The Science of PFAS: Transforming Research into Action

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Announcing our second specialty conference on this evolving environmental issue!

As the concern for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) increases, A&WMA has developed this conference to bring together scientists, researchers, academics, practitioners, regulators, and the regulated community to discuss the current state of PFAS science and to help develop solutions for the future.  Dubbed “forever chemicals” by the media, PFAS pose unique challenges with their persistence, revolving life-cycle, and distinctive chemical characteristics. Conference sessions will explore PFAS sources and uses, potential alternatives, health effects, and current regulatory approaches and guidance for PFAS in water, soils and biosolids, landfills and leachate, and air, as well as methods for their measurement, treatment, destruction, and disposal.  

Stay tuned as our executive committee continues to plan the technical program and conference events!

Chair:   Michele Karnes, Coterie Environmental 
Committee members: 
Ivan Cooper, CEC Environmental 
Elizabeth Denly, TRC Companies 
Michael Devito, U.S. EPA 
Marina Evich, U.S. EPA 
Heidi Hollenbach, Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy 
Mel Keener, Coalition for Responsible Waste Incineration 
Johnsie Lang, Arcadis 
Loren Lund,  Jacobs
Ian MacGregor, Batelle
Martha Maier,  Vista Analytical 
Taryn McKnight,  Eurofins
Ray Merrill, U.S. EPA 
Marc Mills, U.S. EPA 
John Offenberg, U.S. EPA 
Lara Phelps, U.S. EPA 
Michael Pjetraj, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality 
Jeff Ryan, U.S. EPA 
Matt Traister, Ramboll 
Thank you to our sponsors! 
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