CO-Presented by Bert van Duin, M.Sc., P.Eng & Jim Laidlaw, AALA, BCSLA, LEED® AP
Bert van Duin is the Drainage Technical Lead at the City of Calgary Water Resources where he is responsible for the evolution of Calgary’s stormwater management practice, specifically related to the practical implementation of sustainable drainage practices. He has over 30 years of experience in the analysis, planning, design and management of urban drainage, stormwater management and watershed management projects in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Jim is an experienced Landscape Architect and Team Lead for Stantec’s Calgary Landscape Architecture Business Centre. He has worked closely with municipal, provincial and federal governments, the land development industry, and not-for-profit corporations as a consultant for 23 years. His expertise extends into several areas of landscape practice, including site inventory and analysis; historical landscapes; low impact development; urban renewal; urban forests; environmental restoration; naturalization projects; green roofs; sensory gardens; and LEED related projects.
Jim's breadth of project management experience with both the private and public sectors, as well as his considerable field experience, allows him to successfully navigate clients and staff through the visioning, conceptualization, detailed design, and construction processes for landscape architecture projects.