Per-and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) contamination of soil and water is an important issue of significant concern across Australia and around the world. Swathes of agricultural land have been contaminated by PFAS substances being deposited in local water supplies.
Sectors from the Defence to Aviation are now contributing to the hefty remediation costs in an attempt to clean-up contaminated soil and water.
The PFAS Forum set to be held on the 13 November 2020, will bring together representatives from across industries aiming to address the situation alongside the Government environmental departments and remediation companies to explore the best route forward, innovative practices for reducing contamination and routes of collaboration between the sectors.
With the health and safety of our delegates, speakers and staff as our top priority, the PFAS Forum 2020 will now run as a virtual event.
Assistant Secretary – PFASIM, Department of Defence
Dr Annette Nolan
Director & Emerging Contaminants of Concern Interest Group Committee Member, Australasian Land and Ground Water Association (ALGA) & Lead Consultant, Ramboll
Technical Manager, Ventia
Partner, Clayton Utz
Dr Rai Kookana
Senior Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
Environmental Contamination Specialist Strategic Capability, Fire and Rescue NSW
Dr Sarah Richards
Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer, Coffey - A Tetra Tech Company
GM Strategy & Development - Environmental Services, Ventia
Benefits to Attending Virtually
Why attend PFAS Forum Virtually?
View our virtual platform in the video below.
How the Department of Defence is responding to the PFAS crisis
Per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals – long used in items such as food packaging, nonstick cookware and firefighting foam – which now find themselves under increasing concerns over environmental and potential health impacts.
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