Measurement and Reporting Workshops
In partnership with The City of Calgary and City of Edmonton, the RCA hosted workshops to discuss waste measurement and reporting.
The first workshops were open to municipalities and public agencies such as school boards. We encouraged these participants to join us to learn about the current waste measurement systems that are being used by governments of all levels (and how you can access this information), but more importantly, to share information about their measurement needs and the data gaps that may be limiting their ability to track and report on the results of their waste management system.
Calgary: March 8, 2016 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. at Ralph Klein Park (12350 84 Street SE)
Edmonton: March 10, 2016 from 1:00–3:00 p.m. at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre Administration Building (250 Aurum Road NE, Edmonton)
Agenda & Proceedings:
Click on the speakers’ names to download a pdf copy of their presentations:
- Background on existing measurement systems
- John Marshall and Peter Van Wesenbeeck (Statistics Canada)
- Jennifer Martin (Alberta Environment and Parks)
- Municipal Systems
- Rick Penner (Re-TRAC Connect)
- Measurement needs of municipalities – facilitated input session
-> download the Summary Notes
- Why measure?
- What are you currently tracking?
- Public reporting
- Tracking to targets
- Performance measures
- Indicators required to track to measures
- How is diversion measured?
- Reporting residuals
- Data gaps
NOTE: These municipal workshops will be followed up with a workshop for waste haulers and processors in Red Deer on Tuesday, March 22. Representatives from the industry are invited to click here to register for that session.