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.

Call for speakers

Be part of Americana’s program! Réseau Environnement is currently looking for speakers for its 13th edition. Do you wish to submit a presentation? Read the call for speakers sent out on June 12. Conference proposals must be submitted before September 14, 2018.

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26/03
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
Stormwater Sustainable Management
- SAUL (Alveolar Ultra-Litght Structure) - Effective solution in stormwater management
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Sustainable cities
26/03
Floods: Keep Your Feet Dry!
- 2017 flooding : mitigation solutions for municiaplities
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Adapting to climate change
26/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Adapting to climate change
26/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Energy transition
26/03
Implementing Circular Models
- Estimating the global cost of waste disposal in a business using Material flow cost accounting
- 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
Cities in Transition: Smart and Resilient
- Nice Côte d'Azur, a european pionneer, innovative & leader smart city
- Laval, an Urban City in Nature
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Sustainable cities
26/03
Transitioning to Circular Economy: North-American Implementation
Presented by : EDDEC Institute
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Green and circular economy
26/03
Energy Independence and Transition: the Role of Technology
Presented by : ALTE Coop.
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology
26/03
From Research to Marketing: Innovation in Action!
Presented by : Mitacs
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology
26/03
Climate change: risks and opportunities for investors
Presented by : Club d'investissement responsable du Québec
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Responsible investing and green taxation
26/03
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
27/03
“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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Adapting to climate change
27/03
CRD: Smart Deconstruction
- Deconstruction of Buildings - The End of Demolition
- Keeping gypsum waste out of our landfill: a pilot project in the Laurentians
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Sustainable cities
27/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
Giving the Green Light to Sustainable Land Transport
- Deployment of electric and autonomous vehicle
- Electric MaaS: sustainable mobility
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Energy transition
27/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
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
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
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
- Drone Imagery for Environment and Biodiversity Survey
- Inter-laboratory verification of commercial eDNA assays for frogs and fish with sample handling and interpretation
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
Biodiversity in the Big Leagues
- The French Agency for Biodiversity: a New Model of Public Establishment
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Adapting to climate change
27/03
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
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
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
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Green and circular economy
27/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Adapting to climate change
27/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Green and circular economy
27/03
Sustainable Air Transport: Now Boarding!
- CORSIA offsetting Scheme for Aviation : Overview and Perspectives for the GHG Services Industry
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Energy transition
27/03
Sustainable Sea Transport: All Aboard!
- MeRLIN: innovation at the heart of the shipping and port sectors
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Energy transition
27/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology
27/03
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
Fail EXPOSED: Failing toward the top to make progress in climate change fight
Presented by : ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, Ouranos
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Adapting to climate change
27/03
The Second Life of Food Waste
- Food Loss and Waste Measurement and Management to Create Healthy Communities
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Green and circular economy
27/03
Enhancing Performance and Innovation in the Water Sector
Presented by : International Office for Water
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Sustainable cities
28/03
Panel discussion | Waste Glass Management in Quebec
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Glass and Discharge of Sorting Center Conveyors : Generated, Processes and Reused in Gaspésie
- Panel discussion
Green and circular economy
28/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Adapting to climate change
28/03
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
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
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology
28/03
Sustainable Innovations in the Field of Research
Presented by : Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en opérationalisation du développement durable (CIRODD)
- Energy Transition : Sustainable Innovations from the Research Side
- Towards smart and more sustainable use of ICTs
- Bioenergies and energy transition
- Comparison of energy sectors
Energy transition
28/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Green and circular economy
28/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Energy transition
28/03
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
Waste Management: ICIs in Action
- Centralized sorting stations and removal of individual bins at CAE's headquarters
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Sustainable cities
28/03
Innovative Approaches for the Decontamination of Metals and Inorganic Compounds
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology
28/03
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
Constructing the Energy Roadmap for Municipalities
Presented by : Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- Presentation 1 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 2 (Coming soon)
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Energy transition
28/03
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
- Presentation 3 (Coming soon)
Innovation and clean technology