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Monday, June 7, 2021

Course Offerings:

Overview of Contaminated and Hazardous Waste Site Management
Principles of Contaminant Hydrogeology
Soil Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
Environmental Chemistry Made Easy For Site Investigation
Flow and Transport Modelling Applications at Contaminated Sites
Groundwater Modelling

Gareth Owen
is the President of GOwen Environmental Limited and has spent the last 28 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.

His decision 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.

Dr. 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 subsurface.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Grant Carey specializes in chemical fate and transport, remediation, NAPL behaviour, and mathematical modelling. He works on both litigation and regulatory projects throughout North America. Mr. Carey has developed an innovative visualization method for conducting PFAS source fingerprinting and redox zone delineation, and has developed an innovative visualization method for conducting PFAS source fingerprinting and redox zone delineation, and has developed a proprietary model for simulating PFAS fate and transport. He has also modelled the first successful in-situ remediation of PFAS in North America. Mr. Carey has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Guelph, and is an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University. He is also a founding member of the PFAS Remediation Research Group, which is an academic-industrial consortium including the University of Waterloo, Toronto University, and Carleton University with a focus on the development of innovative methods for PFAS site characterization and remediation. Mr. Carey has published or delivered more than 90 technical papers and short courses. He is currently on two ITRC guidance manual teams (PFAS and In-Situ Remediation Optimization), and was previously a trainer for ITRC web seminars on Mass Flux/Mass Discharge, and Remediation of Contaminated Sediments. Mr. Carey will lecture on Flow and Transport Modelling Applications at Contaminated Sites. Participants of this lecture will have increased knowledge of model applications, model selection, and model development and evaluation.

Patrick Delaney is the President of DHI in Canada and is involved in all aspects of DHI's business including consulting services, software sales, technical support and training. Mr. Delaney actively participates as a project management and subject matter expert on projects involving the development and implementation of water models and real-time operational forecasting systems related to integrated water resources management, wastewater and stormwater collection systems, urban and rural flooding, groundwater resoucres management, and climate change. He has more than 20 years of experience in the development and application of water modelling tools and technologies for a variety of disciplines, and he has considerable experience in managing complex, inter-disciplinary technology development and water mangement projects. Mr. Delaney combines his technical expertise with a very practical approach to problem solving and the ability to communicate technical concepts in a clear and understandable language. Mr. Delaney is a recognized expert and is a featured instructor at professional training courses throughout North American and he has advised many clients working on local, regional, national, and international projects. Mr. Delaney will be conducting the evening workshop on Groundwater Modelling.

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