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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