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

Venue: Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: May 04, 2009 End Date/Time: May 08, 2009
Registration Date: May 01, 2009
Early Registration Date: Mar 20, 2009
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Information on the 14th Annual Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Course - Theory, Practice & Outdoor Field Demonstrations (Site Characterization Equipment and Remediation Technologies) Course from May 4-8, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the course brochure can be downloaded from the course webpage at The course has been filled to capacity the past 13 years.

This is the most comprehensive one week indoor-outdoor course being offered globally that covers all issues related to managing subsurface contamination, from theory to practice. The 15 instructors in this course, along with the many technology demonstrators, will provide participants with unique access to a very broad base of practical experience and an excellent opportunity to network with leading professionals. 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.

Choose either 3 or 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 and unbiased 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.

3 - evening hands-on workshops on computer modeling and environmental management support software. The workshops will start on the Monday night and will incorporate established and innovative computer modeling and support software used in groundwater characterization and remediation (Visual MODFLOW); risk assessment (RBCA); environmental decision support; remedial action cost engineering requirements; and contaminated site management.

• 1,200 page notebook and resource CD-ROM.
• 1 half-day of hands-on outdoor technical demonstrations on Characterization and Remediation Technologies.
• 4 Networking Lunches with individuals on average from over 10 countries
• 4.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
• Optional Excursions to the CN Tower Observation Deck and Niagaria Falls

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. There are reduced rates for regulatory authorities and members of affiliated associations worldwide. The course has been filled to capacity the past 13 years.

Information on the course instructors, agencies, associations, companies and magazines involved in the course is available at our web site and Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management Resource Page. Pictures of the computer workshops, outdoor field demonstrations, and lecture schedules 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.
Gareth Owen
GOwen Environmental Limited
Suite 966, 3044 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M8X 2Y8
Telephone: (416) 259-6911

Below is one comment of the many comments we have received about the course.
From: Jim Gehrels
Subject: Great Course in Toronto !!

Please go to 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


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