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NICOLA Welcomes ITRC Trainers to South Africa

SAVE THE DATE: 6 March 2024

VENUE: Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Johannesburg

Connecting the Science to Managing LNAPL Sites

NICOLA will be welcoming the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council to deliver in person updated LNAPL (Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids) training based on the ITRC guidance: LNAPL Site Management: LCSM Evolution, Decision Process, and Remedial Technologies, focusing on connecting the science to managing LNAPL sites and helping you:

After this training, the expectation is that you will have the skills and understanding to use ITRC science-based resources to improve decision making at your LNAPL sites.

It is recommended that participants have a general understanding of hydrogeology and some familiarity with petroleum contaminated sites. The courses will build on your existing LNAPL knowledge and outline the framework for making LNAPL remediation and management decisions. This is an excellent course for early to mid-years professionals and those of all levels of experience working to manage land on behalf of the oil and gas industry.

Course Content will help practitioners better understand how to:

  • To improve understanding related to the LNAPL Conceptual Site model (LCSM) for characterization and addressing site concerns;
  • Illustrate how to leverage the LCSM in decision-making throughout the remedial process;
  • Establish appropriate LNAPL remedial goals and specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely (SMART) objectives for identified LNAPL concerns that may warrant remedial consideration;
  • Select remedial technologies that will best achieve the LNAPL remedial goals for a site, in the context of the identified LNAPL concerns and conditions;
  • Describe the process for transitioning from active to passive LNAPL strategies (e.g. Natural Source Zone Depletion – NSZD) as the site moves through investigation, cleanup, and beyond; and
  • Evaluate the implemented remedial technologies to measure progress toward an identified technology-specific endpoint.

The training course will be delivered by the following ITRC trainers:

  • Jared Champagne: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
  • Tom Fox: Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety
  • Richard Spiese: Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Waste Management Division
  • Matt Lahvis: Shell Projects and Technology (US)
  • Lisa Reyenga: GEI Consultants

This will be a hands on, content packed course delivered by renowned experts. There will be lots of opportunity in the course to engage the experts and gain valuable insights from their extensive experience of regulating and managing LNAPL impacted sites.

Attendance at the course will entitle delegates to 1 CPD credit. NICOLA members will be entitled to discounted rates, Non-members also welcome.

Members: R1,500
Non-members: R2,000

Complete the online form to book your seat: REGISTER HERE


NICOLA is a forum for contaminated land management in Africa, which aims to establish a solid platform for the development, application and dissemination of sustainable practices, knowledge and technologies.

NICOLA promotes cooperation between industry & mining, academia, regulators and service providers while linking closely with the fields of contaminant hydrogeology, geochemistry and waste management. The overall objective of NICOLA is to pro-actively empower the African contaminated land management sector to identify, assess and manage contaminated land within a science-based sustainable best practice framework.



Provide an African forum for the dissemination and exchange of good practice, practical and scientific knowledge and ideas to manage contaminated land sustainably.


Develop new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with other networks.


Stimulate coordinated, interdisciplinary projects on collaborative, problem-oriented research and knowledge transfer to address identified needs.


Become a NICOLA member today and pro-actively empower the African contaminated land management sector to identify, assess and manage contaminated land within a science-based sustainable best practice framework.