SURF Meetings:

SURF Spring 2019 Meeting – San Diego, California

In partnership with the 29th Annual International Conference on
Soil, Water, Energy, and Air
March 18-21, 2019

Program will be available in December 2018.


SURF Fall 2019 Meeting – Amherst, Massachusetts

In partnership with the 35th Annual International Conference on
Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
October 21-24, 2019

The call for abstracts will be published in December 2018.
The deadline to submit an abstract will be February 8
, 2019.


SURF is pleased to partner with the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation (AEHS). SURF will be a visible participant at AEHS conferences through special sessions, technical presentations, a booth, and co-location of our annual business meetings. Learn more about AEHS at


Request for Sustainable Remediation Case Studies:

Help SURF catalogue case studies that demonstrate sustainable remediation implementation and exemplify the nexus of environmental, social, and economic aspects of a project.

If you have been involved in a project that incorporates elements of sustainable remediation, please consider preparing a case study for submittal to SURF’s Technical Initiative team.

For a copy of SURF’s case study template ==> click here

Completed case studies and questions about the initiative may be directed to the CSI team at

Please note that case studies with “green washing” or strong commercial messages will not be accepted by SURF.

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EPA Webinar: Estimating Environmental Footprints Using SEFA 

The EPA is presenting a webinar entitled “Estimating Environmental Footprints Using SEFA (Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis)” on August 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00 PM (EDT). This webinar is a follow-up to the May 22nd webinar entitled “EPA's Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint” which (1) summarized the EPA’s methodology for estimating or quantifying footprints and the associated metrics and (2) walked participants through the steps of performing an environmental footprint analysis.

The upcoming webinar entitled “Estimating Environmental Footprints Using SEFA (Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis)” will provide an overview of the SEFA tool, demonstrate how to use the tool and provide case studies on sites where the tool has been used. Opportunities will be provided throughout the seminar for participants to submit questions and observations regarding the SEFA tool. It is strongly recommended that, prior to attending this seminar, participants: (1) watch the EPA's “Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint” webinar available at, and (2) download and review the SEFA Workbooks and SEFA Tutorial which are available at

Instructors include:

•           Carlos Pachon, EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation

•           Julie Santiago-Ocasio, EPA Region 9

•           Karen Scheuermann, EPA Region 9

•           Hilary Thornton, EPA Region 3

•           Stephanie Vaughn, EPA Region 2


To register for the webinar, visit If you are unable to attend on August 22nd, an archive of the webinar will be posted on-line approximately 2 weeks after the webinar and can be accessed at

If you have questions regarding the content of this webinar, please contact Carlos Pachon at

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