May 2017

Erosion and Sediment Control: Designing Plans That Work

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Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Erosion and Sediment Control
Location: Best Western Plus Hotel and Suites 2402 Hwy 97 North Kelowna, BC V1X 4J1
Presenter: James Kay, P.Eng.
Development Engineering Manager, City of Kelowna
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $459.00 + GST = $481.95 until Apr 26, 2017

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $549.00 + GST = $576.45

Non-Member Price: $549.00 + GST = $576.45

Student Member Price: $274.50 + GST = $288.23
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 26, 2017 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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This seminar is a comprehensive one day classroom-based session. The session will overview the theory, fundamentals, and causes of erosion and sedimentation, but focus on the reasons for poor Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) practices and performances that are so prevalent today and how to achieve the results we need. We will explore some of the more common practices and review their most appropriate use. We will demonstrate the processes and procedures all practitioners should employ in the preparation, implementation, and execution of erosion and sediment control plans and contracts.

The session will:

  • Overview the theory, fundamentals, and causes of erosion and sedimentation.
  • Explore the best management practices and review their most appropriate uses.
  • Detail the current state of the industry, as well as recent innovations and advances.
  • Identify common reasons for poor ESC practices and performances.
  • Demonstrate the processes and procedures all practitioners should employ in the preparation, implementation, and execution of erosion and sediment control plans.
  • Explain contracting and construction management for effective ESC.

This session is appropriate for all ESC practitioners including: civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineers, designers, field staff, project managers, regulatory managers, and all those active in the ESC industry. Find out how to consistently meet the governing guidelines, regulations, and bylaws, using fundamental concepts and approaches, and save yourselves and your clients the time, money, and frustration. Learn how to do ESC right!

Key Outcomes

  • Develop a firm understanding and comfort with which BMPs to use in which applications.
  • Understand what to look for when inspecting, installing, monitoring BMPs.
  • Work through ESC design on three sites to be comfortable putting together a plan that works.


James Kay, P. Eng, CPESC, CPSWQ

James Kay is a consulting civil engineer serving the land development and municipal engineering sectors throughout the Okanagan, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, and Sunshine Coast. As a Professional Engineer and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, James has designed and consulted on hundreds of erosion and sediment control plans for subdivisions, commercial developments, townhouses, and apartment projects.

With a focus on sustainability and green infrastructure, James brings depth and experience in hydrology and hydraulics, as well as current Best Management Practices and Low Impact Development strategies. James is well-versed in the federal and provincial legislation, as well as local municipal bylaws governing erosion and sediment control.

James is currently the President of the Erosion and Sediment Control Association of Canada, and has delivered ESC education for APEG, VIU, BCWWA, WCOWMA, and ESCAC.

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