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David Bertrand to Present on Risk Management Measures at 2021 SMART Virtual Event

David Bertrand, P.Geo. (Ontario) will present at the 2021 SMART Virtual Event on February 4-18, 2021.

David Bertrand is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience in environmental consulting. David has directed and managed large interdisciplinary projects including contaminated site assessment and remediation of recalcitrant contaminants, brownfield redevelopment, waterfront revitalization and vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation.

Smart Methods in Advanced Remediation Technologies (SMART) is a series of technical learning seminars for environmental professionals where our goal is to bring the North American environmental community together to enhance our collective understanding of cutting-edge characterization and remediation technologies.


Title: Waterfront Toronto – Risk Management Measures for the New River Valley
Presenter: David Bertrand
Date: February 4, 2021, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST

The City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario, and the Government of Canada are undertaking a massive design and redevelopment of the Port Lands as part of the Waterfront Toronto Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure (PLFPEI) Project. The Port Lands are a 1,000-acre area on the shore of Lake Ontario, immediately east of downtown Toronto. The area was man-made through decades of infilling of historic wetlands and has historically been used for heavy industry. Contaminants of concern primarily include petroleum hydrocarbons and metals. Much of the area is within the flood plain of the Don River and therefore flood protection must be created before the area can be fully developed. This includes the design and construction of a new River Valley that will connect the existing Don River to Lake Ontario.

This presentation will provide an overview of the risk management measures being constructed to prevent the migration of contaminants into the new River Valley. These measures will include a diaphragm wall acting as a river plug wall or dam structure, reactive core mats placed beneath Lake Ontario, structural and non-structural concrete secant pile walls, concrete slurry walls, clay berms, a geosynthetic clay liner, a geomembrane, and a reactive (activated carbon) layer.

More Information

About the event: https://smartremediation.com/smartevents/2021-smart-virtual-event/
About SMART Remediation: https://smartremediation.com/
For consultation regarding risk management measures, contact David Bertrand at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Learn more about David: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/david-bertrand