LSPA Continuing Education Webinar

Using Simplicity to Address Contaminant Problems Under Conditions of Uncertainty, AKA "Keeping it Simple"

When: Thursday, February 10, 2022  
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:15 PM EST  (There is a 30 min break scheduled for lunch)
Live Webinar via Zoom
Registration: In your LSPA registration confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom Registration for this topic. Registration for LSPA webinars requires a two-step process. 1) Complete the LSPA registration, and 2) In your LSPA confirmation email, you will receive a link to a Zoom "Webinar Registration". You must also complete this registration in order to receive the webinar link, and reminder emails with course materials. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.  
Cost: Members $200 | Non-members $350
Course Instructor:  Dr. Donald Siegel, Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY and Partner, Independent Environmental Scientists, Inc., Manlius, NY. (View Instructor Biography)

This course has been approved for 4.0 LSP Technical continuing education credits (#1742) and for 4.0 continuing education LEP credits (CTLEP-524W). This course was also approved for 4.0 NYPE Credits (#20228225). To ensure you receive continuing education credit for your attendance in this webinar, please read the LSPA's guidelines here.


Webinar Description: 

LSPs and other practitioners attending this course will explore and better understand the benefits of using more simplistic hydrogeologic tools and thought processes to address contaminant issues under conditions of uncertainty.  The instructor will introduce comparatively simple hydraulic and geochemical approaches for evaluating contaminant fate and transport; these approaches may allow practitioners to achieve a level of certainty comparable to more complicated methods. 

Academic hydrogeologists, unconstrained by time, spend careers doing experiments, field studies, and mathematical exploration to advance science and engineering, in hopes of achieving a level of certainty they hope will be “beyond a reasonable doubt.” In contrast, practicing hydrogeologists and engineers don’t have the luxury of that time or budget.   They must balance adherence to regulations and policies with their client’s needs and schedule.   

To view course agenda, please click here.

Professor Siegel’s course garnered excellent reviews when it was offered to Connecticut LEPs in 2021. 

  • Don was great. Pragmatic and spoke eloquently about the uncertainty in much of what we do.
  • Technical content was excellent and presented in a manner to be practical and applicable to average projects
  • I really appreciated the speaker's less is more approach. This lends itself very well to most projects where the amount of data we can collect is limited and not well suited to an extremely detailed analysis/model
  • Fantastic delivery, well-seasoned, full of stories, another way to look at the consultant's role

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