Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management - Theory, Practice & Outdoor Field Demonstrations

Venue: Metropolitan Hotel Toronto

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Sep 20, 2004 End Date/Time: Sep 24, 2004
Registration Date: Sep 01, 2004
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2004
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Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management - Theory, Practice & Outdoor Field Demonstrations Course from September 20-24, 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The course webpage is

GOwen Environmental and the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences are conducting the Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course. Over the last seven 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. The course will provide individuals who manage, regulate, investigate, remediate or are impacted by contaminated properties with a solid theoretical and practical foundation in contaminated and hazardous waste site management. The seventeen course instructors are recognized as the leading experts and teachers in the field from academia to private industry and government in North America. The instruction and knowledge will be coupled with a hands-on approach to understanding the tools and techniques for managing these sites. This will be accomplished through outdoor field workshops and demonstrations and indoor case studies and computer workshops.

This course is an investment. It will provide you or your associates with unparalleled technical information and applied knowledge in contaminated and hazardous waste site management.

Course Overview

· 5 days of in-depth discussions by 17 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.

· 4 evening 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 notebook and resource CD-ROM.

· 1 half-day of hands-on technical demonstrations on Site Characterization and Remediation Technologies.

No other Course of this kind gives a greater value for the registration fee.

Information on the course instructors, agencies, associations, companies and magazines involved in the course is now available at our web site and Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Resource Page located at Pictures of the computer workshops, outdoor field demonstrations, and sample lecture notes are available for review at the web site. If you would like to contact participants from previous courses you can reach them through our web page.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you.

Gareth Owen

Below is one comment of the many comments we have received about the course.
From: Jim Gehrels
Subject: Great Course in Ottawa this June!!
Please go to to check-out the course coming-up in June. 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


Over the last 20 years, Canada and the United States 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 seven years into an internationally recognized solution-based training program that brings together participants, regulators, consultants, and academics from across the globe.

THE ASSOCIATION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SCIENCES (AEHS) ( AEHS members represent the many disciplines involved in making decisions and solving problems affecting soils, including chemistry, geology, hydrogeology, law, engineering, modeling, toxicology, regulatory science, public health, and public policy. AEHS recognizes the widely-acceptable solutions for contaminated soil that can be found through integrating scientific and technological discovery, social and political judgement, and hands-on practice. AEHS offers a medium for these solutions and is devoted to providing scientific, technical, regulatory, public policy, and practical information on soil contamination and cleanup through conferences, courses, Soil and Groundwater Cleanup Magazine, the Journal of Soil Contamination, the Human & Ecological Risk Assessment Journal, the Phytoremediation Journal, the Journal of Environmental Forensics, and the AEHS membership directory. AEHS has developed and conducted over 50 conferences and workshops for environmental professionals.

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. Over the last six 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 17 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.

As part of the education process, selected case histories of soil, sediment and groundwater investigations, remediations and risk assessments will be studied to further emphasize the practical aspects of each lecture topic. While a good number of 2-3 day short courses are offered on some aspects of contaminated site management, there are few one-week courses offering the opportunity for in-depth learning of a more complete range of issues. The extent of recent developments in the science and technology of contaminated and hazardous waste site management is such that one would be required to attend many short courses in order to be brought up to speed. Our intensive one-week course, with additional workshops and outdoor demonstrations, is an attractive alternative for busy professionals.

This week-long course allows for a half-day of outdoor seminars to demonstrate the various site characterization and remediation technologies currently being used on sites across North America today. Four optional nightly seminars will provide the attendee with hands-on computer workshops to demonstrate the application of environmental decision support software, groundwater modeling and risk assessment modeling tools.

The majority of courses provide two or three instructors to cover an extensive array of topics in two days and charge the same amount for registration for two days as this course charges for five. The 17 instructors in this course, along with the many technology demonstrators, will provide students with a unique access to a very broad base of practical experience and an excellent opportunity to network with leading professionals.

This Course provides an unparalleled synthesis of technical information and applied knowledge in contaminated and hazardous waste site management.

Instructors and Course Topics

Monday, September 20, 2004
Course Offerings:
Overview of Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management
Principles of Contaminant Hydrogeology
Practical Model Applications for Risk Assessment and Site Remediation
Health and Safety at Hazardous Waste Sites
Groundwater Modelling Workshop

Gareth Owen is the President of GOwen Environmental Limited and has spent the last ten years training other environmental professionals in the discipline of contaminated and hazardous waste site management. Mr. Owen has managed over 600 contaminated and hazardous waste site investigations and remediation projects world-wide and in every jurisdiction in Canada. Mr. Owen will provide an overview of Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management. Gareth has a solid understanding of Canadian contaminated and hazardous waste site issues, regulations, and the industries affected by these issues. He has worked with and instructed most regulatory agencies in Canada responsible for contaminated and hazardous waste site management. His decision to no longer participate in the investigation or the remediation of contaminated sites as a consultant or contractor, ensures the provision of sound and unbiased technical and managerial support to all his clients. It also ensures no conflict of interest with any environmental consulting or contracting firm providing contaminated site management services. Gareth's principal responsibilities have included providing support to government agencies and multinational corporations in managing large and complex environmental programs and projects . His principal experience relates to contaminated site project development and environmental program management. Mr. Owen will provide a detailed overview of Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management.

Dr. Ken Howard, University of Toronto, is a certified and chartered hydrogeologist, with broad experience in all aspects of groundwater resource evaluation, management and protection. As Director of the Groundwater Research Group at the University of Toronto, he has worked on numerous applied projects in Canada, U.K., the West Indies, equatorial Africa and Australia. He has published over 50 articles on topics that range from numerical flow modeling and contaminant migration to environmental isotopes and borehole geophysics. Dr. Howard will cover the Principles of Hydrogeology and will provide an overview of scientific principles Monday evening. After attending this lecture, the attendee will have an increased understanding of the physical and chemical processes that determine how contaminants are transported in the subsurface.

Dr. Nilson Guiguer is the author of several groundwater models, including FLOWPATH, FLONET, FLOTRANS, AIRFLOW and Visual MODFLOW. He received his Ph.D. in hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo where he also taught the graduate level course "Mathematical Modeling of Groundwater Systems" during his teaching and post-doctoral fellowship. He has also been involved in delivering professional short courses around the world from the United States to Spain, Australia and Japan. As president of Waterloo Hydrogeologic, he is actively involved in many consulting projects dealing with groundwater contamination and protection, and has extensive experience in advising municipalities and government agencies in Canada, the USA and South America on wellhead protection delineation methods. Dr. Guiguer will lecture on Practical Model Application for Risk Assessment and Site Remediation. Participants of this lecture will have increased knowledge of model applications, model selection, and model development and evaluation. Dr. Guiguer is instructor for many courses on groundwater flow and transport modeling around the world and will lecture on Practical Model Application for Risk Assessment and Site Remediation. Participants of this lecture will have increased knowledge of model applications, model selection, and model development and evaluation.

Randall Stegner is President of E-Education Associates Ltd. and is responsible for occupational health and safety training in the United States and in Canada. His background encompasses twenty years experience in environmental, health & safety services, including sixteen years experience as a trainer for USEPA, GZA GeoEnvironmental and Northeastern University. He has developed numerous training programs, including the 40 hour General Site Worker, the Environmental Sampling Course, and the Ozone Depleting Substances curriculum. Most recently, Randy was employed by Water Technology International Corporation on behalf of Environment Canada to develop and deliver a USEPA approved "National Environmental Safety Program" for public and private personnel across Canada. He maintains credentials as a Certified Safety Professional, Canadian Registered Safety Professional and a Professional Geologist. Mr. Stegner will be discussing and demonstrating occupational health and safety issues for contaminated and hazardous waste sites.
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Course Offerings:
Soil and Groundwater Characterization Tools and Techniques
Sediment Characterization Tools and Techniques
Overview of Human and Ecological Risk Assessment
Use of Risk-Based Corrective Action / Risk Assessment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Canada-Wide Standards
RBCA Workshop

Dr. Michel Tétreault is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, where he teaches graduate courses in groundwater analysis and environmental monitoring. Dr. Tétreault is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario. He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Queen's University at Kingston. He is involved in research towards active and passive bioremedation, risk management at petroleum release sites and groundwater sampling techniques. Dr. Tétreault has directed, since 1985, numerous site investigations for National Defence across Canada and in Germany, and has been providing technical support to many bases, commands, and directorates regarding subsurface contamination and groundwater monitoring program management. He is currently developing an appendix to the DND Site Remediation Framework, to provide guidance on the use of Monitored Natural Attenuation in a Canadian context. Dr. Tétreault will lecture on Subsurface Characterization Tools and Techniques with a focus on Soil and Groundwater Sampling.

Dr. Paul Sibley is an Assistant Professor at Guelph University who specialises in the assessment of potentially contaminated environmental media (water, soils, and sediments). His current fields of research include assessment of water and sediment quality, invertebrate toxicology, benthic invertebrate community assessment in streams and lakes, impacts on riparian zones. His relevant research experience includes: collecting, and processing site-specific water, sediment and soil samples for physical, chemical, and biological characterisation, analysis and interpretation of water, sediment, and soil quality data from field surveys and risk assessments, and development of provincial and federal water and soil quality guidelines and objectives for metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides and priority substances. Dr. Sibley has extensive knowledge of the fate and effects of contaminants in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Dr. Sibley will present the Practical Considerations for Collection of Sediment Samples for Chemical and Biological Assessment. Participants in this lecture will gain an understanding of the issues associated with and factors that might influence the collection, handling, storage, and transportation of potentially contaminated sediments.

Dr. Marie BenKinney is a Principal Scientist with Exponent Environmental Group (a multi-disciplinary consulting firm providing environmental science and engineering services). She is an ecotoxicologist with more than 17 years of experience specializing in ecological risk assessment. Dr. BenKinney has designed, directed, and contributed to numerous environmental programs ranging from small site-specific and product-specific assessments to large multimillion-dollar site assessments and product development programs. Her work frequently includes assisting in developing negotiation and litigation strategies, and representing clients in public presentations, technical meetings, and negotiation sessions. She was previously employed for 15 years at Mobil Oil Corporation, where she was responsible for environmental testing and consultation activities concerning product registration, product safety stewardship, facility environmental issues concerning water quality and effluent discharges, site assessments and ecological impact assessments, and spill prevention management. is a technical expert in aquatic testing procedures, and in assessing the fate, exposure, and environmental effects of petroleum hydrocarbons. Dr. BenKinney's lecture will provide an introduction to the underlying concepts and general approaches for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment (HERA). Participants of this lecture will gain an understanding of the role of HERA in contaminated site assessment and remediation, basic components of HERA, complexity of planning a HERA, identifying HERA objectives, basic approaches to toxicity and exposure assessments, receptor and risk characterization, and dealing with uncertainty in HERA.

Stephen Esposito, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., is the Manager, Environmental Engineering Services across the Jacques Whitford Group, responsible for the delivery of all environmental engineering services at the company. With 750 employees and offices across Canada and the Northeast US, Jacques Whitford is one of the largest environmental consulting companies in Canada. Mr. Esposito oversaw the development of the Environmental Risk Assessment service into a significant service line for the company and was at one time responsible for overseeing all risk assessments undertaken at Jacques Whitford. Mr. Esposito was a founding member of the Atlantic Canada PIRI committee, which is developed the ASTM Risk-Based Corrective Action (RBCA) process for petroleum hydrocarbon contamination across the Atlantic Provinces. Mr. Esposito has taught risk assessment concepts at short courses, and co-ordinated and taught the regulatory-mandated RBCA training course in Atlantic Canada. Mr. Esposito has overseen and managed numerous environmental risk assessment and risk management projects across the country, and is often consulted by clients regarding environmental liability and management issues. He has been involved in several high-profile risk assessment and Brownfield redevelopment projects including the Sydney Tar Ponds and the redevelopment of the former CN Shops in Moncton. Mr. Esposito will lecture on the Use of Risk-Based Corrective Action / Risk Assessment of Petroleum Hydrocarbons and Canada-Wide Standards.

Instructors and Course Topics

Wednesday , September 22, 2004
Course Offerings (AM):
Soil Remediation Techniques and Technologies

Outdoor Technology and Technique Demonstrations

David Reisman, Director, Engineering Technical Support Center, National Risk Management Research Laboratory U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, has worked for the U. S. Government since 1976 with the National Park Service (Park Ranger), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Information Specialist), and in many positions with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He served for several years as a Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, and has authored many environmental health criteria documents for both EPA and WHO. David holds a Masters Degree in interdisciplinary environmental sciences from Miami University, and has completed additional graduate work in engineering at the University of Cincinnati. For over 15 years, David assisted in the development of risk assessment guidance for the EPA Office of Research & Development in the waste, ambient and drinking water and hazardous air pollutants areas. As Director of the EPA's Engineering Technical Support Center he serves all 10 EPA regions, and assists regional personnel and contractors in site characterization, technology selection and treatability study design. The Center works on over 100 Superfund, RCRA and Brownfields sites each year, and David coordinates the Center's and their contractors' assistance on these sites. David is the recipient of many Government awards and has received several medals for his outstanding work in supporting EPA's regional personnel. Mr. Resiman will lecture on soil and sediment remediation technologies and techniques.

Outdoor demonstrations of site characterization and remediation technologies will be held at a location near the hotel from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Full-scale soil and groundwater remediation technologies, and drilling, geophysical, and sampling and analysis equipment will be demonstrated. The temperature in early-June in Ottawa ranges from 12-22 C. Attendees should have appropriate apparel, such as rain gear, casual work clothes, and good walking shoes or boots. Cameras and camcorders are permitted.

Thursday , September 23, 2004
Course Offerings:
Groundwater Remediation Techniques and Technologies
Sediment Remediation Technologies
Estimating Costs for Site Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Sites
RACER Workshop. The Remedial Action Cost Engineering and Requirements software is an automated, parametric cost estimating tool that can be used to estimate costs for all phases of contaminated sites management

Patrick Laganièère, is the In-situ Remediation Director for Franz Environmental Inc. with offices in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, and Corpus Christi. He has been called as an expert witness on groundwater contamination and modelling studies by major industries and the U.S. government at the Lakehurst, N.J., Superfund site. Mr. Laganièère provides expertise in the areas of environmental investigation and remediation, remediation design, tendering and supervision of remedial system installation. Mr. Laganièère holds a geological engineering degree (1994) from Laval University in Quebec, as well as graduate level courses in site management and remediation. He has been project manager for environmental characterization and rehabilitation works on hydrocarbon and metal impacted sites. He has developed a mobile water treatment unit prototype and designed various chlorinated and petroleum hydrocarbon pilot tests and remediation systems, including: soil vapour extraction (SVE), In-situ Air Sparging (IAS), Multiphase Extraction (MPE) and Bioventing. Mr. Laganièère will lecture on groundwater remediation techniques and strategies through comparisons and case studies highlighting: Air Sparging; Dynamic Vapour Extraction; Flushing/Stripping; Source Removal; Bioremediation; Bioslurping; UV/Ozone/Hydrogen Peroxide Oxidation; Granular Activated Carbon Systems; Air Strippers; Oxygen Enhancement; Zero-Valent Iron (Funnel-and-Gate) and Physical and Hydraulic Containment.

Jeff Daniel is a Manager of the Sediment Programs with Conestoga-Rovers & Associates. Mr. Daniel's has 10 years of experience in sediment characterization and remediation projects at Canadian and U.S. Superfund sites. Mr. Daniel has focussed on sediment remediation projects, including the Willow Run Creek Site, in Wayne County, MI, and the Fields Brook Superfund Site, located in Ashtabula, Ohio. Jeff is active in the international Sediment Management Work Group. Mr. Daniel's experience includes a significant involvement in United States Superfund RI/FS's, Removal Actions, RCRA Facility Investigations/Corrective Measures Studies, and state-led cleanup projects, in project management/coordinator, design, and peer review roles. Mr. Daniel will lecture on Sediment Remediation Technologies.

John Claypool specializes in estimating cleanup costs and valuing contingent environmental liabilities on major environmental cleanup projects at a wide variety of industrial and commercial sites. Over the course of his career, he has personally estimated the costs of investigations and remedial actions at over 1000 industrial and commercial sites including Formerly Utilized Defense Sites (FUDS), government installations, power plants, retail gasoline stations, manufactured gas plants, third-party disposal sites, oil refineries and terminals, chemical plants and distribution facilities, natural gas compressor stations, pesticide formulation plants and plating facilities. He is experienced in using various estimating approaches and tools including RACER, MCACES Gold, CORA, proprietary cost estimating software, ECHOS cost data, and spreadsheets. He also develops the engineering logic and algorithms for technology cost models in RACER. He is actively working on the development of a new standard for valuing environmental liabilities including cleanup costs for the ASTM. Mr. Claypool received his BS in Chemical Engineering at State University of New York in 1982. He is a Vice President with EarthTech in Englewood, Colorado. This session will present various methodologies for estimating costs for site investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites. The appropriate situations for usage and the limitations, advantages and disadvantages of each estimating methodology will be presented. The session will cover estimating costs for investigation, system design, capital costs for system construction, operations and maintenance costs with consistency and accuracy. Mr. Claypool will present case studies showing how various cost estimating methodologies can improve decision-making.
Friday, September 24, 2004
Course Offerings:
United States Environmental Law Law Applicable to Contaminated Sites and Brownfield Issues
Canadian Federal Environmental Law Applicable to Contaminated Sites
Canadian Provincial Environmental Law Applicable to Contaminated Sites

Steven Nadeau, ESQ, a senior member of Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn, based in Michigan, has developed a national sediments practice. Mr. Nadeau was instrumental in founding the U.S. Sediment Management Work Group ("SMWG") in 1998 and has served as its Coordinating Director since that time. The SMWG is an ad hoc organization of entities with potential responsibility for contaminated sediments. The SMWG is dedicated to the advancement of risk-based, scientifically sound approaches for managing contaminated sediments and has provided a strong leadership role in influencing the emerging national and international policy on contaminated sediments. Through his position as Coordinating Director of the SMWG, Mr. Nadeau has gained considerable insight into state-of-the-art contaminated sediment management practices, knowledge of the leading experts in the area, as well as a working relationship with many of the key regulators involved with the issue of contaminated sediment. In addition to numerous meetings with U.S. EPA senior management at Headquarters over the past four years discussing sediment policy issues, Mr. Nadeau also has been involved in international discussions on Sediment Remedial Actions Plans (RAPs), Priority Intervention Zones (ZIP) Programs, and Lakewide Management Plans (LaMPs). Mr. Nadeau was intimately involved in the development of the comprehensive, proactive approach which originally resulted in selection of a precedent-setting capping remedy for a harbor. He later negotiated a cash-out for his client. Mr. Nadeau has worked on a number of major sediment sites around the U.S., including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and New York in addition to his extensive work on behalf of the SMWG and is a recognized expert on Sediment Management in the United States and Canada. Mr. Nadeau is a 1977 cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School and is a 1974 Magna cum laude graduate of Boston College. Mr. Nadeau will lecture U.S. law and will focus on Brownfield Redevelopment issues in the United States. Emphasis will be on risk assessments, political shifts, and traditional vs. new approaches in the area contaminated site closure.

Joseph Keller is an environmental lawyer with the federal Department of Justice in Ottawa. He has been involved in litigation respecting contaminated sites, in the drafting of agreements for the remediation of contaminated sites, and in providing advice on policy related to contaminated sites. Mr. Keller has been a lecturer at the National University of Singapore and was in private practice for a number of years before joining the Department of Justice. Joseph Keller will discuss the Canadian government policy on contaminated site management with a focus on public sector responsibilities for Contaminated Sites.

Harry Dahme is the Senior Partner in the Environmental Law Group of Gowlings in Toronto. Mr. Dahme has expertise in the full range of environmental law services. He has acted for a wide variety of clients in dealing with such matters as contaminated lands, in developing corporate environmental due diligence programs, obtaining environmental approvals and providing expert opinion in respect of environmental matters generally. Mr. Dahme will lecture on Canadian Environmental law as well as basic legal principles related to contaminated property and environmental investigations. After attending this lecture, the attendee will have increased knowledge of Canadian Environmental Law applicable to contaminated and hazardous waste site management and private sector liability for clean-up of contaminated sites.

Computer Workshops

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, optional computer modelling workshops will be held to demonstrate the application of environmental decision support software, and groundwater and risk assessment modelling tools. Participants in these workshops will become familiar with environmental decision support software for comprehensive cost estimates for cleanups at underground storage tank (UST) and petroleum-contaminated sites (Earth Tech, Colorado), and the input parameters required to build and calibrate groundwater flow models (Waterloo Hydrolgeologic, Waterloo, Canada). Participants will be introduced to various graphical tools for evaluating well capture zones, determining preferred flow and contaminant migration pathways, and optimizing groundwater remediation systems. The workshops will use examples from existing sites in Canada and the U.S. to evaluate risk assessment, natural attenuation, endpoint analysis, three-dimensional groundwater flow, preferred migration and exposure pathways, and the effectiveness of groundwater treatment systems. The workshops will be conducted by experts from Washington D.C, Colorado and Ontario.


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Additional Information

Registration and Course Fee Advanced registration is strongly advised. Due to the hands-on nature of this Course (demonstrations, workshops, and lectures), enrolment is limited and applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis. The Course has been filled to capacity the past seven years. Please mail the downloaded application form with a cheque or training authorization by September 1, 2004 or register online through the link below. For those requiring time to obtain authorization, we suggest faxing the same application form with payment to follow. Registered participants will receive confirmation of registration and information package. Registration fees include all course, workshop, outdoor demonstration, materials and exhibit sessions. Member of Affiliated Organization or Association $1,595 Canadian + $111.65 (GST) = $1,706.65 (or $1,295 U.S.) Non-Member $1,695 Canadian + $118.65 (GST) = $1,813.65 (or $1,395 U.S.) Early Registration, (payment received by July 1, 2004) $1,495 Canadian + $104.65 (GST) = $1,599.65 (or $1,225 U.S.) Group Rate (5 or more registrations from same organization.) $1,395 Canadian + $97.65 (GST) = $1,492.65 (or $1,150 U.S.) Regulatory Agency Rate (Ministry or Department of the Environment) $1,195 Canadian + $83.65 (GST) = $1,278.65 (or $995 U.S.) Previous Course Attendees - (10 spaces available) $595 Canadian + 41.65 (GST) = $636.65 (or $450 U.S.) For individuals who choose to take only one of the two sessions: Session Rate (1) or (2) (3 days) $1,095 Canadian + $76.65 (GST) = $1,171.65 (or $895 U.S.) Please make cheques payable to GOwen. The full fee is due August 31, 2004. Fees received before August 31, 2004 will be fully refunded if written cancellation is received by August 31, 2004. Cancellations received after August 31, 2004 will not be refunded. Substitutions of course participants may always be made.