Jul 14, 2009

NGWA Announces Upcoming Courses

August courses scheduled in Ohio and Texas

Isotopic and Hydrological Characterization of Fractured Rock Settings
This course is being offered August 17 to 18 in Columbus, Ohio, by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

This intermediate-level course focuses on understanding the hydrology of coupled groundwater/surface water systems in fractured rock settings using a watershed approach.

The course—suited to geologists, hydrologists, engineers, project managers, environmental professionals involved in risk assessment and remediation, attorneys and regulatory personnel—will provide an evaluation of current approaches to understanding hydrologic systems in fractured rock. New approaches will be addressed that have been underutilized to date, including stable and radiogenic isotopes, end member mixing models, groundwater and surface water tracing techniques utilizing introduced tracers, hydrologic assessment of watersheds and hydrogeologic mapping.

This course is taught by Mark Williams, Ph.D., a research fellow at the Institute of Artic and Alpine Research, coassociate director of the Undergraduate Academy and associate professor of geography at the University of Colorado; and Michael Wireman, Ph.D., a hydrogeologist currently employed by the U.S. EPA in Denver.

Understanding Migration, Assessment, and Remediation of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPLs)
This course is being offered August 17 to 19 in San Antonio, Texas, by the NGWA.

This introductory- to intermediate-level course will help participants understand how NAPLs migrate in a hydrogeologic system—providing guidance when considering the technical practicability of remediating the source and its plume. The course is suitable for hydrogeologists, engineers, regulatory personnel, administrators dealing with groundwater contamination problems and public educators dealing with remediation of DNAPLs and LNAPLs.

This NGWA short course is taught by David K. Kreamer, Ph.D., professor of geoscience and graduate faculty in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Paul M. Yaniga, principal scientist of CEO Wise Ltd.

To learn more about these short courses, as well as other NGWA educational programs, call 800 551.7379 for more information.