WEBINAR - Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) in Reality and Practice
Natural Source Zone Depletion (NSZD) is increasingly becoming a consideration as a more sustainable nature-based option for the management of petroleum contaminated sites. Contemporary guidance on its measurement and implementation has now been published globally, with a series of associated guidance documents published in Australia specifically (CRC CARE Technical Reports 44, 46 and 47). But how is it going in practice? How is NSZD being used? What's going well and what are the challenges? How do regulators and other stakeholders feel about the idea?
This webinar will look at the results of several surveys of practitioners and regulators providing insights into what is working with respect to NSZD implementation and what hurdles remain. In addition, case studies from both Australian and North American will be used to illustrate some real-world successes and challenges experienced to date.
Senior Environmental Engineer and Global NAPL Technical Director,
Matt Rousseau is a Senior Environmental Engineer and global NAPL Technical Director with GHD based in Canada. Matt has been consulting for over 20 years, with a focus on sites contaminated with petroleum products and other NAPLs during most of that time. His work focuses on the design of site investigation and monitoring programs and the development of NAPL remediation and management strategies with a focus on sustainable risk-based solutions. Matt regularly provides training related to NAPL site management and has helped develop related technical guidance documents in the U.S. (Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council LNAPLs and LNAPL Update Teams, ASTM E3361), Canada (Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan, Department of National Defence), and Australia (CRC CARE Technical Report 46 and associated online masterclass). Matt is a licensed professional engineer (Ontario) and has B.A.Sc. (1997) and M.A.Sc. (2000) degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.