Feb 19, 2009

NGWA Short Courses to Focus on Groundwater Contamination & Remediation

Courses will take place March 23 to 24

Groundwater industry professionals can increase their remediation technology knowledge in two different National Ground Water Association (NGWA) short courses taking place this spring.

"Environmental Isotopes in Ground Water Resources and Contaminant Hydrogeology," taking place March 23 to 24 in New Orleans, covers the basics of isotope hydrology and how this methodology may be used to solve various hydrogeological problems related to groundwater resource and groundwater quality issues. Environmental consultants, water supply engineers and administrators and regulatory personnel alike will benefit from course instructors Drs. Ian Clark and Ramon Aravena's many years of practical experience.

Providence, R.I., will host "Estimating Times of Remediation Associated with Monitored Natural Attenuation and Contaminant Source Removal." In this course, also taking place March 23 to 24, Drs. Frank Chapelle and Mark Widdowson will explain to regulators, site remedial project managers, engineers, scientists and hydrologists how aquifer systems contaminated with chlorinated ethenes or petroleum hydrocarbons may be restored using monitored natural attenuation, particularly when combined with certain source zone treatment technologies.

For more information on either of these NGWA short courses, as well as other 2009 NGWA educational offerings, visit www.ngwa.org or call 800.551.7379.