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Course Name: Practical Applications in Hydrogeology
Course Code: EW0103CA23
Date of Most Recent Offering: June 8, 15, and 22, 2023; Optional Lab Day on June 29, 2023
Date: June 8, 15, and 22, 2023; Optional Lab Day on June 29, 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Check in at 8:00 am)
Location: Holly House, 130 Log Cabin Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08816 (Directions & Map)
Format: Classroom course with optional hands-on lab day on June 29
Registration Fee: $795 per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $775 per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
Optional Lab Day Fee: $265 per person
Registration Closes: June 7, 2023
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This informative program will familiarize you with the theory and practice of hydrogeology, including guiding principles, basic mathematical relationships of groundwater flow, the mechanisms of groundwater contaminant fate and transport, the range of effective soil and groundwater remedial strategies, the groundwater regulatory regime in New Jersey, and the application of a range of groundwater models. The presenters are on the cutting edge of recent developments, including emerging contaminants and regulatory changes
- Darcy’s Law – the basic mathematics of flow-through porous media
- Basic concepts – hydraulic conductivity, transmissivity, well yields
- Flow to wells in leaky and non-leaky confined aquifers and unconfined aquifers
- Determination of hydraulic properties of aquifers, theory and solutions of aquifer tests
- Behavior, transport, and remediation of contaminants in porous media
- Guidelines for the investigation and remediation of LNAPL and DNAPL
- Strategies for remediation of groundwater contamination including state-of-the-art innovative technologies
- The application to groundwater models for predicting the behavior of groundwater plumes and for optimizing groundwater remedies
- Major NJ and federal statutes and regulations governing groundwater and recent developments in the NJDEP’s groundwater programs
- And much more!
Gain Hands-on Experience
Students have the opportunity to sign up for an optional 4th day of class (June 29, 2023 – additional fee of $265 required) where they will receive personalized instruction devoted to well design and aquifer pumping tests.
Who Should Attend?
Environmental professionals seeking to improve their understanding of hydrogeology, groundwater contamination, and related concepts can benefit from attending this course. Past participants have included:
- Environmental Specialists
- Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP)
- Project Managers
- Well Drillers
Meet Your Instructors
Charles F. McLane III, Ph.D., McLane Environmental
Charles F. McLane III, Ph.D.is Principal and founder of McLane Environmental, L.L.C. He specializes in groundwater flow system analysis and in the fate and transport of chemical contaminants in the subsurface, including the use of computer simulation and digital graphic techniques. Dr. McLane previously held senior positions with ENVIRON International Corporation and the Geraghty & Miller Groundwater Modeling Group. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (Hydrogeology) from the University of Virginia (1984) and his M.S. in Geology (Hydrology) from Colorado State University (1978).
Daniel Nachman, TRC Environmental
Daniel Nachman is a Vice President with TRC Environmental Corporation in Millburn, NJ. He is responsible for the technical and regulatory aspects of investigative and remedial projects, and serves as an expert witness for environmental litigation. Before joining TRC, he spent 17 years with Geraghty and Miller where he directed a wide range of groundwater supply and contamination investigations. Mr. Nachman received his M.S. in Geology from Oregon State University in 1977.
Nidal M. Rabah, Ph.D., PE, PMP, TRC Environmental
Nidal M. Rabah, PhD, PE, PMP, LSRP is a Vice President at TRC Environmental Corporation in Millburn, NJ. Dr. Rabah has more than 25 years of experience in environmental engineering, groundwater modeling and characterization, construction management, and litigation support. His expertise includes the design and implementation of innovative soil and groundwater remedial strategies and treatment systems. He received his PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey in 1989.
“The instructors were very knowledgeable and very experienced, enabling them to take technical material and present it in an interesting way with practical real-life experiences in application of the concepts.”
– Past Participant
Most useful aspect of the course: “Expertise of the people teaching the course with very valuable information that was presented in an enjoyable way.”
– Past Participant
“I learned a lot about chemical contaminants that will be useful for my career.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Practical Applications in Hydrogeology was approved for 1.8 Rutgers CEUs (without lab) / 2.4 Rutgers CEUs (with lab) as well as the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
CT Licensed Environmental Professionals (LEPs): 19 CECs (CTLEP-434); 6.5 CECs for the Optional Lab Day
Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Professionals: 28 Technical (non-DEP) Credits – Course No. 1379
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 4 Technical; 4 Management; 4 Government Contact Hours
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 18 TCHs without the lab; 24 TCHs with the lab (Approval #01-041301-30)
NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists (HO/REHS): Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). CEs for Practical Applications in Hydrogeology are still pending.
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 19.5 Technical CECs for 3 days, plus 6.5 Technical for the Lab Day
NJ Professional Engineers: 18 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits
NJ Well Drillers and Pump Installers: 17 Technical/Industry CEPs
NY Professional Engineers: 16.5 Credit Hours (NOTE: This class may not be used to fulfill the land surveyors continuing education requirement in NYS.)
PA Professional Geologists: This course is eligible toward PDHs.
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
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- Masks are welcome.
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Pre-registration is required. We’re sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials, or meals for walk-in registrants.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
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Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Practical Applications in Hydrogeology, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer
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