ESM 223 -- Soil and Groundwater Quality ManagementNorm Brown, Winter 2008LectureTopics1Introduction to Soil and Groundwater Resource ManagementCourse Overview. The context of water resources from global scale to our main study area of California. How does groundwater management work. Water quantity, reliability and quality. Site- and basin-scale issues. Comparison of supply management and remedial actions2Goals, Strategies and Methods for Soil and Groundwater Resource ManagementConstituents managed -- inorganic, VOCs, natural, anthropogenic etc. Soil, vadose zone and groundwater. General strategies available and employed. Overview of competing needs/demands. Point v. Nonpoint. Risk and Cost issues3Local and Basin-wide Water Quality ConditionsWaste sites, plumes, basin-wide constituents of concern. Overview of Cl, NO3, As and TDS. National & local water quality guidelines and cleanup criteria; drinking water MCLs. Operational strategies. Range of problems and remedies. Evaluating uncertainty.4Risk Analysis; Hazardous Waste SitesSuperfund overview. EPA Risk-based decision-making. Ecological risk assessment. Assessment, characterization and remedies for the worst sites: the state of these sites today.5Characterization Data; Cleanup CriteriaTypes/availability of soil and water quality data. Methods/technologies for acquiring data; interpreting results.
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.