The Fundamentals of Environmental Risk Assessment to be held April 9-11, 2014 in Sudbury, Ontario

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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.

Location: Willet Green Miller Centre
Room# B4048 (4th Floor)
933 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario

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

Course fee: $1921.00 (includes HST)
Includes: A comprehensive set of course materials, lunch and refreshments (served each day)
To register please contact: Diane Lepage, dlepage@mirarco.org or (705) 675-1151 ext. 5075
http://www.mirarco.org/files/courses/1379511128ERA2013_InfoSheet-final.pdf

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