Solinst Symposiums

Information & Highlights from Solinst Symposiums

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2011 Solinst Symposium a success!

Solinst held three very successful Symposiums in 2011, 2010 and 2009. The Symposiums were designed to provide attendees with the latest information in environmental applications and monitoring methodologies, and gave them the opportunity to network and share ideas and experiences with their peers. The two-day events featured top-level speakers from educational institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, and other industry professionals.

The 2011 Symposium focused on "Enhanced Monitoring and Remedial Methods for Contaminated Groundwater". The speakers at this event discussed the limitations that heterogeneity in the subsurface can cause in characterizing and assessing remedial performance. In turn, they provided details of experimental results; tools and techniques that can help overcome the uncertainty in contaminated site studies and cleanups.

The 2010 Symposium on "Groundwater Monitoring for the 21st Century" made clear to attendees that successful groundwater monitoring involves obtaining high resolution data, storing it in a database, and making it available to all those who need it. Also highlighted, was the need for setting project objectives, and extensive field research and testing in order to create detailed site conceptual models to better understand what is happening in the subsurface.

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The 2009 Symposium featured "Recent Advances in Watershed and High Resolution Monitoring". At this event, attendees gained insight on the importance of protecting our water resources at a watershed and ecosystem scale and the need for high-resolution data to achieve this.

Throughout the Symposiums, attendees also had the opportunity to speak with Solinst technical staff. The attendees were able to view hands-on demonstrations of Solinst instrumentation, and ask any questions about the equipment and any related hydrogeological and hydrological applications.

Watch this webpage for updates on future Symposiums.