Jeremy Morris, Ph.D. (Maryland) will present during a live webinar entitled "Functional Stability and the End of Post-Closure Care at Municipal Solid Waste Landfills" from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on December 4, 2017.
The webinar will be hosted by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation.
Jeremy has over 16 years of professional experience in the fields of environmental engineering and waste management, with particular expertise in issues relating to solid waste disposal by landfill. He is the author of over 50 technical papers. In addition to regular participation at technical symposia, Jeremy has been actively engaged in teaching and speaking at meetings and conferences for regulatory and profession associations. At Geosyntec, he has served important technical roles on a number of national and international projects for both private and public clients, with key contributions in the fields of:
- Landfill design, construction, and closure;
- Landfill gas management and methane migration control;
- Leachate management and treatment;
- Bioreactor technology and leachate recirculation;
- Sustainable landfills and long-term care;
- Risk assessment for redevelopment of historic landfill sites;
- Renewable energy development, including solar, wind, biogas, and geothermal; and
- Greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation projects, quantification of GHG emission offsets, and carbon credit trading.
The presentation will discuss the timeframe and issues surrounding post-closure care (PCC) at municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, and outline a performance based methodology that has been successfully applied at a number site in North America and Europe. The methodology, termed "Evaluation of Post-Closure Care (EPCC)," provides a modular approach for sequentially evaluating each of the four landfill PCC elements (leachate management, landfill gas management, groundwater monitoring, and cover maintenance) in terms of "functional stability."
- Case studies on how EPCC can be applied to progressively demonstrate that certain PCC elements can be safely modified (reduced) or ended.
- Examples of passive control measures that require only minimal monitoring and maintenance, activities that may be compatible with or even integrated into several beneficial reuse options at a closed landfill.
- Mechanisms for transfer of responsibility from a regulated PCC program to a post-regulatory custodial care program after functional stability is demonstrated and confirmed through monitoring.
The Environmental Research and Education Foundation is an independent foundation designed to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices to benefit industry participants and the communities they serve.
Register and learn more about the event at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8048068160640509954
Learn more about the Environmental Research and Education Foundation: https://erefdn.org/about/
Learn more about Jeremy at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremy-morris-28b649/