Workshop to Examine Sulphur and Nitrogen Deposition Issues in Western Canada
When: April 28-29, 2009
Where: Banff, AB
The RCEN was invited by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) to select three ENGO delegates for a one and a half day workshop to examine sulphur and nitrogen deposition issues in western Canada.
- Anna Tilman, Save the Oak Ridges Moraine (STORM) Coalition, ON
- Jennifer Grant, Pembina Institute, AB
The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) Acid Rain Task Group (ARTG) has partnered with the NOx SO2 Management Working Group (NSMWG) of the Cumulative Environmental Management Association and the Terrestrial Environmental Effects Monitoring (TEEM) Committee of the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association to organize a workshop to examine sulphur and nitrogen deposition issues in western Canada.
The workshop’s objectives were to be met through expert presentations and a panel discussion. The workshop objectives were:
- To assess the state of the science on atmospheric deposition of sulphur and nitrogen and ecosystem impacts in Western Canada
- To develop an understanding of the implications of the latest science to current policies and programs aimed at addressing acid and nitrogen deposition
- To identify areas for future concentration for Canada’s acid rain science and policy efforts in western Canada