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Sampling Strategies and Statistical Analyses of Contaminated Sites

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in the course, you will be able to:

  • Plan and implement a sampling program for the assessment of contaminated sites
  • Apply the correct statistical sampling and analyses methodologies
  • Prepare your sampling strategies and data collection methodologies
  • Benefit from practical information that will save you time, effort and money


There are thousands of contaminated sites across Canada with widely varying characteristics for geologic and hydrogeologic settings, contamination types, contamination medium and transport pathways. One of the first stages to assess any potentially contaminated site is to perform a site investigation and collect and analyze some samples. Sampling strategies differ based on the sampling objectives (e.g., site characterization, verification of remediation, target criteria and standards, waste characterization, etc.), variability of contaminants in the media being sampled, knowledge of the distribution of hazardous substances on the property, and costs. This workshop provides an overview of sampling strategies, field investigation techniques, and data analysis methods for assessment of contaminated sites.


The main objective of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the guiding principles and existing methods for preparing a sampling plan, current sampling methods, and data analysis methods for interpreting the collected data in the context of Environmental Site Assessment.

The specific objectives are to provide:

  • A general understanding of the framework for Environmental Site Assessment.
  • Overview of the common contaminants in soil and water, their characteristics, and pathways.
  • Review of site investigation methods, and soil and groundwater sampling and analysis procedures.
  • Overview of conceptual models for site assessment
  • Detailed review of sampling strategies and interpretation of collected data

Course Outline

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Statistical Data Analyses
  • Soil and Groundwater Sampling Methods
  • Conceptual Site Model
  • Sampling Strategies and Data Analyses
  • Questions and Answers
  • Concluding Remarks and Final Adjournment

Who Should Attend:

Those involved in soil and groundwater sample collection, analysis and monitoring programs, including: Environmental Engineers • Environmental Consultants • Environmental Technologists and Technicians.

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This course is currently scheduled on the following date. Click to learn even more details about this offering.

Online, 2/22/2023


Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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