#Muniworks PFAS Workshop

 

 

“COVID-19 changed our plans, but not our desire to discuss this topic with you”

 

Advisory Board members can traditionally look forward to our annual Muniworks workshop to discuss the relevant issues facing MWRA rate payers as well as water and sewer utilities. This year, however, has been anything but traditional. The ongoing pandemic prevented our gathering from happening in-person but could not interrupt the important conversations related to PFAS from taking place. This year, we invite you to attend Muniworks from from a safe, socially-distant location by enjoying a series of interviews on the topic of PFAS with guests offering a variety of perspectives. Additionally, we encourage you to review the MWRA PFAS Resource Page and MWRA PFAS Water Testing Page.   

 


Available Water Videos:

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Available Wastewater Videos:

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Meet the Interviewees:

 

Martin Suuberg

Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 2015-present

Undersecretary for Environment, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, 2014-2015

Deputy Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 2012-2014

Regional Director, Central Region, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 2002-2012

General Counsel, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, 2000-2002

Dr. David Reckhow

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst 1998-present

Director, The Environmental Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002-2005

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1990-1998

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1985-1990

Areas of Research: water treatment, physical-chemical processes, water quality, water chemistry

Program Area: environmental and water resources engineering

Kyla Bennett, PhD, JD

Director, New England Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

Director of Science Policy, PEER

Wetlands Enforcement Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Janine Burke-Wells

Executive Director, North East Biosolids and Residuals Association, 2019-present

President, New England Water Environment Association, 2018

Executive Director, Warwick, Rhode Island Sewer Authority, 2008-2019

Director of Administration/Assistant Superintendent, Town of West Warwick, 1998-2008