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2009 Conference

2009 Conference

41st Annual Drainage Engineers Conference

Best Western Royal Brock Hotel and Conference Centre (formerly the Ramada Inn)
Guelph, ON

Thursday and Friday October 29 and 30, 2009

New for 2009

Municipal Drains and Provincial Highways Seminar

Thursday, October 29, 2009 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Best Western Royal Brock Hotel and Conference Centre (formerly the Ramada Inn)
Guelph, Ontario

As a Drainage Engineer, have you had to plan, design and ultimately construct a municipal drain in a provincial highway right-of-way or under a provincial highway? Where in the provincial highway right-of-way can a municipal drain be located? What Ministry of Transportation drainage policies, design criteria and construction practices apply to the design and construction of a municipal drain in the highway right-of-way? How do you determine the outlet assessment amount to attribute to MTO lands? Who do you contact in MTO to get direction or information? If you have been in this situation and have been unsure of the answers to these and other questions, then this seminar is for you.

Presenters: Mr. Art Groenveld, Senior Drainage Engineer and Dr. Hani Farghaly, Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer from the Ministry of Transportation, Design and Contract Standards Office.

Download the seminar description.

Drainage Engineers Conference

Friday, October 30, 2009 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Best Western Royal Brock Hotel and Conference Centre (formerly the Ramada Inn)
Guelph, Ontario

8:00 am Registration Opens
9:00 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

Agenda: 

Who’s Got Stress!?
Elizabeth Pinnington, Pinnington Training & Facilitation

Growing Forward & Environmental Farm Plan
An Update
Cindy Bradley McMillan, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs

Clean Water Act
Richard Vantfoort, Ontario Ministry of the Environment

Fish Species at Risk in Ontario Drains
Nicholas Mandrak, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Bruce Municipal Drain No. 19 – The Perfect Storm
Andy McBride and Jeremy Taylor, R. J. Burnside & Associates Ltd.

LiDAR -Digital Data and Application to Drainage
Doug Aspinall, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs

Beavers, Municipal Drains and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
Garry J. Fischer

Panel Discussion