7:30 - 7:59 PM MT - Networking
8:00 - 9:00 PM MT - Presentation and Q&A
The Importance of Interdisciplinary Planning and Execution of Remediation Projects for Contaminated Sites
Construction and remediation projects at contaminated sites are dynamic and complex. Planning these types of projects involves many professions from a broad range of backgrounds, including professional engineers, scientists, health and safety personnel, construction personnel, and managers. While many construction projects are very complex, contaminated sites have the added complication of having toxic substances affecting different media, including soils, bedrock, groundwater, surface water, and/or air. Remediating these toxic substances can produce dangerous conditions. Planning for these dangerous conditions is of the utmost importance to help protect wildlife, vegetation, workers, and the public. Ms. Dougherty will discuss the importance of interdisciplinary project planning and execution, focusing on remediation of contaminated sites to repurpose lands for new uses.
Sarah Dougherty is an Environmental Chemist who helps municipalities and companies monitor and remediate contaminated sites. Ms. Dougherty grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, to two scientists, who instilled a curiosity that resulted in her studying environmental chemistry at Queen’s University for her undergraduate studies. Ms. Dougherty then pursued a master’s degree in Environmental Science at the University of Sydney in Australia, fulfilling a lifelong desire to visit that environmentally unique country. She moved to Calgary to contribute to the environmental consulting industry in Alberta and to spend time with her aging grandparents. Ms. Dougherty is an avid alpine skier, soccer player, and amateur musician in her personal time.
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