Earth Stewardship

Derbowka David R, Chief Executive Officer

Dave Derbowka - CEO

David Derbowka is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Passive Remediation Systems Ltd. (PRSI) and oversees the  operation and growth of the company. Since establishing PRSI in 2004, Mr. Derbowka has worked on projects globally. To his credit PRSI became affiliated in 2013 as ISO 14064, International Standard for GHG Emissions Inventories and Verification, compliant. Mr. Derbowka has over twenty years of experience and is considered as an expert in the fields of rhizoremediation and phytoremediation. These efforts resulted in the remediation of contaminated groundwater, soils, soil vapours and sediments. Mr. Derbowka routinely consults on complex environmental site assessments for sites impacted by chlorinated solvents, petroleum hydrocarbons, and metals.

Mr. Derbowka has been a member of the Poplar Council of Canada since 1996, contributes research information and has authored numerous white papers on the subjects of rhizoremediation and phytoremediation.

Prior to founding PRSI, Mr. Derbowka founded and chaired the Okanagan Ground Water Protection Agency, a widely recognized environmental protection organization that researched and enforced groundwater protections legislation in the Okanagan area of British Columbia.  Mr. Derbowka wrote the water back flow prevention act for municipalities and provided critical direction to the development of water protection bylaws. He oversaw groundwater contamination, source water protection, contaminant site optimization and wellhead protection. Mr. Derbowka, a founder,  is also the chairman of the Armstrong Spallumcheen Environmental Trust (ASET) (, a volunteer organization that provides bursaries to youth pursuing environmental related post-secondary education, and empowering communities to live with environmentally sustainable practices. Mr. Derbowka contributes regularly, editorials on environmental subjects through his website and local sources.