Practical Models Supporting
The Center for Sustainable Soil and Groundwater Solutions holds training courses on various topics at locations around the country from time to time. For information on past training events, click here.
Dr. Chuck Newell is a Vice President of GSI Environmental, Inc. He is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a NGWA Certified Ground Water Professional and an Adjunct Professor at Rice University. He has co-authored three EPA publications, five environmental decision support software systems, numerous technical articles, and two books: Natural Attenuation of Fuels and Chlorinated Solvents and Ground Water Contamination: Transport and Remediation. His professional expertise includes site characterization, groundwater modeling, non-aqueous phase liquids, risk assessment, natural attenuation, bioremediation, non-point source studies, software development, and long-term monitoring projects. He has served as a nationwide Risk-Based Corrective Action (RCBA) trainer for the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). He has taught graduate level groundwater courses at both the University of Houston and Rice University.
Dr. Ron Falta is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University. He received his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Auburn University, and his PhD degree in Mineral Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Falta teaches and performs research primarily in the area of contaminant transport and remediation. Ron has directed field studies of LNAPL and DNAPL source remediation, and was a primary developer of the Department of Energy T2VOC code used for modeling thermal remediation. More recently, he developed the EPA REMChlor model for analyzing remediation strategies at contaminated sites.