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Course Offerings:
Day Five
Site Characterization and Conceptual Model Development
Sediment Remediation Techniques and Technologies
Groundwater Remediation Techniques and Technologies
Day Six
Soil Remediation Techniques and Technologies
Contaminated Site Project Management
Day Seven
Demonstrations of Tools and Techniques in Site Characterization and Remediation

Gareth Owen will lecture on site characterization with a focus on conceptual model development, field data quality control, and the path and process of site characterization. Mr. Owen will also lecture on contaminated site project management issues with a focus on remedial and risk management planning/costing and remedial optimization.
Jeff Daniel, P. Eng, P.E. is a Senior Principal with Geosyntec. Mr. Daniel has over 28 years of experience in the surface water and environmental fields. During his career, Mr. Daniel has focused on the investigation and cost-effective remediation of sediment projects of varying sizes, including a project in the central US where over 2 million tonnes of material has been removed and over 5 miles of waterway restored; the Willow Run Creek Site in Michigan which involved the removal of approximately 370,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediments and surrounding impacted soil, and a sediment dredging design project on the Ottawa River which included dredging of over 225,000 CY of impacted sediment and dewatering using geotextile tubes. Mr. Daniel managed a recently completed sediment assessment and remediation project in West Virginia where a monitored natural recovery remedy with limited capping was implemented which reduced the overall cost for the project by over 90% compared to the initially anticipated cost. Mr. Daniel has presented courses on sediment management and naturalized restoration in the United States and Canada. Mr. Daniel will lecture on Sediment Remediation Technologies and Restoration Approaches.

Ben Galbraith has over 14 years of experience in the field of groundwater and soil remediation. Ben has designed, managed, and conducted hundreds of in-situ remedial programs within North America and internationally with a variety of remedial techniques including, in-situ chemical oxidation and reduction, adsorption, pump & treat systems, soil vapour extraction, air sparging, permeable reactive barriers, and enhanced bioremediation of chlorinated and petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides, dissolved metals and PFAS compounds. Ben has applied these technologies in multiple geologic settings, including challenging formations such as glacial tills, fractured rock, tidal influenced and saline aquifers. Mr. Galbraith will lecture on in situ groundwater remediation techniques and strategies.

Matthew Schroeder, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.E., is a senior engineer at Dragun Corporation. His expertise ranges from environmental remediation to environmental compliance. Matt’s thoughtful, scientific approach to environmental issues has earned the trust of many long-term clients. Matt has successfully managed environmental remediation projects from a home heating-oil tank to an 8,000- acre former military base. Matt has also provided litigation support on a number of projects in the United States and Canada. In addition to addressing “traditional” contaminants in soil and groundwater such as chlorinated hydrocarbons, PCBs, and metals, Matt has been closely involved in assessment and remediation of PFAS. Matt is involved in PFAS work groups and authored/co-authored articles related to assessment and remediation of PFAS.
Dr. Fatemeh Vakili, P.Geo, M.Sc., Ph.D., is a hydrogeologist at Dragun. Dr. Vakili’s academic research and expertise is in using Compound Specific Isotope Analysis (CSIA). Her expertise in CSIA is used to understand the source(s) and fate and transport of chemicals in the subsurface. Dr. Vakili works with other senior scientists at Dragun on projects involving site assessments, vapour intrusion, fate and transport of contaminants, litigation support, and more. These projects focus on “water-related issues” (quality and quantity) where Dr. Vakili uses her advanced knowledge of isotopes to find practical answers to what are often complex questions. In addition to her hands-on project experience, Dr. Vakili has presented at the prestigious Battelle Conference, written for publications as varied as Environmental Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering Process (CEP), and the Journal of Nutrient Management. Mr. Schroeder and Dr. Vakili will lecture on ex situ groundwater remediation techniques and strategies.

Dr. David Reisman, currently a Senior Consultant and Technical Advisor and the previous Director, Engineering Technical Support Center, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Reisman worked for the U. S. Government from 1976-2012 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, authored many environmental health criteria documents for both EPA and WHO, and published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, many in the area of remediation and mining influenced water treatment. 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 for almost 15 years, David worked on several hundred hazardous waste sites, conducted treatability and pilot technology studies, and assisted EPA regional personnel and contractors in site characterization, soil remediation, technology selection and treatability study design. David is the recipient of many Government awards and has received several medals for his outstanding work in supporting EPA's regional personnel. Dr. Reisman will lecture on soil remediation principles, technologies and techniques.

Demonstrations of site characterization and remediation technologies will be held at a location near the course venue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Soil and groundwater remediation technologies, and drilling, geophysical, and sampling and analysis equipment will be demonstrated.
To ensure a quality delivery of information, online participants will instead be able to view the demonstrations at a later date.

 
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