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8:00 – 8:30 am CST
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:25 pm CST
12:25 – 12:55 pm CST
Afternoon Session
12:55 – 3:50 pm CST

Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources                        J. Banner

Science and Policy
Predictions of climate science based on a warmer atmosphere
The 100th Meridian climate boundary
Reconstructing past climate and projecting future climate change
Texas climate change and population change impacts on water resources

Ownership of and Access to Surface Lands and Minerals           K. Wehmeyer
Legal rights of mineral and surface owners
Legal and practical exercise of access rights
Where do one party’s rights end and the other’s begin?
Rights of adjacent property owners
When rights collide: shared and split estates
Resolving disputes

Developments in Federal Environmental Law                     R.L. Burns, Jr.
Reviewing recent changes to and enforcement of:
• Pollution prevention
• Water quality enforcement
• Stormwater permitting
• Watersheds, wetlands, lakes and streams
Reviewing recent and anticipated developments at the US EPA

Geologic Carbon Sequestration                                                     C. Werth
Above ground capture
Deep injection and sequestration
Geochemical changes
Geomechanical changes

PFAS – an Introduction                                                                 C. Brown
Chemical information
Sampling and analysis

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Professional Geologists
6.5 CE Hours/PDHs

South Carolina Geologists
7.0 CE Credits

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.5 continuing hours/PDHs to geologists
in most states with continuing education requirements.

The South Carolina Board of Registration of Geologists has
approved this course for 7.0 continuing education credits.

Course approval is applied for and pending in Delaware.
HalfMoon Education will be seeking course approval in
North Carolina.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants
who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a
passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation
(multiple attempts allowed).


Jay Banner

Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas
Professor Banner is a geoscientist who studies Earth surface processes using field, geochemical, and modeling methods. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stony Brook University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and Louisiana State University. Professor Banner joined the faculty in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas in 1990 in Austin, Texas. Professor Banner’s research investigates the impacts of urbanization on aquifers and streams, and the reconstruction of past climate change, soil erosion and ocean chemistry. He teaches Environmental Science, Sustainability and Science Communication.

Christina Brown

Senior Environmental Engineer, EnviroScience, Inc.
Ms. Brown has over 20 years of diverse experience in environmental and chemical engineering. She has worked across a wide variety of industries, including pulp and paper, wood treating, fiber optics, nuclear waste treatment and pesticide manufacturing to solve complex chemical, environmental, and processing problems for clients. Ms. Brown’s projects include remediation technology development, regulatory compliance, risk assessments, environmental sampling, site assessments and environmental litigation support. She has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is pursuing her master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University. Ms. Brown is a registered engineer in the State of Tennessee and a board certified environmental engineer in the area of hazardous waste management and site remediation.

Robert L. Burns Jr.

Shareholder with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC in Pittsburgh
Mr. Burns is a member of the firm’s Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Section, and he focuses his practice on environmental law and its intersections with natural resources, development, construction, commercial transactions, litigation, manufacturing, and waste. In his construction practice, he provides counsel regarding the financing, development and construction of construction projects, including related construction, design, engineering and architectural agreements, and concerning the purchase, remediation, construction and development of brownfields and “green” buildings. Mr. Burns holds two engineering degrees and is certified as an accredited professional under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standard issued by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Katy Wehmeyer

Santoyo Wehmeyer, P.C.
Ms. Wehmeyer advises oil and gas exploration and production companies in connection with oil and gas lease negotiation and operation, including participation and joint development agreements, pooling and unitization issues, and royalty payment and calculation matters. Ms. Wehmeyer also handles acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas assets and assists clients with title due diligence ahead of asset acquisition and development. She is board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Charles "Charlie" Werth

Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Charles J. Werth is a Professor and Bettie Margaret Smith Chair of Environmental Health Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the UT faculty in August Champaign of 2014, after spending 17 years on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Dr. Werth’s research and teaching focus is on the fate and transport of pollutants in the environment, the development of innovative catalytic technologies for drinking water treatment, and the mitigation of environmental impacts associated with energy production and generation. He is presently the principal investigator of an NSF NRT on “Reducing Energy Barriers for Novel Water Supply Use in Sustainable Agriculture”, as well as on other NSF, DOD and DOE grants.

Webinar Price: $289.00