Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in BC
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Who We Are
Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in British Columbia (SABCS) was established in 2003 as a non-profit foundation under the Societies Act of British Columbia to develop independent science-based tools of benefit to professionals working in contaminated sites management in British Columbia.
Specific objectives of the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites are:
- To provide broad strategic advice on the direction of science-based contaminated sites management in British Columbia.
- To review the quality and relevance of the scientific and technical information being used or proposed for the management of contaminated sites
- To review and advise on emerging trends and opportunities in contaminated sites management nationally and internationally
- To establish science-based guidance on relevant topics including numerical and risk-based standards development, and environmental investigation and remediation practices that will contribute to best practices and functioning of regulatory bodies and professional societies in British Columbia.
- To establish science based tools, procedures, and assessment protocols; including those applicable in risk assessment of contaminated sites.
In order to achieve these objectives, SABCS seeks collaboration with academic, government, and industry scientists with interests in contaminated sites in all jurisdictions to advance the scientific understanding of the management of contaminated sites.
The University of Victoria is currently acting as the host institution for SABCS. The Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites was implemented in 2003 with provincial funding as an initiative in response to the final report of the Advisory Panel on Contaminated Sites.
Recognizing the Complexity of Issues in Contaminated Site Management
As a registered non profit Society, the SABCS consists of the members, a body of independent individuals of sufficient number and diversity to provide the range of expertise required to fulfill its responsibilities. Acting as independent scientists, members may be drawn from any area of scientific endeavour, including but not limited to the environmental consulting industry, academic institutions, all levels of government, industry and non profit organizations.
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