GGS return down under to deliver ground gas training

21Sep / 2016

GGS return down under to deliver ground gas training

Simon Talbot, Managing Director of GGS, has been invited for a third time to deliver ground gas training in Australia.

In March this year, the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) commissioned GGS to provide a week long series of specialist training on ground gas monitoring, risk assessment and protection.

Similar to GGS’ UK training sessions, ‘The A-Z of Ground Gas’, the Australian courses were delivered over two days in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. Delegates included consultants, contractors and regulators eager to learn more about the techniques and benefits behind continuous monitoring.Opera House

Due to the success of these training events, ALGA have invited GGS to return for a third time this October to run training in Perth and Brisbane. The sessions take place ahead of ALGA’s 2016 EcoForum Conference and Exhibition in Fremantle and will offer current techniques and provoke new thinking ahead of ‘One Planet – Resilience and Innovation in a time of Uncertainty and Conflict’.

One of the many benefits of continuous ground gas monitoring is its ability to provide a complete and reliable picture of the ground gas regime. The robust data produced provides accurate insights allowing developers, consultants and regulators to make informed decisions quickly.

Here are some comments from delegates who attended previous training sessions:

‘The course was very informative, especially as continuous monitoring is not widely used in New Zealand. Therefore it was incredibly useful.’ – Senior Contaminated Land Specialist, Auckland Council

‘There is a lack of guidelines in New Zealand relating to ground gas monitoring, risks assessment and protection. So the course content was very appropriate and insightful.’ – Senior Environmental Scientist, Cardno

Jon Miller, Chair of VIGGIM, a special interest group of ALGA, had this to say:

‘ALGA has involved Simon Talbot from GGS in its conferences and workshops for many years. The opportunity for Australian and New Zealand professionals to learn from UK best practice is greatly appreciated, as evidenced by the number of delegates that register each time. ALGA are able to join VIGGIM, which will soon include links to the GGS newsletter in its own mailouts to continue sharing relevant industry information from a trusted source.’

Here’s what Simon had to say on his forthcoming work with ALGA:

Simon presenting in Auckland

‘It’s great to be recognised as a specialist in ground gas contamination at a time when this issue is becoming more widely recognised across Australia.  Evolving techniques and best practice in continuous monitoring have a worldwide relevance, therefore I’m delighted to be contributing to the spread of knowledge on this essential environmental monitoring approach.’

Book your place on this exclusive training course by clicking here.

Read about Simon’s last set of Australian training dates here.

Find out more about the benefits of continuous monitoring here.