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The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water, this year, October 20-23, 2008, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has become the preeminent national conference in this important environmental area. The conference attracts 700-800 attendees annually which includes a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies; military; a number of industries including railroad, petroleum, transportation, utilities; the environmental engineering and consulting community; and academia.

Date: 20.10.2008 - 23.10.2008
National/International: International
Language: English
Type: Conference
Location: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA
Contact: For further information please contact:
Denise Leonard at 413-545-1239 or info@UMassSoils.com
Conference web site at:   http:⁄⁄www.umasssoils.com⁄

Expediting and Economizing Cleanups, this conference's theme, will be supported by the development of a strong and diverse technical program in concert with a variety of educational opportunities available to attendees. Live equipment demonstrations will augment the exhibition section which brings real-world application to the technical theory and case studies which  will be presented in the platform sessions. Focused workshops will provide attendees with the type of practical application information which will impact their job performance immediately.

The conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for all those concerned with the challenge of developing creative, cost-effective assessments and solutions that can withstand the demands of regulatory requirements.


  • bioremediation
  • chemical analysis
  • cleanup standard setting
  • environmental fate and modeling
  • hazard exposure and risk assessment
  • heavy metals
  • hydrocarbon identification
  • innovative technologies
  • jet fuel contamination
  • regulatory programs and policies
  • site assessment/field sampling
  • soil chemistry
  • standard remedial technologies/corrective actions
  • case studies on any of the above


  • acid mine drainage
  • arsenic
  • biotechnology
  • chlorinated hydrocarbons, pesticides (PCBs, etc.)
  • containment
  • contamination at military installations
  • dioxin
  • ecological risk assessments
  • environmental forensics
  • MECs
  • mercury
  • MTBE
  • perchlorate
  • phytoremediaton
  • radionuclides
  • railroad sites
  • risk based cleanups (RBCA)
  • state regulatory programs
  • sediments


February 6,2008Submission of abstracts
September 29,2008Registration at regular fee

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