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Danielle Kerper and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger to Moderate and Deliver Keynote Presentation at the 35th Annual Environmental Conference

Danielle Kerper, P.G., QSD, QSP, QISP (California) will moderate two sessions and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger (Washington) will deliver a keynote presentation at the 35th Annual Environmental Conference at the San Diego Convention Center in California on October 1-2, 2019. 

Danielle is a Professional Geologist based in California focused on stormwater management, environmental stewardship, and site assessment for various industrial and municipal clients.

Dottie is a Professional Earth Scientist based in Seattle, Washington, working on complex soil and groundwater remediation projects. Prior to joining Geosyntec, she worked for ten years as an astronaut for NASA. In 2010, she flew as a mission specialist on STS-131, logging 362 hours in space, and in 2012, she commanded an underwater mission, living for 12 days at the Aquarius Reef Habitat off Florida. Before NASA, Dottie taught high school Earth Science and Astronomy. She was also featured as a TEDx Speaker and was recently elected as a board member of the Challenger Center.

The 2019 Annual Environmental Conference is presented by the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA). The annual conference hosts about 500 attendees from various professions such as environmental, health, and safety experts, NGO representatives, environmental engineers from public and private sectors, environmental consultants and attorneys, government affairs representatives, DoD, and more.

IEA is a non-profit organization serving manufacturing companies in Southern California. IEA advocates on behalf of industry to influence legislation and facilitate environmental compliance for member companies through education and training.

CMTA works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California's 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology-based companies. Since 1918, CMTA has worked with state government to develop balanced laws, effective regulations and sound public policies to stimulate economic growth and create new jobs while safeguarding the state's environmental resources. CMTA represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community -- an economic sector that generates more than $288 billion every year and employs more than 1.3 million Californians.

Presentation Descriptions

Title: Sustainability Case Studies
Moderator: Danielle Kerper
Time: 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2019
Description: Panelists will discuss sustainability initiatives at their company sites, including metrics & goals, planning & implementation, results & reporting, and any lessons learned.

Title: The Importance of Sustainability in Space
Keynote Presenter: Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger
Time: 7:00 – 7:45 a.m. on October 2, 2019
Description: How the environmental control and life support (ECLS) system of the International Space Station reuses wastewater and other consumables to reduce costs, and how that mindset applies to our spaceship earth and environmental work.

Title: Oroville Spillways Repair Project
Moderator: Danielle Kerper
Time: 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Description: Heavy rains in February 2017 led to massive damage of the main and emergency spillways at the approximately 50-year old Oroville Dam, owned and operated by the California Department of Water Resources. This panel will focus on the fast-paced and impressive recovery effort, which resulted in successful use of the main spillway in early April 2019.

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