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.


SURF Case Study Series: Sustainable Landfill Brownfield Redevelopment

Green and sustainable best practices can speed up investigations and remediation while reducing carbon footprints. Learn how such practices were applied at a contaminated former landfill site targeted for redevelopment. Remedy selection was supported by analyses of the triple bottom line, considering environmental, economic, and social benefits and costs. Read about the Harrison Landfill Brownfield Redevelopment project.

Do you have a project that highlights a sustainable remediation strategy or achievement of triple bottom line objectives? Submit a case study using our template and email it to the Case Study Initiative Team (


SURF Case Study Series :: Sustainable Remediation Powering Communities

Do you have a project that highlights a sustainable remediation strategy, or achievement of triple bottom line objectives? Contact our Case Study Initiative Team ( for a case study template.



National Adaption Forum - May 9-11, 2017 - Call for Proposals and Early Registration

The National Adaptation Forum will be gathering in Saint Paul, MN from May 9-11, 2017. While there, you will learn how to make your work climate-informed, share what you have learned with others, and develop a stronger network of like-minded peers. 

The Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to October 14, 2016.

For more information including proposal submissions and how to register follow this National Adaptation Forum link.


SURF 33: Sustainable Remediation: What We've Learned and Where We're Going

October 19-20, 2016
Boeing's Washington DC Office
Arlington, Virginia

SURF invites you to register for and attend SURF 33, an exploration of the state of sustainable remediation practice and potential avenues for progress.

Agenda Highlights:

  • Keynote Speaker: Paul Gilman, Covanta, Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Day 1 Panel: Successes, Failures and Improvements of Sustainable Remediation Programs - Panelists include industry representation from Tesoro and ExxonMobil, and regulatory agency representatives from the United States Department of Energy and United States Navy.
  • Day 2 Panel: Driving Sustainable Remediation Forward through Technology and Research - Panelists include representatives from Terra Systems Inc., Cascade Drilling LP, Envirocon Inc., ITRC, and SERDP/ESTCP.

Registration Fees:
SURF Members $149
Government and Students $25
Non-Members $299
(Please note that onsite registration incurs a late fee of $25.)
Group Dinner:
October 19, 2016
Kora Restaurant
$45, inclusive of tax and tip

Special Event:
October 18, 2016
Boat Tour: A free, private, two-hour pontoon boat tour of the Anacostia River will be hosted and provided by Anacostia Riverkeepers. 
Space is limited! Sign up when you register for the meeting.
Additional details, including the agenda and logistical information, can be found on the SURF website.


Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently added a new book to their library titled Green Technologies for Sustainable Water Management.  This book provides in-depth information on sustainable water and stormwater management. The 28-chapter collection describes science-based principles and technological advances behind green technologies that can be effective solutions to pressing environmental problems.  In addition to water and wastewater management, the book covers aspects of pollution prevention, control, remediation, and restoration. The editors explore applying these technologies toward a sustainable society and identify future research and development needs.

For more information go to the ASCE library at