The most famous organic contaminants course in the world, based on the graduate course offered by the University of Waterloo. This course presents the chemical, biological, and hydrogeological principles required to understand and remediate organic contaminants in the subsurface. In situ remedial technologies are discussed, emphasizing principles 
and field appliations.

IMPORTANT: The complete course is divided into 10 modules that could be taken individually. Buy the whole package and have a 20% off discount.

Facilitators: Jim Barker (University of Waterloo); Everton de Oliveira (Hidroplan); Jason Gerhard (University of Western Ontario); Massimo Marchesi (Politecnica de Milão); John Molson (Laval University); Marco Petitta (La Sapienza University); and Neil Thomson (University of Waterloo). 



Jim Barker holds a PhD from the University of Waterloo where he has been a faculty member in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences since 1979. Jim’s research has concentrated on the migration, fate, and remediation of organic contaminants in groundwater and he uses field studies at contaminated sites and at the research aquifer site at Canadian Forces Base Borden. Current research is focused on the critical evaluation of monitored natural attenuation and in situ groundwater remedial technologies. 

Everton de Oliveira is a geologist, and holds a PhD from the University of Waterloo. He is a past president of ABAS (Brazilian Groundwater Association), adjunct professor of UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista and adjunt at University of Waterloo. He is the co-founder of Hidroplan, a consulting company. He is the 
Main Editor of Revista Águas Subterrâneas, Associate Editor of the Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation journal and participates in several groundwater events as organizer and speaker. Everton has more than 25 years of experience in the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites.
Jason Gerhard is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Geoenvironmental Restoration.  Jason has over 15 years of experience leading a research program that illuminates subsurface contaminant behaviour and clean-up with experiments from the pore to the field scales.  His work has generated new understanding of organic pollutants in soil and fractured rock and the development of a new NAPL remediation technique (STAR). He has also led the development of several numerical models to assist the design and optimization of remediation systems and support risk assessment. 
Massimo Marchesi is an Associate Researcher at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He obtained a PhD in Geology at the University of Barcelona, Spain, and from 2011 to 2013 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His main research interest includes the use of stable isotope as tracers for transport and transformation processes, and for quantification of remediation technologies. Current research is focused on coupling the use of Molecular Biological Tools and Compound-Specific Isotope Analysis to investigate the fate of chlorobenzenes.
John Molson is an Associate Professor at Université Laval, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Quantitative Hydrogeology of Fractured Porous Media. John has aPh D from the University of Waterloo (1990). His interests include development and application of computer simulation models, such as BIONAPL, for interpreting physical and reactive transport processes in groundwater. His expertise includes modelling multi-phase flow, transport and remediation of organic contaminants, fractured systems, and 3D capture zones for water supply and groundwater protection.
Marco Petitta is an Associate Professor of Hydrogeology at La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and is author of about 40 papers on international journals. After obtaining a PhD in groundwater modeling, his researches are focusing on groundwater management, interaction between stream and groundwater, human influences on groundwater quantity and quality, remediation of polluted sites, isotope techniques for groundwater studies, role of groundwater in environmental and ecological studies. He is the Chairman of the Italian Chapter of the IAH, Coordinator of the Panel of Experts in Hydrogeology of the EFG (European Federation of Geologists) and Member of the Working Group of Groundwater of the European Union, for the Common Implementation Strategy 
of Water Directives.
Neil Thomson is a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo.  Dr. Thomson has over 20 years of research experience and expertise in the use of field investigations, laboratory experiments and numerical models to explore subsurface contaminant fate and remediation issues.  Neil’s current research interests are focused on: the environmental fate of contaminants in subsurface systems including immiscible liquids, vapours, and pathogens; the development and application of simulation tools; and the development and assessment of soil and ground water remediation technologies.


Video Lectures

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