Progression of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices in Alberta
Manas Shome, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Matrix Solutions Inc.
Abstract: Soil erosion due to agricultural and construction activities is an environmental challenge that needs to be appropriately identified and mitigated. Erosion and sedimentation issues have a serious negative effect on the environment if not properly mitigated and may result in legal consequences and financial loss if regulatory requirements are not met. The focus of this presentation is the design and implementation of erosion and sediment control measures in support of construction activities. This presentation will touch on common causes of erosion and sediment mobilization, and the historical progression of regulatory and certification requirements as stipulated by federal, provincial and local municipalities. This presentation will provide the historical context of soil erosion on agricultural lands and its impact on the progression of predictive tools and mitigation measures. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of various erosion control measures and their effectiveness in protecting the environment.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Manas Shome is a Principal Water Resources Engineer at Matrix Solutions Inc. He is a Professional Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in research, teaching and engineering consulting. His experience involves a broad range of hydrologic and hydraulic engineering studies in the private and public sectors in Canada and abroad. His project work focuses on sustainable water resources management, river engineering, computational modeling of rivers and drainage systems, design of hydraulic structures and environmental impact assessment studies. An expert in the field of hydrology and hydraulic engineering, he frequently serves as an expert witness at regulatory hearings.
Based in Edmonton, Manas provides leadership and technical expertise to colleagues and clients across Canada. Manas has been actively involved in the development and implementation of erosion and sediment control plans throughout Alberta and contributed to the development of the City of Edmonton Erosion and Sediment Control Guidelines for Construction Sites in 2003. Outside of regular consulting engineering services, Manas enjoys 1) conducting research works and publishing in journals and conferences; 2) teaching the Applied Hydrology course at the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta; 3) mentoring young professionals; 4) volunteering at various organizations including CSCE at local and national levels; and 5) watching soccer and hockey games.
CSCE Edmonton Section
Annual General Meeting & Elections
On April 20, 2017, The Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Edmonton Section will hold its annual General Meeting which will include the voting for the new Executive Positions for the 2017 – 2018 season. The business of the meeting will be a short presentation and vote prior to the presentation.
The nomination committee proposes the following candidates for the elected positions:
Chair – Court Beamish
Vice-Chair – Accepting Nominations
Treasurer - Ernst Kerkhoven
Secretary – Elizabeth Chomistek
Membership Services Chair – Hazel Battad
Publicity Chair – Leanne Stinn
Web Master - Sadegh Kazemi
Young Professionals Chair – Bryce Fulton
History Chair – Vahid Ayan
Voting Member-at-Large – Bernard Trevor
Voting Member-at-Large – Chris Schmelzle
Voting Member-at-Large – Brittany Sutherland
Voting Member-at-Large – Meimanat Soleimanifar
Voting Member-at-LArge – Matthias Andermatt
Additional Nominations can be made according to the bylaws of the section as follows:
1. Additional nominations will be accepted by the Chair (Please include ‘CSCE Executive Nomination’ in the subject line and send to Mark.Scanlon@ArrowOnline.ca) up to fortyeight hours prior to the Section Annual General Meeting.
2. Additional nominations must be signed by no fewer than five members of the Section.
3. Nominees must be members of the Society, and must acknowledge in writing at the time of nomination that they are prepared to fulfil the duties of an Executive member.
4. If there is more than one nomination for any position, there will be an election for the contested positions.
5. If there is only one nominated candidate, they are elected by acclamation.