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Rula Deeb to Deliver Keynote Address at CleanUp 2017

Rula Deeb (California) will deliver a keynote address at CleanUp 2017 Conference at the Crown Conference Center in Melbourne, Australia on September 10-14, 2017. CleanUp 2017 is 7th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference incorporating the 1st International PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) Conference.

In addition to her keynote, Rula will lead a workshop, chair a technical session, and deliver a technical presentation.

Rula is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on private practice and academia addressing the cross-media fate and transport of contaminants, and the remediation of complex soil and groundwater sites impacted by non-aqueous phase liquids.

Focusing on emerging contaminants in natural and treatment environments, Rula has led many research and demonstration efforts. Her work during the past two decades has promoted awareness and improved the understanding of the sources, occurrence, fate and transport, and behavior of several of the most challenging environmental contaminants to date, including perfluorinated compounds, 1,4-dioxane, methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and other fuel oxygenates, perchlorate, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs).

Other Geosyntec presenters are Paul Nicholson, Sarah Schiess (Australia), and Julie Konzuk (Toronto).

Rula's Participation

Presenter: Rula Deeb
Title: Workshop 5: Assessment, Management and Remediation of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Contaminated Sites
Location: Conference Hall 3
Date: September 10, 2017
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop Overview:

This one-day workshop will provide Australian and US perspectives on the characterization, assessment and management of PFAS at contaminated sites.

Sources of PFAS in the environment and their sampling and characterization will be covered, as will environmental fate and transport and human exposure pathways. PFAS precursors will also be addressed, as will the regulatory landscape in the United States.

From the Australian perspective, there will be presentations on the CRC CARE draft guidance for PFAS, and on the range of PFAS compounds and their properties, and the development of CSMs for PFAS contaminated properties. In addition, presentations on how to undertake site investigations and health risk assessment, as well as ecological risk assessments will be given. Practical approaches for achieving site closure will also be explored.

The workshop will be useful for practitioners and regulators alike.

Presenter: Rula Deeb
Title: PFAS Research and Development Opportunities: A United States Perspective
Session: 1A.1 International approaches to managing PFAS
Location: Conference Hall 1
Date: September 11, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:10 pm

Session Chair: Rula Deeb
Session: 2B - Advances in PFAS remediation technologies
Location: Conference Hall 2
Date: September 11, 2017
Time: 1:10 am - 2:50 pm

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