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EBC Water Resources Program: PFAS Contamination in Drinking Water
November 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
The ubiquitous nature of PFAS and the emergence of ever-more stringent regulatory regimes for the various PFAS contaminants has public works administrators and consultants scrambling to develop and deploy strategies to reduce risks to public health and eliminate exposure pathways that might release PFAS compounds into the environment.
PFAS has been found in drinking water systems in various locations throughout New England. Typically, the source of the contaminations is localized and associated with a specific facility (e.g., an airport, a manufacturer, landfill, wastewater treatment plant, or a firefighter training facility).
This EBC Water Resources Program will focus on best practices for addressing the presence of PFAS in drinking water systems. Including Assessing the Risk, Best Practices for PFAS Treatment, and addressing the issue of PFAS in Water Treatment Residuals.
Following the presentations, a robust panel discussion among speakers and the attendees will provide a synthesis of pressing public health issues.
Joining the panel discussion will be Kathleen Baskin, Assistant Commissioner Bureau of Water Resources at the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
What are PFAS?
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals. PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States since the 1940s. PFOA and PFOS have been the most extensively produced and studied of these chemicals. Both chemicals are very persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time. There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects.
General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.
- Peter Durning, Managing Shareholder, Mackie Shea Durning, PC
Assessing the Risk Presented by PFOA and PFOS in Drinking Water
- Laura C. Green, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Green Toxicology LLC
Best Practices for PFAS Treatment for Drinking Water
- Rob Little, P.E., Senior Principal and Drinking Water Practice Leader, Woodard & Curran
New Hampshire’s Response to PFAS in Drinking Water
- Brandon Kernen, Manager, Hydrology & Conservation Section, Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Protection
Panel Discussion – PFAS Issues and Drinking Water Systems
- Kathleen Baskin, Assistant Commissioner, Bureau of Water Resources, MassDEP
- Laura C. Green, Green Toxicology LLC
- Brandon Kernan, New Hampshire DES
- Rob Little, Woodard & Curran
Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If registration occurs ——–>,Through October 22,Through October 22,After November 1
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 4. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.
EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.
Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.