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Owen is the President of GOwen Environmental Limited and has
spent the last twenty seven years training other environmental professionals in
the discipline of contaminated and hazardous waste site management. Mr. Owen has
managed over 600 contaminated sites including site and risk assessments, remedial
plan development and expedited site closures for sites contaminated with hydrocarbons,
chlorinated solvents, heavy metals, and radioactive waste. He has worked on and
provided technical and/or managerial support to clients on over 3,700 sites worldwide.
He has managed and provided program and project support on contaminated site investigations
and remediation for soil, water, and sediment in every jurisdiction and at every
level of government in the provinces and territories of Canada, and advised private
and public sector clients on similar issues worldwide. He has worked with and
instructed most regulatory agencies in Canada responsible for contaminated and
hazardous waste site management.
decision in 2001 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. Mr. Owen'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 management and closure as well
as environmental program management. Mr. Owen will provide a detailed overview
of Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management.
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
Kirk Scheckel is a Senior Research Soil Scientist with US EPAs
National Risk Management Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, OH, USA. His research
focus is solving fundamental issues regarding elemental speciation in soils, sediments,
water, plants, and waste materials via advanced, molecular-level spectroscopic
techniques coupled with macroscopic kinetic and thermodynamic laboratory studies
and field research to elucidate reaction mechanisms that influence fate, transport,
reactivity, mobility, bioavailability, and toxicity of elements in the natural
environment leading to effective and economical remediation/use strategies. Dr.
Scheckel received his B.S. in Agronomy from Iowa State University and his Ph.D.
in Environmental Soil Chemistry from the University of Delaware. He is a Fellow
in both the Soil Science Society of America and the American Society of Agronomy.
Kirk is also an adjunct faculty member at the Ohio State University. He
will lecture on Soil Chemistry of Hazardous Materials.
Ivey, is the President and Senior Remediation
Specialist with Ivey International Inc.
He has over twenty five years of environmental assessment and remediation experience,
travelled to over 40 countries, and has worked on more than 1,500 projects internationally.
His background includes: Organic Chemistry, Geological Engineering, and a Masters
Certificate in Project Management. His education and the school of hard knocks
have provided him with a good foundation for assessing and remediating many of
todays environmental challenges. Among some of his more notable accomplishments
include; being one of the few ECO-CANADA Nationally Approved Instructors for delivery
of professional development courses, holds several International Patents, and
has won many environmental awards including: The Globe Award, North American Frost
& Sullivan Award, Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) Awards (2), R.F Weston
Award, and the MISTIC Award. He continues to conduct applied soil, solid waste,
waste water, and groundwater research, and is currently working on several international
remediation projects Mr. Ivey will be presenting Environmental Chemistry Made
Easy For Site Investigations.
George, B.Sc is a Hydrogeologist and Groundwater Modeler at
Waterloo Hydrogeologic who is experienced with project management,quality control
and assurance in the following fields: groundwater-surface water modelling,highway
construction, groundwater and surface water monitoring programs, groundwater remedial
projects, design projects, as well as concrete structures and materials engineering.
Jacob 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. He will also
be conducting the evening workshop on Groundwater Modelling.