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’s up in Montreal This Week

The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Remediation (SustRem) kicked off today.  Representatives from 8 international SuRF organizations are representing this week.

  • SuRF ANZ
  • SuRF Brazil
  • SuRF Canada
  • SuRF Italy 
  • SuRF Taiwan
  • SuRF UK
  • SuRF USA

This week, representatives from the international SuRF network will jointly discuss "Progress in Sustainable Remediation Worldwide including greatest challenges and collaboration opportunities.” 

The International SURF Network will also launch the International Sustainable Remediation Alliance, an organization to enhance collaborations and synergistic results.

 Click here to see the conference schedule.


Improve your SURFing experience on LinkedIN


In our effort to strive to keep our community connected, inspired, motivated, informed, and engaged, we are always finding new ways to communicate in the social media forum. In line with that, we invite you all to take a moment and connect with us on LinkedIN and join our SURF company page (didn't know there was one... well, now you do!!)

Join us=>here





Webinar: Sustainable Approaches to Remediation - Superfund Research Program Small Business Water Innovation Progress in Research

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Superfund Research Program (SRP) is hosting a series of webinars to highlight SRP-funded projects around the country that support innovation in water technologies and research. The Superfund Research Program Small Business Water Innovation Progress in Research series will feature SRP Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) grantees ( working on new technologies for detection and remediation of hazardous substances in water, including arsenic, dioxane, and trichloroethylene and other chlorinated solvents. The webinars are free and open to the public.

The first session will be on March 21, 2016 at 1:00PM-3:00PM EDT (17:00-19:00 GMT).  This session "Sustainable Approaches to Remediation," will feature presentations from Lynntech Inc., Airlift Environmental LLC, MicroChemica LLC, and Microvi Biotechnologies. For more information and to register, see


Call For Papers : : Environmental Technology and Innovation

The peer-reviewed journal Environmental Technology and Innovation is currently soliciting manuscripts for potential publication within a special edition focusing on the topic:

Influence of Climatic Uncertainty on Groundwater Remediation and Restoration

 The formal announcement can be found at:


Professor Ravi Naidu of the University of Newcastle, and Dr. Scott Warner, of  Ramboll Environ, are co-editors for this edition which will be published in December 2016. They anticipate that up to 25 papers will be included in this special edition from a global network of authors. Note that manuscripts should be submitted by June 30, 2016 according to the instructions that you can find on the webpage identified above. This is an important area of focus they have been working and  look forward to sharing the collective experience of others for the benefit of a global audience.  

 This special issue will compile studies focusing on:


  • Decision making for groundwater restoration approaches
  • Economic and environmental value assessment related to remediation
  • Climatic influence on hydrologic systems and impact to environmental projects
  • Designing environmental remedies to withstand extreme events (including flooding)
  • Model predictions of hydraulic changes due to climatic shifts
  • Innovative remedial approaches that are adaptive to long-term climate/hydraulic shifts
  • Best remediation practice for developing nations/communities in light of climate change
  • Lessons learned from long-term remediation approaches
  • Geochemical changes resulting from climate and hydraulic shifts – applicability to bioremediation and passive remedial measures
  • Research and development needs to reduce the negative impact of climatic impact remediation methods
  • Long-term protection of legacy remedial measures
  • The impact of sea level rise on coastal zone environmental remediation

email submissions to: or


Green and Sustainable Remediation Boot Camp: Preparing for Success

Tenth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, California
Sunday, May 22, 2016
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration (March 7 deadline for $75 discount!)

In this day and age, it is imperative that we act responsibly and avoid negatively impacting the environments and communities in which we do site cleanup. Remediating sites in a green and sustainable manner – improving environmental, economic, and social outcomes – is an innovative approach that can be incorporated into any cleanup project. Green and sustainable remediation approaches can be used to raise awareness of externalities (e.g., resource consumption, air pollution) associated with cleanup activities and minimize them by selecting transparent strategies, implementing best management practices, and establishing verifiable goals.

This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of frameworks and tools that are available for implementing green and sustainable remediation. This course will teach participants how to identify and mitigate the adverse externalities associated with a site cleanup, how to implement green and sustainable remediation approaches in a verifiable and meaningful way using publicly-available resources, guidance, framework, tools and metrics, and how these practices, if implemented properly, can lead to environmental, social, and/or economic benefits for all stakeholders. Workshop participants will walk away with an understanding of green and sustainable remediation concepts, know where to find publicly-available resources, and be prepared to implement this approach on their remediation projects.

Paul Favara (CH2M)
Deborah Goldblum (US EPA)
Melissa Harclerode (CDM Smith)
Stella Karnis (CN)
Carlos Pachon (US EPA)
L. Maile Smith (Northgate Environmental Management, Inc.)
Jake Torrens (Amec Foster Wheeler)
Rick Wice (Tetra Tech and Carnegie Mellon University)

Only a few days remain to register for this short course to take advantage of a $75 discount. Courses with low registration levels after Monday, March 7 will be cancelled.

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