The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) will be holding a Regional Summit on Sustainable Solid Waste Practices & Research on November 13-14, 2014 in Austin, Texas. The Regional Summit will focus on Landfill Gas and Leachate Management. Platinum sponsors for the event are SCS Engineers, Waste Connections, Inc. and WCA Waste Corporation. The Summit reception will be sponsored by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.  Suitable for executives, managers, technical personnel, regulators and consultants, EREF’s Regional Summits present key solid waste research findings and highlight impacts on practice as well as provide updates on legislative activities/policy as they relate to needed research. “The Regional Summits were developed as part of an effort to expand EREF’s educational mission,” explains Bryan Staley, EREF President and Chief Executive Officer. “Participants in prior EREF Regional Summits have provided very positive reviews, with 98% indicating they would be interested in attending another Summit.”  The 1.5 day Summit will focus on issues related to landfill gas (LFG) and leachate management. Current research that ties into operational and regulatory aspects of managing LFG and leachate will be presented. Presentations from top researchers, leading consultants and technical experts tentatively include topics such as:

  • Landfill owner and operator perspectives related to gas and leachate
  • Leachate treatment strategies
  • Landfill gas modeling and utilization
  • Managing odors
  • Discharging leachate to POTWs
  • Gas/leachate impacts on landfill post-closure

A panel discussion focusing on regulatory issues will also be featured.  A full agenda can be viewed at The cost to register for the EREF Regional Summit is $200 for consultants/industry personnel, $25 for federal/state/local agencies/non-profits and $15 for academia and students. Gold Level sponsors include Cornerstone Environmental, Dynatec Systems Inc., QED Innovative Environmental Products, Smith Gardner Engineers and Waste Management. The Silver Level sponsors are Brown and Caldwell, CB&I, Conestoga-Rovers & Associates, Evergreen Environmental Energy, Inc., Golder Associates, Neptune Wash Solutions, Republic Services and Weaver Boos Consultants. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

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