Betsy Powers, PE, SCS Senior Project Manager in our Madison, WI, office, will teach a season at the upcoming UW-Madison Solid Waste Design Course, March 30 through April 1.
This 3-day course will provide a solid background and design specifics necessary to compete in this industry, including leading information on the principles and practices of solid waste landfill development, design, construction, and management.
Day 1 – Design from the Bottom Up: Landfill Siting, Grades, Liners, and Liquid Systems (Solid waste composition; leachate and gas generation and composition; evolving contaminants, risks, and opportunities; solid waste economics; planning financial outlays and tipping fee impacts; investigating hydrogeologic conditions and groundwater monitoring; geometric design (base grades, slopes and berming, phasing); liners, containment system design; leak detection; and more)
Day 2 – Cover Systems, Stormwater and Liquids Management, and Landfill Tour (cover systems; selection criteria; drainage; alternative covers; runoff, sedimentation/detention basins; elevated temperature landfills; Tour of Dane County Landfill; Gas-to-Energy Systems; and Liquids Management)
Day 3 – Evolving Topics in Landfill Management, Operations, and Risks (Performance-based Landfill Design; specifications; construction management and QA/QC; gas collection; air emissions; leachate circulation; bioreactors; waste relocation and expansions; PFAS; and more).
The course is perfect for a wide spectrum of people in the industry, including:
- Civil engineers and landfill designers
- Landfill owners and operators
- Local, county, and state regulatory agency staff and officials
- Public works professionals and municipal engineers
- Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineers
- Geological engineers, hydrogeologists, and geoscientists
- Facility managers with on-site disposal cells
- Contractors and estimators
- Geosynthetic manufacturers and product representative
For more information and to register, click here