January 17, 2012


NEIA News                                                           


Do you sell to the provincial government?

The Provincial government is looking at amending the Public Tender Act and wants to your recommendations and ideas. A two-hour session will take place on February 2nd at 9:00am for NEIA members interesting in giving their input. Email Kieran ( to confirm your attendance. 

NEIA welcomes new staff member

This week the Newfoundland Environmental Industry Association welcomes Kieran Hanley as its new Marketing & Communications Coordinator. Visit our website here to meet Kieran; he can be reached directly at or (709) 772-3342.

Of Interest                                                          


Public forum on Muskrat Falls - January 17 

The Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development, Memorial University' Applied Economics Research Initiative, and the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council are jointly hosting a public forum to discuss the questions surrounding the Muskrat Falls hydro project. The session, entitled "Is Muskrat Falls the Best Option?", will feature a presentation by MUN Economics professor Wade Locke. The event is taking place on January 17th at 7:30pm at the Bruneau Centre for Innovation and Research on the MUN campus. Admission is free and the event is also being webcast. More Info

Opportunity for NEIA members to employ Masters of Environmental Science students

Students in MUN's Master of Environmental Science co-op program are now looking for full-time, paid work term of at least 12 weeks in duration as part of their degree program in the spring semester. Could a student benefit your company? More Info



Water-quality monitoring system developed in Newfoundland & Labrador finding applications word-wide
The Telegram last weekend featured the work of Haseen Khan and Martin Goebel of the Provincial government's Department of Environment and Conservation, who have travelled to Middle East to share water-quality monitoring technology developed here in Newfoundland a decade ago. The system, already in use here in Newfoundland in locales like Leary's Brook, Voisey's Bay, and the Churchill River, is valuable because of its near real-time transmission of findings from remote locations. Jordan is employing the technology to better measure water quality in the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. The Department of Environment and Conservation says that other countries with geographic characteristics much different from Newfoundland's have started to see applications of the technology that they can use themselves.

Conferences, Workshops & Seminars  



January 19, 2012:  How to do Business with Nalcor Energy, St. John's (NL)


January 26, 2012:  Emera and the Pursuit of Regional Energy Opportunities and Collaboration, Halifax (NS)


January 30-31, 2012:  Lean Facilitation and Building Participation Workshop, St. John's (NL)


February 1 - 4, 2012:  Northern Lights 2012, Ottawa (ON) 


February 2, 2012:  OTANSAnnual Dinner - with Steve Durrell, President, Irving Shipbuilding, Halifax (NS)


February 13 - 14, 2012:  2012 EnerCan West Conference, Regina (SK)  


March 1, 2012:  Marine Energy and Geohazard Research, St. John's (NL)


March 14, 2012:   Solutions Summit: What's Next?, St. John's (NL)


March 14 - 16, 2012:   GLOBE 2012 Business Environment Event, Vancouver (BC)


March 27 - 29, 2012:  2012 Clean and Safe Drinking Water Workshop, Gander (NL)


March 27 - 29, 2012:   Asia Water 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


April 11 - 13, 2012:   Water Technologies Symposium (WaterTech), Banff (AB)


September 30 - October 5, 2012:   Eco Summit 2012, Columbus (USA)  



For more listings of conferences, workshops & seminars: 



Professional Opportunities

Get innovations to the marketplace with the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program

Are you developing products or services in the areas of environment, health, safety and security, or enabling technologies, and looking to enter the commercial market?  Click here for information on the upcoming webinar on January 18th.


Call for proposals on health, safety and the environment in arctic and harsh environments

Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador (Petroleum Research) is issuing a 'Call for Proposals' that aim to develop technologies to reduce health, safety and environmental risks for offshore operations in Arctic and harsh environments. For more information contact Robert Trask at (709) 738-7974 or


Becoming an NSPS supplier to Irving Shipbuilding

In order to establish a procurement relationship with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. as it begins to gear up for the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, it is vital to understand the fundamentals of how the company conducts business. Click here for more information from OceansAdvance.


Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI): White Rose, Prequalify for General Materials; Deadline: Open
Trade Mission: Oceanology International Atlantic Canadian Pavilion, March 13 - 15, 2011, London (UK)

For links to procurement opportunities:


Email:      Phone: 709.772.3342 


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