Ecological Risk Assessment Half Day Workshop presented by Belinda Goldsworthy, AECOM

Ecological Risk Assessment (ERA) Workshop – the how to guide

This half-day workshop will explore the range of techniques available to assess risks to terrestrial and aquatic flora/fauna, and most importantly identify when an ERA is required. Topics introduced will include food web modelling, ecotoxicity testing, bioavailability testing, ecological surveys and population assessments. Case studies that adopt a weight-of-evidence approach will be discussed. We will learn the many ways to derive Tier 1 ecological criteria and how to adapt these for site-specific conditions. This training goes beyond the theoretical guidance provided in ASC NEPM (2013) and will show why ERA projects are never dull! The course will be aimed at people with a basic understanding of contaminated land management and the Tier 1 screening process.


Dr Belinda Goldsworthy is a Technical Director with AECOM, and leads the ANZ Ecological Risk Assessment practice. She has over 20 years’ experience assessing potential risks to terrestrial and aquatic biota from exposure to a range of chemicals. Her ERA assessments include a weight-of-evidence process that considers information relating to chemistry, ecotoxicology, bioaccumulation, bioavailability and population assessments. Her ERA expertise extends to development of ecological screening values which protect both direct and indirect toxicity, and the development of national ERA guidance.  

Attendees will be issued with a bound course booklet.


AECOM - Level 21, 420 George Street, Sydney.


8.45am registration, course runs from 9.00am - 1.00pm

Registration Fee             

Early bird rate - $150.00pp before 24.10

Standard rate - $200.00pp after 24.10

Invoices will be emailed in early November.

Morning tea included.

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 20 attendees so bookings are limited to 2 attendees per member company.  We are therefore requesting that registrations are coordinated within each member company  to ensure only 2 bookings are made.  

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