BCEIA

1:10 pm - 3:00 pm

Technical Sessions

Moderator: John Hibbard, Tervita

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm

Results from Six Insitu Pilot-Scale Tests for the Treatment of PFAS-Impacted GW

Rick McGregor, InSitu Remediation Services Ltd.

1:40 pm - 1:50 pm

Ten Minute Break

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

PFAS Replacement Compounds: The Next Generation

Terry Obal, Bureau Veritas Laboratories

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Ten Minute Break

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Approaches to Addressing Challenges for PFAS Site Characterization in Multiple Environmental Media

Michaye McMaster, Geosyntec Consultants

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

Wrap Up Remarks

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Opening Comments

Kate Branch, President, BCEIA

1:10 pm - 3:20 pm

Technical Sessions

Moderator: Jason Wilkins, Hemmera

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

2021 Environmental Case Law Update

Marlena McMurtry, Emily Pitre & Dino Rossi
Borden, Ladner, Gervais

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm

Ten Minute Break

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

Lucy Islands Case Study

Christopher Trenholm, SNC-Lavalin Inc.

2:40 pm - 2:50 pm

Ten Minute Break

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

When a Neighbour Complicates Matters: Offsite Flow-through Issues for Fish and Invertebrates at a BC Hydro Works Yard

Joline Widmeyer, SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing Comments

Conference Registration

BEST 2021

Registration for Virtual BEST 2021 is Closed


BCEIA Member Rate

$0 (Complimentary)

Non-Member Rate


Government Rate


*The government rate is open to employees of a national/federal, state, provincial, or local government entity, including public higher education institutions. Attendees registering under the government rate may be required to provide proof of government employee status in order to receive the discounted rate.

All registration rates are exclusive of GST.

BEST 2021 Sponsors

Thank you to our BEST 2021 Conference Sponsors!
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities in 2022, email

Gold Level Sponsors

Opening Reception (Wednesday)

Thursday (Off-Site) Reception

Silver Level Sponsors

Bronze Level Sponsors

Conference Notebooks

Thursday Keynote Luncheon

Friday Keynote Luncheon - Available

Breakfast - Thursday

Breakfast - Friday


Conference App

Drink Tickets - Wednesday

Drink Tickets - Thursday

Scholarship Recipient Support

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Memories from our 2016 conference.

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Memories from our 2015 conference.

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Memories from our 2014 conference.