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PFAS for Resource Management: Navigating the Intersection of Science and Legislation

August 23, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

| Free

Join us for an engaging Science Session exploring the rapidly changing landscape of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) scientific advancements and its intersection with policies in resource management. Our esteemed panel of experts will shed light on federal and state-level PFAS legislative activities, future policy directions, and the science underpinning these policies. This timely discussion will also identify existing scientific gaps that need to be addressed to better inform operational and policy decisions related to PFAS management. 


 Meet our panel: 

Dr. Bryan Staley, President and CEO of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF), brings over two decades of experience in the environmental engineering field. His expertise lies in solid waste management, where he has served the industry as a project manager, vice-president of engineering, and now as the CEO of EREF, which is a significant source of solid waste management industry data, research funding, and scholarships. 

Sean McGinnis, a partner at COEFFICIENT, contributes a wealth of experience in energy, climate, and environmental policy. He was instrumental in shaping PFAS policy and establishing a national PFAS receivers coalition, an initiative that spans drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, composting, and local government associations. His insights into the intersection of policy, communication, and markets are essential in navigating the complexities of PFAS policy. 

Anne Germain, the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for the National Waste & Recycling Association, brings over 30 years of resource conservation and materials management experience to our panel. Her extensive work in addressing common issues facing the industry will provide invaluable perspectives on the strategies necessary for an effective response to PFAS-related challenges. 

Dr. Arie Kremen, Senior Client Manager at Tetra Tech, is a seasoned solid waste engineer and environmental scientist, who offers deep expertise in landfill design and construction, landfill redevelopment, and leachate treatment and management. His role as the Chair of the SWANA Landfill Liquids Technical Committee and Vice-Director of the Landfill Management Division adds valuable depth to our understanding of PFAS management in landfill contexts. 

Join us to gain a comprehensive understanding of PFAS policy from our accomplished panel as they demystify complex issues and help guide future policies and practices.



August 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT