Course Information: Sustainable Remediation Methods
In a departure to our regular newsletter publications, I take this opportunity to inform you of an educational course being offered by Mr. Jim Jacobs and the UC Berkeley Extension program in the San Francisco area.
Jim Jacobs is a 20-year veteran hydrogeologist, professional colleague, and Fulbright Scholar in environmental sciences and engineering.
Starting in the end of March, Jim will be delivering a course in Sustainable Remediation Methods for Soils and Water through the UC Berkley Extension program in downtown San Francisco. Students will learn about remediation of contaminated soil and water by using sustainable cleanup methodologies that minimize energy, water use, material resources, and labor while also reducing waste disposal.
I have known Jim for 6 years. He assists my firm in the remediation of contaminated land by injection of oxidants. In 2007, Jim and I, in company with two renowned California environmental scientists, traveled to Israel to deliver a week of workshops to environmental stakeholders (consultants, regulators and representatives of military operations).
Jim is the current president of CORE Environmental Foundation, a non-profit California group whose goal is "A thriving community of environmental stakeholders advocating effective, cost-efficient remediation for contaminated land and groundwater." You can visit http://www.coreenvironmental.org for more information. Currently, the group advocates extension of California Assembly Bill 1188 in support of financing cleanup of petroleum-product-contaminated properties.
Course and sign-up information is available at the UC Berkley Extension course page: http://extension.berkeley.edu/cat/course2515.html