This Massive Open Online Course is a unique educational resource for environmental professionals and others interested in learning more about how Monitored Natural Attenuation (MNA) can be used for cleaning up contaminated groundwater sites. Over the past 10 years, there have been important developments in the understanding of key attenuation processes and technologies for evaluating these processes, and changing institutional perspectives on when and where MNA may be applied. This course builds upon basic environmental science and engineering principles to describe how to best implement MNA. Additionally, it delves into the history behind MNA and makes predictions about new directions for this technology. This project was led by Rice University with help from GSI Environmental. Instructors for the course are Dr. Pedro Alvarez (Rice University), Dr. Charles Newell (GSI Environmental) and Dr. David Adamson (GSI Environmental).
Accessing the Course
The course content is hosted on Coursera and can be viewed in several different ways: