ACLCA NSW April Technical Seminar

Event Info :

Event Date - 30/04/2024
Event Start - 5:30 pm
Event Ends - 7:30 pm
Event Location - GHD - L15, 133 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Cost - Free


We are very pleased to announce the details of our next technical seminar for members on Tuesday 30th April 2024.

Navigating Challenges in Contaminated Land Fieldwork: A Practical Guide for Environmental Consultants (or Planning for the Inevitable When Conducting Field Work in Remote Locations with No Mobile Signal), presented by John Ewing, GHD.

In the realm of contaminated land management, early career environmental consultants often face significant challenges during fieldwork, particularly in remote areas with limited communication. This presentation offers a comprehensive guide for new consultants, focusing on the intricacies of groundwater sampling and problem-solving techniques. Through visual demonstrations and real-world scenarios, attendees will learn the importance of preparation, effective communication with project managers, and practical solutions to common fieldwork issues. The presentation also highlights the significance of thorough documentation and introduces valuable tools to enhance fieldwork efficiency. Aimed at both new consultants and seasoned project managers, this session aims to equip attendees with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of contaminated land fieldwork effectively.

About our presenter:

John’s role as a Team Leader and Project Director in GHD’s Sydney Contamination and Environmental Management group demonstrates his leadership and managerial skills in overseeing complex projects, and his accreditation as a Certified Environmental Practitioner – Site Contamination Specialist underscores his dedication to maintaining high standards in his field. His expertise spans various domains, including occupational health monitoring, soil and groundwater assessment, soil vapour investigations, and specialized assessments like PFAS and acid sulfate soil assessment. Starting his career in the field, John has accumulated extensive hands-on experience, which he continues to value and engage in, despite assuming more managerial responsibilities. His passion for mentorship and safety underscores his commitment to fostering the next generation of environmental professionals and ensuring best practices in the field.


TIME: 5.30pm drinks and nibbles, 6.00pm presentation begins

VENUE: GHD – L15, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.

Bookings close on 26/4/24.

This member only event is being run both as an in person event and online webinar via MS Teams (webinar link will be emailed prior to event).

REGISTER to attend IN PERSON only (please don’t register to attend if you will be attending online).

As usual this is a FREE event for members only, however members must register in order to attend in person so that adequate arrangements can be made for catering & seating.

Please email us ( to advise any dietary requirements.

Please remember that although this is a free event for attendees, it costs us money to offer free events for our members and we organise catering according to the number of people registered to attend. We need final numbers for catering 3 days prior to the event so if you cancel and are then unable to attend, please keep this in mind. Please check your availability on this date prior to registering to attend .