CPD Modules 1-3: Introduction to Environmental Site Assessment

Who should attend:
This module will target recent graduates and professionals new to the contaminated land industry.

The objective of this module is to provide an updated and overall introduction to the key elements of Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), being Preliminary Site Investigations (PSIs) and Detailed Site Investigations (DSIs), with an overview of key field sampling techniques.


DATE: Thursday 12 May 2022

TIME: 8:30am - 5.00pm 

VENUE: Karstens 123 Queen St Melbourne

COST: $350 (incl GST), Course material (electronic), refreshments and lunch provided

REGISTRATION: This event is open to ACLCA members only. Register now to avoid missing out -  spaces are strictly limited.


At the end of the session your staff should:

  • Gain an understanding of the importance of a desktop PSI, the range of information available and review methods, and how to apply this to develop an understanding of site history, potential contamination sources and presence of contamination at a site.
  • Understand the key aspects of the methodology for obtaining relevant, reliable soil, soil vapour and groundwater samples, including Quality Assurance and Quality Control requirements.
  • Obtain a functional overview of the ESA process including relevant reference documents/guidelines, ESA data quality validation, assessing the soil, soil vapour and groundwater results, developing site conceptual models, reporting and risk assessment.

The day will include presentations, course material as well as a number of practical exercises and direct examples.

Presenters include:

  • Ian Kluckow is a Principal at Golder Associates with over 30 years of experience in the implementation and management of site investigations and risk-based assessments related to geotechnical and environmental engineering.
  • Brad Houghton is a Principal Environmental Consultant at Jacobs with over 19 years of experience within the contaminated land consulting industry, working on a range of small to large scale projects involving site investigations, remediation, environmental management, project management, and assessment strategy and design.
  • Alex Blount is Principal Geological and Environmental Engineer at Golder Associates and an EPA Victoria appointed Environmental Auditor with over 26 years of experience in contaminated site projects including data analysis, assessment design, project management, soil and groundwater remediation, and human health and environmental risk assessment.
  • Doug Ahearne is a Principal Environmental Scientist with over 22 years of experience in the regulation, assessment, management and remediation of contaminated land. He is an EPA Victoria appointed environmental auditor (contaminated land). In his role at Senversa he works on a broad range of contaminated land issues providing advice to clients including all levels of government, developers and industry.

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