These are a few of the topics we can cover with you, your team or your students.
Preliminary Site Investigation - principles of completing an adequate preliminary site investigation in accordance with the National Environmental Standard and MfE Contaminated Land Guidelines
Soil investigation Techniques - sample numbers, field screening, data quality control, deciding on chemical parameters and detection limits for laboratory analyses, data review and analysis, reporting.
Water investigation Techniques - groundwater and surface water quality sampling methods, sample quality control, field parameter measurement (pH, EC, temperature, turbidity, etc.), well sampling, water level monitoring and flows assessment.
Fundamentals of Risk Assessment - Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 assessments. Regulatory framework for assessment of human health and ecological risk. How risk assessment is used during land development. When is expert help required.
The Resource Management Act (RMA) and the National Environmental Standard (NESCS) - navigating the environmental requirements of New Zealand regulations, regional and territorial council responsibilities, relationship with the MfE Contaminated Land Guidelines, how land development requirements have changed over the years.
Sediment Investigation and Remediation - identification of project stakeholders, sediment sampling techniques, data quality objectives, assessment of risks (human health and ecological), sediment remediation options (effectiveness and cost implications).
Groundwater and Surface Water Modelling Overview - types of numerical models (groundwater and surface water) that may be used to assess environmental effects related to water management, development of a conceptual site model, model boundary conditions and assumptions, managing model uncertainty.
Mine Water Management Fundamentals - Review of the NZ framework for mine water assessment, groundwater modelling, water balance modelling, water quality assessment, risk assessment, methods for mitigating environmental effects related to mine-influenced water flows and quality.
Health and Safety - SSSP, Workplace task hazard analysis, respiratory protection, creation of exclusion zone, other practical aspects of contaminated site health and safety management.
Also, Primary and Secondary School programmes on Environmental Science, Tertiary Level Courses in Industrial Pollution Control and Environmental Science.