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Brownfields 2022, National Brownfields Conference, Oklahoma City

August 16, 2022

Please join SCS Engineers professionals at the National Brownfields Conference in Oklahoma City, August 16-19, 2022.

The theme is “Sustainable Communities Start Here”.  Brownfields 2022 will be in Oklahoma City due to the exciting brownfields redevelopment happening in the city, including the brand new Oklahoma City Convention Center which was built on a redeveloped brownfield site!

The National Brownfields Conference provides networking and learning opportunities to the members of the Brownfields community.  Conference planners are working to ensure that the venue and travel arrangements will be as safe and healthy as possible so conference attendees can continue to experience the valuable in-person education and networking opportunities that have defined the conference since 1996.

Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.

The Conference features a dynamic program of speakers, mobile workshops, films, over 100 educational sessions, and other learning formats calibrated to provide case studies, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head-on.  The exceptional training  has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.  Topics include:

  • Brownfield Assessment, Cleanups, and Redevelopment
  • Community Engagement and Empowerment
  • Creative Placemaking
  • Equitable Development and Environmental Justice
  • Funding and Financing for Community Revitalization
  • International Programs and Policies
  • Environmental Liability and Enforcement
  • Opportunity Funds and Brownfields Revitalization Renewable Energy Alternatives
  • Resiliency and sustainability
  • Brownfields Strategies for Rural and Small Communities
  • Promoting Public Health through Brownfields Revitalization
  • Workforce Development and Job Training
  • and More!

The conference is also a premier stop for the private sector with a vibrant exhibit hall and other transactional activities that are catered towards companies doing the business of brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.

As an added bonus, organizers are introducing Brownfields University to the program.  BU is a set of pre-conference training workshops that will provide a core of brownfield concepts and practices to prepare attendees for the full educational program content.

Click for Conference and Brownfields University registration information and program details




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A&WMA 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), San Francisco, CA

June 27, 2022

Join SCS Engineers at Booth 202, at The Air & Waste Management Association’s 115th Annual Conference & Exhibit (ACE), June 27-30, 2022, in San Francisco, CA.

“Science & Sustainable Global Communities” is the theme of the conference, which will explore innovative and sustainable solutions guided by science to address environmental impacts on communities in the United States and around the world. California is a global leader in environmental policy and technology, making San Francisco a unique location for the 2022 Annual Conference.  A&WMA will bring together leading environmental scientists, practitioners, regulators, and companies to share the latest initiatives addressing climate change, exposure reduction through innovative technology and regulatory approaches, sustainability, community monitoring, and environmental justice.

SCS Senior Vice Presidents Mike McLaughlin and Pat Sullivan will be at the conference, along with several other SCS professionals.  Pat is, again, leading the student Environmental Challenge International Competition this year where student teams solve real-world environmental problems and compete for cash prizes.

The A&WMA ACE conference is attended by

  • CEOs, executive management, consulting/staff engineers, EH& S managers, and government regulators
  • Decision-makers from the fields of environmental and waste management, and air pollution controls
  • Environmental agencies, policy makers, auditors, managers of emissions regulatory authorities, lawyers, and academia
  • Top-level corporate executives from international corporations, privately held companies, consulting and law firms
  • Government policy makers responsible for environmental regulations, policies, and enforcement, research and technology transfer, and business and economic development
  • Federal, regional, and municipal government leaders looking for solutions to the environmental challenges in energy, natural resources, and infrastructure development

The Air & Waste Management Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization enhancing knowledge and enterprise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional training and development, and networking opportunities to thousands of environmental professionals around the world in over 65 countries.

Conference courses, sessions, and special events are in planning.  Click here for conference details as it takes shape and registration information.  See you there!




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2022 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress (EWRI), Atlanta

June 5, 2022

The 2022 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress will take place at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, June 5-8, 2022.

The 2022 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress will feature 8 concurrent technical tracks over three days. Approximately 900 leading engineers and scientists from around the world attend the EWRI Congress each year to discuss the latest research, case studies, and evolving “best practices” in water resources and the environment.

The conference is organized by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

Click here for program, registration, and safety information





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World of Coal Ash 2022, Covington, KY

May 16, 2022

Visit SCS Engineers’ booth at the World of Coal Ash 2022 conference, May 16-19, 2022, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Kentucky.

Connect with over 800 potential customers and colleagues at the largest ash-related event in the world! World of Coal Ash attendees represent marketers and end-users, environmental “green” businesses, architects, engineers, contractors, concrete producers, waste and disposal delegates, researchers, and governmental representatives. Demonstrate new products and services to these attendees and receive immediate feedback from prospective clients.

Click here for conference details and registration information




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Waste Expo, Las Vegas Convention Center

May 9, 2022

Waste 360’s annual conference and exhibits, Waste Expo, will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 9-12, 2022.

2022 Conference Tracks include:

  • Operations, Fleet & Safety
  • Recycling & Landfill
  • Business Insights & Policy
  • Technology & Innovation
  • and more!

Waste360’s popular Food Recovery Forum and the Organics Recycling Conference will again be co-located with Waste Expo.  SCS professionals are presenting at these sessions:

Pat Sullivan
Pat Sullivan
Monday, May 9, 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Pat Sullivan, Senior Vice President, is speaking on “The Pros and Cons of Composting vs. Anaerobic Digestion,” at the Composting, Anaerobic Digestion, and Other Organics Treatment Processes – Which Is Best for Your Facility? Critical Factors in the Design Process session

Tracie Bills
Tracie Onstad Bills
Tuesday, May 10, 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Tracie Onstad Bills, Vice President, is a panelist for the “Update on The Future of Organics in California”.  Learn about California’s SB 1383 implementation that will require 75% diversion of organic waste from landfills by 2025. Hear from industry policy leaders and composters in an interactive panel discussion regarding collection, contamination, permitting, and markets of transforming organic wastes into compost and energy products. This lively discussion will include questions from the audience on how to develop over 100 facilities at a cost of $2 to $3 billion.

Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard
Tuesday, May 10th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Michelle Leonard, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Materials Management, is speaking at “The Road to Edible Food Recovery and Reducing Organics Disposal” session.  California has passed one of the most aggressive edible food recovery policies in the world. To meet the legislative requirements, municipalities across the state are actively developing food recovery programs. This session will look at several examples of municipalities in Los Angeles County and the steps they are taking. The examples will include edible food capacity planning, identifying food generators and recovery organizations, outreach to edible food generators, gathering needed data, setting up programs and training for successful recovery, matching food recovery organizations to donors, and tracking the amount of food recovered. Additionally, this session will highlight practices to recover non-edible food through organics collection and recycling programs when food recovery is not an option.


Audience favorites returning to Waste Expo in 2022 include:

  • Rising Leaders Talk Trash: Waste360 40 Under 40 award winners and rising leaders will share their perspective on where the waste industry is headed. They will also discuss the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the waste industry, how they got their start in the industry, current projects and initiatives they are working on, how they see the industry changing and more.
  • People’s Choice Session- Legislative Updates by Region: “Move Over” laws, climate change, recycling, extended producer responsibility (EPR), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), cannabis waste—the list goes on. Join this panel of experts to find out the latest legislation updates in each region across the U.S. and what you should have on your radar for 2022 and beyond.
  • Nothing Wasted! Talks. Get ready to hear inspired talks from a wide array of thought leaders and visionaries! In each session, you’ll hear from three to four thought leaders, visionaries, seekers and seers who will share impactful, inspirational, influential, or even provocative ideas. You’ll walk away with powerful ideas and perspectives that will make you a more thoughtful and creative problem-solver on the job.


Many SCS professionals will attend WasteExpo – we hope to see you there!  Click here for program and registration information.



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Recycling Association of Minnesota/SWANA Annual Conference, Northwest Minneapolis

May 2, 2022

The Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) and the Solid Waste Association of North America Land of Lakes Chapter are hosting their next in-person Conference & Show will take place May 2-3, 2022 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest.

SCS Engineers professionals are planning to attend the conference, which will include virtual professional development events !

Click here for topics, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities which will be announced shortly, and for registration information.  



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Wisconsin Safety Council 80th Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells

April 11, 2022

Visit SCS Engineers’ Booth at the Wisconsin Safety Council’s 80th Annual Conference, April 11-13, at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

The conference will include professional development courses, conference sessions, an expo hall featuring the latest trends and gadgets, and networking opportunities.

Click here to register and for information about sessions, exhibitors, and more



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Solid Waste Landfill Design Course, University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 28, 2022

SCS Engineers Senior Project Manager Betsy Powers be one of the teachers in the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s upcoming Solid Waste Landfill Design Course, March 28-31, 2022.

The course will cover the critical factors of solid waste landfill design, operations, evolving industry issues, and economics. Learn from expert and diverse course faculty (top-flight researchers, owners at the cutting edge of evolving practice, industry experts). Get a firm grasp of the background and design specifics to compete in this industry, including industry-leading information on the principles and practices of solid waste landfill development, design, construction, operations, and management.

Ms. Powers will teach the Landfill Drainage and Runoff Control session, covering runoff amounts; open channel flow and culverts; and sedimentation/detention basins.

Click here for more information and registration information



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ISRI 2022 Convention & Expo, Las Vegas

March 21, 2022

The ISRI2022 Convention & Exposition returns for the first time in two years! Join SCS professionals at the conference, March 21-24, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Reconnect with thousands of your peers across the recycling industry.  ISRI2022 programming focuses on a wide range of topics for recycling industry professionals, including plastics, paper, electronics, international shipping, data destruction, resale rights, sustainability, the Biden administration vision for recycling, and so much more!

Be part of the fun, networking, education, and recycling community once again. This will be a convention and exposition for the ages!

Click for programming, networking, exhibit, and registration information Hope to see you there!



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SWANA Soar 2022 Technical Conference, Kansas City

March 21, 2022

SAVE THE DATE:  Join SWANA for its SOAR 2022 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, March 21-24, 2022.  “SOAR” stands for Sustainability, Operations, Action, Resources, and it is SWANA’s new technical conference to provide technical solutions for resource manage.  It is built on the essence of SWANApalooza, and is driving the power and connection of the solid waste community.

The Call for Papers is Coming Soon.  Check back for due dates and conference details as they take shape



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