AIG South Australia Branch Hydrogeology Group Meeting


Date(s) - Wednesday, 01/10/2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Wakefield Hotel


AIG’s South Australia Branch hydrogeology sub-committee will be holding their first meeting on Wednesday 1st October at the Wakefield Hotel.  The speaker will be Tavis Kleinig (Water Quality Branch of the EPA, Senior Hydrogeologist) and his talk topic is  ‘The EPA and Groundwater – From AMD to UCG’.  

The SA AIG branch now has a hydrogeology sub-committee. The success of our “Groundwater in Mining” conference indicates the need for a hydrogeology group in South Australia.

Please meet in the restaurant bar (not the public bar) at 6.30pm for complimentary pre-meeting drinks with the talks commencing at 7pm.  For those wishing to stay, dinner will be at 8pm. Parking should not be a problem in the city at this time of the day.

Please RSVP by 5pm Monday 29th September to Gabor Bekesi, Andrew Telfer or Cos Conti whether you will be staying on for dinner (so that we can notify the hotel of approximate numbers).  

All geoscience students are welcome to attend the meeting.

Tavis` talk is a must for exploration and mining geologists in South Australia, for obvious reasons.

About the Speaker

His talk will focus on the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) broad role in the assessment of groundwater, and the assessment of mining and oil and gas projects with potential to impact groundwater. Tavis will provide a summary of a recent project, the State Groundwater Quality Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Program (SGWQMERP for short!). To keep things topical (and hopefully more interesting) Tavis will briefly discuss the EPA’s role in the recent Clovelly Park investigation, Rex Hillside, Unconventional Gas (UCG) in the South East, and finally introduce everyone to stygofauna!

Tavis grew up on the family farm at Cooke Plains, and since then has obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) and a Master of Science (Groundwater Hydrology). After graduating Tavis worked on the management of the Australian National (AN) rail site assessment and remediation project. Following the AN project he worked as an environmental scientist in the Contaminated Land Management team at the consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he worked on the assessment and remediation of commercial and industrial facilities including fuel terminals, service stations, airports and car factories. He then headed to government, where he worked in the Site Contamination Branch of the EPA, and now currently works in the Water Quality Branch of the EPA as a Senior Hydrogeologist, working in a broad range of  areas from mining, to oil and gas, Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), and groundwater MER.

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