Upcoming Environment Industry Events


Bettering Environmental Stewardship & Technology Conference (BEST 2017) – Early Bird Registration Now Open!

May 10-12 , 2017 | Fairmont Chateau Whistler | Whistler, BC

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association’s BEST Conference is the premier Environmental Business Conference in the province of British Columbia. Conference registration includes: welcoming reception, two days of programming (technical sessions and keynote presentations), off-site networking reception, and all meals and coffee breaks. Register Online

For more information, visit BESTconference.net.

Upcoming Environmental Industry Events

EMA of BC Workshop: Emerging Topics in Air, Land and Water Management in BC

February 16, 2017 | Vancouver, BC
SFU Segal Building – Beedie School of Business, 500 Granville Street

The 2017 EMA of BC Workshop will expand on various environmental issues we are dealing with today, from climate change and the social aspects associated with it, water conservation, marine conservation, to contaminated sites. Discussions will revolve around subject matters pertaining to air, land and water management. Save $50 on registration.

The workshop will consist of panels representing consultants, government, first nations and members in industry, as well as presentations on current projects / case studies on the subject matter at hand. The focus will be on key issues faced by stakeholders as they seek to balance the business and environmental risks associated with BC’s economy. Full Agenda

CWMA Workshop: Food Waste Diversion and Composting Odour Challenges

February 17, 2017 | Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, Cobble Hill, BC

Food waste is a big issue, affecting multiple stakeholders in various sectors of our government and economy. The scope of the issue continues to raise red flags at the federal, provincial and local government level.

Whether you are a food-waste generator, organics-recycling professional, or a waste management practitioner, the solutions for reducing food waste and increasing recovery is a very broad issue. This event will highlight local efforts that reduce food loss and waste, rescue wholesome food, and recover inedible food residuals for beneficial reuse. We will also discuss the challenges of odour management at compost facilities with perspectives and discussion from both regulator and a system designer. Space is limited! For registration or more information, email info@cwma.bc.ca or call (250) 733-2213.

BCGWA 46th Annual Tradeshow & Convention

March 1-2, 2017 | Kamloops, BC

The B.C. Ground Water Association is pleased to announce their upcoming annual Convention & Trade Show promoting groundwater use and protection in British Columbia. This year’s theme is “Trade Tech Connect” with the aim of providing content of interest to drillers and well pump installers, showcasing the manufacturer and supplier sector and connecting with technical professionals on topics of common interest. Registration

EMA of BC Environmental Management Awards – Call for Nominations & Awards Gala

Nomination deadline is Thursday, March 9th

The EMA of BC is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Environmental Management Awards. The awards are to recognize our environmental managers and their project teams for their outstanding achievements in environmental management. The Awards are open to EMA member firms in the Province of British Columbia that have encouraged technological innovation, regulatory fairness, and application of the principles of sustainability, safety, and quality. The deadline for initial application is Thursday March 9th, 2017. Entry RulesNominations

Reshaping Energy 2017: Opportunities and Impacts of Reducing Canadian GHG Emissions

April 11-12, 2017 | Ottawa, ON

Canada is beginning to step up its game in addressing GHG emissions. Alberta has announced a broadly based carbon tax as well as an action plan to reduce emissions from both electricity production and oil and gas production. British Columbia and Alberta already have carbon levies, and Ontario and Quebec are proceeding with cap and trade. With a federal price on carbon and additional actions and targets at the provincial level, the momentum for a lower carbon future will continue to build. Progress is accelerating and action plans proliferating. More Information

2017 RPIC Federal Contaminated Sites Regional Workshop: Shore and Underwater Contaminated Sites

June 6 to 7, 2017 | Richmond, BC

This workshop will provide a forum for the contaminated sites community to learn about technical, scientific and organizational innovations, and best practices for the management of shore and underwater contaminated sites. It will offer a unique opportunity for the public, private, and academic sectors to meet and exchange new ideas and information with colleagues and industry representatives from across the country and abroad. Learn More

EMA of BC Environmental Managers Award Gala

June 15, 2017 | Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, Point Grey

The 2017 EMA Awards Celebration event will be an evening dedicated to recognizing and celebrating extraordinary achievements in environmental management by our members, including presentations of Award Plaques to member organizations and project owners, and Trophies to individual environmental managers.

For more information and assistance contact Pamela O at info@emaofbc.com.