With the arrival of the Environmental Permitting Regulations (2010) and implementation of the Environmental Protection Act (1990) Part llA there is a pressing need for contaminated land risk assessment to be applied in a consistent scientifically defensible manner.
ESI’s course on Groundwater Risk Assessment of Contaminated Land is based on current Environment Agency guidance and methodologies including the Remedial Targets Methodology: Hydrogeological Risk Assessment for Land Contamination (Agency, 2006) which provides a methodology for derivation of groundwater remediation targets.
This course provides an intensive two day programme for hydrogeologists and others involved in addressing the risks to groundwater associated with contaminated land. The course objective is to equip delegates with the practical skills required to develop conceptual models. The course teaches delegates how to use relevant approaches to risk assessment consistent with the Environment Agency’s methodologies for the assessment of contamination problems, derivation of remedial targets and cost effective environmental protection.
The Groundwater Risk Assessment of Contaminated Land course provides a forum for discussion between practitioners, regulators and researchers to further the debate on quantitative risk estimation. It also explores the sensitivity of outcomes to influential parameters for typical contaminants and pathways.
Groundwater risk assessment has become a recognised cost effective approach for resolving issues and decision-making. The Groundwater Risk Assessment of Contaminated Land course is presented by leading experts involved in UK consulting and research who will highlight the main technical and practical issues involved in undertaking and communicating risk based assessments and engineering designs for cost effective environmental protection.
- The legal and regulatory definition of contaminated land.
- The concept of risk assessment and definition of source-pathway-receptor.
- Development of conceptual models.
- Site characterisation strategies using iterative approaches.
- Introduction to the Environment Agency assessment methodology.
- Discussion of data requirements and relationship to levels 1 to 4 of the Environment Agency methodology.
- Hands-on exercises using 1D pathline models and Monte Carlo analysis.
- Real case studies and practical problems used throughout the course.
Who should attend the Groundwater Risk Assessment of Contaminated Land course?
The Groundwater Risk Assessment of Contaminated Land course is designed for all those involved with contaminated land posing a risk to the water environment, including consultants, regulators, and industry personnel.
To enquire about the Groundwater Risk Assessment of Contaminated Land course, please contact ESI’s Course Administrator (01743 276100/email).
We can accept payment by credit card over the phone from most major credit and debit cards including MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, JCB, Visa Electron and Solo (we do not accept American Express or Diners ClubCard). Please complete this Booking Form and send it to the Courses Administrator at New Zealand House, 160 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. SY2 6FD. Tel: +44 (0) 1743 276100, Fax: +44 (0) 1743 248600.
ESI strives to be an environmentally friendly company so we provide course handouts and presentations in digital format only. Hard copy manuals can be provided upon request at an extra cost of £50 + VAT each.