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Event Name: Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC)
Hosted By: U.S. EPA
Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation
Event Description:

The Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) training course focuses on groundwater characterization and discusses (1) the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity on the investigation and cleanup of groundwater and related media, (2) the need for scale-appropriate measurements and adequate data density, and (3) the tools and strategies that are available to overcome the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity. The course addresses the following technical content:

  • Defining and explaining the need for and benefits of HRSC
  • Understanding the sources and attributes of subsurface heterogeneity and their impact on hydrogeology, contaminant fate and transport, and source and plume relationships
  • Defining and using scale-appropriate measurements, adequate data density and collaborative data sets
  • Explaining the application of HRSC to the characterization of integrated media, including groundwater, soil, soil vapor, surface water, sediments and bedrock
  • Evaluating potentially applicable tools for subsurface investigations of shallow unconsolidated environments, deep unconsolidated environments, fractured and porous media, and the groundwater and surface water interface
  • Developing effective HRSC implementation and investigation strategies
  • Managing and visualizing HRSC data for decision making
  • Applying HRSC to remedy design, implementation and optimization

After taking this course, participants will be armed with information that will allow them to improve their subsurface investigation approaches and develop more realistic and comprehensive conceptual site models (CSM). CSMs developed based on HRSC strategies and tools will decrease site uncertainty, improve the remedy selection process for groundwater remedies, and better enable the evaluation, design, and implementation of targeted in situ and ex situ groundwater remedies.

The Groundwater HRSC course is an advanced 3-day course. The recommended audience includes EPA, federal, state, and tribal technical project managers, practitioners and other stakeholders involved in groundwater investigation and remediation.THE COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.

Please note pre-work is required for this course. Attendees will be required to listen to recordings of a two-part webinar series that will cover introductory materials including an introduction to HRSC and hydrogeology and the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity. Each webinar recording is 2.5 hours long and is presented by the same instructors involved in the classroom portion of the training. Please remember if you plan to attend a classroom version of the course, you must provide documentation that you listened to both recordings. After listening to the recordings and completing the evaluation form, you will receive a certificate of completion. Please email a copy of both certificates to Jodi McCarty, ICF at jodi.mccarty@icf.com prior to the classroom delivery you are registered for.

The recordings of the introductory modules can be found here: Module 1 - https://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/HRSC_021422/ and Module 2 - https://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/HRSC_021722/. Remember this is a two-part series so you must listen to both sessions prior to the classroom delivery. 

If you have any questions regarding the webinars, please feel free to contact Jodi McCarty, ICF at jodi.mccarty@icf.com.
 

*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*

Additional Information:

Daily Class Times:
Tuesday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: September 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Event Ends: September 25, 2013 at 4:00 PM
Location
This event will be held at: U.S. EPA - Region 5
77 W. Jackson Blvd.
Illinois Conference Rm., 12th Fl. Conferencing Center
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
Location Map:
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Location Contact Information: Jeff Gore
Phone: 312-886-6552
E-mail: gore.jeffrey@epa.gov
 
Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Silversmith Hotel and Suites
10 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 1-855-695-6668 or 312-795-6500
Map of Hotel: Click here to view 
Hotel Website: http://www.silversmithchicagohotel.com/
Hotel Room Information: Rooms can be reserved until Aug. 26, 2013 under the hotel block name "Environmental Protection Agency". Room rate $185 per night (+ 16.4 % tax)
 

The room block rate includes complimentary internet access and a complimentary quick start breakfast.

*Please note there is a city-wide convention occurring at the same time as this training. No other hotels have rooms available so please make your sleeping room reservation as soon as possible to ensure you have lodging at the government rate and near the training location.*

Additional Event Information
General Information Sheet - including detailed travel and lodging information (196K/PDF)
   
   

 

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