SURF Meetings:

SURF Fall 2018 Meeting – Amherst, Massachusetts

In partnership with the 34th Annual International Conference on
Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
October 15-18, 2018

Registration opens in July.


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

Abstract deadline July 6, 2018.


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 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


SURF 33 :: Call for Abstracts

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

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

Call for Abstracts:

This conference will focus on sustainable remediation successes, failures, and improvements at the project, program, and organizational level, as well as innovative and new remediation strategies that support sustainable remediation.  SURF welcomes presentation and panel discussion proposals on these topics and others that fit with the meeting theme.

Abstract submissions will be accepted until midnight August 12, 2016. 

Contact Kristin Mancini, SURF Meetings and Programs Chairwith any questions or to submit an abstract.  Keep an eye on for updates as they develop, including registration, agenda, and speaker announcements.

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