Monday and Tuesday evenings, optional computer modelling workshops
will be held to demonstrate the application of environmental decision support
software, and groundwater and risk assessment modelling tools. Participants in
these workshops will become familiar with Environmental Data Management for site
characterization and cleanups at storage tank sites and contaminated sites (EarthSoft,
Inc., Massachusetts, USA), and the input parameters required to build and calibrate
groundwater flow models (Schlumberger Water Services, Kitchener, Canada).
will be introduced to various graphical tools for evaluating well capture zones,
determining preferred flow and contaminant migration pathways, and optimizing
groundwater remediation systems. The workshops will use examples from existing
sites in Canada and the U.S. to evaluate risk assessment, natural attenuation,
endpoint analysis, three-dimensional groundwater flow, preferred migration and
exposure pathways, and the effectiveness of groundwater treatment systems. The
workshops will be conducted by experts from the United States and Canada.