PFAS - How Big of a Deal is it Really? 7 Habits of Effective PFAS Sources Tracker - Live Webinar

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Member fee: $38.00
Non-Member fee: $53.00 

1.8 Contact Hours towards CWEA Certifications: TBD

7Habits of Effective Source Tracking
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are ubiquitous, including detectable amounts typically in the parts per trillion (ppt) range in wastewater effluent and parts per billion (ppb) range in solids. The US EPA plans to publish ambient water quality human-health-based criteria for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) by Fall 2024. The EPA also plans to finalize their risk assessment for PFOA and PFOS in biosolids by Winter 2024.

Tracking down and mitigating these sources would be the first step in proactively minimizing or eliminating these chemicals and complying with upcoming regulatory provisions. Source control would be more cost-effective and environmentally just approach than treatment. This talk will discuss the risks to treatment plants in having to mitigate and comply with PFAS standards and outlines guidance that was developed as part of the Water Research Foundation (WRF) Project #5082: Investigation of Alternative Management Strategies to Prevent PFAS from Entering Drinking Water Supplies and Wastewater to help utilities track PFAS sources. 

In this webinar, attendees will learn the following: 

Identify appropriate lab methods for PFAS sampling.
Build a PFAS monitoring and source control plan for their wastewater utility. 

Mary Kate Forkan

Professional Scientist

Carollo

Mary Kate Forkan is a pretreatment service lead at Carollo Engineers, member of  the NACWA Pretreatment Pollution & Prevention Committee, and the CA-NV AWWA PFAS workgroup. Her area of expertise is in pretreatment, potable reuse, and permitting. Mary Kate received her BS in geosciences from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and her MS in hydrogeology at the University of Nevada Reno. She is registered as a Geologist in Training (GIT) in the state of California. 

John Shaffer

CEO/Principal

EEC Environmental

John Shaffer is the CEO and Principal Chemist for EEC Environmental (EEC). John has been providing pretreatment consulting services to POTWs and industries for over 30 years, with a particular emphasis on emerging pollutants. He specializes in all things related to industrial wastewater such as pretreatment program development, pretreatment system design, and local limits development. EEC is working on multiple PFAS wastewater and drinking water projects including  treatment and sampling studies. John presented on PFAS at the 2024 CWEA P3S Workshop and the 2023 NACWA Pretreatment Workshop.

Kyle Thompson, PhD, PE

Reuse Lead Technologist / National PFAS Lead

Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Kyle Thompson is National PFAS Lead and a Reuse Lead Technologist at Carollo Engineers. His areas of expertise include PFAS, potable reuse, and machine learning. Kyle received his BS in environmental engineering in 2013 from Missouri University of Science & Technology as valedictorian and with honors. He received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Kyle previously worked as postdoctoral researcher at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Kyle is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Nevada.

Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's certifications: TBD

To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the two (2) different attention check codes that will be displayed at two different points during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter these codes as 1st attention check code – 2nd attention check code (XXXX-XXXX) in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

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Once you have entered the correct attendance check codes, you will be able to create and download an electronic certificate of completion under the "Contents" tab.

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PFAS - How Big of a Deal is it Really? 7 Habits of Effective PFAS Sources Tracker - Live Webinar
04/04/2024 at 11:00 AM (PDT)  |  90 minutes
04/04/2024 at 11:00 AM (PDT)  |  90 minutes PLEASE USE GOOGLE CHROME, MICROSOFT EDGE OR FIREFOX TO ACCESSS THIS WEBINAR.
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