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

  • Acarological Society Of America Travel Award
  • Adsorption Of Organic Matter In Oil Sands Process Water By Carbon Xerogel
  • Alberta Science And Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation Award
  • Analytical And Toxicological Evaluation Of Bioavailable Naphthenic Acids From Oil Sands Process Water Using Biomimetic Extraction-Solid Phase Microextraction
  • Analytical And Toxicological Evaluation Of Bioavailable Naphthenic Acids From Oil Sands Process-Affected Water And Groundwater Using Biomimetic Extraction-Solid Phase Microextraction
  • Application Of Adsorption And Catalytic Oxidation Process For Water Reclamation
  • Application Of Catalytic Advanced Oxidation Process For Water Reclamation In The Presence Of Different Catalysts
  • 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
  • Behavioural Success Indicators (BSI): A Review And Application
  • Best 3 Minute Pitch Award
  • Best Oral Presentation Award
  • Best Presentation Awards
  • Biofiltration As A Semi-Passive Approach To Treat Process Water
  • Biofiltration As A Semi-Passive Approach To Treat Process Water
  • Biomimetic Solid Phase Micro-Extraction Evaluation Of Bioavailable Naphthenic Acids Extracted From Raw And Treated Oil Sands Process Water
  • Calibration And Application Of Soil Quality-Scoring Functions Using Soil-Forest Productivity Relationships In Land Reclamation
  • Canadian Land Reclamation Association Graduate Student Award
  • Catalytic Ozonation Of Naphthenic Acid Model Compound In The Presence Of Carbon Materials
  • Catalytic Ozonation Of Naphthenic Acid Model Compound In The Presence Of Carbon Materials
  • Catalytic Ozonation of Naphthenic Acid Model Compound In The Presence Of Carbon Materials
  • China Scholarship Council
  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship
  • China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship
  • Degradation Kinetics And Byproducts Formation During UV/Chlorine Treatment Of Model Of Naphthenic Acid
  • Degradation Of Naphthenic Acids (NAs) Under Low-Current Electro-Oxidation On Graphite
  • Degradation Of Recalcitrant Naphthenic Acids From Raw And Ozonated Oil Sands Process-affected Waters By A Semi-passive Biofiltration Process
  • Developing Novel Materials For Reclamation And Remediation Of Land And Water
  • From Land/Water Reclamation To Resources Recovery And Utilization
  • Graduate Student Association Travel Award
  • Graduate Student Association Travel Award
  • Improving Ozone Degradation Of Naphthenic Acids From Oil Sands Process Water (OSPW) By Biofiltration Pretreatment
  • Indicators of Land Reclamation Success: New Assessment Perspectives
  • Industrial Applications of Cellulose Nanofibers for Water Reclamation
  • Industrial Applications Of Cellulose Nanofibers For Water Remediation
  • 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
  • Karl C Ivarson Soils Scholarship
  • Land Reclamation International Graduate School Scholarship
  • Low Cost And Efficient Adsorbents For Targeted Pollutant Removal From Process Water
  • Low Cost Biopolymers As Adsorbants
  • Low Cost Biopolymers As Adsorbents
  • Method Development To Separate Oil Sands Process Water Inorganics And Organics And Toxicity Study
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop On Organizational Issues In Technology Transfer
  • New Calibration Method For Extraordinary Mass Accuracy For Pollutants Analysis Using UPLC-IM-TOF-MS
  • Organizing In / For The Anthropocene: Radical And Transdisciplinary Thinking
  • Overview Of Treatment Studies On OSPW
  • Reclaimed Resilient Land And Water Systems – Land
  • Reclaimed Resilient Land And Water Systems – Success Indicators
  • Reclaimed Resilient Land And Water Systems – Water
  • 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
  • Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems Monthly Theme Lead Meetings
  • Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems Theme Organizational Meeting
  • Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems Theme Workshop
  • Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems Theme Workshop
  • Soil Invertebrate Indicators of Reclamation Success
  • Soil Invertebrate Indicators Of Reclamation Success
  • Soil Quality Assessment In Land Reclamation
  • Solar-Driven Advanced Oxidation For Process Water Reclamation
  • System Thinking Approach to Investigate the Spillover Effects on Success Indicators of Future Energy Systems
  • The Effect Of Oil Sands Process Water Inorganic Matrix On The Photodegradation Of Organic Contaminants
  • 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
  • Unravelled Keratin-deried Biopolymers As Novel Bioadsorbants For The Simultaneous Removal Of Multiple Trace Metals From Industrial Wastewater
  • Use Of Carbon Xerogel For Adsorption Of Organic Materials In Oil Sands Process Water
  • Utilization Of Keratin Derived Biopolymers For Removal Of Trace Metals, Organic Contaminants And Consolidation Of Oil Sands Tailings
  • Water Treatment And Reclamation Approaches In The Canadian Oil Sands
  • Water Treatment and Reclamation Approaches In The Canadian Oil Sands: Active and Passive Treatment Options
  • Water Treatment Approaches In The Canadian Oil Sands