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2022 Clean Water Symposium

Friday, June 17th, Stony Brook, N.Y. – The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology hosted its third symposium, an event designed to present an overview of the Center’s most recent research breakthroughs and to highlight its latest research investments as it works to develop more cost-effective water quality protection and restoration technologies.  The event was attended by over 100 people representing a wide range of stakeholders from industry to academia and environmental advocacy, as well as regulators and policy makers from every level of government.  This year’s symposium included outside speakers for the first-time including keynote speaker Dr. David Sedlak of UC Berkeley.

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8:00 – 8:30 | Registration, breakfast, scientific posters, vendor exhibits

8:30 – 9:00 | Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Chris Gobler, NYS Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University
  • New York State Officials

9:00– 10:30 | Mitigating Nitrogen Pollution from Onsite Wastewater

  • Kristina Heinemann & Michael Flood, US EPA, Region 2, Water Division
  • Dr. Stuart Waugh & Dr. Xinwei Mao, NYS Center for Clean Water Technology
  • Peter A. Scully, Deputy Suffolk County Executive

10:30 – 12:00 | Addressing N Pollution Beyond the Source; Reactive Barriers & Bioextraction

  • Dr. Charles Yarish, University of Connecticut
  • Dr. Chris Gobler & Michael Doall, NYS Center for Clean Water Technology
  • Susan Van Patten, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

12:00 – 12:45 | Lunch, scientific posters, vendor exhibits

12:45 – 1:30 | Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. David Sedlak, Plato Malozemoff Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley & Author of Water 4.0

1:30 – 3:00 | PFAS Exposures & Treatment of Drinking Water

  • Dr. Carla Ng, University of Pittsburg
  • Dr. Arjun Venkatesan, NYS Center for Clean Water Technology
  • Dr. Carrie McDonough, Stony Brook University
  • Dr. Scott Alderman, NYS Department of Health

3:00 – 4:15 | Using Wastewater-based Epidemiology to Protect Public Health

  • Dr. Daniel Gerrity, Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Dr. Mian Wang & Dr. Cheng-Shiuan Lee, NYS Center for Clean Water Technology
  • Daniel Lang, NYS Department of Health

4:15 – 4:30 | The Path Forward & Final Questions

  • Dr. Chris Gobler, NYS Center for Clean Water Technology