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 9 Summary

SURF 9 was held on February 24 and 25, 2009, at Northgate Environmental Management, Inc.’s office in Oakland, California. The two-day meeting marked the ninth gathering of stakeholders in sustainable remediation – industry, government agencies, consultants, academia, and other environmental practitioners.

The meeting focused on the future of the SURF group, and featured a series of technical presentations including:
  • Bart E. Croes, P.E., California Air Resources Board – California Environmental Protection Agency, California’s Air Pollution and Global Warming Policies
  • Curt Stanley, Shell Global Solutions, and Dave Woodward, AECOM Environment, RBCA Evolution in the US: Considerations for SURF Initiatives
  • John Ryan, AECOM Environment, Sustainability Considerations for Sediment Remediation Sites
  • Karen Scheuermann, US EPA Region 9, Estimating the Environmental Footprint at a Corrective Action Clean-up: Pilot Study at Romic East Palo Alto
  • Larry Myer, WESTCARB Technical Director, California Energy Commission, Working Toward Sequestration Commercialization in the West Coast Region
  • Tom O’Neill, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green & Sustainable Remediation: How ITRC Reduces Regulatory Barriers to the Use of Innovative Environmental Approaches
  • Tom Sale, Colorado State University Center for Contaminants Hydrology, Diffusion, 14 Compartments and Sustainability
SURF 10 will be hosted by Baker and McKenzie LLP on June 16 and 17 in Chicago, Illinois. 
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