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April 2015

APEGBC Sea to Sky Branch Dinner Presentation: “Update on the Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant”

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. For more information and space availability, please contact [email protected] Thank you!
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM-9:00 PM: Bronze Sponsorship Sea To Sky Dinner "Britannia Mine..."
Location: Holiday Inn & Suites, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Fred Nenninger, P.Eng.
Director, Policy, Planning and Analysis – Liquid Waste Services
Metro Vancouver
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $30 each for members and guests who register online.
$40 each for members and guests who register at the door.
$25 for EIT or GIT’s who register online or at the door.
$20 for student members of APEGBC that register online or at the door.
Door registration is allowed depending on space available.
 
Cash bar service will be available during social networking and dinner. Please note that you need cash money for any purchase at the bar. Thank you.
As identified in Metro Vancouver's Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan - which was approved by the BC Ministry of Environment in May, 2011 - the Lions Gate project is part of the secondary upgrading program of the two remaining primary Wastewater Treatment Plants in the region. The Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant must be upgraded to secondary treatment by December 31, 2020.

Schedule:
5:30 - 6:00 pm   Registration and Social networking (Cash Bar – please bring cash for drinks)
6:00 - 6:15 pm   Announcements. Introductions
6:15 - 7:00 pm   BBQ buffet dinner. Dessert, coffee and tea. Cash Bar
7:00 - 8:15 pm   Speaker’s Presentation
8:15 - 8:45 pm   Questions and answers. Discussion
8:45 - 9:00 pm   Closing

Speaker:
Fred Nenninger, P.Eng.
Director, Policy, Planning and Analysis – Liquid Waste Services
Metro Vancouver

Mr. Nenninger is a UBC Civil Engineering grad and has worked in the private and public sectors on projects related to drinking water, wastewater and solid waste management. He has been with Metro Vancouver since the 1980’s and helped develop the current utility management plans for the region. He was the project manager for the first phase of work to upgrade the Lions Gate treatment plant to secondary level treatment. He is currently the Director of Policy Planning and Analysis in the Liquid Waste Services Department at Metro Vancouver.

Details:
As identified in Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Liquid Waste and Resource Management Plan – which was approved by the BC Ministry of Environment in May, 2011 – the Lions Gate project is part of the secondary upgrading program of the two remaining primary Wastewater Treatment Plants in the region. The Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant must be upgraded to secondary treatment by December 31, 2020.

The Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant presents an opportunity to simultaneously provide a needed upgrade to an essential service, protect the local environment and contribute to development on the North Shore.

The new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant will occupy much of its 3.5 hectare site, and will employ best practices for wastewater treatment, resource recovery, and provide maximum flexibility for future treatment technology upgrades and growth.

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

• Provision of secondary wastewater treatment.
• Development and demonstration of a project that is socially, ecologically and economically sustainable.
• Implementation of integrated resource recovery strategies.
• Creation of a facility integrated into the community.

PROJECT DEFINITION

During the project definition phase, Metro Vancouver used a multi-disciplinary Integrative Design process in defining the scope of work required for the delivery of a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant. The resulting Indicative Design specifically responds to Metro Vancouver’s four objectives for the project. The project team worked together in a highly collaborative way with a large number of stakeholder groups including businesses, residents, technical experts, local government and First Nations in order to integrate these objectives into the project design.

INDICATIVE DESIGN

What emerged is a project characterized by a diverse range of urban experiences across the site, a pedestrian-scaled public entrance and outdoor open space at the foot of Pemberton. That design process defined a facility that is resilient and future proof, secure but visually open to the community, has the potential to be a net producer of energy, and that can be used to teach future generations about sustainable construction, wastewater treatment and environmental stewardship.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Supporting the objectives of the Lions Gate project is a detailed community engagement plan. The project team worked with local stakeholders to identify issues early, and addressed community concerns throughout the Integrative Design process. Community engagement will continue until the completion of the project. In November 2013, the Lions Gate Advisory Committee – representing the North Shore communities – submitted a comprehensive report, “Community Values and Interests for the Design of the Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant”. In that report, the Committee expressed their support for the Indicative Design as a reflection of their community’s values: prudent use of taxpayers’ money, design that integrates well with the surrounding area, and the use of modern technology that reduces local impacts while meeting regulatory requirements.

Notes:
To help us predict our catering needs, please register prior to April 20, 2015.
Due to space limitations, online registrations will be limited to the first 80.
If you have any questions, please contact the APEGBC Seat o Sky Branch at [email protected]


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