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CEMS Fall Conference - Call for Presentations - Due July 17

2017 FALL CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:

The Future of Environmental Management in Colorado: 
Challenges, Big Ideas, and Solutions for the 21st Century

Keynote Speaker - TBD

DATE: Tuesday, October 10th   7:30am – 6:00pm

LOCATION:  Coors Field

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW: Recent events highlight how the perception, understanding, and response to risk and environmental hazards inevitably evolve over time.  This conference seeks to identify the challenges on the horizon, and explore the many ways environmental professionals can use our expertise with current regulations and historical environmental challenges to position Colorado to solve the environmental challenges of tomorrow.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: We seek thought-provoking presenters that constructively and critically examine the status quo, describe current or anticipated future challenges, provide insight on the key(s) to success, and generally stimulate discussion on how we, as environmental professionals in Colorado, can anticipate, react, and rise up to the environmental challenges of the 21st century.  Suggested topics include:

Regulatory Compliance in the 21st Century

  • Overview of new regulations/guidance
  • Changes to existing regulations including TSCA reform
  • Challenges and opportunities within existing regulatory frameworks
  • Product stewardship
  • Permitting and reporting

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Community outreach
  • Risk perception and tolerance
  • Science-based decision making
  • Engagement with public agencies, elected officials, and policymakers
  • Environmental/social/economic justice for impacted communities

Emerging Contaminants

  • Hazard identification and assessment
  • Standard developments development and protectiveness assessments
  • Environmental aspects of commercial-scale cannabis production and use

Environmental Stewardship in the 21st Century

  • Understanding and anticipating societal expectations and needs
  • Perspectives on motives for stewardship
  • The true cost of environmental compliance and remediation
  • Reclaiming impacted properties and land

INTERESTED IN PRESENTING?

Please submit your ideas (Title, Abstract/Summary [<500 words], Author(s), Affiliation, and a short Biography [<200 words]) in a MS Word-compatible format to Steve Brauner at sbrauner@integral-corp.com

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL:  July 17, 2017

Date: 
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:15
Location: 
CEMS, PO Box 2427, Evergreen, CO 80437-2426

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