LSP Association Continuing Education Seminar

Groundwater Quality and Geochemistry 


This in-person course has been postponed until Fall 2020.  

When: Fall 2020 - Exact Date TBD
Time: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Onsite check-in begins at 7:30 AM
Location: The Verve Hotel, 1360 Worcester St, Natick 
Pricing: Member: $300 | Non-member: $450
Instructor: Stephen P. Garabedian, PhD

This course is approved for 8.0 LSP "non-DEP"/Technical continuing education credits (#1315). This is a repeat course that was previously offered in April 2016. It is also approved for 8.0 CT-LEP credits (CTLEP-265) and 7.5 NY PDH credits (#20160175).  A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Course Description:   
This course will introduce the chemical principles needed to understand equilibrium chemical reactions in ground-water quality and geochemistry, and discuss relevant case studies of contaminant fate and transport. The focus will be on chemical reactions that occur in natural waters that affect water quality in the subsurface. Topics covered include:

  • Review of aquatic chemistry
  • Review of organic chemistry and microbiology
  • Major ion geochemistry
  • Presentations of case studies of the fate and transport of organic compounds (sewage, hydrocarbons and solvents) and metals (Zn, Cd, Cr, As, Pb, Hg)

Please note: an introductory college-level chemistry course will be expected as a minimum prerequisite for those attending this course.

To view full course description, agenda and instructor biography, click here.

Please contact Kristi Lefebvre with any questions.