Technical Program

The Exhibit Hall, the Welcome Reception, and display of the Group 1 Posters will open Monday evening, January 24.

The Conference technical program will begin Tuesday morning, January 25, when Conference Chairs, Lisa Lefkovitz and Pamela Rodgers, both of Battelle, will conduct the Plenary Session. 

The Plenary Session will feature, Dr. Douglas McCauley, an Associate Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Director of the Benioff Ocean Initiative. The theme of his talk is, “An Industrial Revolution in the Ocean?” He will discuss how by harnessing the power of new insights, using environmental big data and new technology, we can more intelligently manage and remedy early impacts of what may become the second major Industrial Revolution for our planet.

The technical program will be comprised of more than 500 platform and poster presentations in 42 sessions, along with three panel discussions.

The breakout sessions and panels are organized into the following tracks:
A. Characterization, Assessment, and Monitoring
B. Environmental Processes and Modeling & Remediation and Restoration Planning
C. Management Approaches and Policy
D. Remedy and Restoration Implementation

Platform and Poster Presentations. Platform sessions will begin Tuesday morning and conclude Thursday afternoon; poster sessions will be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

Panel Discussions. The participants and scope of the panel discussions can be found in the Preliminary Program on the pages cited below.

  • Update on Work Products from the 2018 Joint U.S. Army Corps (ERDC) and Sediment Management Work Group (SMWG) Workshop on Uncertainty in the Evaluation of Fish Consumption (page 21)
  • Feasibility of Beneficial Use of Contaminated Sediments and Application of Circular Economy Principals (page 32)
  • Implementing Adaptive Management at Contaminated Sediment Sites (page 34)

Learning Lab and Lunch & Learns. The Learning Lab and Lunch and Learns will be conducted in a separate session room. Theater- and banquet-style seating will be available. The Learning Lab will consist of hands-on demonstrations highlighting specific technologies, tools, and software. See pages 53-60 of the Preliminary Program for an overview of Learning Lab descriptions.

The participants and scope of Lunch & Learn presentations can be found in the Preliminary Program on the pages of the  Preliminary Program cited below:

  • Navigating the Water Treatment Design and Permitting Process (page 56)
  • Why Does Everything Take So Long and Cost So Much? Perspectives on Streamlining Allocation (page 59)




2022 Program Committee

Conference Chairs

  • Lisa Lefkovitz, PMP (Battelle)
  • Pam Rodgers (Battelle)

Technical Steering Committee

  • Anne Fitzpatrick, LHG (Geosyntec Consultants)
  • Steve Garbaciak (Foth)
  • Eliza M. Kaltenberg, PhD (Battelle)
  • David W. Moore, PhD (USACE ERDC, Center For Emerging Contaminants)
  • Steven Nadeau (Sediment Management Work Group/Honigman LLP)
  • Philip Nenninger, LG (U.S. Navy)
  • Karl Rockne (NSF/University of Illinois)
  • Michael Sivak (EPA Region 2)
  • Philip Spadaro (TIG Environmental)
  • Andrew A. Timmis (J.F. Brennan Company, Inc.)
  • James Wands, PE (HDR)
  • Patricia White, PG (Jacobs)