Potable Water and Groundwater Sampling

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  •  May 23, 2024
     8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Room #222 Education Building
71 Curry Place, University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

In partnership with the University of Manitoba 

This course is designed provide students with an understanding of typical groundwater impacts focusing on the differences between light and dense non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL and DNAPL).  The course will include the theory behind groundwater well installation, groundwater development, and purging and sampling including groundwater well volume and recharge related calculations. Students will assist with development, purging and sampling of an on-site groundwater well and will collect potable water samples from on-site. Supplies: Students require a calculator and must be dressed appropriately for the weather.

Water Sampling Agenda 2024


MEIA Member $150.00

MEIA Student Chapter Member $80.00

Non-member $250.00

Students $160.00

Students and MEIA Student Chapter Members – please register by contacting MEIA at (204) 306-3121.

Students taking this course for credit hours must also register through the University of Manitoba under the coordination of Mark Hanson, Dept. of Environment and Geography. Take Soil Sampling and the Potable Water and Groundwater Sampling course for 1.5 credit hours (ENVR 2010) – students must register through the University of Manitoba as well as through MEIA to obtain credit hours. Regular tuition and fees will apply in addition to the MEIA fees.

Registrants for this event are eligible to claim 3 PD credits towards maintaining their EP designation with ECO Canada.

Instructor: Raven Sharma, BSc., GSc., B.A

Raven Sharma is currently the Utilities Manager of the City of Selkirk. Raven also teaches water and wastewater at Red River College in the certification programs. She has been working in the water and sewer industry for 10 years.  Raven has operated and managed wastewater plants, water treatment plants, wastewater collection systems and water distribution systems for 8 years of her career. Raven has been a part of many Cities capital trenchless technologies, from pressurized liners to pipe bursting.  Raven has attained a Bachelor of Science, Geological Science, and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba. Raven was awarded a NSERC in 2010 under the Canadian Astrology Training Program for 2 years. Her primary research has been geotechnical and hydrogeology. Raven was part of a scientific research team who led rover simulations that would eventually go to Mars for NASA and Canadian Space Agency in search for water and life.  Raven attended the Manitoba Emergencies college where she accomplished her fire fighting and has been a volunteer fire fighter for 6 years.