Jun 30, 2011

NGWA Course Will Focus on Environmental Forensics

Instructors will discuss methods for investigating contamination

An intermediate-to-advanced course on environmental forensics will be held September 19 to 20 in Albuquerque, N.M., by the National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA).

Among the most important disciplines in environmental forensics—the multidisciplinary field of investigating how and when contamination occurred—are often chemistry and hydrogeology.

In this NGWA course, participants will learn about cross-discipline investigation methods, current contaminant-specific tools for the most common contaminants in groundwater and experiences in sharing methods.

This course is best suited to:

• Consulting engineers and hydrogeologists;
• Potentially responsible parties;
• Regulators;
• Attorneys whose practices includes environmental litigation;
• University researchers; and
• Graduate students.

The course instructors are:

• Alan Jeffrey, Ph.D., the senior geochemist at DPRA/Zymax Forensics in Escondido, Calif.;
• Robert Morrison, Ph.D., an environmental consultant and co-founder of the International Society of Environmental Forensics; and
• Brian L. Murphy, Ph.D., who has more than 30 years experience in data analysis and mathematical modeling of pollutant fate and transport and editorial board member for the journal, Environmental Forensics.

To learn more about this course visit www.ngwa.org and click on the "Events/Education" menu tab or call 800.551.7379.