25-Jan-2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
250 Karl Clark Rd NW
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures Auditorium
Edmonton, Alberta T6N 1E4
Canada

Title:

Natural and Anthropogenic Inputs of Arsenic and Selenium to the Environment in Alberta

Speaker:

Mark Donner, Ph.D.

Mark Donner works as a Water Quality Specialist with Golder Associates Ltd. in Edmonton, serving as a technical component lead for large-scale mining projects (gold, diamond) in the Canadian Arctic. Mark completed a BSc in Environmental and Conservation Sciences and a PhD in Soil Science, both at the University of Alberta.

Description:

Come listen to Dr. Mark Donner, Water Quality Specialist with Golder Associates Ltd. in Edmonton, and learn about the effects of arsenic and selenium emissions in northern Alberta.

Industrial development of the Athabasca Bituminous Sands (ABS) in northern Alberta, Canada, has raised concerns that emissions of arsenic and selenium to the surrounding landscape and waterbodies have been increasing over time. To test this hypothesis, a comprehensive study of arsenic and selenium in a variety of environmental media from the ABS region and other areas of Alberta was conducted. This talk provides perspective on contemporary and historical inputs of arsenic and selenium to the environment in the ABS region and summarizes important environmental challenges related to arsenic and selenium in the province.

11:30 - 12:15 Lunch

12:15 - 13:00 Presentation

13:00 - 13:30 Questions & Answers

Admission:

Members/Non-Members: $20.00 + GST
Students: $20.00 + GST
Webinar: $12.00 + GST

NOTE: Webinar participants will be sent the weblink access information via email 48 hours prior to the event. Please ensure that your email information registered with the AIA is correct.

Member Benefits:

Members will learn about the effects of arsenic and selenium emissions in northern Alberta.

Contact Information/ Website:

Members and Non-Members should register online. Registration closes at 5:30 pm on January 23, 2019. Please note that for group registration for the weblink, each individual attending must register. Only individuals that have registered qualify for AIA Continuing Competence Program (CCP) credits.

Should you have questions regarding the event, please contact the ASN at Albertasoilsnetwork@gmail.com, Ted Furler at 780-660-4889 or Sebastian Dietrich at 587-990-0626.