Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems

Environmental issues associated with energy development, management and supply must be addressed for all energy systems. Regardless of the type, source or transport mode of energy, land and water will be affected. Hence, the land-water theme will be an integral component of all future, current and legacy energy systems, addressing land and water use, management, conservation and reclamation.


Research has addressed numerous land and water issues associated with energy systems, driving industrial reclamation practices and informing regulatory changes. Integrated research is needed on a wider array of land and water issues and problems that cross industries and energy systems, ranging from prevention to intensive reclamation of highly disturbed sites. Crucial knowledge gaps to be addressed are the lack of scientific basis for many current remediation and reclamation criteria; sustainability and resiliency of reclaimed landscapes; reclaimed community diversity and dynamics; treatment and release of process water to the environment; cost analysis of strategies and more green and low energy treatments, pilot scale tests and prediction of risks to discharging treated process water into natural ecosystems and using by products as soil building materials; methods of engagement and governance for sub-regional issues; refreshment of existing regional frameworks for land and water use and quality; engaging more organizational players across levels in new and extant frameworks; more well trained specialists in these fields who can engage with policy makers.


We can best fill the gaps by building on our existing knowledge base. We need to incorporate land and water reclamation knowledge into all phases of energy developments and resource extraction processes with a team of professionals; recognize the dynamic nature of reclaimed landscapes and develop appropriate performance metrics and targets spatially and temporally; understand fundamentals of active, semi-passive and engineered passive treatment processes; conduct life cycle assessments and cost analyses of treatments and approaches; assess performance of treatments at pilot scales; and develop a toolbox with the best available reclamation approaches for different scenarios.


After disturbance from energy focused activities, land and water require reclamation to resilient systems that support desired end land uses. Reclamation success can be achieved if metrics to determine trajectories and final outcomes are robust and science based, with good communication among stakeholders and practitioners. These projects address a systemic approach to energy production and delivery and cross theme benefits.


 

Publications, Activities, and Awards

  • Inter- professional relations and categorization in accounting regulation: The case of Modernizing Oil and Gas Reserve Reporting
  • Maintaining Oil and Gas Reserves Accounting: The Limits of Commensuration
  • Our journey with creative sentencing.
  • A Behavioural Approach To Success Indicators
  • Acarological Society Of America Travel Award
  • Applications Of Adaptable And Quantitative Soil Quality Assessment Framework In Land Reclamation
  • Applications Of Adaptable And Quantitative Soil Quality Assessment Framework In Land Reclamation
  • Assessing The Sustainability Of Passive Treatment Systems For Land And Water Reclamation For Energy Systems
  • Behavioral Success Indicators (BSI): A Review And Application
  • Behavioural Success Indicators (BSI): A Review And Application
  • Best 3 Minute Pitch
  • Best Oral Presentation Award
  • Bibliometric Analysis of Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) of Engineering Systems
  • Calibration And Application Of Soil Quality-Scoring Functions Using Soil-Forest Productivity Relationships In Land Reclamation
  • Can Farmers be Climate Leaders
  • Canadian Land Reclamation Association Graduate Student Award
  • China Scholarship Council
  • Communicating risks across organizations and to contractors
  • Creating a Positive Safety Culture and Continuous Improvement in Alberta’s Construction Industry
  • Developing Novel Materials For Reclamation And Remediation Of Land And Water
  • Dirty Oil or Ethical Oil? Visual rhetoric in legitimation struggles.
  • Distinguished Academic Early Career Award
  • Employing multifaceted teaching and learning components to foster CEAB graduate attribute development
  • Extrapolating Human Judgments from Skip-gram Vector Representations of Word Meaning
  • Giant toxic lakes you can see from space: A theory of multimodal messages and emotionality in legitimacy work
  • Graduate Student Association Travel Award
  • Graduate Student Association Travel Award
  • Identifying Hidden Hazards
  • Indicators of Land Reclamation Success: New Assessment Perspectives
  • Institutional Dynamics For Redefining Sustainability In The Anthropocene
  • Integrated Land And Water Reclamation Approached For Energy Systems To Minimize Landscape Disturbances And Improve Waste Management
  • Inter- professional categorization in accounting regulation
  • Interim Report for Creative Sentencing: Protecting Worker Safety in Alberta by Enhancing Field Level Hazard Assessments and Training for Ground Hazards Associated with Tailings Facilities, Dams, and Systems
  • Karl C Ivarson Soils Scholarship
  • Land Reclamation International Graduate School Scholarship
  • Low Cost Biopolymers As Adsorbants
  • Low Cost Biopolymers As Adsorbents
  • Managing Microbial Corrosion in Canadian Offshore & Onshore Oil Production Operations
  • Most read paper, Organization Studies (FT45 journal)
  • MSc Thesis
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop On Organizational Issues In Technology Transfer
  • Organizational emotions in online climate change debate
  • Organizing In / For The Anthropocene: Radical And Transdisciplinary Thinking
  • Outstanding Mentorship
  • Protecting workers exposed to ground hazards through enhanced Field Level Hazard Assessment tools
  • Protecting workers exposed to ground hazards through enhanced hazard identification and management tools
  • Railway Association of Canada, Role of Safety Management Systems (SMS) in the railway industry and potential for enhancement of the Railway Safety Act (RSA)
  • Renewable Biomaterials For Dewatering And Consolidation Of Oil Sands Tailings
  • Research Collaboration Meetings with Alberta Land Institute
  • Resilient Climate Implementation: Weathering Political Shocks
  • Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems Monthly Theme Lead Meetings
  • Resilient Reclaimed Land and Water Systems Theme Workshop
  • Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems Theme Workshop
  • Social License to Operate: Legitimacy by Another Name?
  • Soil Invertebrate Indicators of Reclamation Success
  • Soil Invertebrate Indicators Of Reclamation Success
  • SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, Enhancing Regulatory Effectiveness and Corporate Performance
  • Sustainability Workshop
  • The Meaning of Risk: Mapping, Bridging and Integrating Discourses of the Risk Archipelago
  • The Worldwide Transition To Renewable Energy Production And Innovation: How Financial Markets And Policies Matter
  • Tsinghua University PhD Scholarship
  • University of Alberta PhD Recruitment Scholarship
  • Using BP Neural Networks to Prioritize Risk Management Approaches for China’s Unconventional Shale Gas Industry
  • Using Process Safety Management tools to identify and assess tailings hazards
  • Utilization Of Keratin Derived Biopolymers For Removal Of Trace Metals, Organic Contaminants And Consolidation Of Oil Sands Tailings