Environmental Forums Leadership Group

With increasing pressures from society on environmental issues and major changes in regulations, there continues to be a growing need from the ACR membership for information on how to deal with these challenges. Starting in 1998, the ACR formed a working group to put on an “Environmental Forum” to showcase key environmental issues. These sessions continue today, with presentations from regulators on future direction as well as from companies on how they are adapting.


  • Mark Wittrup
    Clifton Associates Ltd.
  • Lisa White
    Engineering Safety and Risk Management Program, University of Alberta


Topics from previous forums have included:

  • New Federal Environmental Assessment Process Bill C69 (September 2018)
  • Alberta’s Energy Future (March 2018)
  • Water and Land Use Planning (September 2017)
  • Climate Change and Adapting to the Challenges (March 2017)
  • Understanding the Role of the Regulator and Operator in a Changing Regulatory Environment (September 2016)

Forums are typically held twice a year in Spring and Fall. If you have an idea or suggestion for a forum topic or potential speaker, please let us know by emailing admin@acr-alberta.com.

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