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2022 Potomac River Conference: A Conversation on PFAS

September 22

Join the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin for a virtual conference on the state of the science, policy, technology, and the future of PFAS in the Potomac River basin.


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Session 1: Opening

9:00 am: Welcome – ICPRB
9:10 am: Introduction – Lisa Daniels, PA DEP
9:15 am: Keynote: EPA’s Update on the PFAS Strategic Roadmap – Zachary Schafer,  Senior Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for Water, US EPA
9:45 am: The Science of PFAS and Environmental Justice – Kimberly Jones, Howard University

Session 2: PFAS Occurrence in the Potomac Basin

10:10 am: Finding Forever Chemical Sources in the Proverbial Haystack: Pinpointing Potential Sources of PFAS in the Potomac River Watershed – Jennifer Benjamin, Corona Environmental Consulting
10:35 am: Spatial and Temporal Variation in PFAS Concentrations in Plasma of Smallmouth Bass in the Potomac River Watershed – Vicki Blazer, USGS

Session 3: PFAS Policy and Regulation

11:00 am: Policy and Regulation in Potomac Basin Jurisdictions Panel – Moderator: Sarah Grace Hughes, ECOS
Joshua Rodriguez (DC)  •  Lee Currey (MD)  •  Lisa Daniels (PA)  •  Jeffery Steers (VA)  •  Mindy Neil (WV)

12:00 pm-1:00 pm: Break for Lunch

Session 4: Addressing PFAS through Technology

1:00 pm: Overview of WRF’s Latest Research on PFAS in Water, Wastewater, and Biosolids – Alice Fulmer, WRF
1:25 pm: Eliminating PFAS—Advances in Destructive Technology – Rosa Gwinn, AECOM

Session 5: Next Steps

1:50 pm: Improving the Understanding and Coordination of Science Activities for PFAS in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Summary of the Chesapeake Bay Program Workshop – Emily Majcher, USGS
2:15 pm: Advocacy Priorities to Address PFAS in Our Watershed – Brent Walls, Potomac Riverkeeper Network
2:35 What’s Next: Continuing the Conversation on PFAS – ICPRB

Click here for a PDF of the agenda with more information on each presentation


September 22
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Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin
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