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Innovations in Impacted Sites
Matrix presenters shared some evolving research, innovations, and technology used to manage liabilities on impacted sites. These innovations are driving more effective remediation outcomes, sustainability, and industry best practices.
Technology & Innovation in Environmental Monitoring
Matrix’s presenters shared insights on technological trends and highlighted four case studies that demonstrate innovative approaches our teams have applied for environmental monitoring programs. These advancements are re-defining what is possible, helping to address long standing challenges and enabling a whole new level of responsiveness.
Decarbonization Roundtable: Mailbag Edition
Matrix’s panel of subject matter experts answer questions on some of the common decarbonization questions we hear, such as: why are there so many different “colours” of hydrogen? Or: do solar panels really work during Canadian winters? Topics include renewable power, carbon sequestration, critical metals, zero-carbon fuels, and the circular economy.
Advantages of Integrated Surface Water-Groundwater Modelling for Low Impact Development
Our own Daron Abbey, Chris Gabriel and Sam Bellamy shared their experiences and case studies that illustrate how integrated modelling can be used to plan and evaluate Low Impact Development designs that effectively manage stormwater run-off and maintain ecological function.
Business Continuity Management, Emergency Management and Climate Change: Planning for the Unexpected
Matrix’s Practice Lead for Climate Risk and Resilience, Quentin Chiotti, Ph.D. discusses the challenges, benefits and key considerations for incorporating climate risk assessment into effective business continuity and emergency management planning.
Sequestration… Not just sweeping carbon under the rug
This webinar focuses on the planning, design, and operational considerations for carbon sequestration projects in Canada. Topics covered include the political and economic landscape, steps and timelines to develop required surface infrastructure, and subsurface considerations for design and operation of a carbon sequestration facility.
Seeing the Project for the Panels: Understanding and Mapping Constraints for Power Projects
This webinar draws on Matrix’s considerable experience with permitting a wide variety of power projects, looking at inputs that impact site selection, project design, and even construction. We offer insights into some of the GIS-based tools that can be used to support this process and provide approaches that support timely regulatory approval and project construction.
Digging Deeper to Simplify the Excess Soil Regulation: O. Reg 406/19
This webinar digs into Ontario’s On-Site and Excess Soil Management regulation (O. Reg. 406/19) to simplify the purpose, requirements, and planning required to comply with the changes. Our presenters also demonstrate how Matrix’s 3D Rapid Volume Estimation (RaVE) tool can save time and money when it comes to streamlining the volume estimation process.
Forest for the Trees – Data Management Solutions for Large Linear Projects
This webinar explores the unique data management challenges that accompany large linear development projects, such as pipelines, transmission lines, railways, and roads. It reviews some of the practical solutions Matrix has implemented in the past to help our clients mitigate these challenges and maintain confidence in data quality throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Firm or Flexible? Balancing Engineering, Geomorphology, and Ecology in Natural Channel Design
The objectives for natural channel design projects range from infrastructure protection and flood mitigation to habitat restoration and offsetting – requiring a continuum of “firm” and “flexible” design approaches. Case studies in this webinar demonstrate how our multi-disciplinary teams develop solutions that balance engineering, geomorphological, and ecological objectives.
Case Study: Applying Canada’s Climate Lens for a major transportation corridor
Our David Van Vliet was joined by and Tara Erwin from HDR to present a case study that illustrated the application of Canada’s Climate Lens framework to assess greenhouse gas mitigation and climate change resilience for a planned transportation corridor in Mississauga, Ontario.
Wetlands – Don’t get bogged down in a regulatory quagmire
Wetland ecosystems are protected under federal, provincial, and municipal acts and policies, so a clear view of wetland features and regulations helps inform confident project planning and avoid regulatory surprises. The webinar features case studies that provide insight into how to identify and manage the risks associated with wetlands through all project phases.
Got caribou? Got problems? An update on developing regulated project-specific solutions
Matrix Principal Wildlife Biologist Delanie Player shares the latest regulatory expectations, case studies, and science on caribou habitat conservation in Canada – a complex challenge with no one-size-fits-all solution.
PFAS Leachability and Landfills — What we have learned and why is it important?
Matrix was joined by AGAT Labs to present results of two studies aimed at better understanding the potential for PFAS leachability at landfill sites. The presentation examines how screening assessments, waste characterization, and confirmatory sampling can inform strategies to better understand and mitigate these risks.
The Matrix Approach to Rapid Closure for Inactive Oil & Gas Sites
This webinar examines the industry challenges that in our experience cause significant delays in achieving site closure on inactive oil and gas sites. A series of case studies demonstrates how Matrix’s approach—which brings together people, process, and technology—has considerably condensed closure timelines for our clients.
Assessing Risks to Canadian Infrastructure Using the Climate Lens and Hydrologic Modelling
In this webinar Matrix’s David Van Vliet presented a case study where Matrix applied computer modelling to assess climate change risks to green infrastructure for a Canadian municipality. We were also joined by Joel Nodelman of Nodelcorp, who provided an overview of the Canadian Government’s requirements for climate change risk assessments.
A New Dimension to Urban Flood Risk Mapping and Mitigation
When it comes to protecting people, infrastructure, and operations, flood risk mapping is the foundation of effective decision making. This webinar sets the context for current flood risk issues in urban areas, and highlights case studies that show how good mapping of risks can identify how to respond – including where not to build and how to mitigate through design.
Risk-Based Contaminated Site Remediation and Liability Reduction
Oil and gas producers have identified reduction of environmental liability as a high priority, and risk-based approaches to contaminated site management and remediation can result in substantial cost savings versus remediating to generic criteria. A series of case studies are presented illustrating different risk-based approaches to remediation at upstream oil and gas sites.
Innovation in Environmental Data Management & Visualization
In this webinar we look at examples of how effective end-to-end data management and rich, interactive data visualization can empower you to make smarter decisions, save time and reduce costs. We also look at engaging ways to visualize your data including dashboards, web maps, 3D models and more.
Enhancing the Incident Command System
This webinar provides suggestions for enhancing the Incident Command System (ICS) structure based on learnings from successful Matrix spill response programs. The presentation also summarizes key tools and strategies for optimizing environmental response processes.
Changes in Federal Environmental Legislation
Matrix’s Medina Hansen and Brian Fuchs discuss Bill C-69 and how to design your project around the associated regulatory process and anticipated timelines to get the clarity you need to confidently proceed with development planning and investment.