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Blue Mountain

Conference 2017

Think Locally and Act Globally

October 03, 2017


While planners often deal with evaluating pit and quarry applications, rarely do we explore the other values these land uses can provide. There over 3,000 aggregate licences in Ontario, and some of these operations have created a landform that can store water during storm events and release water to the environment during drought conditions. This session will explore case studies illustrating the public benefits of pits and quarries, and Ontario’s aggregate resources.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding that pits and quarries can play a major role in flood attenuation and can help supply water to natural heritage areas during droughts. 
  • Understanding that aggregate quality is an important consideration in the lifespan of our infrastructure.