March 2015

APEGBC Vancouver Branch Breakfast Seminar: "Hypolimnetic Aeration- An Important Water Quality Improvement Technique"

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Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 6:30 - 9:00 am
Location: Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver, 1128 W Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Ken Ashley
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $60 for members
$65 for Guests
$25 for APEGBC Student Members
Hypolimnetic aeration has developed into an important water quality improvement technique due to its ability to selectively increase oxygen concentrations in the hypolimnion of stratified lakes and reservoirs in situ, while maintaining thermal stratification. However, after nearly 50 years of extensive testing and reporting, hypolimnetic aeration is infrequently used by civil engineers to improve potable water quality in eutrophic lakes and reservoirs. In his presentation, Ken will discuss how to design and size efficient hypolimnetic aeration systems and share his experience of their applications.

6:30 – 7:00 am: Registration and Networking
7:00 am: Breakfast Served (Buffet format)
7:30 – 8:45 am:  Featured Presentation
9:00 am: Closing

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Ken Ashley

Ken received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. at UBC in the Zoology Department, specializing in aquatic ecology, and an M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. at UBC in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He worked for the Ministry of Environment in the Fisheries Research and Development for 28 years, Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) for 2 years and is currently Director of the Rivers Institute at BCIT, an Instructor in BCIT’s Ecological Restoration Program and is an Adjunct Professor in Civil Engineering at UBC.
Ken is internationally recognized for his research in the design, operation and effects of hypolimnetic aeration systems, lake/reservoir fertilization, and stream/river enrichment. While he was working with the GVRD, he was the project lead for the Environmental Management team, with responsibility for raw drinking water quality, and monitoring the environmental effects of wastewater discharges from the regions five wastewater treatment plants and municipal water withdrawals from the Capilano, Seymour and Coquitlam rivers. Ken received the Murray A. Newman Award for Significant Achievement in Aquatic Research in 1997, Fisheries Professional of the Year from the BC Ministry of Environment in 2001 and the Seth Diamond Award for Interdisciplinary Conservation Research from the University of Idaho-Moscow and University of Montana-Missoula in 2001. Ken is on the Board of Directors for the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

Please register by March 18, 2015. Thank you.


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