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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

May 31-June 4, 2020. 2020 Chlorinated Conference. Portland, Oregon. Battelle's International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds Conference series addresses the application of innovative technologies and approaches for characterization, monitoring and management of chlorinated and complex sites. The event includes platform sessions regarding green and sustainable remediation best practices and case studies; advanced investigation tools and techniques such as drone use and high-resolution passive sampling; and the impact of climate change and sea level rise on remediation sites.

August 2-7, 2020. Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah. The 105th annual ESA meeting will focus on novel and integrative approaches to harnessing the big and diverse data sources now available to address pressing issues in ecology. Information sources such as remote sensing platforms, automated sensors, observatory networks, molecular techniques, large-scale or replicated experiments and predictive (simulation) models are generating enormous amounts of data over time and/or across space. This information deluge creates challenges in terms of the methods available for harnessing the information contained in such data and the tools for effectively communicating big data issues and results.

August 31-September 2, 2020. 13th Symposium on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites. This annual symposium hosted by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Philadelphia Post and the U.S. EPA facilitates interactive engagement among government and private sector professionals who apply the engineering and science associated with cleaning up hazardous waste sites. Anticipated topics include case studies that demonstrate successful inclusion of sustainability considerations, approaches and results in remedial design (RD) and remedial action (RA) projects or highlight application and impact of redevelopment considerations during RD/RA.

September 22-24, 2020. 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.

January 25-28, 2021. International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments. Nashville, Tennessee. This Battelle conference is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences and opportunities associated with investigating, remediating and restoring the environmental and economic vitality of waterways.

May 17-20, 2021. International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Miami, Florida. This Battelle symposium is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences and opportunities associated with advances in bioremediation and green and sustainable practices in remediation; the development, implementation, use and results of advanced tools for assessment and monitoring; and the challenges of applying bioremediation at various types of complex sites.

Training

April 21, 2020. Superfund Redevelopment Roundtable Webinar Series: Session 2. The second part of this two-part U.S. EPA webinar series aims to help developers and local governments redevelop Superfund sites and put them back into productive use. The webinar will provide information on the best practices and lessons learned from developers and local governments who have gone through the process, the available resources and support, and the latest tools and guidance. It also will provide an opportunity for participants to share thoughts and experiences on how the U.S. EPA can better support reuse of sites.

April 23, 2020. Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Prioritization Tools: Sustainability Insights at a Glance. This 1-hour webinar introduces two SMM Prioritization Tools developed by the U.S. EPA. The National Tool provides a big-picture view of sustainable materials management for entities with a national focus, such as government agencies, trade associations and non-governmental organizations. The Organizational Tool provides snapshots of sustainable materials management for entities such as commercial businesses and small enterprises, including their sustainability and procurement staff. The tools generate charts presenting over 10 million data points across more than 20 environmental, social and economic indicators for over 390 categories of goods and services in the United States.

April 29, 2020. Water Treatment Modeling Tools for Removing PFAS and Other Contaminants. This 1-hour webinar is one in a series sponsored by EPA's Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) Research Program to share recent research activities and results. The webinar will provide an overview of a series of no-cost models that are available to plan use of carbon adsorption technology for removing organic compounds such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water. It also will provide examples of how the models can be used to help design pilot treatment systems and provide a first-cut prediction of full-scale results.

May 13, 2020. Integration of Resiliency and Sustainability into Remedy Evaluation, Design, and O&M: A Compilation of Case Study Findings. The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Denver Post and Philadelphia Post along with the U.S. EPA are hosting a series of webinars based on talks given at recent Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites (DCHWS) Symposiums. This 2-hour technical presentation will provide overviews of the sustainable resilience remediation framework, recent guidance updates and initiatives and summarize four case studies highlighting integration of resiliency and sustainability at various phases of a remediation project life cycle.

May 21, 2020. Optimizing Injection Strategies and In situ Remediation Performance. This 2.25-hour Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) webinar will address strategies and minimum design standards to decrease uncertainty and improve effectiveness of in situ injections of amendments. The strategies include conducting a thorough site characterization that will allow development of a detailed conceptual site model (CSM) to guide critical analysis of subsurface features and improve remediation effectiveness. Many past in situ remediation projects have been executed based on an incomplete understanding of the hydrogeology, geology and contaminant distribution and mass. As a result, some of these sites have undergone multiple rounds of in situ injections but have not advanced to closure.

May 21, 2020. Analysis of Defense Related Ecosystem Services. This webinar is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP). The following speakers will present information about ecosystem services at DoD installations: Dr. Stephen Petron, CH2M HILL, Inc.; Dr. Nate McDowell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; and Dr. James Kagan, Oregon State University.

June 9-11, 2020. Best Practices for Site Characterization Throughout the Remediation Process. Chicago, Illinois. This three-day course offered by the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation is based on the best management practices (BMPs) implemented by EPA partnership organizations, federal and state partners, and consultants. Participants will learn how to streamline projects in a legal, technically sound and cost-effective manner by: integrating the BMPs into traditional project activities; effectively collecting and communicating critical project information; designing dynamic work strategies; addressing challenges while implementing a dynamic work strategy; and using the BMPs to support other phases of the environmental cleanup lifecycle.

October 26-28, 2020. Best Practices for Site Characterization Throughout the Remediation Process. Seattle, Washington. This three-day course offered by the U.S. EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation is based on the best management practices (BMPs) implemented by EPA partnership organizations, federal and state partners, and consultants. Participants will learn how to streamline projects in a legal, technically sound and cost-effective manner by: integrating the BMPs into traditional project activities; effectively collecting and communicating critical project information; designing dynamic work strategies; addressing challenges while implementing a dynamic work strategy; and using the BMPs to support other phases of the environmental cleanup lifecycle.

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