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Workshops and Classes Offered

Technical classes from stormwater training related to the stormwater pollution prevention plans (QSD/QSP/QISD) are offered by Clearwater Group, taught by a Trainer of Record (ToR).  Other classes include the 8-hour OSHA Safety Training Refresher, the 8-hour OSHA Supervisor Class, and the 40-hour OSHA Haz-Mat Class.  Industry-specific training includes  environmental and safety aspects for mining operations, oil and gas activities (including hydraulic fracturing) and wastewater treatment processing. 


Graduate Classes Taught 

SRTMU: Risk-Based Subsurface Environmental Management and Sustainable Remediation; School of Earth Sciences, Department of Environmental Science, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, India. Lecture hours: 42; participants: 45 students; Year: 2012; Co-teachers: Chin Man Mok and Stephen Baker; Projects. 


GIS:  Analysis and Sustainable Remediation of Environmental Resources; Government Institute of Science, Department of Geology, Government Institute of Science, Aurangabad, India. Lecture hours: 16; participants: 30 students; Year: 2012; Co-teachers: Stephen Baker; Lectures.


TUM: Risk-Based Subsurface Environmental Management, Engineering Department, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany. Lecture hours: 30; participants: 18 students; Year: December, 2011; Co-teachers: Chin Man Mok, and Ravi Arulanantham; Exams and Projects. 


UCBE: X-451: University of California, Berkeley Extension, Berkeley Campus, California: 7 session graduate class: Sustainable Remediation of Soil and Groundwater. Lecture hrs: 32; 8 students; Year: Fall 2011; Exams and Projects. 


UCBE: X-451: University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco Campus, California: 7 session graduate class titled Sustainable Remediation of Soil and Groundwater. Lecture hours: 32; participants: 12 students; Year: Spring 2011; Exams and Projects. 


UWI – EM643: University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica, Geology Department: 

4-week daily graduate class titled Environmental Engineering: Sampling, Assessment and Remediation. The course was a required class for a master's degree in Contaminant Hydrogeology, Environmental Science and Risk Management. Lecture hours: 80; participants: 13 students; Year: March, 2004; Exams and Projects. 


University Short Courses Taught 

ACE: Remediation of Contaminated Soils and Groundwater: The California Experience. Engineering Department, Afeka College of Engineering in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lecture hours: 40; participants: 28 students; Year: 2008; Co-teachers: Ravi Arulanantham, Chin Man Mok, and Ami Adini. 


UWI: Risked-Based Corrective Action, Risk Assessment, and In-Situ Remediation 

and Natural Attenuation Processes; Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica and UWI Geology Department, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (near Kingston, Jamaica). Lecture hours: 24; participants: 35 students; Year: March 2004; Co-teachers: Ravi Arulanantham and Roger Brewer. 


UWI: Environmental Sampling and Remediation Workshop; Geology Department, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (near Kingston, Jamaica). Lecture hours: 8; participants: 15 students; Year: February 2003.


Invited Professional Workshops Taught

2018, Jacobs, J., Jacobs, O., Beckley, L., and McHugh, T., “Sewer VI: Research, Findings and Practical Implactions,” M-F4 Sewer Vapor Intrusion Workshop, 20thAnnual California Unified Program (CUPA) Training Conference, Burlingame, California, February 5, 2018, Abstracts.


2017, Jacobs, O.P., and Jacobs, J.A, “Dispersal of VOCs; Sewer Air – Sampling Sewer Air – When, Where, How, and Mitigation of VOC-laden Sewer Air,” Groundwater Resources Association’s Assessment and Remediation of Dry Cleaner Sites Symposium, Concord, California, November 2, 1027, Abstracts.


2017, Jacobs, J.A., and Jacobs, O.P., “Sewer Exfiltration Allowances by Design and Failure,” Groundwater Resources Association’s Assessment and Remediation of Dry Cleaner Sites Symposium, Concord, California, November 2, 1027, Abstracts.

2016, Jacobs, O.P., Jacobs, J.A., and Pennell, K.G., 2016, “Sanitary Sewer Contaminant Migration Study Manhole to Clean Out: Passive Sewer Air Sampling, Presence of VOCs in Sewer Manhole as a Predictor of VOCs in Sewer Lateral Cleanouts,” 18th Annual California Unified Program (CUPA) Training Conference, Anaheim, California, February 24, Abstracts.


2010, “In-Well Stripping/Recirculation and Two-Phase Extraction Methods, Application and Enhancement for Groundwater and Soil Remediation” A four hour Short Course presentation, 20th International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy, San Diego, California, March 15-18; Co-teachers: Mehmet Pehlivan and Philip G. Mihopoulos, 


2009, “Risked Based Corrective Action (RBCA) Grows Up: Introduction to Environmental Hazard Evaluation and Advanced Approaches for Site Investigations.” A four hour Short Course presentation, Association for the Environment, Health and Sciences , 2009, International Conference, San Diego, California, Co-teachers: Roger Brewer, and Jason Brodersen. 


2009, “Two-Phase Extraction Methods, Application for Groundwater and Soil Remediation” A four hour Short Course presentation, American Institute of Professional Geologists, 2009 National Meeting, Grand Junction, Colorado; Co-teachers: Mehmet Pehlivan. 


2008, “Two-Phase Extraction Methods, Application for Groundwater and Soil Remediation” A four hour Short Course presentation, The 6th International Conference, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compound, Monterey, California, May 19-22, Battelle, Columbus, Ohio, Co-teachers: Mehmet Pehlivan.


2006, “Effects of Climate Change on Development, Infrastructure, Water Resources Management And Business Opportunities in California, Lorman Educational Services, San Francisco, California, June 23, 198 p. Jacobs organized the short-course, invited the speakers and presented the introductory lecture: “Climate Changes: What We Know, What We Don’t Know”.” Speakers included: James Jacobs, Stephen Baker, Peter Mesard, Jeff Nelson, Kent Alm and Charles McGlashan.

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