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Instructors and Course Topics

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
Environmental Data Management (TBD)
Day Seven
Outdoor Demonstrations of Tools and Techniques in Site Characterization and Remediation
Networking Lunch (In-person only)

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.

Rick McGregor, M.Sc., MBA, P.Geo, is the President of InSitu Remediation Services Ltd and has over 28 years’ experience in groundwater and soil assessment and remediation. Mr. McGregor has worked in over 30 countries and has authored numerous papers on groundwater assessment and remediation. He holds a M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo in hydrogeology and geochemistry and is a Certified Ground Water Professional in Canada and the United States. Mr. McGregor will lecture on in situ groundwater remediation techniques and strategies.

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. Mr. Pare 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.

Outdoor 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. Full-scale soil and groundwater remediation technologies, and drilling, geophysical, and sampling and analysis equipment will be demonstrated. The temperature in early June in Toronto ranges from 10-22 C. Attendees should have appropriate apparel, such as rain gear, casual work clothes, and good walking shoes. Cameras are permitted.
To ensure a quality delivery of information, online participants will instead be able to view the demonstrations at a later date.

Alek Hage is the Product Manager of EarthSoft. EarthSoft's EQuIS software is the most widely used environmental data management software in the world. EarthSoft's large clients include SGS, Shell Oil, Dow Chemical, TransCanada, Teck, Barrick, CDM Smith, ERM, Arcadis, Golder Associates, 5 US EPA Regions, several US States, and thousands of other governments, industrials, and consultants/labs. Alek will be conducting the Environmental Data Management.

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