November 30 – December 2, 2010     * * *     Washington D.C.


Short Courses

Three short courses on select technologies and alternative approaches in the environmental restoration and munitions management areas will offer unique training opportunities on recent advancements in science and technology. Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be offered for short courses. Space at all short courses is limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Short course attendees will be charged a small materials fee for each short course enrollment. Pre-Registration using the Symposium Registration online system or hardcopy form is required to secure a spot and ensure a packet is prepared for each attendee. Note that Registration will open no later than July 21.

A brief description about each short course is available below. This page will be updated as the presenters are confirmed. Detailed agendas will be posted as topic areas are confirmed for each course in the early fall time period.


SHORT COURSE 1: Advances in Classification Methods for Military Munitions Response

Innovative classification methods for use in munitions response are now making a transition to the field through demonstrations on live munitions response sites. This short course will provide a tutorial on the sensors, methods, and status of the classification of military munitions using geophysical methods. The course will begin with discussion on advanced processing of data collected with existing commercial instruments and then move on to results and analysis of advanced EMI sensors.

SHORT COURSE 2: Principles and Practices of In Situ Chemical Oxidation

This short course will highlight a Technology Practices Manual developed with ESTCP support to enhance the site-specific engineering of in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) for remediation of contaminated groundwater and help ensure more predictable, cost-effective performance. The short course will begin by providing an overview of ISCO as documented in the scientific literature, as revealed through an analysis of more than 200 field applications, and as developed through a technology practices workshop. Guidance and decision-support tools will then be shared regarding screening level decisions on the applicability of ISCO to varied contaminants and site conditions, conceptual design processes, detailed design considerations, and implementation and performance monitoring. A Frequently Asked Questions guide will be presented and used during the short course to convey the ISCO guidance and tools available.


SHORT COURSE 3: Measurement and Use of Mass Discharge and Mass Flux at Contaminated Sites

Mass discharge and flux measurements are being used more frequently to characterize and monitor groundwater contamination. Their use is increasing as a result of several recent improvements in mass flux and discharge measurement methods, as well as a growing recognition that mass flux data can improve conceptual site models and remediation decisions as compared to a reliance on concentration data alone. Mass discharge and mass flux estimates are useful for managing groundwater contamination because they quantify the source or plume strength at a given time and location. These estimates can be particularly useful in addressing complex and difficult sites. This short course will present a summary of the basic concepts and describe how mass information can improve contaminated site management. The course will be based on the technology overview document, Use and Measurement of Mass Flux and Mass Discharge, published by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC). The available measurement and estimation techniques will be described, and several case studies of mass flux measurements at contaminated sites will be examined.

Latest News
The Call for Poster Abstracts has been released with poster abstract submissions due no later than July 30, 2010.
Symposium Registration will be open by July 21. As information about this event becomes available, it will be posted on this site.

Information about the past Partners Symposiums is available under the following links.
~ December 1-3, 2009
~ December 2-4, 2008
~ December 4-6, 2007

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