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Thursday , June 6, 2019
Course Offerings:
Soil Remediation Techniques and Technologies
Groundwater Remediation Techniques and Technologies
Sediment Remediation Techniques and Technologies
Evening Workshop:
Surfactants - Properties and Characteristics

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.

Christopher Pare, P.Geo, is a geologist with Dragun Corporation. Mr. Pare has 30 years of experience in site assessment and remediation projects in Canada and the United States related to contamination in soil, groundwater, surface water, sediments, and vapours. Mr. Pare utilizes high resolution site characterization techniques and a wide range of remediation technologies to help his clients negotiate and achieve regulatory closure. His experience includes one contentious project that ended up in a State Supreme Court.
Khaled Chekiri, Ph.D., P.Eng., is an environmental engineer with Dragun Corporation. Dr. Chekiri has more than 30 years of experience in site assessment, remediation, modelling, permitting and more. Dr. Chekiri manages projects related to site closure including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and vapour investigations; feasibility studies, remediation action plans, and decommissioning. Dr. Chekiri also co-wrote (with the late Dr. James Dragun) "Elements in North American Soils, Second Edition." Mr. Pare and Dr. Chekiri 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, P. Eng is a Vice Principal with GHD Limited. Mr. Daniel manages CRA’s surface water and environmental design groups and surface water/sediment modeling group. Mr. Daniel has over 20 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; 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 geotubes. Mr. Daniel is currently managing a major sediment assessment in West Virginia. 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.
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