Who should attend
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.
About the course
The course will introduce the practice of hydrogeology as generally applied in Alberta. Three areas of hydrogeology will be explored, with emphasis on conditions in Alberta. These areas include:(1) Hydrogeological Site Assessment, (2) Groundwater Resource Evaluation and Management, and (3) Groundwater Monitoring. Topics will include principles and practices of contaminated site assessment, regulatory considerations, conceptual models, environmental risk management, and groundwater remediation. Methods of characterizing regional baseline hydrogeology, groundwater resource quantity and quality, and groundwater vulnerability will be covered, along with discussion of issues such as groundwater modelling, watershed management, groundwater-surface water interaction, and implications of climate change. Also considered will be the key elements of designing an effective groundwater monitoring program both on a local and a regional scale.
Course at a glance
- Face-to-face delivery with instructional support through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Lecture-based instruction with group work, case study review, and calculation demonstrations.
- Course delivered over two consecutive weekends to accommodate the needs of working students.
- Aimed at individuals transitioning into the environmental field, as well as mid-level professionals in sectors involving environmental aspects, this course will also be of value to agrologists, biologists, engineers, industrial managers, foresters, technologists, and others who wish to update their skills and knowledge in this area.
- Recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA) as a senior agrology course related to entrance into the profession and to augment core knowledge requirements related to a practice area.
- May be recognized as educational or continuing professional development credits by ECO Canada, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists (ASPB), the College of Alberta Professional Foresters (CAPF), and the Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals Of Alberta (ASET).
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the key elements of hydrogeological characterization in terms of groundwater flow and groundwater quality, on a local or regional scale.
- Conceptualize the management of potential risks posed by groundwater contamination in the context of Alberta regulations.
- Understand the concept and manifestations of regional groundwater flow.
- Explain how groundwater resource evaluation is conducted in Alberta.
- Understand Alberta’s groundwater regulatory framework.
- Demonstrate an understanding of current and emerging groundwater and water management issues in Alberta.
Principal Hydrogeologist with twenty year's experience with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy, mining, groundwater contamination, and water supply industry. Skilled in groundwater resource elevation and water supply, contaminated sites assessment, numerical modelling, regi...
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