26Jan / 2017
GGS is packing a bag once again and heading to Australia to deliver training on best practice in environmental monitoring techniques.
GGS was first invited to Australia to deliver ground gas training to industry specialists in 2014. Since then, Simon Talbot, Managing Director of GGS, has returned each year to provide the latest thinking in ground gas monitoring and risk assessment, including being a key note speaker at the inaugural ALGA conference.
Changes have been implemented to Australian ground gas regulations affecting development at or near former landfills since an incident in 2008, when a very high level of methane was detected at a housing estate in Victoria. As expansion is increasingly located close to former landfills, it is vital that effective investigation, risk assessment, and management of ground gases are carried out.
Drawing on over 30 years of UK ground gas experience, Simon alongside colleagues from PAGeotechnical will provide a comprehensive update on the latest best practice approach to investigation, risk assessment and protection using relevant case studies, video content and practical demonstrations.
Participants will learn that developing realistic conceptual site models and building up multiple lines of evidence to inform the design of cost effective management systems is only part of the solution. The workshop will also show that the practical aspects of installation and validation also need to be professionally managed for a project to be successful.
This course is perfect for environmental consultants, environmental health officers, and those wanting to increase their technical knowledge of ground gas management.
Simon Talbot had this to say about the forthcoming training dates; ‘It’s always a pleasure to be invited back to Australia to offer an updated view on best practice in ground gas monitoring. We have some new insights and techniques to talk about this year and look forward to sharing them with a new group of professionals.’
Here are the dates and times of the Australian training sessions:
Date: 16th & 17th March 2017
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Location: Lynch Meyer Lawyers, 190 Flinders Street SA 5000
Date: 21st & 22nd March 2017
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Find full details on the ALGA website.
Find the UK training dates here.
Read more about GGS’ work in Australia here.