High-resolution Site Characterisation

This half-day workshop offers practical insights on high-resolution site characterisation and in-situ remediation of contaminated land


High-resolution site characterisation and in-situ remediation of contaminated land

This half-day workshop is hosted by CRC CARE. All presenters have vast hands-on experience in and expertise on high-resolution site characterisations and in-situ remediation of contaminated land.

Purpose of the workshop

The workshop offers contaminated land practitioners, regulators and researchers insights into advanced technologies for site characterisation, including real-time measurements and direct sensing equipment and other technologies for onsite data generation. These technologies provide high quantities of data that form the basis for evaluating a site in high resolution with greater certainty, supporting faster and more effective site clean-up. Such data underpin high-resolution site characterisation (HRSC) strategies that allow users to make decisions in real time, saving time, resources and money.

HRSC yields detailed geologic, hydrogeological, and contaminant distribution information, which improves the selection, design, and optimisation of remedial technologies matched to the scale of the spatial attributes of the subsurface problems. Understanding of site contaminant distribution using HRSC supports efficient and reliable evaluation, selection, design and implementation of in-situ treatment technologies.

HRSC technologies are increasingly practiced by environmental professionals and researchers and approved for use at sites by regulators who see the value in gathering better data up front to potentially shorten the lifetime of a clean-up project, as well as reduce costs.

This workshop draws together new knowledge with practical experience to provide participants with enhanced skills in and understanding of HRSC technologies, including field application from evaluation, selection and design to implementation. The presentations will be supported by relevant case studies.

Why attend?

The workshop will cover:

  • Up-to-date knowledge on HRSC technologies
  • Efficient resolution of decision questions
  • Reducing overall contaminated site characterisation costs
  • Improving the selection, design and optimisation of remedial technologies
  • Understanding site contaminant distribution using HRSC results
  • How to interpret reports.

Workshop attendees will also receive:

  • Presenters’ PowerPoint slides (in secured PDF, subject to presenter approval)
  • 12-month access to the workshop recording
  • a downloadable online resource folder
  • a certificate of completion (on request).

Networking opportunities

Delegates will have opportunities to build connections and relationships with their fellow participants and experts in the field, including leaders from research, industry and government.

Who should attend?

Policy- and law-makers, regulators, landowners, contamination consultants, remediation practitioners, geologists, researchers, and academics who work with contaminated sites but are not expert in HRSC.


AUD $ 300 ( ex. GST)

Student registration: AUD $ 200 (ex GST) – Please contact Ratin Mathur (ratin.mathur@crccare.com / +61 437 224 158)
Refund policy
Attendees can request a refund up to 7 days before the event start date. An administration fee of $50 will apply.


12:00 – 12:10 PM – Prof Ravi Naidu, University of Newcastle and CRC CARE
Welcome and Introduction
  • Outline the objectives for the workshop
  • Housekeeping.
12:10 PM – 1:00 PM – Leandro Gomes de Freitas
HRSC and the new paradigms for contaminated site management and remediation
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM – Break
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM – Dr Jonás García-Rincón
High-resolution hydrostratigraphic characterisation
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM – Gary Davoren
In-situ chemical injection – practitioner point of view and experience
3:15 PM – 3:30 PM – Break
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Dr Jonás García-Rincón
High-resolution delineation of organic contaminants
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Presenters and participants
Live panel discussion and Q&A session

Workshop host and sponsor

CRC CARE (www.crccare.com )

CRC CARE is a partnership of organisations dedicated to developing new ways of dealing with and preventing contamination of soil, water, and air including solid and liquid waste management. We focus Australia’s foremost expertise and resources on this issue and develop close links with research partners at the cutting edge in this field around the world.

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