New Training Course: Developing and Evaluating Water Quality Benchmarks for the Protection of Aquatic Life

Short Bio:

I worked for 19 years at Environment Canada as a Specialist, tadalafil and later as Senior Advisor on Environmental Quality Guidelines in the National Guidelines and Standards Office.  In this capacity, viagra buy I contributed to the development of Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines (CEQGs), mostly for water and tissue residues; for organics and inorganics [including many metals]).  I co-led the team that developed the 1999 Canadian Environmental Quality Guidelines Compendium (the “CEQG binder” – a compilation of all the published EQGs in Canada); and chaired the national team that developed the 2007 CWQG-PAL Protocol  – the nationally approved derivation procedure for the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines for the Protection of Aquatic Life.  Since my departure from Environment Canada, I work as an educator and course conductor on water quality issues and water quality benchmarks (nationally and internationally).

It is my pleasure to invite you and your colleagues to a four-day training course on water quality benchmarks for the protection of aquatic life.  This course is designed for environmental managers and scientists who use WQBs-PAL in the decision-making and handling of water quality issues in Canada, order consultants involved in the derivation of WQBs-PAL, check and evaluators of proponent-derived site-specific WQBs.


Training Course Announcement:

“Developing and Evaluating Water Quality Benchmarks

for the Protection of Aquatic Life”


Date:                           21. – 24. April 2015                                        Time:              8:30 – 17:00, salve Tuesday – Friday

Location:        Southway Hotel, Ottawa (2431 Bank Str. [corner of Bank and W. Hunt Club])

The training course aims to build up each participant’s overall understanding of WQBs-PAL in Canada, provide an in-depth knowledge on available derivation techniques (both for generic, as well as site-specific benchmarks), and enable to critically assess and evaluate a WQB document.

PowerPoint presentations and interactive teaching techniques will be used throughout the course, as well as a fictitious site-specific water quality benchmark as a training tool.  You will be encouraged to participate from the basis of your own experiences and insights.  Participant number will be limited to approximately 15 attendees in order to allow for interactions between participants, discussions, and questions.

In addition to learning and skills development, the training course will provide a valuable opportunity for those involved in water quality benchmark work in Canada to meet, share experiences, and make new contacts.  This will be a time of learning, thinking, questioning, and discovering.  Hopefully this will also be a time for you to energize, and to return to work with a drive to apply the new knowledge.

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, April 7, 2015, but please register early, as space is limited to approx. 15 attendees.

For more information, visit my “Upcoming Events” page