MEIA Webinars

MEIA is pleased to offer webinars on a variety of topics. Check back for new content as we expand our library.

Info Session: Recommendations for the Contaminated Sites Remediation Act

November 30, 2021

Presented by
– Warren Rospad, Contaminated Sites Program Specialist, Manitoba Conservation and Climate
– Serge Scrafield, Chair, Manitoba Clean Environment Commission

In December 2020, the Clean Environment Commission published the Review of Legislation and Programs for Sites Impacted by Development. Manitoba Conservation and Climate will be holding an information session about the thirteen recommendations that were made under the Contaminated Sites Remediation Act.

The report includes:
• the background and current state of legislation and programming addressing contamination and degradation of sites across Canada;
• a review of management approaches associated with orphaned and abandoned mining and oil and gas sites;
• an in-depth assessment of Manitoba’s legislation and programs; and
• options and recommendations for program improvements in Manitoba.

Following the information session MEIA will be initiating a formal feedback process for all interested stakeholders to provide comments, concerns and questions of clarity on the thirteen recommendations focused on the Contaminated Sites Remediation Act.

MEIA Remediation Conference 2021

June 9, 2021
Presentations from:
Province of Manitoba Regulatory Update – Warren Rospad, Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship
Risk Based Consulting for Property Clean Up – Theresa Phillips, Pinchin Ltd.
Somerset District Office ESA and Remediation – David Fehr, Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Permitting for Residential Geothermal Installations

May 4, 2021

Presented by MEIA and the Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance.

The Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance (MGEA) requires accredited installers to take out a permit for all geothermal installations. Accredited installers need to remain in good standing to qualify for Manitoba Hydro loans and Provincial grants; as a requirement for accredited installers, failure to take out permits can affect their membership status resulting in consumers being unable to obtain these loans and grants. This course provides live instruction on the process of how to fill out MGEA permits

Indigenous Clean Energy Webinar

Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Webinar
Presented by MEIA & ManSEA

November 18, 2020

During this webinar, we will take closer look at how Indigenous communities and peoples are leading the way for Canada’s clean energy transition. The session will be hosted by the Indigenous Clean Energy Social Enterprise (ICE) – Canada’s leading non-profit for Indigenous clean energy capacity-building. ICE will discuss how they have helped advance broad sustainable prosperity by supporting First Nation, Inuit and Métis clean energy participation and leadership from coast-to-coast-to-coast. ICE is an open and inclusive community where Indigenous peoples and allies strengthen their capacity and relationships by engaging in intensive collaboration to make clean energy projects a reality.

Presenters: Eryn Stewart, Terri Lynn Morrison, and Darrell Brown

Optimizing Geothermal Design Webinar

October 14, 2020

Presented by MEIA & ManSEA

Find out about what a geothermal heat pump system is, important considerations in designing a system, success stories (and examples of why a design was not as successful as it could have been), design process, feasibility assessment software and the benefits of monitoring ground heat exchanger performance over the life of the building. Presented by Ed Lohrenz, GEOptimize Inc. and Eric Souque, Efficiency Manitoba.

For access to the Optimizing Geothermal Design Webinar, please contact us at [email protected] or (204) 783-7090. There is a charge of $15+GST

The First Biomass Boiler in a Public School in Manitoba – Primary Heat Source

June 10, 2020

Presented by MEIA & ManSEA

Claude Plante, Facility Maintenance and Safety Supervisor at Prairie Rose School Division, and Nathan Waldner, Mechanical Department Manager and Service Technician at SIM Enterprises, Lowe Farm, Manitoba, describe how they are using biomass energy to replace fossil fuels to heat school division facilities at St. Eustache, Manitoba. For anyone considering the use of biomass as a heat source for your community infrastructure this is an excellent opportunity to learn how to do it.