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Operating a COMAH establishment during a global pandemic

Julian Hought Director UK Process Industries Sector
Julian Hought

Julian  is a chartered engineer with over 28 years’ experience in the chemical industry. He has an established track record covering research and management of engineering and regulatory compliance functions on high hazard manufacturing sites. Much of his experience spans safety in design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification and decommissioning of process plant within the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, energy and general manufacturing industries.

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It’s been almost two years since Alberta amended the Remediation Regulation in January 2019 and what have you done?

Emma Kirsh Senior Geologist, Land Quality and Remediation
Emma Kirsh

Emma is a Professional Geologist with over 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry. She has extensive experience in AB, SK, and MB, with contaminated site assessment, conducting Tier 2 exclusions/modifications, remedial options analysis, remedial activities, regulatory consultation, conceptual site model development, hydrogeological investigations, and risk management planning/assessment, providing technical and management expertise for a variety of industry, real estate and government projects.

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ESG Insights: Four reasons why the Mining industry should act on ESG

Brandon Stobart Operations Manager and Financial Sector Leader – Europe
Brandon Stobart

Brandon has 22 years of experience in environmental & social impact assessment, planning, permitting, and due diligence for international green and brown field projects in a range of sectors including: mining, industry, infrastructure, power, and oil & gas. Key elements of this experience include:  development and implementation of ESG strategies; and assisting project teams to navigate both country legislation and the environmental and social frameworks of international funding institutions.

Predicting Potential Marine Mammal Hearing Damage

Predicting Potential Marine Mammal Hearing Damage

Jonathan Vallarta Principal Acoustical Consultant
Jonathan Vallarta

Dr. Jonathan Vallarta has seventeen years of experience in underwater acoustics in a wide range of positions including teaching, design, project management, acoustic consulting and collaborative research. He has considerable experience providing training courses in fundamentals of underwater noise and monitoring techniques. In 2018, his expertise was recognized as an invited panelist and Mexican advisor at the United Nations in New York.

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ESG Insights: What does ESG mean for the Mining industry?

David Walker Mining & Minerals Global Sector Leader
David Walker

David is a Technical Director and responsible for SLR’s Global Mining & Minerals business. He has over 30 years’ experience within the Mining and Minerals sector, both in a senior management position and as an experienced consultant. David has a broad background in engineering, geology, geotechnical engineering and hydrogeology. He takes an integrated engineering and environmental approach to mining projects.