Monday, December 8, 2014

12:00-1:00pm

6th Floor Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Suite 300, 805 8 Ave SW, Calgary

Please RSVP to Matt Scoular by Friday, December 5, 2014: matt.scoular@stantec.com

 

Abstract

The future of cumulative effects assessment (CEA) is increasingly wrapped within larger issues, which ultimately includes the fate and nature of decision making of natural resource based projects across Canada. What is the role of CEA in this evolving world and what can CEA really do (versus what is often expected) to assist that decision making when projects and plans are being tested with fundamental global societal, energy and biological drivers of change?

Presenter Bio

George Hegmann, M.E.Des., P. Eng., is a Senior Principal at Stantec, Calgary and a practitioner of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for major project regulatory applications under provincial, territorial, federal and joint review. Following 10 years focused on energy conservation and technical writing, he has spent the last 20 years providing EA project management, technical and regulatory services, predominantly for mining and energy projects (oil and gas, oil sands, upgraders, pipelines, transmission lines, wind). His geographic focus is western (Alberta and British Columbia) and northern (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut) Canada. His technical specialty is cumulative effects assessments (CEAs) within regulatory applications and regional planning, for which he has provided advice, guidance and training to federal, provincial and territorial governments and boards. He has also presented extensively at conferences on CEA as an advocate toward improving the understanding and advancement of CEA practices in support of improved decision-making. Series

Events Planned for 2015:

Organized Reasoning and Environmental Assessment Workshop

Cumulative Effects Assessment Training

Cumulative Effects Summation Panel