LSPA Continuing Education Webinar

Groundwater Modeling for the Site Professional – Fundamentals and Applications

When: Thursday, December 10, 2020  
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM  EST
Live Webinar via Zoom
Registration: In your LSPA registration confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom Registration. Please complete this registration. Once registered with Zoom, you will receive reminder emails with the course materials as well as other webinar details. Please note: registration closes at 10:45 AM on December 10. 
Cost: Members $200 | Non-members $350
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This course has been approved for 4.0 LSP Technical credits and 4.0 CT LEP credits (CTLEP-516W). This course was also submitted for approval for 4.0 NYPE PDH credits. 


Webinar Description: 

This webinar is intended to familiarize LSPs and other site professionals with fundamental concepts and practical applications of groundwater and soil zone modeling.  Modeling analyses can be utilized to guide site investigation activities, provide a quantitative basis for Conceptual Site Models, and support remedial decision making.  

The webinar will provide an overview of the many uses of computer models in groundwater and environmental projects, with an emphasis on analyses performed to support site investigation and remediation.  This will include the modeling process, from model conceptualization and software selection, to model development and application, and preparation of the model report.  Examples will be provided to illustrate proper application of the modeling process.  Finally, a case study will be presented. 

The second part of the webinar will provide a discussion of soil zone modeling software, and a series of practical examples demonstrating how software can be used to guide site investigation and remediation activities.  A detailed discussion of MODFLOW will also be presented.  Finally, a step-wise modeling exercise will be presented, which walks through the model development process by starting with relatively simple tools and analyses, and building complexity until the desired level of accuracy and confidence in model results is achieved, and project objectives are met.

This course requires no previous modeling experience, and will appeal to LSPs, environmental professionals, and others responsible for implementing and overseeing environmental investigation and remediation activities where groundwater or soil zone modeling has been (or could be) utilized. In addition to instruction detailed above, attendees will also be provided with additional materials, including selected modeling software and guidance documents, self-paced groundwater modeling training exercises, and a reading list containing references to useful modeling.

Please review the course agenda for specific topics to be covered during the webinar. There will be time for questions at select intervals.  

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