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Env. Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP)

NOTE: This opportunity has expired or is an event which has already taken place.

Applied training for the effective management of environmental resources in and around water during construction projects. Applied techniques and procedures that increase confidence and diligence and improve environmental performance.



  • NEIA Member: $995 + HST
  • Non-Member: $1,200 + HST


  • May 27-29, 2020

The Erosion and Sediment Control Practitioner Course (ESCP) is being offered by the same instructor earlier this same week (25-27). Discounts are available to participants interested in taking both courses. Contact Kieran Hanley at for more information.

To indicate your interest and reserve your seat, contact Kieran Hanley at There is a limit of 18 class participants for this course. Register early to guarantee your spot.

Training Funding Available
The Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Job Grant Program provides financial assistance to private and non-profit employers to offset the cost of providing training to new or current employees. Employers can access to up to $10,000 in government support for employee training per trainee! More information on the funding application can be found at


Construction in, under, over, and adjacent to waterbodies is commonplace. It is also commonplace for environmental and engineering professionals and technicians to be involved in the planning, design, construction, and environmental management of infrastructure development projects in and around water. From this involvement has emerged procedures to avoid or mitigate impacts to environmental resources when working in or about waterbodies.

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner (EFPP™) describes construction procedures commonly used for construction in and about water bodies by presenting their respective applications, planning considerations, design requirements, field implementation procedures, and advantages/limitations.

The goal of Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner is to provide participants with reference material and a practical knowledge base for providing sound professional and technical advice and in-the-field services to project proponents, contractors, and government regulators for construction activities in and about water. The course content will engage all stakeholders (project proponents, engineering and environmental professionals, environmental and engineering technicians, construction contractors, and regulators) involved in such projects.

This training course combines lectures with practical exercises. The environmental procedures discussed and applied in this course are immediately applicable to construction projects in and about water.

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Topics discussed and explored in this course include:

  • Nature of construction projects in and about water.
  • Goal-setting for construction projects in and about water.
  • Factors to consider when selecting construction procedures in and about water.
  • An effective planning process for works in about water.
  • Common elements associated with works in about water.
    • Streamflow measurements.
    • Pumps – pump theory, types, selection, and operation.
    • Pump screen design for protection of fish.
    • Flumes – design, selection and use.
    • Diversion channel – design, layout and construction.
    • Coffer dams.
    • Assessment of site conditions as they relate to procedure selection.
    • Sediment-laden water management and disposal.
    • Soils and materials management.
    • Managing high pH water.
  • Dry worksite isolation procedures.
  • Wet worksite isolation procedures.
  • Subsurface crossing procedures.
  • No-Containment construction procedures.
  • Arial crossing procedures.

Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner has a freshwater focus; however, many procedures can also be applied to construction projects in marine and estuarine environments.

As a portion of this course deals with design, there is a math component. Participants should be comfortable with basic math. Excel-based apps will be provided to participants to assist with repetitive and more complex procedures.


The Environmental Field Procedures for Works In and About Water Practitioner course is applicable to a very broad audience:

  • Environmental consultants, professionals, and technicians.
  • Engineering consultants, professionals, technologist and technicians.
  • Industry stakeholders.
  • Regulatory and enforcement personnel.
  • Project managers and contract developers.
  • Construction contract administrators.
  • Construction supervisors and foremen.
  • Equipment operators and labourers.
  • First Nations stakeholders.


If you would like more information on this course or would like to register, contact Kieran Hanley at There is a limit of 18 class participants. Register early to guarantee your spot in this highly regarded program.

Registration is full for this event.


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