3-Part webinar series: PFAS in the Environment – Sources, Behaviour and Remediation at Infrastructure, Manufacturing, and Waste Sites

January 15, 22 and 29 @12 p.m. EST

Golder has been invited by GeoEnviroPro to deliver a three-part series webinar: “PFAS in the Environment – Sources, Behaviour and Remediation at Infrastructure, Manufacturing, and Waste Sites”.

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are synthetic chemical compounds that have become of increasing concern around the globe because their use has resulted in a legacy of environmental contamination and a potential for risk to human health and the environment.  Since the 1940s, these compounds have been used in a wide range of industrial applications, processes and consumer products. The types of PFAS used and found in the environment can vary considerably among different market sectors, and the release mechanisms can also vary widely. As a result, their fate and transport through the subsurface can be challenging to decipher. Site management and remediation options must be tailored to address the specific chemical conditions presented by the PFAS types within the hydrogeologic and geochemical environment.

In this webinar series, participants will learn:

  • the similarities and differences among PFAS sources and environmental impacts in the infrastructure, manufacturing and waste sectors of our economy;
  • how site-specific characteristics and PFAS analytical data interpretation can be used to successfully characterize and differentiate PFAS sources and plumes.
  • Insights on site management and remediation decision-making in response to the type and extent of PFAS impacts, the presence of co-contaminants, and complex environmental matrices.

This webinar series will be co-presented by representatives from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Health Canada and our very own Golders specialists:  Stefano Marconetto, Associate, Global PFAS Practice Leader, Ross Bennett, Senior Engineer, PFAS Site Investigation Specialist, and Ryan Schipper, Senior Engineer, PFAS Water Treatment Specialist.

For information on this webinar series or to register, please visit www.geoenviropro.com/PFAS.

About the Presenters

Stefano Marconetto, M.Sc., P.Eng., Associate is Golder’s global PFAS practice leader with 10 years of experience with the characterization and remediation of PFAS impacted sites.  Mr. Marconetto’s technical focus is primarily on detailed site characterization, fate&transport assessment and conceptual site model development, but his expertise also includes remedial options evaluation, feasibility assessment, remedial action plan development and implementation at military bases, firefighting training facilities, airports, manufacturing plants, power plants and waste disposal sites in North America and abroad.  He has also provided technical training as well as support to clients in their liaison with project stakeholders on PFAS related issues.  He authored presentations and guidance documents on PFAS, is currently an active member of the ITRC PFAS team and is involved in several research projects in collaboration with prestigious universities and industrial partners on PFAS fate&transport and remediation. 

Ryan Schipper, PE, is a civil engineer with over 11 years of experience in active and passive water treatment projects. He has completed projects involving wastewater treatment for waste management, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing, and site remediation programs. His experience includes water treatment alternative evaluations, treatability studies, preliminary and detailed design, construction oversight, and start-up support.  He has lead evaluations and projects centering around the removal of contaminants of emerging concern (e.g 1,4-dioxane, perchlorate, and PFAS) from water and waste streams. Water treatment projects have involved evaluation, design, construction, and operational support for pilot and full-scale treatment systems throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Ross Bennett, a NH-licensed engineer with 15 years of experience, providing engineering, site investigation and flow and contaminant transport modeling for remedial activities at contaminated sites throughout the US at CERCLA and state-lead sites. Ross is among Golder’s experts addressing the occurrence, fate and transport of emerging contaminants (e.g. 1,4-dioxane and PFAS).  Recent experience includes several large sites where emerging contaminants have forced re-evaluation of site investigation activities and/or remedial strategy.




The event is ongoing.

Tags: Environmental, Manufacturing, Waste


Apr 02 2023


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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