New Course!!! The Quantitative Conceptual Site Model Approach: Maximizing the Utility of Your CSM

New Course!!! The Quantitative Conceptual Site Model Approach: Maximizing the Utility of Your CSM

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Course Description:
This half-day workshop is designed to take environmental professionals beyond the traditional qualitative Conceptual Site Model (CSM) by adding an overlay of quantitative information that sharpens decisions and provides documented support that can be important to an LSRP’s, or other environmental professional’s, practice.

The CSM is an integral part of environmental site investigation and remediation activities, providing site investigators, regulators, and other interested stakeholders with a tool to better understand site conditions, identify data needs, and make decisions regarding site cleanup planning and implementation. Although the development and use of CSMs has been described in numerous technical and regulatory guidance documents, the CSMs described in these documents are typically qualitative in nature, consisting of narrative and/or pictorial descriptions of contamination sources and subsurface conditions at a contaminated site. The Quantitative Conceptual Model (QCSM) approach, which involves the merging of quantitative analysis results with the framework of a sound site conceptual model, provides a “functional” version of the CSM that can be used to guide investigations, assist in remedial design, and/or evaluate the effectiveness of a remedy, providing a well-documented, scientifically-based tool for sound decision making.

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