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The 2021 Annual Seminar was a virtual event that was held on the mornings of Tuesday June 8 and Wednesday June 9, 2020.  The Seminar was jointly sponsored by A&WMA-NFS and BAPG.

The Air & Waste Management Association - Niagara Frontier Section Board of Directors, BAPG and the Seminar Committee members would like to thank all who attended.  We hosted 79 attendees over the two days and the money raised will be used to fund scholarships for High School Seniors and College students. 

The Keynote Speaker was Brian Higgins, U.S. Representative for New York's 26th Congressional District.  Brian gave a presentation on several issues of interest to Western New Yorkers.

Also, a big thank you to all of our speakers. 

Session I

Marcia Galloway - Project Manager and Senior Lead Chemist for WSP.  Her presentation was entitled "18-Mile Creek Superfund Investigation Update.                                                                          

Session II

Jeff Pluta - Industrial Hygiene Community Practice Leader at Arcadis.  His presentation was entitled "Indoor Air Quality in the Age of COVID".                                                                                                                   

Session III

Michael Hecker - Partner at Hodgson Russ LLP and

Alicia Legland, Associate at Hodgson Russ LLP.  Their presentation was entitled "Introduction to Environmental, Social & Governance Principles".

Session IV

Richard Watt, P.G. - Project Manager, Principal Geologist at WSP.  His presentation was entitled "Practical Applications to Manage Liabilities with Community Soil Remediation Projects".

Session V     

Suzanne Hageli - Climate Policy Analyst at NYSDEC Office of Climate Change.  Her presentation was entitled "Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act Implementation Update".

Session VI

Aaron M. Saykin - Senior Associate at Hodgson Russ LLP and

Douglas M. Gatrell - Engineering Leader at GHD.  Their presentation was entitled "Ethical Considerations for Licensed Professionals".

Session VII

Maureen Dooley - Director of Strategic Projects at Regenesis and 

Lori Riker - Project Manager at Benchmark Civil/Environmental Engineering and Geology PLLC.  Their presentation was entitled "Achieving Remedial Goals at Challenging Sites in WNY".


Click here for the 2021 A&WMA-NFS Seminar Brochure


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