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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Course Offerings:
Site Characterziation and Conceptual Model Development
Field Data Quality Control
Soil and Groundwater Characterization Tools and Techniques
Sediment Characterization Tools and Techniques
Environmental Data Management
Environmental Data Management - EDGE Workshop

Gareth Owen will lecture on site characterization with a focus on conceptual model development and the path and process of site characterization.

Steve Rose is a co-founding principal and Vice President at Malroz Engineering Inc. He has over thirty years of design, construction, and consulting experience on both domestic and international projects, with specialization in soil and groundwater contamination. Steven has conducted, managed, and advised on numerous projects dealing with: contaminated site characterization and waste classification, spill recovery and clean-up, site decommissioning and remediation, environmental site assessments, brownfields redevelopment, measurement and mitigation of landfill impacts, and facilities construction. Steven has acted as a national examiner for engineering license candidates, has provided expert advice to courts and tribunals, and holds an adjunct appointment to the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen's University. He has multiple publications in the field of contaminated sites evaluation and remediation.Steven holds engineering degrees from Queen's University and the University of Southern California. He is licensed as a professional engineer in Canada and the United States and is licensed as a professional geoscientist in Ontario. His expertise has been recognized in the United States as a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. Steve will lecture on Field Date Quality Control

Dr. Brewster Conant Jr., P.Geo.(Ontario) is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo and has over 26 years of experience in hydrogeology and environmental consulting. He received a B.Sc. in Geology-Physics/Mathematics from Brown University in 1984, and received a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at the University of Waterloo in 1991 and 2001, respectively. He has designed, managed, and conducted hydrogeological investigations for: contaminated site assessments; water supply protection; landfill assessments; evaluating agricultural best management practices; remediation; litigation; regulatory negotiation; and modeling studies. General areas of research interest are in physical and contaminant hydrogeology and in field methods and instrumentation. His main area of expertise and interest is in interactions at the groundwater/surface water interface and the examination of flow, transport, and fate of contaminants passing through it. He has developed innovative field methods, instrumentation, and numerical techniques for assessing groundwater/surface-water interactions including the use of temperature as a tracer techniques, infrared thermography, direct-push methods, and diffusion samplers. He has been an invited speaker at international scientific meetings and co-taught several training courses for USEPA. Dr. Conant will lecture on Subsurface Characterization Tools and Techniques with a focus on Soil and Groundwater Sampling.

Dr. Paul Sibley is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph who specialises in the assessment of potentially contaminated environmental media (water, soils, and sediments). His current fields of research include sediment toxicology and risk assessment, invertebrate toxicology focusing on benthic invertebrate community assessments in streams and lakes, disturbance ecology and impacts of land use practices on aquatic-terrestrial interactions. In the field of sediment characterization, his relevant research experience includes: collecting and processing site-specific water, sediment and soil samples for physical, chemical, and biological characterisation; analysis and interpretation of water, sediment, and soil quality data from field surveys and risk assessments; and development of provincial and federal water and soil quality guidelines and objectives. He has worked with metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides, polyfluorinated compounds, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, and other priority substances. Dr. Sibley has extensive knowledge of the fate and effects of contaminants in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Dr. Sibley will present the Practical Considerations for Collection of Sediment Samples for Chemical and Biological Assessment. Participants in this lecture will gain an understanding of the practical and conceptual issues associated with and factors that might influence the collection, handling, storage, and transportation of potentially contaminated sediments.

Alek Hage is the Vice President of EarthSoft Canada. 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 lecture on Environmental Data Management in the Field. He will be conducting the Environmental Data Management Workshop in the evening session.


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