November 2 & 3, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois - PFAS: Navigating Legal, Financial and Technological Challenges
AWWA’s Communities Roundtable, “PFAS: Navigating Legal, Financial and Technological Challenges,” being held November 2-3, 2023 at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, is an interactive dialogue between leading experts from the legal, financial, regulatory, water utility, and consulting arenas who are actively working on PFAS issues.
With the Administration’s proposed PFAS rule now under development at EPA, this roundtable is designed to help water utilities, municipal leaders, and water sector service providers alike proactively plan and manage the current (and likely future) legal, financial, and technical challenges that PFAS presents to the water sector.
November 2 & 3, 2023 I Chicago, Illinois
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Who Should Attend?
Capacity is limited, and will close when full. Register today!
A limited block of rooms is available for the special rate of $219 plus taxes & fees per night, available until September 30 or until sold out - whichever happens first. Please book early!
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Join us on November 2 & 3, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois for a comprehensive discussion on PFAS - program session topics will include Regulatory, Legal, Financial, and Management & Technological.
Preliminary agenda; please check back for updates and additional details. All times are Central time zone.
Registration & Check-in
Welcome and Opening Remarks
EPA PFAS Regulation and Recovery of Compliance Costs
A moderated discussion that will include such topics as:
Tracy Mehan, Executive Director of Government Affairs - AWWA
Randal Brown, Esq., General Counsel - Great Lakes Water Authority
Ashley Campbell, Esq., Counsel - Sher Edling, LLP
Steve Via, Director of Federal Relations - AWWA
First Steps in Managing and Communicating About PFAS
Samantha Villegas, Director of Strategic Communication Services - Raftelis
Gina Ayala, Director of Public Affairs - Orange County Water District, CA
Vaughn Hagerty, Director of Communications - Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, NC
Marc A. Lucca, President - Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Overnight thoughts on yesterday’s sessions, intro to today’s sessions
Treatment Alternatives and Related Considerations
Nicolle Boulay, Vice President, North American Drinking Water Sector Leader - Stantec
Joe Jacangelo, PhD, Vice President and Director of Research - Stantec
Ryan Burfeind, PE, Public Works Director - City of Cottage Grove, MN
Adam Redding, PhD, Technical Director of Drinking Water Solutions - Calgon Carbon
Paying for PFAS: Considering All Options
Toby Fedder, Senior Manager - Raftelis
Christopher Cecchetto, Chief Financial Officer - Suffolk County Water Authority
Steve Marquardt, Branch Manager, Water Division - U.S. EPA Region 5
Kenneth Waldroup, Executive Director - Cape Fear Public Utility Authority
Bruce Whitteberry, Assistant Superintendent of Water Quality & Treatment Division - Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Subject to change, please check back for updates. All times are Central time zone (Chicago, Illinois).
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