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SustainTech 2016

Saskatoon, April 7, 2016 SustainTech 2016 has sold out! But it is not too late to join the 175 environmental managers, professionals and experts already registered to attend. SEIMA has opened an additional 10 spots for those who still want to participate. Just don’t delay any longer or these will be gone too, and once their gone, their gone!

Last chance to REGISTER to SustainTech 2016.

Full copy of the SustainTech 2016 conference program available HERE.

News releasing announcing our presenting sponsor available HERE.

SustainTech 2016 Conference Program at a Glance

March 22, 2016: Three Weeks to Go and only 35 Spots Remain for SustainTech 2016!

Don’t miss out on SEIMA’s and Saskatchewan’s premier conference on sustainable technologies and practices.

SustainTech 2016 Conference Program at a Glance

SustainTech 2016 Technical Program Announcement

The Saskatchewan Environment Industry and Managers Association (SEIMA) is pleased to announce the technical program for the upcoming SustainTech 2016 conference on April 12, 2016. This year SustainTech will feature 24 technical presentations covering sustainable practices and technologies in remediation and reclamation, energy, environmental management, mining and water.

SEIMA members and other interested persons are encouraged to register for SustainTech 2016 without delay as the conference is now just one month away and is more than two-thirds sold out! SustainTech 2016 will also feature a regulatory session to open the conference.

To save your spot at SustainTech 2016 please follow this link.


SustainTech 2016 Student Research Poster Session

SustainTech is the premier event of the Saskatchewan Environment Industry and Managers Association (SEIMA).

SustainTech is a conference that promotes sustainability and environmental responsibility, and brings together industry, academia, consultants and regulators to share ideas on new developments and technologies that will help us make a better and more sustainable world.

SustainTech was first held in 2015, and we are pleased that with the sponsorship of K+S Potash Canada we are able to feature a student research poster session and competition in 2016.

We invite you to submit an abstract for a poster on your research around improving environmental practices or developing sustainable technologies and get your name and work in front of more than 150 registrants from industry, consultants and regulators in Saskatchewan. To view the 'SustainTech 2016 Student Research Poster Session Criteria & Guidelines' click here.


SustainTech 2016 Program Announcement

Saskatoon, February 18, 2016: SustainTech 2016 to feature a Saskatchewan regulatory session.

SEIMA is pleased to announce that its upcoming SustainTech 2016 conference will feature a Saskatchewan regulatory session presenting the following topics:

  • Update on the Environmental Code – One year after implementation
  • New drainage regulations
  • Water and Wastewater Regulations
  • Boreal Watershed Monitoring Program

Officials from the Ministry of Environment and Water Security Agency will present these topics and, as in the inaugural SustainTech in 2015, there will be opportunities for questions and discussions.

To register for SustainTech 2016 and participate in this session, please follow this link.

SEIMA will be announcing SustainTech 2016’s line up of technical presentations – 24 in all – in March.

SustainTech 2016

SEIMA's second SustainTech Conference will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The Radisson Hotel Saskatoon is offering a guest room block for SustainTech 2016 with a rate of $169 for a Queen/Non Smoking room (taxes and underground heated parking not included). Complimentary for registered guests attending SustainTech 2016 are:

  •  Wi-Fi High Speed internet access
  • Local calls and 1-800 access
  • 24/7 use of the Fitness and/or Business Centres
  • In-room coffee, tea, iron/ironing board

If you would like this rate while attending SustainTech 2016, you may call the hotel directly at 1-306-665-3322 or through the Radisson’s toll free number at 1-800-333-3333.  You must also request this reduced rate by March 11, 2016.

SustainTech is a conference that will promote sustainability and environmental responsibility, and bring together key industries, academia, consultants and regulators to share ideas on new developments and technologies that will help us make a better and more sustainable world. The conference will again highlight the latest environmental practices and technologies from industry, consultants and regulators in Saskatchewan's key sectors, including agriculture, energy and mining.

For more information and to Register Click Here

Second SEIMA Landfill Workshop

Two sessions were recently held.  The PowerPoint presentation is being made available.  Click here to view.

We are now six months into using the Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 (EMPA 2010) and Saskatchewan Environmental Code.  By and large the code process has been well received.  However, some foibles, potential pitfalls and areas of clarification exist. As such, the Saskatchewan Environment Industry and Managers Association (SEIMA) is pleased to again partner with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment (Ministry) to provide an opportunity to explore the Code Chapters relating to impacted sites further.   The workshops will also cover the legal requirements and best practices around solid waste management and landfills in Saskatchewan under EMPA 2010 and the Municipal Refuse and Management Regulations.


The Ministry is responsible for regulating waste management, compliance, and the overall protection of human health and the environment. As such, the Ministry has established requirements and practices for solid waste management in Saskatchewan, including issuing permits (to construct, expand and close a facility), reviewing monitoring results, inspections and enforcing legislation. As knowledge and techniques change, the ministry has adapted its solid waste management practices to reflect the mandate set out in the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth 2020, which is to ensure infrastructure addresses the challenges of growth and protects the environment. All municipally owned landfills and transfer stations will continue to be permitted pursuant to The Municipal Refuse Management Regulations and private and industrial landfills will be regulated pursuant to EMPA 2010.

The Workshop

The workshop will be led by Sarah Keith, Manager, Landfills and Ralph Bock, Manager, Hazmat and Impacted Sites. During the workshop the Ministry will provide information on:

  • How was management sites are regulated (Legislation and Best Practices);
  • How the Impacted Sites Code Chapters apply to landfill operations (further information on the Code Chapters will also be provided by the Ministry); and
  • What the ministry is looking for in submissions for design, construction, operation, closure and decommissioning of waste management facilities.

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Saskatchewan Water Action Network (SWAN) in association with University of Saskatchewan is pleased to invite you to a SWAN Project Kick-Off & Networking Event

February 10, 2016

Wastewater is a valuable untapped resource. Water is more valuable than oil. You can live without food for 30 days; you can only live without water for 3 days. The world continues to find and roll out solutions that have tremendous advantages over legacy based solutions, but these solutions are slow to be adopted and slow to be leveraged or collaborated around in order to advance them to the next level.

 This event will enable growth and advancement in the areas of environmental, social and economic impact related to water management and water treatment infrastructure. As a follow up to the previous SWAN event, the theme continues to be “Water Recovery & Reuse”.  


19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species

The Invasive Species Centre is hosting the 19th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species that will be held at the Fort Garry Hotel, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, April 10-14, 2016.

This conference series is widely considered the most comprehensive international forum on aquatic invasive species and continues to evolve to address new and emerging issues.

Click here for the latest call for abstracts.

 EYC Internship Program Now Open

The Environmental Youth Corps (EYC) Internship Program has launched and we’re now accepting applications for internship hosts and interns.

Funded through Environment Canada’s Science Horizons Program, EYC Internships will support over 100 internship jobs and provide $800,000 in wage subsidies this year. 

Employers can receive 33% of an intern’s salary (up to $12,000) when they hire for a new, full-time environmental job related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

Want to take part in this program? See the eligibility criteria and apply today!

Additional Saskatchewan Environmental Code chapters now in effect

On June 1, 2015 The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 came into force, along with the full Saskatchewan Environmental Code, 28 standards, and three regulations:

·        The Environmental Management and Protection (General) Regulations

·        The Environmental Management and Protection (Saskatchewan Environmental Code Adoption) Regulations

·        The Waterworks and Sewage Works Regulations

New guidelines and chapters are described here, with links to related information on the Ministry of Environment’s website. All other activities continue to be governed by existing requirements.

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