Continuing Education / Outreach

Environmental Strategies for the 21 st Century & Beyond

Brownfields Management & Sustainable Development Webinar Series


Dates: Location:

January 21 - May 20, 2010

Thursdays, 10 to 11 am Pacific Time



Per session—$79; per Learning Segment—$349; Entire Series—$849

Early Bird (before 12/1/09):
Per session—$59; per Learning Segment—$289; Entire Series—$749

Health and safety professionals working for state or local government may be eligible for a $100 per day fee stipend (subject to availability of funds). If registering on-line and eligible for stipend, under Payment Method, check “Subsidy eligible.”

Payment Terms (rev. 11./6/09): Substitutions may be made without additional charge. Cancellations must be in writing. Refund schedule:

Cancellation 15 or more business days before the class 80% of registration fee

Cancellation 7-14 business days before the class 50%

Cancellation less than 7 days before the class and "no shows" No refund

If course materials such as books have been sent to course participants in advance, the cost of that material will be subtracted from the refund.

UCLA reserves the right to postpone an offering 7 days prior to the course date should minimum enrollment requirements not be met. If a program is canceled, you will be notified and your registration fee will be refunded in full, less the cost of course materials sent in advance if they are not returned in the condition in which they were received. The liability of UCLA is limited to the course fee.


Series Overview : A revolutionary interdisciplinary 18-session webinar has been developed that offers a unique opportunity to learn both the theory and practice of sustainable environmental management. An interactive “hands-on” case history practitioner training approach will be utilized to cover the engineering, scientific, legal, political, and ethical dimensions of environmental sustainability. An internationally recognized team of chief executive officers, senior environmental consultants, professional engineers, and LEED accredited professionals will lead participants through the body of knowledge needed to practice in the 21 st century and beyond as sustainable environmental development program managers.

Learning Segment 1 Sustainable Environmental/Brownfield Site Management ( January 21 - February 25 - 6 sessions) Overview - Sustainable development includes the proper use of limited resources to meet current human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present but also in the indefinite future. A rigorous analysis of scientific, legal, political and ethical issues will be conducted. Definitions and trade-offs between Brownfield and Greenfield development will be discussed. Innovative geo-chemical & geo-physical site investigation tools are now available to optimize the selective application of targeted remedial remedies in contaminant source areas. Principles of chemistry data validation will be reviewed.

Learning Segment II - Cutting Edge On-site Soil & Groundwater Remediation Solutions (March 4 - April 15 - 7 sessions) Overview - For decades, environmental decision makers have evaluated site remediation projects solely by determining how much contaminant can be removed from soil and groundwater in the shortest possible time. Given what we now know about energy scarcity and global warming, it makes little sense, environmentally or economically, to emit tons of greenhouse gases into the air in order to remove pounds of contaminants from soil and water. Too many remediation projects essentially trade one form of pollution for another. This costs a lot of money, burns a lot of fuel, and does not result in a net environmental benefit. In the past, valuable remediation resources have been squandered hauling contaminated soil and debris from hazardous waste sites to landfills that have also become “Superfund” sites.

Sustainable remediation incorporates a judicious evaluation of limited resources when selecting and implementing remedies to maximize the net environmental, societal, and economic benefits of a cleanup action. The question today is how to include sustainability principles and practices into remedial decision making, remedy optimization, and remedy changes.

Learning Segment III - Beyond Compliance - Proactive Sustainable Development (April 22 - May 20 - 5 sessions) Overview - "Command and control" compliance regulations were popular in the early stages of U.S. environmental regulation in the 1970's. They were based on engineering approaches to specific pollution sources, such as those designated as significant by the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. "Command and control" compliance regulations focus on preventing environmental problems by specifying how a company will manage a pollution-generating process. This approach generally relies on detailed regulations followed up by an ongoing inspection program.

"Performance oriented" regulation is an alternative whereby specific environmental performance goals, such as a reduction in the pollution associated with a process, is specified by the regulation and each facility determines the best method to achieve this goal. The concern with this approach is that it tends to be much more difficult to enforce because it requires an intimate understanding of the process and alternatives to the process. In general, the "performance oriented" approach requires the documentation of these and the environmental impacts associated with the process in a planning document, which can be reviewed by regulatory authorities. Proactive beyond compliance Sustainable Environmental Management Systems can form the basis for the format of such a plan.

Who Should Attend:  

Senior management executives, environmental consultants, governmental agency regulators, not for profit environmental decision makers, professional engineers, environmental project managers, and their technical staff.

Tentative Agenda / Topics:
(subject to revision)

Learning Segment I

Learning Objectives:

  • Why is an interdisciplinary approach required to properly evaluate sustainable development criteria?
  • Scientific, legal, political, and ethical sustainable development issues
  • Brownfield versus Greenfield site development
  • Innovative geo-chemical and geo-physical site characterization tools
  • Site cleanup standards (maximum contaminant level or risk-based standard)
  • Fundamentals of chemistry data validation


  • Why is an interdisciplinary approach required to properly evaluate sustainable development criteria?
  • Scientific, legal, political, and ethical sustainable development issues
  • Brownfield versus Greenfield site development
  • Innovative geo-chemical and geo-physical site characterization tools
  • Site cleanup standards (maximum contaminant level or risk-based standard)
  • Fundamentals of chemistry data validation

Segment I: Sustainable Environmental/Brownfield Site Management




January 21

1. Sustainable Development Overview

Raymond & Cartwright

January 28

2. Scientific, Legal, Political and Ethical Issues (How Clean is Clean?)


February 4

3. Contaminated Site Management Strategies (What is the risk?)


February 11

4. Environmental Sampling/Laboratory Procedures


February 18

5. Chemistry Data Validation


February 25

6. Innovative Site Investigation & Assessment Tools


Learning Segment II

Learning Objectives :

Upon completion of Segment II, the participant should be able to:

  • Compare advantages/disadvantages of on-site versus off-site remedial solutions
  • Identify cutting edge in-situ and ex-situ remediation solutions
  • Evaluate remedial pros and cons for the following technologies;
  • Biological treatment
  • Chemical oxidation/reduction
  • Thermal treatment
  • Stabilization/containment
  • Describe benefits of an overall remediation treatment train approach

Topics :

  • Trade-off between on-site versus off-site treatment & disposal
  • When to use in-situ versus ex-situ remediation
  • Green remediation technology solutions (EPA Guidance)
  • Biological, chemical, and thermal treatment technologies
  • Contaminant stabilization and containment technologies
  • Combination of multiple treatment technologies

Segment II: Cutting Edge On-site Soil & Groundwater Remediation Solutions




March 4

7. Innovative Regent Delivery Systems


March 11

8. Bioremediation Solutions


March 18

9. Microbial Insights


March 25

10. Monitored Natural Attenuation


April 1

11. Chemical Oxidation/Reduction


April 8

12. Contamination Containment


April 15

13. Sustainable Remediation/Treatment Train Selection


Learning Segment III

Learning Objectives :

Upon completion of Segment III, the participant should be able to:

  • Recognize the need to go beyond minimal compliance
  • Understand the global climate challenge that we currently face
  • Calculate one’s carbon footprint/natural resource depletion
  • Identify specific courses of action to reduce your carbon footprint
  • Evaluate an Environmental Management System based upon identification of sustainable development credits

Topics :

  • “Command & Control” Compliance
  • “Performance Oriented” Compliance
  • Introduction to Environmental Management Systems
  • Benefits of going beyond compliance
  • Global climate change
  • Carbon footprint calculation/natural resource depletion
  • Carbon Offset Programs
  • Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design
  • Environmental/Sustainable Development Certification Programs
    • Energy Star (Buildings)
    • DFE - Design for the Environment (EPA)
    • EnvironmentalChoice/Ecologo
    • EU Ecolabel
    • Energy Star
    • GreenGuard
    • Green Seal
  • Sustainable Urban Design
    Calculating Financial Incentives/Sustainable Development Metrics
    Convincing Upper Management and/or Your Clients
    Down the Road – Future of Sustainable Environmental Management

Segment III: Beyond Compliance - Proactive Sustainable Development




April 22

14. Source Area Bioremediation (SABRE) Update


April 29

15. Calculating Carbon Footprint/Off-sets & Financial Incentives


May 6

16. Sustainable Development Certification & Metrics


May 13

17. Sustainability in Remediation Forum (SURF) Update


May 20

18. Future of Sustainable Environmental Management



Richard T. Cartwright, PE, CHMM, CPIM – Course Director

Sr. Vice Pres. MEC X , LP (Sustainable Devel. Workshop Facilitator, Past National Pres. AHMP, National EHMM Course Trainer)

Isaac Aboulafia, PE, Sr. Vice Pres., Chief Envir. Eng., MEC X , LP (Sustainable Devel. Contrib. in North and South America, Chemical Oxidation/Stabilization Remediation Tech. Expert)

David Billo, LSP , LEED AP, Sr. Project Mgr., Sovereign Consulting (Brownfields Remediation and Sustainable Devel. Expert)

Greg Davis , Pres./CEO Microbial Insights, Inc. (Microbiology Expert)

Paul Favara, Technology Leader, CH2M HILL (Sustainable Devel. Expert)

Patrick Hicks, PhD , Vice Pres., Wavefront Energy & Envir. Services (Remediation and Site Characterization Expert)

Roger Kuhns, PhD , Program Mgr., Black & Veatch (Sustainable Devel. Expert)

Robbie Laird, P.Eng , Prin. Eng., C3 Envir. Ltd. (Waterloo Barrier® Expert)

Craig Nicholson, LSP, LEED AP , Sr. Project Mgr., Ajax Partners (Sustainable Devel. Expert)

Robert Pirkle, PhD , Pres./CEO Microseeps, Inc. (Chemistry, Microbiology and Monitored Natural Attenuation Remediation Technology Expert)

Richard Raymond, Jr ., Pres./CEO TerraSystems, Inc. Sustainable Devel. Contributor in Europe, Asia, North America and South America; Member of Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF); and Member of Source Area Bioremediation Research project (SABRE)

John Sohl , Pres./CEO Columbia Technologies, Inc. (Site Characterization Expert)

Elizabeth Wessling , Vice Pres., Chief Envir. Chem., MEC X , LP (Chem. Data Valid. Expert)

Professional Points:

· ABIH— .167 Certification of Maintenance Points per hour (session) been applied for from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
· BCSP — Eligible for .1 Continuation of Certification Points per session
· .1 Continuing Education Units per session

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