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Technical Program

The schedule is subject to revision (changes of presenters, withdrawals) in the months leading up to the Conference. To assist participants in planning their time at the Conference, the Final Program and abstracts will be made available online approximately two weeks prior to the Conference. Everyone preregistered and paid will receive an email providing links to the resources.

See pages 16-75 of the Preliminary Program for a complete list of all presentations scheduled as of December 12, 2019. Presentations are listed in alphabetic order by title. In each entry, the author list appears in italics, followed by the name and affiliation of the person scheduled to give the presentation. Each title beginning with an asterisk (*) is to be presented as a poster presentation.

The Conference technical program will begin Monday morning, June 1, when Conference Chairs, Stephen Rosansky and Rick Wice, both of Battelle, will conduct the Plenary Session. The theme of the plenary Session is, “Climate Change: Insights from Science, Imperatives for Action.” The featured speaker, Dr. Rosina Bierbaum (Dean Emerita, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan; Weston Chair in Natural Economics, University of Maryland), will review the latest findings in climate science, including the ability to attribute observed changes in frequency and intensity of some extreme events to climate change, new evidence on sea level rise and ice melt, and shifting species and ecosystem disruption.

See page 13 of the Preliminary Program for a full description of Dr. Bierbaum's talk.

The technical program will consist of more than 1,000 platform and poster presentations in 88 breakout sessions, as well as five panel discussions.

The sessions and panels are organized according to the following major topics:

  • Remediation Technology Innovations
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • International Environmental Remediation Markets
  • Characterization, Fate, and Transport
  • Petroleum and Heavy Hydrocarbon Site Strategies
  • Metals
  • Assessing Remediation Effectiveness
  • Vapor Intrusion
  • Advanced Diagnostic Tools
  • Addressing Challenging Site Conditions
  • Fractured Rock and Complex Geology
  • Technology Transfer and Stakeholder Communications
  • Green and Sustainable Remediation

The following five panel discussions will be presented. See the pages indicated below in the Preliminary Program to view the panel discussion descriptions:

  • Should We Develop PFAS Ambient Levels: Why and How? (page 29)
  • Perspectives, Paradigm Shifts, and Implications of Evolving Developments in PFAS Chemistry, Toxicity, Transport, and Remediation (page 41)
  • Integrating Systems-Based Monitoring and Predictive Modeling into Adaptive Site Management (page 46)
  • Investigating and Remediating a Major Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL Site (page 66)
  • Remediation Geology, Remediation Hydrogeology, and Process-Based CSMs Support Complex Site Remediation (page 72)

Program Committee

Conference Chairs

  • Steve Rosansky, PE (Battelle)
  • Rick Wice, PG (Battelle)

Technical Steering Committee

  • David Becker, PG (USACE)
  • Carlotta Cellucci, RG (NAVFAC)
  • Rick Cramer, PG (Burns and McDonnell)
  • Catalina Espino Devine, PE (Chevron)
  • Damon DeYoung, PG (Battelle)
  • Linda Fiedler (USEPA)
  • David Freedman, Ph.D. (Clemson University)
  • Rick Gillespie (Regenesis)
  • Stephen Koenigsberg, Ph.D. (EN Rx)
  • Michael Meyer, MS, RG, LEG, LHG (Battelle)
  • Charles Newell, Ph.D., PE (GSI Environmental)
  • Patty Reyes (ITRC)
  • John Simon (Nathan Associates)

Closing Reception Sponsors

The organizations seen to the right are contributing financial support for the Closing reception.