PRESENTATIONS

Case studies, technical and scientific information, research findings, legislative information, and innovative projects are just some of the exciting subjects of the 200 presentations, which will be given in six rooms simultaneously.
The presentations will be grouped into thematic sessions under six key topics: innovation and clean technology; green and circular economy; energy transition; adapting to climate change; sustainable cities; as well as responsible investing and green taxation.

The program of Americana 2019 will be progressively revealed as of November 2018. To attend the presentations, you can purchase one of the packages — valid for one, two or three days — listed on our Registration page.

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26/03
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Opening Plenary | The ministers McKenna and Charette to launch Americana 2019
- Opening Plenary
26/03
at 10H30
518 A
Water Infrastructures Facing Climate Changes
- Climate Ready Infrastructure and Strategic Sites Protocol : Method to Assess Vulnerability to Extreme Weather
- Water services facing climate change: for an integrated approch
- Fires, Floods and Other Threats to Water: Resilient Drinking Water Treatment Approaches for Climate Change Adaptation
Adapting to climate change
26/03
at 10H30
520 B
Cities in Transition: Smart and Resilient
- Nice Côte d'Azur, a european pionneer, innovative & leader smart city
- Laval, an Urban City in Nature
- Heat networks and fatal energy : the strategy of the European Metropolis of Lille
Sustainable cities
26/03
at 10H30
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
Transitioning to Circular Economy: North-American Implementation
Presented by : EDDEC Institute
- Transition to a circular economy - Deployment status in the province of Quebec
- Deployment of the circular economy in the Americas: overview of the situation in the United States and Latin America
- Building a coalition to accelerate Canadian leadership in the global Circular Economy
Green and circular economy
26/03
at 10H30
520 AD
Workshop | Consolidating the Energy Transition in Canada
Presented by : Copticom
- Workshop
Energy transition
26/03
at 10H30
518 B
Writing the Digital Future in Water Management
Presented by : ABB
- Introduction to instrumentation and how new digital devices help improve plant performance
- Understanding the advantages of drives with energy savings
- Harmonics in power grids: origins, issues and solutions
Innovation and clean technology
26/03
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520 B
Sustainable Management of Water Networks
- Watermain Condition Assessment : What are we looking for and how much are we willing to pay?
- CFD Modelling to ensure the quality of drinking water in distribution reservoirs
- Pressure Management in Water Distribution Systems: Evaluation of the Benefits of Various Control Modes
Sustainable cities
26/03
at 13H30
518 A
Floods: Keep Your Feet Dry!
- 2017 flooding : mitigation solutions for municiaplities
- Exploring the research network on flood risks management
- GARI: Versatile tool for flood risk management and analysis in a context of climate change
Adapting to climate change
26/03
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520 AD
The Changing of Energy Standards
Presented by : Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Énergie (ADEME)
- Canadian Energy Efficiency Outlook: A National Effort to Tackling Climate Change
- Evolution of 2018 ISO 50001 Standard for Energy Management System
- European policies and standards on energy efficiency
Energy transition
26/03
at 13H30
518 C
Climate change: risks and opportunities for investors
Presented by : Club d'investissement responsable du Québec
- Climate change and the bond market
- Climate change and the challenges concerning fossil fuel investments
- Managing Climate-Related Risks and Opportunities
Responsible investing and green taxation
26/03
at 13H30
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
Panel discussion | Perspectives on the Role of States and Public Policies in the Circular Economy: the Cases of Quebec and Canada
Presented by : Conseil du patronat du Québec, Quebec Business Council on the Environment, Éco Entreprises Québec
- Panel discussion
Green and circular economy
26/03
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519 A
Workshop | Agile Energy Management, the Mining Industry Challenges
Presented by : Groupe MISA
- Demonstration - Integration in situ of TGS Energy Efficiency Technology on Meadowbank Mining Site
- Energy Profile of the Canadian Mining Sector
- Recovering Thermal Energy in a Processing Mill
- Technical and Economic Prefeasibility Study on the Integration of BLOK Units at Mining Camps
- Electricity Generation in Underground Mine Service Shafts
- Renewable Energy: 10 tailor-made solutions for the mining industry.
- Energy recovery from stale air extraction towers at Niobec mining site
- Renewable energetic solution, sustainable economic lever!
Energy transition
26/03
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518 B
Practical Workshop | Assemble your solar panels
Presented by : Mantis Environnementale
- Practical Workshop
Innovation and clean technology
26/03
at 15H30
520 B
Stormwater Sustainable Management
- SAUL (Alveolar Ultra-Litght Structure) - Effective solution in stormwater management
- Modular suspended pavement systems and permeable asphalt, new technologies put in place in Montréal
- Integration of stormwater management in the urban fabric, solutions for the health and well beeing of the citizens
Sustainable cities
26/03
at 15H30
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
Implementing Circular Models
- Circular economy and recovery of used textile: to be part of the loop ...
- Innovations in plastic recycling on both side of the Atlantic
- Circular Economy Roadmap in France: Opportunities and Threats for the Recycling Industry
Green and circular economy
26/03
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518 B
Energy Independence and Transition: the Role of Technology
Presented by : ALTE Coop.
- Energy Efficiency to Energy Sufficiency
- What is low-tech?
- Can the energy transition be accomplished without an economic degrowth?
Innovation and clean technology
26/03
at 15H30
518 A
International Climate Financing: “Francophonie” in Action
- Climat’Eau: Fighting the effects of climate change through a multisector systemic partnership
- Integrated waste management in Gonaïves (Haïti) - a concrete GHG mitigation project
- French tools to fight climate change
Adapting to climate change
26/03
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520 AD
Transition énergétique Québec: a partner of choice for companies
Presented by : Transition énergétique Québec
- Transition énergétique Québec: A Partner of Choice for Businesses
- Decarbonizing manufacturing operations : a profitable investment
- Aéronergie - to make energy savings
- Intellinox Technologies' experience
- TEQ: a mandatory partner for diesel displacement in Quebec's greater north
Energy transition
27/03
at 08H30
518 A
“Biodiversifying” the Fight Against Climate Change
- Greening our buildings for the sustainable development of the urban environment and communities
- Revegetation of hostile sites by environmental microbiology in response to climate change
- Freedom space for rivers: a climate change adaptation approach
Adapting to climate change
27/03
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518 B
Managing Contaminated Soils: Improving Risk Analysis
- Contaminated Land on Residential Properties: Health risk, Environmental risk or Financial Risk?
- Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment and Technical Infeasibility in Contaminated Site Management
- Geophysics, a tool in the investigation of contaminated lands that reduces uncertainties
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
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518 C
Artificial Intelligence in Support of the Environment
- Demystifying Artificial Intelligence: Applications in the Environment Sector
- Using Machine-Learning for Real Time Control of the Chemical Quality of Boring Machine Cuttings
- Artificial Intelligence to Catalyze a Circular Economy in the Water Industry
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
at 08H30
520 AD
The Various States of Energy Recovery
- How Anaerobic Digestion has Impacted the Canadian Waste Landscape
- An Agricultural Biodigestor Cooperative in Quebec: Progress
- Profit from waste mixed plastics: an environmental solution for plastic disposal
- Bio Waste – a renewable energy resource Anaerobic : Fermentation of Separated Solid Organics
Energy transition
27/03
at 08H30
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
Leveraging Wastewater and Sludge
- Phosphorus Recovery from Iron Phosphate in Municipal Wastewater Solids as Useful Phosphate Rock
- Filter backwash recycling from a drinking water membrane filtration process
- Anaerobic Digestion at 20°C with Ozonation to Minimize Waste Biosolids and Maximize Energy Recovery from Wastewater
Green and circular economy
27/03
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520 B
Interactive Workshop | Gamification as a driver of change to sustainable development
Presented by : Jeux Wasa
- Interactive Workshop
Sustainable cities
27/03
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518 B
Site Management and Decontaminating Technologies in Action
- Case Study: Remediation of a Complicated Petroleum Hydrocarbon Site Using a Multi-Technology Approach
- Benefits of Combining In Situ Chemical Oxidation with In Situ Stabilization: Synergies and Solutions for Complex Sites
- Potential for Vapor Intrusion - Assessment method review
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
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518 A
Biodiversity in the Big Leagues
- The French Agency for Biodiversity: a New Model of Public Establishment
- Transmission line rights-of-way and native pollinators: a compatible duo worth leveraging
- Stormwater Retention Basins in a Freeway Environment: Tools for the Renaturalization of the Urban Fabric
Adapting to climate change
27/03
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518 C
Future-Proofing Aerated Lagoons
- Nutrient Removal at Lagoon Facilities using MBBR Technology: Low Temperature Performance and Bacterial Response
- Solids, algae, and phosphorus removal performance of discfilter treatment systems as an upgrade to wastewater lagoons.
- Lagoons and Ammonia : How to meet Federal and Provincial Toxicity Requirements ?
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
at 10H30
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
Next Generation Products: How to Recycle Them?
- Circular economy at Nemaska Lithium: when todays LI-ion batteries surge can become tomorrow’s solution
- Recovery of High Quality Carbon Fibers from End-of-life Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics
- PET Upcycling with Loop technology
Green and circular economy
27/03
at 10H30
520 AD
Sustainable Air Transport: Now Boarding!
- The Environment: An Innovation Driver for Aerospace
- Sustainable Aviation Fuels industry in Canada: Past, Present and Future
- CORSIA offsetting Scheme for Aviation : Overview and Perspectives for the GHG Services Industry
- Flight Path to Environmental Sustainability
Energy transition
27/03
at 10H30
520 B
Enhancing Performance and Innovation in the Water Sector
Presented by : International Office for Water
- SORA projetc: Monitoring dashboard of water distribution network
- The contribution of integrating interoperable data, for the orientation of urban developments
- Description of the work methods by sectorisation of the aqueduct network
Sustainable cities
27/03
at 12H00
710
Luncheon Presentation
- Mr. Trash Wheel: a promising innovation for cleaner oceans
27/03
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518 B
New Technologies in Support of Biodiversity
- An integrative approach to increase the value of brownfields by phytoremediation
- Estimation of chlorophyll-a and blue-green algal blooms concentrations by remote sensing: a case-study
- Inter-laboratory verification of commercial eDNA assays for frogs and fish with sample handling and interpretation
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
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520 B
Organic Materials: Lessons Learned, From Collection to Treatment Processes
- Performance of sorting household waste from a 3V collection using a MBT process to recover organic matter
- Comparative Study of the Management of Organic Matter through Concrete Cases in France and Poland
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Sustainable cities
27/03
at 14H00
518 A
Urban Resilience: “Acclimatizing” City Planning
- Developing a Neighbourhood’s Resilience with 4th Generation Heat Sharing Networks
- Eco-Responsible Parking Certification : Eco-Responsible Management and Planning for Parking Lots
- Resilient Pavement Materials for Municipal Infrastructure in Quebec
Adapting to climate change
27/03
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520 AD
Sustainable Sea Transport: All Aboard!
- MeRLIN: innovation at the heart of the shipping and port sectors
- Green Marine: a decade of improvement for the maritime industry’s environmental performance
- Current situation in logistics hubs and industrial port areas
Energy transition
27/03
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518 C
Phosphorus Removal: 2.0 Solutions
- Development of a Tertiary Phosphorus Removal Process: Passive Filtration with Two Simultaneous Mechanisms
- Utilizing IOT, AI, and Algorithms to Optimize Chemical Treatments for Compliance with Phosphorous Effluent Permits
- Phosphorus removal from domestic wastewater by steel slag filters – challenges in process development
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
at 14H00
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
The Flow of Waste in a Circular Economy
Presented by : Chaire de recherche sur la valorisation des matières résiduelles
- Incentives in Gatineau: How to evaluate their performance?
- Influence of waste treatment scales in the context of the agglomeration of Montreal
- The co-digestion of organic matter in Laval: benefits and limits
- Portrait of CRD flows in Quebec: from the deposit to the outlets
Green and circular economy
27/03
at 16H00
520 B
CRD: Smart Deconstruction
- Deconstruction of Buildings - The End of Demolition
- Keeping gypsum waste out of our landfill: a pilot project in the Laurentians
- The Champlain Bridge deconstruction: enhancing assets and recovering materials
Sustainable cities
27/03
at 16H00
518 C
Industrial Emissions: Let’s Clear the Air
- Innovative biofilter based on construction residues for the deodorization of industrial atmospheric emissions
- CO2 Capture and Conversion : When Emissions turn to Value Added Products
- Methane mitigation from an underground coal mine with the VAMOX® technology for the generation of carbon credits.
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
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520 AD
Giving the Green Light to Sustainable Land Transport
- Deployment of electric and autonomous vehicle
- Electric MaaS: sustainable mobility
- Data as a Service for a Sustainable Mobility
Energy transition
27/03
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518 B
The Next-Generation Water Resource Recovery Facility
- A comprehensive biofiltration model and its calibration and validation for a large-scale nitrifying WRRF under upgrade
- Enhancing water supply resiliency by unlocking nitrate-contaminated groundwater
- You Don’t Know What You’re Missing - Designing a Grit Removal System That Works
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
at 16H00
518 A
Workshop | Fail EXPOSED: Failing toward the top to make progress in climate change fight
Presented by : ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Ouranos
- Workshop
Adapting to climate change
27/03
at 16H00
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
The Second Life of Food Waste
- Food Loss and Waste Measurement and Management to Create Healthy Communities
- Taking a Bite out of Food Waste: Walmart Canada’s Zero Food Waste Commitment
- A 100% organic canteen financed by the reduction of food waste
Green and circular economy
28/03
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518 A
Climate Change: Acquiring Tools for Better Decision-Making
- Pilot project CarboCount Montreal: a systemic approach to support GHG and pollutants reduction measures
- Conflict of Water Use in Quebec: Technical Innovations and New Management Practices
- Earth observation and geospatial data: supporting decision making in the face of a changing climate
Adapting to climate change
28/03
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518 C
Decontamination of Chlorinated and Volatile Compounds: Case Studies
- Case Studies: Overcoming Persistent Contaminant Rebound Using Adsorptive Technologies
- Case Study: How to Avoid Failure in the Design and Installation of Permeable Reactive Barriers
- Rehabilitation of Soils and Groundwater Contaminated with Chlorinated Solvents - Case Study
- Biogeochemical Treatment of CVOCs
Innovation and clean technology
28/03
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520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
Leaders in Sustainable Development: Unity is Strength
- Sustainable Community: Valued Social Impact on the Carbon Market
- The ECORESPONSIBLE program: A review and assessment of the ECOLEADERS movement since 2013
- Crisalid: an innovative collaborative demonstrator pilot site for better rehabilitation of contaminated sites
Green and circular economy
28/03
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520 AD
Renewing Buildings
- Integrated energy performance of buildings: aligning financial, operational and environmental interests
- Building Carbon Neutrality in Northern Canada - Northern Center for Sustainability Case Study
- Specific and Strategic Certifications for Sustainable Buildings
Energy transition
28/03
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518 B
Waste Sorting and Treatment: Time for Innovation!
- Improve your sorting center to obtain marketable fiber quality
- Organic waste dehydration - The efficient solution for ICI
- iCycle: intelligent composite recycling
Innovation and clean technology
28/03
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520 B
Waste Management: ICIs in Action
- Centralized sorting stations and removal of individual bins at CAE's headquarters
- Estimating the global cost of waste disposal in a business using Material flow cost accounting
- Feeding roofs with hospital kitchen waste : an innovative synergy
Sustainable cities
28/03
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518 B
Evolutions in the Mining Industry
- Innovate to Sustainably Restore a Mining Site: The Nature as a Model
- Changing Effluent Regulations in Canada, Helping Mine Sites to Reach New Limits
- Biodegradable hydraulic fluid used underground at Eldorado Gold Lamaque
Innovation and clean technology
28/03
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Sustainable Innovations in the Field of Research
Presented by : Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationalisation du développement durable (CIRODD)
- Towards smart and more sustainable use of ICTs
- Bioenergies and energy transition
- Comparison of energy sectors
- Québec's Transition Master Plan, Innovation and Energy Efficiency
Energy transition
28/03
at 10H30
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
Data, Issues and Solutions for Waste Management in Quebec
Presented by : RECYC-QUÉBEC
- Data, issues and solutions for waste management in Quebec
Green and circular economy
28/03
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518 C
International Perspective on the Social and Environmental Value of Brownfield Sites
Presented by : SuRF
- Report on Sustrem 2018 in Sao Paulo : outcomes, feedback and next steps
- A Comprehensive Review of Progress Implementing the National Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy for Canada
- Land Stewardship, Investing in the Natural, Societal and Economical capital of Industrial Land
Innovation and clean technology
28/03
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518 A
Canada’s action in climate Change Adaptation
Presented by : Environnement et Chanagements climatiques Canada
- A Closer Look – Canadian Centre for Climate Services
- Domestic and International Adaptation Actions
- Case Study - Standards Council of Canada’s Standards to Support Resilience in Infrastructure Program
- Innovation, Technologies and International Opportunities towards Adaptation
Adapting to climate change
28/03
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520 B
Interactive Workshop | Gamification as a driver of change to sustainable development
Presented by : Jeux Wasa
- Interactive Workshop
Sustainable cities
28/03
at 13H30
520 CF | RECYC-QUÉBEC
Waste Glass Management in Quebec
- Waste Glass Management in Quebec
Green and circular economy
28/03
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518 B
Mining Waters: What to do With Nitrogen?
- Ammonia Nitrogen Removal from Mine Water at a Northern Quebec Gold Mine
- Ammonia nitrogen valorization in struvite formation process using a novel electrocoagulation process
- Denitrification: bacteria for the decontamination of mines wastewater.
Innovation and clean technology
28/03
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520 AD
Workshop | Constructing the Energy Roadmap for Municipalities
Presented by : Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- Workshop
Energy transition
28/03
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518 C
Treatments for Emerging Contaminants and Inorganic Compounds
- Asbestos removal of industrial sites and brownfields
- Multiple Lines of Evidence Approach to Assess PFAS Sources, Contaminant Distribution, and Fate and Transport
- Novel Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) Media for Selenium Removal from Groundwater
Innovation and clean technology
28/03
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520 B
Panel discussion | The New Air Battle
Presented by : Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Énergie (ADEME)
- Panel Discussion
Sustainable cities
28/03
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518 A
Workshop | Francophonie as a catalyst in the fight against climate change
Presented by : Les offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec - LOJIQ, Office franco-québécois pour la jeunesse - OFQJ, Institut de la Francophonie pour le développement durable - IFDD
- Workshop
Adapting to climate change