As the groundwater remediation industry matures and young professionals succeed retiring accomplished professionals, both in industry and in the agencies, the need for effective Conceptual Site Models is greater than ever. Effective CSMs require a multidisciplinary approach. CSMs are “living” documents and should remain as a frequent reference throughout the remediation process—not relegated to a dusty shelf.
CSMs must be crafted to reflect long and short-term goals and must be clairvoyant in terms of introducing possible challenges to the remediation process. How do groundwater professionals craft a credible model that encompasses beginning to end strategies. How do you quantify the available data and rank risk?
Given the longevity of the clean-up operations at some sites, CSMs are valuable tools, especially in periodic progress checks and in evaluating remedial actions at a site where multiple groups have been involved in the process.
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