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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.

September 27-30, 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.

December 13-16, 2021. ACES Conference. Bonita Springs, Florida. The four-day ACES (A Community on Ecosystem Services) conference will bring together the growing international network of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers 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.

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

April 22, 2021. Innovative Approaches to Monitor and Survey At-Risk Species on DoD Lands. Patrick Wolff of the USACE Construction Engineering Research Laboratory and Dr. Brett DeGregorio and Dr. J.D. Willson of the University of Arkansas will present information on innovative approaches to monitor and survey at-risk species on DoD lands. 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).

April 27, 2021. Optimizing Injection Strategies and In Situ Remediation Performance. Developing a detailed site-specific strategy is critical to the success of in situ technologies using amendment injections. This 2.25-hour webinar sponsored by the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council will discuss potential optimization strategies and specific actions that can be pursued to improve performance of in situ remediation by: refining and evaluating remedial design site characterization data; selecting the correct amendment; choosing delivery methods for site-specific conditions; creating design specifications; conducting performance evaluations; and optimizing underperforming in situ remedies.

April 28, 2021. Enhanced Aquifer Recharge: Influence of Stormwater on Groundwater Quality and Aquifer Recharge. 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: Douglas Beak and Thomas Johnson of the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development and Ryan Dupont of Utah State University.

May 6, 2021. Hydrology, Geology, and Biology of Springs. This 1-hour webinar sponsored by the USDA National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will discuss the NRCS's "Spring Development Practice Standard" criteria. The criteria include conducting a site evaluation of the effects on existing ecological functions of a spring and the potential losses from spring development projects such as impoundments or diversions. Such losses of springs may impact local wildlife and wildlife habitat, and consumptive use of springs may affect riparian health and function, stream flow, water temperature, and local aquifer recharge.

May 18, 2021. Mining Webinar Series: Assessment and Rehabilitation of Humid Region Mine Sites and Wastes. This 2-hour U.S. EPA webinar will review the essential steps and protocols for assessing and rehabilitating active and abandoned mining sites in humid regions and draw from examples in the mid-Atlantic USA. Important site-specific limitations that must be assessed and planned include (1) avoiding acid-forming materials, (2) minimizing mine soil compaction, (3) ensuring adequate plant moisture supply, and (4) accounting for slope x aspect effects. Due to the net leaching climate, reclamation practitioners must also predict and manage against emission of acid mine/rock drainage in many instances and/or circumneutral high TDS discharges in others. The seminar will cover recommendations for (a) pre-mine closure overburden and soil testing, (b) mine soil reconstruction, (c) basics of AMD/TDS drainage potential prediction, (d) topsoil and organic matter management, and (e) long-term soil fertility and pH management.

May 20, 2021. Advancing Microgrid Solutions. David Altman of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems will present information about developing self-sufficient energy systems to generate and distribute power for discrete areas. The webinar will address energy developed through solar panels, wind turbines and combined heat and power systems and related aspects such as energy storage and electric vehicle charging stations. 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).

May 26, 2021. Life Cycle Costs of Water Infrastructure Alternatives: New Tools for Stormwater Infrastructure Life Cycle Cost Analysis. 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: The Water Research Foundation and the Colorado School of Mines (Grantees).

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 21-23, 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 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).

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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