18th Annual Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course

Organization: Gowen Environmental Ltd

Venue: The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jun 10, 2013 / 7:30 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Jun 14, 2013 / 3:00 pm - (PST)
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Description

GOwen Environmental and the International Association of Hydrogeologists present Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management, a comprehensive course that provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation in contaminated site management. The Course has been developed especially for individuals who manage, regulate, investigate, remediate, or are impacted by contaminated sites. Managing these sites is a multidisciplinary task, therefore, integrating several disciplines is necessary to efficiently and economically manage or make decisions regarding site issues.

   5 days of in-depth discussions by 15 leading environmental, soil, sediment and groundwater experts representing academia, consulting, and government from across North America. These experts will provide a comprehensive overview of hydrogeology and geochemical principles, site assessment procedures, risk assessment and risk management tools, remediation technologies, and management issues relating to contaminated and hazardous waste sites.
     
   Networking Lunches - 1 at hotel and 1 at Outdoor Technology and Technique Demonstration Day 
     
   2 Evening optionals computer based workshops on computer modelling and environmental management support software. The workshops will start on the Monday night and will incorporate established and innovative computer modelling and support software used in groundwater characterization and remediation; risk assessment; environmental decision support; and contaminated site management.
     
   1,200 page edited notebook and access to resource folder.
     
   Hands-on technical demonstrations on Site Characterization and Remediation Technologies and Techniques used in sampling and monitoring programs. 
     
   4.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
     
  Optional Excursions to the CN Tower Observation Deck, night out in Toronto and trip to Niagara Falls
 

 

Cleaning Up the Mess (Excerpt from ECO Canada - Newsletter)

The Canadian contaminated sites sector has grown quickly over the past few years, driven by a combination of regulatory and economic pressures. In 2008, ECO Canada's Contaminated Sites Report - When Supply Does Not Meet Demand - affirmed that between 2004 and 2019, the federal government would commit up to $4 billion to clean up properties that it owns or that fall under federal responsibility. This includes more than 4,400 federal contaminated sites as well as 28,000 non-federal properties.

In conjunction with high profile cases such as the BP oil spill, these industry-wide changes have led to heightened awareness on issues relating to contaminated sites, encouraging countries around the world to develop and implement stricter guidelines and standards for the investigation, mitigation and remediation of contaminated sites. However, like most environmental work, the skills needed to clean up these sites are multidisciplinary and require a unique set of cross-sectoral competencies from employees.

There are a number of environmental training facilities currently operating in Canada, but GOwen ENVIRONMENTAL is the only facility in the world that offers a one week indoor-outdoor course covering all issues related to managing subsurface contamination, from theory to practice. The fifteen instructors leading the course come from all across North America with backgrounds in academia, private industry and government, and are recognized as leading experts and educators in their respective fields.

The course is a joint project between GOwen ENVIRONMENTAL, the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences and the International Association of Hydrogeologists and was founded to provide leading-edge environmental training and networking through courses, conferences and workshops. This year will mark the 16th anniversary of its annual Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course, a comprehensive course that provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation in contaminated site management. The course integrates several different disciplines and has been developed specifically for individuals who manage, regulate, investigate, remediate or are impacted by contaminated sites.

Below is one comment of the many comments we have received about the course.


Subject: Great Course in Toronto !!

Please go to www.contaminatedsite.com to check-out the course coming-up in Toronto. This is truly a world-class course .... and this year it is held right in Canada! Perry Sarvas and Kip Hawley both attended and it was the best training they have ever had. This year looks even better! Feel free to call Perry or Kip if you want a participants perspective. I strongly recommend this course, especially for those who want some in-depth contaminated or hazardous waste site management training, contaminated site program or project management or risk-assessment. If you having been waiting a long time for training, I think you will be very pleased with this course.... fill-out your 15-11 form today since there is relatively little time to process your request!

Jim Gehrels
Groundwater Group Leader
Northern Region
Ministry of Environment & Energy


 

Introduction

Over the last 30 years, countries around the world have developed and implemented guidelines and standards for the investigation, mitigation, and remediation of contaminated properties. In all sectors of the economy, high profile contaminated sites, human health issues, litigation, and enormous cleanup costs have heightened the awareness of environmental issues relating to contaminated properties. Contaminated soil, sediment or groundwater in prime real estate and sensitive ecological locations has resulted in the loss of millions of dollars due to lack of development or ineffective management of these properties.

GOwen ENVIRONMENTAL was founded to provide specialized and leading-edge environmental training and networking through courses, conferences, and workshops. This Course was developed to provide a medium for the transfer of unbiased information and technology to clean up contaminated properties. The Course has evolved over the last fourteen years into an internationally recognized solution-based training program that brings together participants, regulators, consultants, and academics from across the globe.

International Association of Hydrogeologist (IAH) (www.iah.org) is an an international organisation for scientists, engineers and other professionals working in the fields of groundwater resource planning, management and protection. It was founded in 1956 and has grown, with the increasing social and environmental importance of groundwater, to a membership of more than 3500 members in more than 135 countries.

The Course is firmly established as far as content and instruction. The Course is sponsored by one of the largest environmental associations in North America and largest groundwater resource protection associations in the world. Over the last fourteen years, the Course has received support and sponsorship from major environmental associations world-wide. The instructors represent academia, government, and the private sector; all are leaders in their respective fields. This framework provides for an unbiased transfer of information that provides individuals who own, regulate, investigate, remediate or are impacted by contaminated properties with a solid theoretical and practical foundation in contaminated site management. The management of these sites is a multi-disciplinary task. This course integrates all the disciplines necessary to successfully, efficiently and economically manage or make decisions regarding these sites.

Course participants will receive theoretical and practical foundations, as well as important information regarding regulatory compliance aspects of contaminated site management. This knowledge will be coupled with a hands-on approach to understanding the tools and techniques for managing contaminated sites. Some experience is helpful, but not necessary, as the Course teaches basic principles before addressing more advanced topics.

This is the only one week indoor-outdoor course being offered globally that covers all issues related to managing subsurface contamination, from theory to practice. The Course's 15 instructors are from academia, private industry, and government in North America and are recognized as leading experts and teachers in their respective fields. These instructors will provide students with access to a broad base of practical experience and an excellent opportunity to network with leading professionals.

Regardless of your level of expertise, the combination of information presented during this Course will not be found elsewhere and will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to effectively manage contaminated sites. This Course will provide participants with the competitive edge required in this rapidly evolving field.

Early Registration ends April 27, 2013, Government Regulatory Rate, Group Rate and Member Rate are available as well, For more information, please refer to course website. 

Venue

1 Harbour Square
Toronto
Ontario
Canada
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Organizations

Gowen Environmental Ltd