Geosyntec will be well represented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, organized and presented by Battelle February 4-7, 2013, in Dallas.
Maintaining the economic and biological viability of the environments of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors requires advanced management of a complex series of actions related to the accumulation in sediments of potentially hazardous contaminants. The Battelle Sediments Conference is a forum for sharing experience and progress toward this goal.
More than 1,100 scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms are expected to attend. Among them will be more than 20 Geosyntec professionals, with six scheduled to give platform presentations and another six presenting posters.
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Florida, is the chair of Battelle's Thursday session, "The Role of Geotechnical Assessment." In addition, Tamara Sorell, Ph.D., a senior toxicologist based in Massachusetts, will be the instructor for a short course on Monday, "Efficiencies in Sediment Remedial Selection and Implementation." Dr. Sorell also is scheduled to co-chair a panel discussion on Tuesday, "The Realities of Bioavailability in Sediment Management."
Representing Geosyntec with platform presentations for the various event tracks will be:
D7: Monitoring the Ups and Downs — Hurricane Irene Storm Surge Sampling Efforts
Nick Muenks (Columbia, MO), Susan Hill (Oak Brook), Scott Compston (Oak Brook)
C1: Evaluation of Intrinsic Biodegradation and Amendments to Support Enhanced Monitored Natural Recovery of Sediments
Tom Krug (Toronto), Dave Himmelheber (Princeton), Jeff Roberts (Toronto)
D8: Observed and Anticipated Performance of Subaqueous Sediment Caps in Earthquakes
Kula Kulasingam (Charlotte), Neven Matasovic (Huntington Beach), Howard Cumberland (Portland)
D8: Applicability of Organophilic Clay as an In Situ Cap on Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Contaminated Sediments
Mustafa Erten (Houston)
E3: Simplified Integration of Bioavailability Data into Food Chain Modeling to Estimate Biota Sediment Accumulation
Tamara Sorell (Boston), Amanda Hughes (Chicago)
A4: Understanding and Applying Sediment Quality Values
Tamara Sorell (Boston)
Visit the Battelle website for a full list of presentations and a schedule of events.