SURF 32 Webinar – Sustainable Remediation in Action

AGENDA - June 21, 2016

11:00 AM     Introduction :: Kristin Mancini, SURF/Arcadis

11:05 AM     President's Update :: John Simon, SURF/Gnarus Advisors

11:15 AM     Integrating the Social Element in Remedial Decision-Making: State of the Practice and Way Forward :: Melissa Harclerode, CDM Smith

11:45 AM     Beneficial Reuse of Treated Groundwater for Plant Operations :: Bill Butler, ERM

12:15 PM     Wrap-up


SURF 31 :: Climate Change and Resiliency within Remediation

Agenda - March 2-3, 2016

For a PDF of the agenda, click here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Local Time           Topic :: Speaker

8:00 AM               Registration                                                                   

8:30 AM               Welcome Remarks :: Parsons                                    

8:45 AM               Implications of Climate Change in Contaminated Site Remediation :: Lara J. Hansen, EcoAdapt

9:30 AM               Adaptation of Superfund Remediation to Climate Change :: Anne Dailey, US EPA

10:00 AM             Break                                                        

10:30 AM             USGBC Resilience Tool Development :: Heather Rosenberg, USGBC; Randy Britt, Parsons

11:15 AM             A Framework for Climate Change Resiliency Assessments :: Brandt Butler, AECOM

12:00 PM             Lunch                                                                              

1:30 PM               Introduction of 2016 SURF Board :: Maile Smith, Northgate/SURF Past President

2:00 PM               SURF Planning :: John Simon, Gnarus Advisors/SURF President; Barbara Maco, Wactor & Wick/SURF Vice President

3:00 PM               Panel Discussion: Are you ready for your next disaster? :: Samuel Unger, Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board; Bill Wick, Wactor & Wick LLP; Greg Schilz, JLT Specialty USA; Doug Hileman, Douglas Hileman Consulting LLC

4:30 PM               Open Discussion                                                           

5:00 PM               Informal Gathering at AKA Bistro (cash bar)

6:00 PM               Group Dinner at AKA Bistro                                               


Thursday, March 3, 2016                                                                         

8:00 AM               Registration                                                                   

8:30 AM               Welcome Remarks / Day 1 Recap :: John Simon, Gnarus Advisors/SURF President                         

8:45 AM               Sustainability and Resilience Converge :: Nurit Katz, UCLA; John Onderdonk, Caltech

9:30 AM               Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation into Remediation Design and Implementation :: Shannon O'Connell and Carrie Crozier, Parsons

10:15 AM             Break                                                        

10:30 AM             Applications for Microbial Extracts to Address Climate Change Challenges :: Mike Harding, Geosyntec Consultants and Doug Oram, ETIC Engineering

11:15 AM             At the Intersection of Sea Level Rise and Waste Management :: Randy Brandt, Geosyntec Consultants

12:00 PM             Lunch                                                        

1:00 PM               Panel Discussion: Building Resilience into Remediation and Redevelopment Planning :: Dion Jackson and Hilda Blanco, USC; Anne Dailey, US EPA; Mike Antos, Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

2:30 PM               Open Discussion                                                           

3:00 PM               Adjourn


SURF 30 :: Exploring the Energy/Water Nexus

Rice University, Houston, Texas
October 6-7, 2015

Agenda (local time)     

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

8:00 AM Registration        

8:30 AM Welcome Remarks/Introduction to SURF (Maile Smith, Northgate Environmental and SURF President)

8:45 AM Keynote (Pedro Alvarez, Rice University)

9:30 AM Sustainable Remediation Meets Climate Change Adaptation (Brandt Butler, AECOM)

10:15 AM Break  

10:45 AM Tesoro’s Sustainable Remediation Program:  Current and Future Sustainability Considerations and Interplays (Kyle Waldron, Tesoro)

11:30 AM In-Situ Activated Carbon Amendment Technology for Sediment Remediation: Status Update and Sustainability Aspects (YeoMyoung Cho, Stanford University)

12:15 PM Lunch  

1:30 PM Remediation Performance and Cost Database: Implications for Improving Sustainability (Travis McGuire, GSI)

2:15 PM Beneficial Reuse of Treated Groundwater for Plant Operations (Bill Butler, ERM)

3:00 PM Break     

3:30 PM Groundwater Conservation and Reuse Update and Panel Discussion (Olivia Skance - Moderator, Chevron; Matt Alexander, Leidos; Bill Butler, ERM; Laura Capper, CAP Resources; Paul Hadley, retired)

4:30 PM Open Discussion, Technical Initiative Updates        

5:30 PM Networking at TBD Location

6:00 PM Group Dinner at Prego


Wednesday, October 7, 2015      

8:00 AM Registration        

8:30 AM Welcome Remarks/Day 1 Recap (Maile Smith, Northgate Environmental and SURF President)

8:45 AM How Can a Green Remediation Project Benefit by Incorporation of Sustainability? (Melissa Harclerode and Mike Miller, CDM Smith)

9:30 AM Water and Waste Treatment Practices in Oil and Gas – Current Practices Technologies, and Opportunities for Improvement (Laura Capper, CAP Resources)

10:15 AM Break  

10:45 AM Management Strategies to Achieve Remedy Complete when Groundwater Concentrations Fluctuate with Water Table Changes and Drought Conditions (Matthew Alexander, Leidos)

11:30 AM An Updated SiteWiseTM Tool for Sustainable Sediment Remedies (Russ Sirabian and Sam Moore, Battelle)

12:15 PM Lunch                

1:30 PM Integrating Sustainability Metrics into Remedial Decision-Making (Erin Healy and Mark Meyers, Anchor QEA)

2:15 PM Assessing the Resilience and Adaptability of Phytoremediation and Enhanced In-Situ Bioremediation under Global Climate Change (Deyi Hou, Parsons)

3:00 PM Sustainability at In-SItu Stabilization Projects (Paul Lear, Envirocon)

3:45 PM Open Discussion and Closing Remarks             

4:30 PM Adjourn


SURF 29: Sustainability in Practice

SURF Summer Webinar
July 14, 2015 :: 9:00 am to 11:30 am PDT

Final Agenda (PDT):

9:00 Welcome Remarks (L. Maile Smith, SURF President)

9:05 Committee/Technical Initiative Updates (John Simon, Melissa Harclerode)

9:20 GM’s Sustainable Remediation Program (Geraldine Barnuevo, General Motors)

9:50 Accelerated Site Closure Achieved After System Optimization (Sheri Knox, Amec Foster Wheeler)

10:15 Enabling GSR Success with Contracting Mechanisms (Joshua Van Bogaert and Carol Lee Dona, US Army Corps of Engineers)

10:45 Do GSR Frameworks Adequately Represent Ecosystem Services and Natural Resources? (Jonathon Weier, CH2M)

11:15 Q&A and Closing Remarks



SURF 28: Moving Sustainable Remediation Forward

SURF 28: Moving Sustainable Remediation Forward

Location: Boeing Washington DC Office - Long Bridge Building,
929 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, Virginia

Dates: February 24-25, 2015

Agenda: Click here.

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Phone: 571-317-3131
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