crcCARE Webinar: Strategies for Optimal Anthropogenic Soil Management
This one-hour webinar will focus on Characterization Plans, Risk Analysis, Reclamation Projects, Monitoring Plans, etc.
Optimal anthropogenic soil management strategies (in relation to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) involve a multifaceted approach aimed at both prevention and remediation. Firstly, proactive measures include strict regulation and monitoring of industrial processes that involve PFAS, as well as promoting the use of alternative, less persistent chemicals. Additionally, implementing robust waste management practices, such as incineration or secure landfilling of PFAS-containing materials, can help curb their entry into soil systems. For already contaminated soils, targeted remediation techniques like in-situ chemical oxidation, phytoremediation using specialized plants, or activated carbon amendments show promise in reducing PFAS concentrations. Effective risk assessment protocols must be employed to evaluate the efficacy of these strategies and ensure they are tailored to specific soil characteristics and PFAS types present. Ongoing research and collaboration between environmental scientists, policymakers, and industry stakeholders are crucial in refining and advancing these strategies for sustainable soil management in the face of PFAS contamination.
Who should attend?
The webinar is of interest to regulators, industry professionals, developers, consultants, geologists, researchers and academics to scale up their knowledge by listening to the latest on chemical contaminants and their emerging issues.
This webinar can be used towards continuing professional development (CPD) points*