16 Dec 2020Ended

The Invisible Gorilla in the Courtroom: Managing Hydrogeologic Risks in the Wake of the SCOTUS Functional Equivalent


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16 Dec 2020


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PCPG will circulate a PDH certificate documenting registrant’s participation time, not to exceed 225 minutes, within 48 hours of the conclusion of .. Read more the webinar. Consulting hydrogeologists are convinced they are uniquely possessed of the definitive conceptualization of hydrogeologic conditions at any site. .and so is every other hydrogeologist representing every other party on those same sites. Risks to regulated parties escalate when the arbiter of the hydrogeologists’ disparate opinions is a non-geologist regulator, or, even worse, a judge. To such arbiters, the science of hydrogeology is a black box, into which the recent SCOTUS Functional Equivalency Test has cast an even deeper umbra. Project uncertainties can be reduced by consulting hydrogeologists when they synthesize their esoteric and indirect measurements into reasoned, compliant, and ultimately defensible strategies defined and directed in cooperation with corporate environmental managers and attorneys. This web-based course provides consulting hydrogeologists, corporate environmental managers and environmental attorneys with jargon-free explanations of the decision-relevant hydrogeologic factors they can leverage into integrated technical/regulatory strategies to achieve successful closures of environmental investigation and remediation cases and defensible technical cases in the event of legal challenges.

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