Wednesday, October 25th, 2017


8:00 am        Registration
8:45 am        Opening and Welcome Address
9:00 am        Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Address
9:20 am        Hon. Glenn Murray (invited)
                     Minister of Environment and Climate Change

9:20 am        How Does the Management of Waste Impact on Society            
10:00 am      Robin Nagle, Author of Picking Up, Professor, Environmental Studies
                     New York University     

10:00 am      Carbon Pricing – The Impact on the Sector Across Canada
10:30 am      Brent Boss, GHD Limited (Invited)
                     Dave Richmond, GFL Environmental (Invited)
                     Will Burrows, Coast Waste Management Association (Invited)
                     Tim Murphy, Walker Environmental Group

10:30 am       FUSION and REFRESH
11:00 am       Toine Timmermans, Program Manager, Sustainable Food Chains
                      Wageningen University


11:00 am       CWRE Exhibitor Visits and Poster Board Presentations
12:00 pm       All CWRC participants are invited to visit the Poster Board Presentation Area and the CWRE Show Floor


12:00 pm       Luncheon and Poster Board Presentations
1:00 pm         Buffet luncheon for all CWRC participants 


Following lunch all CWRC participants are invited to participate in any of the concurrent sessions. All sessions close at 4:10 pm


Track 1 - Resource Recovery


1:15 pm        Clear Bag Success in Halifax
1:55 pm        Matt Keliher, Manager, Solid Waste
                     City of Halifax

2:00 pm        C & D Fines Recovery
2:40 pm        Tim Townsend, Ph.D., PE (invited)
                     Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences College of Engineering
                     University of Florida
2:45 pm        Scrap Metal Recycling – From You to New
3:25 pm        Cassandra Flores,
                     Triple M Metals

3:30 pm        Meaningful Performance Metrics for Municipal Waste Management
4:10 pm        Andrew (Andy) Wilson, Associate Director Waste (EMEA)
                     GHD Limited

Track 2 - Organics Diversion

1:15 pm        Integrating Different AD Technologies to Increase Processing Efficiencies
1:55 pm        Jim Miller, PE, J.R. Miller & Associates
                     Paul Dewaele, SE, Golder Associates Ltd.

2:00 pm        The City of Toronto and it’s New Anaerobic Digester – 3 Years Later
2:40 pm        Bob Kearse, Project Manager, City of Toronto
                     Nadine Kerr, Acting Manager of Operations, City of Toronto
2:45 pm        Mixed Waste Processing:  A Tale of Unrequited Love
3:25 pm        Tej Gidda, Principal, GHD Limited

3:30 pm        Diving Into an Organic Waste Framework for Ontario:  How to Manage
4:10 pm        Materials by Providing the Greatest Economic, Environmental and Social Benefit
                     Tim Murphy, Vice President, Environmental Performance
                     Bobbie Thoman, Market Research Analyst
                     Walker Environmental Group


Track 3 - Green Energy

1:15 pm       Resident’s Perceptions of Waste-to-Energy Facilities and Diversion
1:55 pm       John Wilkinson, Senior Vice President, Sustainability, GreenField Speciality

2:00 pm       Can Energy Recovery from Waste be Part of Ontario’s Circular Economy?
2:40 pm       Michael W. Zabaneh, Senior Vice President, Reclay StewardEdge

2:45 pm       Biogas & Landfill Gas: Production and Market Opportunities
3:25 pm       Carlyle Khan, Director, Infrastructure Development and Asset Management
                    City of Toronto

3:30 pm       MSW Management in Sweden – A century of choices for the future
4:10 pm       Dr. Frida Jones, PhD, RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden


Thursday, October 26th, 2017


8:00 am        Registration

8:45 am        Opening and Morning Address
9:00 am        Circular Economy Concepts - An EU Experience
9:30 am        Thomas Rau, Founder, Tunrtoo and RAU Architects (invited)

9:30 am        Politics and the Impact on the Waste Management Sector across North America            
10:00 am      Chaz Miller, NSWRA


10:00 am      Refreshment Break


Following the refreshment break - all CWRC participants are invited to participate in any of the concurrent sessions.  All sessions close at 12:25 pm and are invited to attend the closing luncheon with our special guest speaker.


12:30 pm      Environment Commissioner Report
2:15 pm        Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner

Following lunch all CWRC participants are invited to attend the CWRC show floor.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Toronto for the 9th Annual Canadian Waste to Resource Conference taking place October 24-25, 2018 at the Allstream Centre/Enercare Centre in downtown Toronto. 






Track 4 - Driving Innovation

10:15 am      Waste Management in Northern Ontario – The Next Frontier
10:55 am      Luc Denault, CAO and Director of Economic Development
                     Town of Smooth Rock Falls
                     Brian Dermody, Environmental Engineer, GHD Limited

11:00 am      Innovative Approaches to Waste Minimization, Reuse and Recycling
11:40 am      Speaker to be announced, Region of Niagara

11:45 am      Recycling’s “One Stop Shop” Business Model
12:25 pm      Paul Oostelbos, Director Projects, Waste Treatment Technologies Netherlands BV

Track 5 - Operations/Waste Disposal

10:15 am       Leachate Treatment
10:55 am       Ryan Schipper, Senior Project Engineer,  Golder Associates Inc.

11:00 am       Process Improvement for the Solid Waste Industry: Mastering the Science
11:40 am       of Operations
                      Neal Bolton, President, Blue Ridge Services

11:45 am       Understanding the Skeletons in Your Closet
12:25 pm       Megan Farnel, P.Eng., Golder Associates Ltd.


Track 6 - Planning for the Future

10:15 am        Contracting Risk Under IPR
10:55 am        Jonathan Cocker, Partner, Environmental Practice
                       Baker McKenzie LLP

11:00 am        Tackling Waste Crimes
11:40 am        Sam Taylor, Head of London Office/Principal Consultant
                       Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd
11:45 am        Development of the City of Toronto’s Long Term Waste Management
12:25 pm        Strategy
                       Charlotte Ueta, Acting Manager
                       City of Toronto


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