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Calendar of Upcoming Events
 
 

EPA sponsors and participates in various events to help stakeholders understand and use the best management practices of green remediation. Upcoming events include:

Conferences

September 21-23, 2021. 27th National Tanks Conference & Exposition. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Anticipated topics of the plenary sessions and posters include innovative cleanup technologies and approaches to address leaking underground storage tanks (LUSTs), such as green remediation and high resolution site characterization tools; development of LUST conceptual site models addressing emerging contaminants; and alternative fuels stored in underground storage tanks.

December 7-9, 2021. ACES Virtual Roundtable. The three-day ACES (A Community on Ecosystem Services) conference will bring together the growing international network of researchers, practitioners and policymakers who are interested in natural systems and their relationships with human well-being. Anticipated topics include land and resource management using ecosystem services; translation of ecosystem function to human health outcomes and valuation; and non-use ecosystem services methods and valuation. The event is organized by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

December 8-11, 2021. 2021 National Brownfields Training Conference. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This biennial event hosted by the U.S. EPA and the International City/County Management Association gathers together stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties. It will offer more than 100 panels, roundtables, presentations and mobile workshops.

January 24-27, 2022. Eleventh International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. Nashville, Tennessee. This 4-day conference is sponsored by Battelle. Anticipated topics include evaluation of remediation and restoration sustainability, use of passive samplers, geospatial data evaluation and data visualization, habitat mitigation and restoration, and beneficial use of contaminated sediment.

May 22-26, 2022. Twelfth International Conference on the Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds. Palm Springs, California. The call for abstracts will be published in June 2021 and abstracts will be due August 31, 2021.

Training

July 28, 2021. Phytotechnology: A Nature-Based Approach to Containing Contamination. Phytotechnology, the ability of plants to remove, contain, or control contaminants in the environment, is gaining attention in the sustainability field as a low-impact approach to improving soil and water quality and protecting human health and the environment. In this webinar, speakers from U.S. EPA Region 1 and Boston-based Offshoots, Inc. will explore New England case studies where plants were used to enhance or improve a sustainable cleanup process at brownfield sites, including factories, gas stations, and industrial areas. The webinar is one in a series sponsored by the U.S. EPA Soak Up the Rain New England initiative.

August 19, 2021. Ecosystem Model Comparison at Multiple Scales and Sites. Dr. Melissa Lucash of the University of Oregon and Dr. Robert Scheller of North Carolina State University will present information on comparing ecosystem models of assorted scales at various sites. This webinar is one in a series offered by the U.S. DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).

August 25, 2021. Valuing Aquatic Ecosystem Health at a National Scale: Modeling Biological Indicators Across Space/Time. This 1-hour webinar sponsored by the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development is one in a series intended to share current research activities and results regarding cost-effective, sustainable solutions to complex 21st century water issues. Presenters: EPA's Office of Research and Development and Office of Policy.

September 21, 2021. Ecosystem Services — Benefits and Considerations for the Cleanup of Contaminated Mine Sites. One way to characterize and improve the benefits of environmental cleanups is to use concepts of ecosystem services, the benefits that nature contributes to human health and well-being. The U.S. EPA is sponsoring this two-part, two-hour webinar addressing how ecosystem services can be considered in context of contaminated site cleanups. The first part introduces the concepts of ecosystem services and discusses ongoing EPA efforts to connect ecosystem service concepts, tools, and frameworks to different aspects of cleanup projects. The second part provides examples of ecosystem service elements that can help tee up innovative ideas for characterizing and improving the outcomes of environmental cleanup at contaminated mine sites.

September 21-23, 2021. Groundwater High-Resolution Site Characterization. Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. EPA hosts this three-day training course to help site cleanup stakeholders improve subsurface investigation approaches and develop more realistic and comprehensive conceptual site models. The course discusses the (1) impacts of subsurface heterogeneity on investigation and cleanup of groundwater and related media, (2) need for scale-appropriate measurements and adequate data density, and (3) tools and strategies available to overcome the impacts of subsurface heterogeneity.

October 7, 2021. Adapting to Changes in the Hydrologic Cycle Under Non-Stationary Climate Conditions. Dr. Kenneth Kunkel of North Carolina State University/North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies and Dr. Yonas Demissie of Washington State University will present information on evaluating hydrologic cycle changes associated with changing climate conditions. This webinar is one in a series offered by the U.S. DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).

October 21, 2021. Advances in Stormwater Monitoring and the Development of Best Management Practices for Treatment. Ms. Marienne Colvin of the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific and Dr. Richard Luthy of Stanford University will present information on advances in stormwater monitoring and the development of best management practices for treating stormwater. This webinar is one in a series offered by the U.S. DoD Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP).

October 25-27, 2021. Best Practices for Site Characterization Throughout the Remediation Process. Seattle, Washington. The U.S. EPA hosts this three-day training course to help site cleanup stakeholders learn how to streamline projects in a legal, technically sound, and cost-effective manner. Topics include systematic project planning; developing dynamic work strategies; implementing a dynamic field investigation; risk assessment and real-time data; and best practices for remedy design and implementation.

November 16-18, 2021. Best Practices for Site Characterization Throughout the Remediation Process. Chicago, Illinois. The U.S. EPA hosts this three-day training course to help site cleanup stakeholders learn how to streamline projects in a legal, technically sound, and cost-effective manner. Topics include systematic project planning; developing dynamic work strategies; implementing a dynamic field investigation; risk assessment and real-time data; and best practices for remedy design and implementation.

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