SCS Engineers is co-sponsoring a conference on Deep Well Injection that will be presented by the American Ground Water Trust and hosted by The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department on March 2 and 3 in Miami.
The program is an educational information exchange program from the American Ground Water Trust on disposal wells and will cover the Technical, Economic, Environmental, and Policy Issues of Deep Well Injection. The conference will feature numerous presentations and exhibits, and a field trip the day before. Participants can earn Florida PE Continuing Education credits for this conference.
The objective of the conference is to provide an update on the status of deep well injection disposal in Florida and to showcase the “state-of-the-art” and operation-economics for current users and for potential adopters of the technology. The presentations will include information on disposal policies that are the drivers for DWI installations. Experts will present information about the latest technologies in design, construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring of deep well injection and will include case studies from DWI operations in the US and overseas. The conference will provide a focused information exchange and discussion opportunity among presenters and participants.
The World Health Organization and UNICEF estimate that one in three people globally lack access to safe drinking water. In Wisconsin, three non-profits are tackling this life-threatening problem, especially in hard-hit Sierra Leone in western Africa.
Geological Engineer Chris Jimieson of SCS Engineers leads the non-profit organization Strides for Africa. Maria Nicholas-Groves leads Feeding Mouths Filling Minds, and Project1808 founded by Sierra Leone native Dr. Alhaji N’jai work in unison helping to construct the school in Sierra Leone’s Koinadugu District. The school will help the surrounding community learn about resource conservation and help alleviate life-threatening conditions. Of particular importance is sustainable infrastructure such as well construction to produce clean drinking water.
Recently, CBS Sunday Morning, hosted by Michael Schlesinger, highlighted their work to improve access and save lives. See the feature on the CBS site.
Meet Chris – Mr. Jimieson has 20 years of experience as a geological engineer and hydrogeologist on a wide variety of civil and environmental engineering projects. He currently manages industrial and municipal solid waste projects as well as environmental compliance projects. Chris has also consulted on environmental projects at leaking underground storage tank (UST) sites, chlorinated solvent-contaminated sites, industrial facilities, and historic fill sites with industrial, developer, commercial, military, state, municipal, and solid waste clients.