**This is a download of 6 recorded two-hour webinar sessions (3 two-hour webinar sessions for the Introduction course and 3 two-hour webinar sessions for the Advanced course). The sessions were presented live. The download includes the full content of the live sessions and the course material booket in .pdf format.** Course material can be downloaded immediately after payment is made. Registrants will receive a certificate of completion and continuing education units (CEU's) via email approximately 14 days after purchase.
The introductory course is focused on the general policy and technical approaches to conducting an ecological risk assessment. It provides a broad overview of the ecological risk assessment (ERA) process as it is used in evaluating potential environmental risks and liabilities associated with hazardous waste sites using the basic ERA paradigm as outlined in USEPA’s Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund (ERAGS). ERA’s in both aquatic and terrestrial settings are examined.
After completing the course, attendees will have a general understanding of the process of planning and preparing for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence.
During the advanced sessions, the specific technical and regulatory approaches to completing ecological risk assessments are reviewed, with a focus on providing a hands-on understanding of an ERA, including the data collection aspects of the various lines of evidence used. Case studies of both aquatic and terrestrial settings are examined as well.
After completing the course, attendees will have a deeper understanding of the details of planning and preparing for the completion of an ERA, including data development needs, selection of endpoints, and the development of lines of evidence.
The introductory and advanced sessions of the courses are intended for environmental professionals including, but not limited to, environmental consultants, environmental lawyers, governmental employees, and environmental students who have the opportunity to manage, oversee, develop and complete an ecological risk assessment.