From Risk to Remediation 2020: CRC CARE Online Masterclass on Contaminated Site Assessment, Management and Communication

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From Risk to Remediation 2020: CRC CARE Online Masterclass on Contaminated Site Assessment, Management and Communication

This course can be used towards continuing professional development (CPD) points*

Online, 22 June 2020 – 14 August 2020

Given the travel and social distancing restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) has partnered with the Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), the University of Newcastle (UoN) to deliver Online Masterclass on Contaminated Site Assessment, Management and Communication.

This 8-week self-paced online masterclass has been developed especially for individuals who manage, regulate, investigate, remediate, or are impacted by contaminated sites. It provides participants with a unique appreciation of the underpinning science and technology coupled with practical approaches to site characterisation, assessment and remediation as well as risk communication.

Regardless of their current level of expertise, this online masterclass will provide participants with enhanced skills, knowledge, and confidence to manage even the most challenging sites and help them become leaders in the global remediation industry.

This is an all-inclusive online masterclass that will provide participants with the cutting-edge skills to manage and remediate contaminated sites all around the world. This online course has been developed in response to the critical need to build capacity to address the growing global contamination crisis. While technical lessons can be learned through the online study by the way of video tutorials, presentations, quizzes and exercises an advantage of this course will be the six live webinars with our presenter along with Q&A sessions, problem-solving and interactions that allow participants to consider the many facets of modern contaminant site assessment and remedial design. The course will also discuss aspects of sustainable low impact remediation approaches, climate change considerations, policy and regulatory matters, and economic considerations – all within the context of gaining and maintaining a social licence to operate.

Expert instruction

In-depth instruction by, and online interaction with, leading environmental experts from academia, consulting, and government from across Australia and the rest of the world. These experts provide participants with a comprehensive insight into toxicology, engineering geology, hydrogeology, and geochemical principles, site assessment procedures, risk management tools, remediation technologies and strategies, and management issues relating to contaminated land and hazardous waste sites.

Qualitative and quantitative risk assessment based on the conceptual site model will be practised and the effect of different legal contexts explored. The role and cost/benefit of modern advanced analytical chemistry (e.g. GCxGC, Time of Flight Mass Spectroscopy, physiologically based bio-accessibility testing, isotope analysis, asbestos fiber release) will be explored.

Participants will receive detailed technical information on the best-available remediation technologies, design and selection criteria, remediation implementation strategies, and field monitoring.

Visit the registration link for information on presenters and topics.

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