February 26, 2020

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Jason Conder, Jennifer Arblaster, and Kristin Bridges to Present a Free PFAS Workshop

Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Kristin Bridges, Ph.D. (Alaska) will be presenting a free workshop sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) hosted in conjunction with the 2020 Emerging Contaminants Summit in Westminster, Colorado on March 9, 2020.

This three-hour workshop, entitled "Assessing the Ecological Risks of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at Aqueous Film Forming Foam Sites," will be led by Dr. Jason Conder, Ms. Jennifer Arblaster, and Dr. Kristin Bridges. It will provide an overview of ecological risk assessments (ERAs) for PFAS, including a state-of-the-science overview of the fate, exposure, and toxicity of PFAS in ecosystems.

Jason Conder, Ph.D., is a Principal Scientist based in Huntington Beach, California. He has more than 15 years of experience in environmental toxicology, ecological and human health risk assessment, bioaccumulation and bioavailability of environmental contaminants, environmental chemistry, environmental monitoring technology, and statistics.

Jennifer Arblaster, is a Project Scientist based in Vermont with eight years of experience in bioaccumulation modeling, ecological and human health risk assessment, site characterization, and evaluation of environmental quality criteria.

Kristin Bridges, Ph.D. is a Scientist at based in Anchorage, Alaska. She has eight years of experience in ecotoxicology as it relates to both ecological and human health. She supports multinational clients facing liability and risk issues related to a wide range of environmental contaminants, including PFAS.

Most environmental conferences and workshops include some information on emerging contaminants, but there is no one event that comprehensively addresses mitigating the presence of these contaminants across all environmental media including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils and sediments. The Emerging Contaminants Summit will bring together renowned experts from multiple disciplines to share insights and learn from one another.

SERDP is the U.S. Department of Defense's environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. EPA, with participation by numerous other federal and non-federal organizations. SERDP invests across a broad spectrum of basic and applied research, as well as advanced development.

Workshop Description

The presentation will focus on the recently released guidance document "Guidance for Assessing the Ecological Risks of PFAS to Threatened and Endangered Species at Aqueous Film Forming Foam Impacted Sites" for SERDP, for which the presenters were key authors. The document is available as a download from https://www.serdp-estcp.org/Program-Areas/Environmental-Restoration/ER18-1614 . This guidance provides pragmatic approaches for addressing PFAS ecological risks at AFFF-impacted sites but is also applicable to sites impacted by other PFAS sources. Although a focus of the guidance is on evaluating risks to threatened and endangered (T&E) species, the guidance is applicable to non-T&E species as well.

More Information

To register for the workshop, please go to https://www.contaminantssummit.com/serdp or contact Jason Conder at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
About the event: https://www.contaminantssummit.com/why-attend
About SERDP: https://www.serdp-estcp.org/About-SERDP-and-ESTCP/About-SERDP
For consultation regarding the emerging contaminants, contact Jason Conder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Learn more about Jason: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/jason-conder
Learn more about Jennifer: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/jennifer-arblaster
Learn more about Kristin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/knbridges/