The fundamentals of Environment Risk Assessment

  • Dates:
    Apr 09 - 11, 2014
  • Hours:
    From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location:
    Willet Green Miller Centre Room# B4048 (4th Floor) 933 Ramsey Lake Road Sudbury, Ontario
  • Event Type:

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Diane Lepage
1 705 675-1151 5075
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A world class course based on the Sudbury story

The Sudbury region has a long, rich history in mining and metal processing, with a parallel history of both environmental degradation and environmental rehabilitation and recovery. For almost a decade, it was the subject of one of the world's largest environmental risk assessments.

This three-day intensive course will teach participants the fundamentals of environmental risk assessment, using world-class expertise and examples borrowed from the Sudbury story and from elsewhere around the world. It will provide participants with a detailed introduction to the principles of both human health and ecological risk assessments. The course will cover the scientific background as well as the regulatory environment behind risk assessments, and will teach participants how to evaluate, communicate and manage these risks. Examples will focus on the mining industry in Ontario, but the course will be useful for small to large projects across resource-based industries and regulatory boundaries.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment

Case Study in Problem Formulation

Fundamental Concepts in Toxicology

Human Health Risk Assessment

Ecological Risk Assessment

Risk Communication

Risk Management

Environmental Rehabilitation

Climate Adaptation for the mining sector