August Member Presentation (ON LINE EVENT)

Presenter: Robert van de Graaff, PhD – Retired Soil and Environmental Scientist

Background: 
20 years involvement in the consulting field dealing with metals in soils has demonstrated to Robert that there is an opportunity for contaminated land consultants to improve the precision and validity of their assessments if they can “dig a little deeper” into their procedures than mere comparison of lab results with tables of generic assessment criteria. Further, a more enquiring approach can also offer greater intellectual enjoyment for the work that we do! Robert will discuss his experiences with metalliferous soil contamination and will share his insight into the processes at play at different locations within the soil profile.  

Biography: 
Robert is a distinguished soil scientist and Owner and Principal Consultant at van de Graaff and Associates Pty Ltd, based in Melbourne. Over a career that has spanned in excess of 50 years, Robert has travelled extensively, working in Australia, Nigeria, Canada and the Netherlands to name a few. Robert’s passion for soil science is reflected in an extensive body of published work and in 1990 he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Australian Soil Science Society, where he was accredited as a Leading Professional. Robert’s contribution to the industry in Australia (including the ACLCA community) is extensive and even in retirement he maintains the same strong desire to foster, empower and support the next generations of soil scientists with the same energy that he has over his extended and celebrated career. 

Event details are as follows:

Robert will present in person to a small group of less than 10 members which will be broadcast live online. Please join us for the online event. 

Date: Tuesday 9 August 2022
Time: 6-7pm (AEST)
Venue: Online

Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kcOqrqT4pHt0C83mUhStIXa01r2gxjEiY 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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