Ecological Risk Assessment – Fundamentals and Beyond (Three Part Webinar Series Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2016)

taught by Scott Steer

Course description

Risk assessment is a widely accepted tool for managing contaminated sites and an essential component of sustainable remediation. Consultants need to be able to offer risk assessment services to serve the best interests of their clients and site owners and managers need to understand the language of risk assessment to know what the results mean to them.

This three part webinar series takes ecological risk assessment to a practical level, giving you an understanding of the process, touching on where guidance ends and “best practice” takes over, and focusing on what really matters in terms of protection of the environment and meeting regulatory requirements.

Participants will enjoy a comprehensive guide to:

  • The importance of a robust site characterization
  • Identification of data gaps
  • Developing a conceptual exposure model
  • Estimating contaminant exposure for a variety of ecological receptors
  • Measuring adverse effects and developing toxicity reference values
  • Characterizing and communicating risk
  • Identifying uncertainties and determining their importance
  • Navigating the maze of risk assessment jargon
Scott Steer
Scott Steer

Scott is an environmental toxicologist and the principal at Steer Environmental Associates, a consulting firm specializing in the performance and technical management of contaminated sites risk assessment. He is an Approved Risk Assessment Specialist with the Society of Contaminated Sites Approved Professionals of British Columbia with more than fifteen years of experience in contaminated site assessment, human health and ecological risk assessment, and environmental toxicology.

Scott Steer, MET, RPBio

Course Curriculum

Session 1: Context and Problem Formulation (Feb 2, 2016)
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Session 2: Exposure and Effects Assessment
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Session 3 - Risk Characterization and Case Examples
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