On May 24, 2023, 10-10:30 Zahra Pirani and Dr. Ian Hers will provide a preview of the 2023 GeoEnviroPro Field School, to be held June 5-12.
“Field School” is designed to address key elements of field methods and protocols for contaminated sites investigations following latest guidance and best practices. In this course, we bring that information together, in a highly practical and digestible format where we will cover sampling methods, describe how to collect field data and samples while providing examples and tips based on our experiences, describe key quality assurance and quality control metrics, and test knowledge using interactive discussion. The learning process will be enhanced through video demonstrations and step-by-step procedures. In this preview of the course, we will highlight the key content on soil, groundwater, and soil vapour sampling, including recent guidance and protocols, which will be covered.
Ian Hers, Ph.D., P.Eng., CSAP; Hers Environmental Consulting, Inc. (HEC):
Dr. Ian Hers is the founder and Principal of Hers Environmental Consulting, Inc. located in Vancouver, BC. He provides expert advice on contaminated site investigation and remediation, has developed numerous guidance on soil vapour intrusion locally and internationally, and conducted ground-breaking research on natural attenuation and sustainable remediation for organizations in US and Canada. He is a Contaminated Sites Approved Professional in BC, on the Board of the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites and serves as an Industry Affiliates Program member with Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council.
Zahra Pirani, P.Eng., M.Eng.
Zahra is an environmental engineer with 14 years of post-graduate experience, the majority of which has been in environmental consulting. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree related to contaminated soil remediation. Zahra is based out of Kamloops, BC and is the General Manager for Wastech Services. Zahra is also President of the Science Advisory Board for Contaminated Sites in BC and is a Director for Young Professionals in Energy (Vancouver Chapter).