and Course Topics
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
Derek Peak is a professor of Environmental Soil Chemistry at the University
of Saskatchewan, where he uses a wide range of laboratory and molecular-scale
techniques to probe soil chemical processes. Dr. Peak has been a synchrotron user
for 20 years and has served as a member and chair of the Canadian Light Source
Users Advisory Committee. His overall research program focuses on using synchrotron-based
chemical speciation techniques to determine nutrient and contaminant fate in soils
and sediments. Major research themes include understanding the fate and transport
processes that control phosphate availability in soils, developing sustainable
agricultural development in West Africa, and effectively managing metal and metalloid
affected soils produced as a result of natural resource extraction. 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.
Doerken, B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., PE (VA) is the Product Manager for Visual
MODFLOW and AquiferTest at Waterloo Hydrogeologic. He has over a decade of experience
providing practical water resource solutions to municipal, federal, and industrial
clients across North America. He has managed and executed a wide variety of projects
including subsurface investigations, groundwater site characterization and modeling,
remediation, and restoration; flood evaluations; water supply planning; watershed
management and modeling; and stormwater management. Kristians mix of practical
problem solving skills and water resources modeling expertise is driving our products
forward and enables the delivery of cost-effective solutions to complex problems.
Kristian 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.