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Rob Harris and Hannah Chessell to Present on Excess Soil Management at PSPMF 2022 Governance Spring Forum

Rob Harris (Ontario), and Hannah Chessell, P.Geo, (Ontario) will participate in an online presentation on "Readying Projects for Excess Soil Management" at the Public Sector Project Management Spring Forum (PSPMSF) at 10:55 a.m. EDT on May 12, 2022.

Rob and Hannah's co-presenters are Jeffery Lee, Town of Oakville, and Prasoon Adhikari, City of Guelph.

Rob is a Senior Project Manager based in Ontario with over 31 years of experience focused on a wide range of environmental projects including demolition, underground storage tank removal and remediation, permitting, wastewater and stormwater management, environmental monitoring, compliance sampling, vapor intrusion, risk assessment, site assessment, due diligence, and litigation support, feasibility studies, and remedial investigation and design.

Hannah is a Professional Geoscientist based in Ontario. Her experience focuses on environmental site assessments and site characterization, excess soil management planning and remediation, groundwater remediation, implementation of geotechnical risk management measures, and overall project management.

The 2022 PSPMSF event, titled "Governance: Back to the Future," will explore the structures, systems, and practices that define decision-making, authority, service oversight, and reporting on project achievements and performance. Through case studies and project examples, speakers will focus on governance at the organizational level, the work-group level, and within individual programs and projects.

The Public Sector Project Management Forum provides public sector organizations an opportunity to develop project management expertise by learning from other public sector individuals and organizations. Since 2002, at no cost to the individual attendees, public sector employees are provided an opportunity to share public-sector-specific project management information including templates, training, tools, techniques, and lessons learned.


The new regulation on excess soil is impacting any municipal project that removes or imports soil or sediment. Readying projects for the new rules have required deep evaluation of the nuances of soil movement on a project-by-project basis and has identified the need to forecast and plan for soil management requirements. We'll hear from the Town of Oakville and the City of Guelph and one of their consultants, Geosyntec, on how they've been preparing their projects and teams for the excess soil regulation.

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