Call for Papers

[Cancelled] Conceptual Site Models: Enhancing Multi-Generational Site Models to Guarantee Success (#5025)

Westerville , OH
November 9-10, 2021

As the groundwater remediation industry matures and young professionals succeed retiring accomplished professionals, both in industry and in the agencies, the need for effective Conceptual Site Models is greater than ever. Effective CSMs require a multidisciplinary approach. CSMs are “living” documents and should remain as a frequent reference throughout the remediation process—not relegated to a dusty shelf.

CSMs must be crafted to reflect long and short-term goals and must be clairvoyant in terms of introducing possible challenges to the remediation process. How do groundwater professionals craft a credible model that encompasses beginning to end strategies.  How do you quantify the available data and rank risk? 

Given the longevity of the clean-up operations at some sites, CSMs are valuable tools, especially in periodic progress checks and in evaluating remedial actions at a site where multiple groups have been involved in the process.

We welcome abstracts addressing these topic areas:

  • Why CSMs Fail or Fall Short
  • Receptors and Risks
  • Pathways for all environmental media and COCs
  • Addressing Emerging Contaminants
  • New Technologies that can dramatically affect a CSM
  • Long-term Sites with Multiple Parties
  • Effectively Using Geo Cross Sections
  • Lessons Learned: Successes and Failures

Who should attend:

  • Groundwater Scientists and Engineers
  • Remediation Site Managers
  • Federal and State Regulators
  • State Geological Survey Personnel
  • Environmental Policy Makers
  • Environmental Engineers

Abstracts are due through NGWA's electronic systems by 11:59 p.m. PT on Saturday, July 31, 2021 and must be submitted in sentence form and without bullet points on our website.

Titles should be limited to 100 characters or less and abstracts should be limited to 300 words or less.

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