Mr. Gilron has provided invaluable support to the coal mining sector in Canada over the past 15 years, providing his scientific background and analytical/strategic skills, to advocating for responsible coal mining practices, educating public stakeholders, with an aim to minimizing and mitigating environmental impacts. Throughout his career, Guy has focussed on the use and integration of science into environmental permitting, water quality guideline development, science communication, adaptive management and regulatory decision-making.
Mr. Gilron’s attributes, skills and accomplishments, include: strong advocacy for conducting sound science and careful planning during operations and closure; open sharing of knowledge through a variety of multi-stakeholder forums; and, integrating science into environmental assessments, water management and treatment. He has actively applied his experience and expertise to coal sector issues relating to ecotoxicology, water quality guideline development and application, and selenium risk assessment and management. Guy’s key accomplishments have revolved around providing strategic scientific advice to mining industry clients and associations, in support of water science, environmental assessments, and consultation processes related to monitoring and evaluation, effluent regulations and limits, and overall responsible water management.
Mr. Gilron has served as Chair, Director, Board Member and Executive Secretariat for numerous industry committees and working groups. He has co-authored numerous reports, publications and presentations which have provided trusted information, novel perspectives, with the ultimate goal of stakeholder consensus. Finally, Guy has been successful in developing and leading high-performance teams of environmental professionals.
Mr. Gilron’s contributions to the Canadian coal industry, in particular, applying science to inform regulations and decision-making, is recognized by the Coal Association of Canada. We are pleased to be able to present this award to him.
2020 / 2021 Award of Distinction Video