Environmental Issues Breakfast - March 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Doubletree Phoenix Tempe
Registration: 7:00 AM
Program: 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Laurie LaPat-Polasko, Vice President, National Director of Remediation, Matrix New World Engineering
Emerging Contaminants- Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
PFAS include more than 3,000 man-made fluorinated organic compounds and are used in a wide variety of products including fire-fighting foams, textiles, carpets, paper and packaging, personal care products (e.g. shampoo, conditioners), paints, etc. Animal studies have indicated impacts on the liver, changes in hormone levels and adverse developmental outcomes. This presentation will discuss the characteristics of PFAS, health impact, regulatory status and treatment options for contaminated soil and water.
Chris Hall, Deputy Director, Flood Control District of Maricopa County (MCFCD)
MCFCD Update re Economic, Regulatory and Legislative Overview
General overview of the District functions and current issues impacting MCFCD, including economic vitality, water conservation, and new outreach efforts.
Members: $40 | Non-Members: $55