Receive practical information and guidelines useful for evaluating natural attenuation and applying monitored natural attenuation (MNA) as a remediation approach for contaminated groundwater during this two-day short course.
While many state and federal agencies recognize the viability of using MNA, you must be able to support its use by adequate evidence of its effectiveness, which requires a sound understanding of natural attenuation mechanisms in order to evaluate their potential efficacy in achieving remedial goals. This course will provide you with that understanding. You will be provided the conceptual and technical background necessary to evaluate natural attenuation mechanisms and their interaction with source and transport processes at sites with organic and inorganic chemicals. You will learn how evidence requires adequate site characterization to determine solute plume behavior as well as how to evaluate natural attenuation processes, make realistic estimates of attenuation rates and source decay rates, and design an adequate monitoring program to show that natural attenuation is occurring as expected.
In-depth discussions of the mechanisms of natural attenuation, data collection and analysis, quantification of contaminant transport and fate processes, and regulatory considerations involved in implementing MNA as a remedy for groundwater contamination will also be presented.
Upon completion this course, you will be able to:
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Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale4415 E. Paradise Village Parkway SouthPhoenix, Arizona
85032800-Embassy (800 362.2779)602 765.5800
Accommodations: NGWA has secured a limited block of rooms on a first come, first served basis at the group rate of $104 per night single/double occupancy, which includes complimentary breakfast. These rates apply to the NGWA room block and are valid until the October 7 cutoff, unless our block has been filled before that date. Be sure to use code MNA to obtain this group rate. Remember, you are responsible for securing your own reservations. For guest check-in and checkout times, please contact the hotel directly.
800 551.7379 (614 898.7791 outside the United States)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
fax 614 898.7786
PO Box 715435
Columbus, OH 43271-5435
National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614 898.7791 outside the US)
fax 614 898.7786