The workshop proceedings are now available online! The goal of this workshop was for experts to share current knowledge on regulations, theory, and practical applications of sedimentation and erosion control. The responsibility for proper erosion and sediment control is shared between all parties involved in the process. By sharing knowledge and working together proactively, parties can mitigate negative impacts of erosion and sedimentation on local waterways.
This workshop identified a need and desire for collaborative meetings where players in the environmental industry may exchange current information and ideas. All respondents to the post-workshop survey indicated that events of this nature should be hosted regularly. Interestingly, a public interest in ESC was also demonstrated by the workshop attendance of members of the general public. Indeed, previous studies have demonstrated the public’s valuation and willingness to contribute to the preservation of rivers. It is hoped that after this workshop ESC awareness is heightened and use of protective measures is refined.
Funding for this workshop was obtained through the Walmart Evergreen Green Grants program, and was hosted in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA), the Kelligrews Ecological Enhancement Program (KEEP), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), the Provincial Department of Environment and Conservation and various industry partners.
The full proceedings are available here.