March 4, 2020

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Geosyntec Staff Featured at the Emerging Contaminants Summit 2020

Geosyntec will once again be a Platinum Sponsor of the Emerging Contaminants Summit to be held from March 10-11, 2020 at the Westin Westminster in Westminster, Colorado. Geosyntec developed the technical program for the conference and organized the student program and competition.

Visit http://www.contaminantssummit.com/ to register and enter discount code GEO2025 to take advantage of the 25% discount

The Emerging Contaminants Summit addresses mitigating the presence of emerging contaminants across all environmental media including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils, and sediments. The Summit will draw leaders and key stakeholders from academia, government, regulatory community as well as site owners, private consulting agencies, and various other environmental professionals.

Geosyntec Participation

Tuesday, March 10

Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) is one of the Conference Chairs and will give the Welcome Address starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.

Student Flash Presentation
Presenter: Emily Stockwell (Colorado)
Time: 8:55 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Session Keynote: A Smoldering Solution to PFAS
Presenter: David Major, Ph.D. (Savron)
Time: 1:20 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.

Platform Presentations

Title: Verification Monitoring for In Situ Chemical Reduction Using Zero-Valent Zinc, A Novel Technology for Remediation of 1,2,3-TCP   
Presenter: Lea Kane, P.G., (California)
Time: 11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Title: Framework for Assessing Risks to Threatened and Endangered Aquatic Life at PFAS Impacted Sites       
Presenter: Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont)
Time: 2:45 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11

Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) is one of the Conference Chairs and will give the Opening Remarks starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Announcement of Student Competition Winners
Emily Stockwell (Colorado)

Session: #8, Understanding PFAS Exposures and Implications for Risk
Chairs: John Adgate, Colorado School of Public Health and Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California) Geosyntec Consultants

Session: #9, Addressing the Next Generation of PFAS Products
Chairs: Chris Higgins, Colorado State University and Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) Geosyntec Consultants

Platform Presentations

Title: Lines of Evidence to Assess the Effectiveness of PFAS Remedial Technologies     
Presenter: John Merrill (California)
Time: 11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Title: Managing AFFF: How to Reduce Your Environmental Liabilities while Maintaining Regulatory Compliance
Presenters: Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D. (California) and Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey)
Time: 1:50 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Workshop
Title: Assessing the Ecological Risks of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at Aqueous Film Forming Foam Sites
Instructors: Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Kristin Bridges, Ph.D. (Alaska)
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Description: Instructors will be conducting a workshop entitled Assessing the Ecological Risks of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at Aqueous Film Forming Foam Sites
Sponsor: The workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP).

More Information

About the event: https://www.contaminantssummit.com/
About Geosyntec PFAS expertise: https://www.geosyntec.com/pfas
For consultation regarding emerging contaminants, contact Rula Deeb at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..