Module C & D: Assessment of Contaminants of Concern
Contaminated Site Assessment, Remediation and Management (CSARM) series: A program of short course modules to help environmental professionals update their specific area of expertise, extend their knowledge base and network with colleagues in industry and government.
The goal of contaminated land management and site auditing is to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. The assessment of harm posed by of COCs (Contaminants of Concern) requires a deep understanding of their properties, behaviour in various media and their toxicities to humans and other biota.
This module deals with the properties of COCs, the factors affecting their fate and transport in the environment and the basis of their toxicities to living organisms. It also addresses the on- and off-site effects of contaminants, the appropriate use of laboratory analyses and toxicological results required for defensible reporting of impacts.
This module was previously offered as two separate modules (Module C & Module D). It is to be viewed as an equivalent to these in content (and, therefore, for the purposes of recognition of prior learning). Please note that it is presented over three full days and requires additional pre-reading and post-work compared to the other 4 modules.
Who Will Benefit?
This program is particularly useful for:
- Environmental scientists, engineers, managers, consultants
- Professionals aspiring to become contaminated site consultant or a site auditor as part of career development
- Environmental professionals seeking to change career direction
- Professionals whose discipline/employment is in an area allied to contaminated site assessment.
- Regulatory drivers for investigating contamination
- Major groups of COCs, their behaviour in a range of media, their persistence and transformations
- Impact of emerging COCs
- Roles of human and ecological toxicology in site assessment
- Sampling quality issues that determine contaminationer
- Defensible use of laboratory results
- Groundwater and soil contaminants
- Case studies and site visit to a laboratory.
Find out more about the Contaminated Site Assessment, Remediation and Management (CSARM) short course series.