Course Description

This Webinar is based on CANADIAN experience and law with a focus on British Columbia. The science, however, is universal and the laws and regulations tend to be similar.

In BC, if groundwater at a site contains a substance that exceeds the applicable CSR standard, the Site is not a contaminated site if the substance concentration is less than background.

Background concentrations for a Site can be established using either:

  • Protocol #9 – Determining Background Groundwater Quality, or
  • Technical Bulletin #3 – Regional Background Concentrations for Select Inorganic Substances

MSc, PEng (BC, SK, YK)

Guy Patrick

Guy Patrick is a contaminant hydrogeologist and environmental engineer with over 30 years of experience in the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites in soil, sediment and bedrock environments. As Managing Director of Patrick Consulting Inc., a founding member of GeoEnviroPro, and a Contaminated Sites Approved Professional in the Province of British Columbia, Mr. Patrick’s expertise includes strong technical review and project oversight, with a focus on the development of innovative approaches in the assessment and clean-up of contaminated sites. As a senior technical specialist, he provides leadership in the investigation and remediation of sites contaminated by inorganic and organic chemical solids and liquids, including dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL) such as coal tars, chlorinated solvents and mercury. His work experience includes technical review and litigation support on a number of projects in Canada and the US. In addition to consulting, Guy is an Adjunct Professor at UBC, where he has co-taught course in environmental engineering and contaminant hydrogeology.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Background Groundwater and Technical Bulletin 03

    • Discussion

    • GPro Talks - Background Groundwater and Technical Bulletin 03