Several SCS Professionals will participate in the National Brownfields Training Conference in Los Angeles, California, in December, including Mike McLaughlin, SCS Vice President of Environmental Services.
The theme of the conference, which will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, December 11-13, is “Sustainable Communities Start Here.”
The conference is co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Offered every two years, the conference is the largest gathering of stakeholders focused on cleaning up and reusing formerly utilized commercial and industrial properties.
Conference planners are current soliciting ideas for dynamic educational sessions that encourage conversation and participation from fellow attendees. They are looking for topics such as :
What to Expect
The heart of Brownfields 2019 is a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. Featuring dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops including many showcasing the City of Angels and the redevelopment in the surrounding region, the exceptional training offered by the conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals. There will be over 100 educational sessions and numerous networking opportunities to discuss new practices, share success stories, and stimulate new ideas.
The conference features a vibrant exhibit hall and other activities catered towards companies conducting brownfields cleanup and redevelopment. The exhibit hall will feature upwards of 150 booths housing federal agencies, engineering firms, developers, environmental cleanup companies, legal and financial expertise, nonprofits, and other types of organizations.
Who Should Attend
If you are in the brownfields industry or are part of a locale with a brownfields site, and you are looking to revitalize your community, spur economic growth, restore the environment, and protect the public health, then don’t miss Brownfields 2019. Individuals who may be interested include:
Mark your calendars and be sure to register for an excellent three days of training, networking and business development!
The Arizona Recycling Coalition (AzRC) is hosting its 25th Anniversary statewide conference on October 28, 2019 at the Phoenix Mesa Marriott Hotel.
SCS Engineers professional Tracie Bills will speak about “A Look into California Recycling Legislation AB341” and the “Brazilian Social Composting Program.”
The conference will conclude with a 25th Anniversary Mixer.
The Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference (PPRC) will take place October 23-25, 2019, at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel.
This is the longest-running conference and trade show in the paper and plastics recycling industry, and it addresses the biggest challenges and opportunities facing recycling businesses today. Join industry leaders to discuss real business issues and shape the future of the industry.
The event is hosted by Recycling Today, in association with Plastics Refocus and ISRI.
The PPRC will take place just after the MRF and Recycling Plant Operations Forum. Combo registration opportunities are available.
The MRF & Recycling Plant Operations Forum will take place at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, October 22, 2019.
The event will kick off on October 21 with registration and a meet & greet.
This forum is designed especially for those seeking to optimize the operations of their plants, including Plant managers, maintenance managers, regional managers, owners, consultants, engineers, government officials, equipment suppliers and anyone else interested in better understanding plant operations and technology.
Processing plants for single-stream, dual-stream, mixed waste and C&D materials are complex. They require significant capital investment and incur large ongoing operating costs. Managing these investments to ensure maximum recovery, purity, throughput and return-on-investment is challenging.
The forum covers topics such as what metrics you should be looking at and understanding and reporting them; maintenance best practices; screen optimization; workforce management; how changing material and specifications will impact operations; safety programs that work; new ANSI standards; and much, much more.
The MRF and Recycling Plant Operations Forum will take place in Chicago at the centrally located Marriott Chicago Downtown prior to the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference (PPRC). Combo registration opportunities are available.
With a program designed for plant operators and a focus on take-away value, make plans to attend today!
Meet lots of SCS Professionals at SWANA Wastecon 2019, October 21-24, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Visit us in Booth 501 right at the main entrance!
This year’s conference is themed “Pathway to Innovation” and will feature interactive activities, tools and resources for solid waste leaders to explore the most important issues and find innovative and sustainable solutions for our environmental challenges.
Wastecon is one of the preeminent conferences bringing together thousands of solid waste and sustainability industry professionals. Conversations and presentations will focus on the future of our communities and how to lead the inevitable changes that we will face in the coming years
More conference details coming soon!
The California Lawyers Association will host its Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®, October 17-20, 2019, at Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite in Fish Camp, California.
Sponsorship opportunities are currently available.
The Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite® is nationally recognized as the largest and most prestigious gathering in California of leaders in environmental, land use, and natural resources law. Presenters and attendees include the nation’s top environmental officials, lawyers, and other professionals, surrounded by the spectacular beauty of Yosemite.
Check back for more details as program and registration information becomes available.
Visit SCS Engineers at San Diego State University’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Career Fair on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 10:00am-2:30pm.
The Fair is scheduled to take place in Montezuma Hall at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union.
The 26th International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC) will be held October 7 – October 9, 2019, in San Antonio, Texas.
IPEC continues to bring together professionals involved in developing and implementing technology to address and resolve petroleum environmental challenges and to share best practices and information regarding advances in emerging technology for upstream, midstream, and downstream companies.
The conference provides a unique networking opportunity and features: Plenary lectures featuring leading experts exploring timely petroleum environmental problems and solutions, technical Sessions focusing on current issues and solutions, and industry exhibits.
2019 IPEC planned presentation topics include these hot topics from SCS Engineers:
– Water Supply Permitting Hurdles to Remote Facility Operations with John S. Sullivan, PG
– High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Lined Produced/Flow-Back Water Storage Evaporation Ponds with Neil C. Nowak, PE
– Moving Beyond Induced Seismicity in the Permian—Water Solutions for the Future with James Lawrence, PG, CAPM
The October 10th Workshop (a separately ticketed event) addresses hydrocarbon and brine remediation in a way that is particularly relevant to technical personnel from oil companies and oil service companies, landmen, environmental attorneys, non-technical personnel supporting engineers and geologists, state and federal regulators/technicians, agricultural extension agents and soil scientists.
WATER: Treatment & Management Strategies
– Produced Water Treatment, Management Strategies & Practices
– Beneficial Re-Use of Produced Water and Flowback Water
– Hydraulic Fracturing Issues
– Groundwater Remediation
SOIL: Site Characterization & Remediation
– Remediation of Brine Spills
– In Situ Chemical Oxidation
– Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills from Exploration & Production
– Remediation of Hydrocarbon Spills from Transportation & Storage
– Site Characterization & Forensic Geochemistry
OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Related to Exploration and Production, Transportation and Storage of Petroleum
– Legal & Regulatory Issues
– Waste Management & Pollution Prevention
– Risk Assessment & Risk Management
– Air & Noise Emissions
The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) will hold its 15th Annual Conference at the Monterey Conference Center, October 7-9, 2019. Meet SCS Engineers stormwater professional, Jonathan Meronek, who will be both a presenter and a moderator.
The Annual Conference offers three days of training workshops, technical sessions, and poster presentations on wide-ranging stormwater and water management topics, with a focus around the conference theme. Half-day and full-day training workshops and one full-day field tour will provide in-depth learning opportunities on Monday. A keynote address and over 90 concurrent session presentations following multiple conference tracks, and including forums and panel discussions, will provide two additional packed days of stormwater information from leading stormwater practitioners from across California and the world
The CASQA Annual Conference offers a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the stormwater field. Each year the conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. Join over 1200 participants for 3 days of important training and discussions on the future of our stormwater programs.
In all of California and beyond, stormwater professionals are hard at work complying with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits and Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), creating urban infrastructure that implements low impact development and reduces hydromodification impacts, capturing stormwater for water supply, and providing protection for groundwater and surface water resources.
The conference provides an extensive program of training workshops, technical presentations, and posters addressing a range of challenges and opportunities facing stormwater practitioners including sustainability, source control, conservation, stormwater capture, communication, pollutant management, and permitting. The conference will highlight the recent integrating approaches developed by the State Water Board STORMS Program and the CASQA Vision to establish stormwater as a vital resource through focused efforts and resources.
Presenters and program details will be announced later in the year. Be sure to check back — and mark your calendar!
The Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) will host a Decommissioning, Repurposing & Expansion of Utility Assets Workshop, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis on October 1 & 2.
SCS Engineers’ Vice President and Project Director, Eric Nelson, will co-present with Jeff Maxted of Alliant Energy, on case studies regarding Alliant’s Solar Ready CCR closures.
The Workshop will open with a welcome reception on the evening of Tuesday, October 1, followed by a full-day of interesting topics.