Attend SURF 16 in Tampa Florida

Sustainable Remediation: Improving Water Resources in Florida and Beyond

The Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) invites you to attend the 16th meeting of the SURF community!  SURF promotes the use of sustainable practices during implementation of remedial action activities with the objective of balancing economic viability, conservation of natural resources and biodiversity, and the enhancement of the quality of life in surrounding communities. 

SURF 16 will be held at the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, Florida on February 3 and 4, 2011.  Our hosts for SURF 16 are:

  • Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions at the University of South Florida
  • The University of South Florida School of Global Sustainability
  • The University of South Florida College of Engineering

The program for SURF 16 is rapidly coming together!  We expect presentations and discussions from these business sectors and groups:

  • Aerospace 
  • Mining
  • Florida universities, including USF, University of Central Florida (UCF), and University of Florida (UF)
  • State and Federal Regulatory Agencies

We are also looking forward to having an invited panel of guests discuss past, present, and future responses to the Deepwater Horizon spill.

The program on February 3 will kick off at 8:30 am and will be devoted to educational and informative presentations and discussions from the sectors noted above.  The day will start with the Keynote Address from Kalanithy Vairavamoorthy, the leader of USF's School of Global Sustainability.  The day’s program will end at about 5:00 pm with our First Night Dinner to follow.

The program on February 4 morning will start at 8:30 am and be devoted to SURF committee activity and SURF business matters.  SURF standing committees include Communications and Outreach, Meetings and Programs, Membership, and Technical Initiatives.  SURF is engaged in several exciting technical initiatives, including:

  • Developing a consensus-based framework for sustainable remediation practices
  • Fostering standardized sustainable remediation criteria and metrics
  • Promoting consistency, transparency, and best practices for Life Cycle Assessment

All SURF members are encouraged and welcome to participate in our committees and initiatives.  New attendees will find that their contributions are warmly received.

The afternoon of February 4 will center on a presentation by Dave Dzombak from Carnegie Mellon University as part of the USF College of Engineering 2011 Eminent Scholars Lecture Series.  Dr. Dzombak is the 2010-2011 Distinguished Lecturer of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP).  Professors and masters students from USF, UF, and UCF will be attending the lecture and participating in a poster session. 

Meeting registration will be available the first week of January 2011.  Information on hotels, transportation, and our First Night Dinner are available on the SURF meeting bulletin board. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Join us at SURF 16!

You will improve your understanding of sustainable remediation, network with hundreds of other professionals, enhance your career opportunities, and have fun!

For more information, please contact Mike Rominger, SURF Meeting Facilitator, or Dan Watts, Membership Chair.


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