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Integral to Chair PFAS Session and Present at AEHS San Diego Conference

Bridgette DeShieldsIntegral Consulting Inc. (Integral) will chair a session, deliver two platform presentations, and serve as a sponsor of the 27th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air, on March 20–23, 2017, in San Diego, California.

On Tuesday, March 21, Bridgette DeShields will chair Integral-sponsored afternoon Session 3:  “PFAS: Strategies for Assessment and Management.”  This session will focus on the activities currently under way to assess poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)—a large group of man-made, fluorinated organic chemicals that pose uncertain health risks—and the potential risk management, regulatory, and legal implications.  Ms. DeShields will present the second platform of this session, titled “What’s the Latest? An Overview of the State and Federal Regulatory Status of PFAS,” which will focus on the history of regulatory and public health decisions for PFAS and summarize the current regulatory status.  She will also review current federal and state drinking water and groundwater standards for PFAS.

On Wednesday, March 22, Jennifer Archuleta, P.M.P., will present at afternoon Session 1:  “Water Conservation, Resources, and Reuse.”  Ms. Archuleta’s platform, titled “Better Decision-Making through Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis,” will examine the multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) tool, which creates a framework to evaluate and choose alternatives that offer the best balance of multiple priorities.  Ms. Archuleta will also discuss how MCDA can be used to achieve sustainable groundwater management.

Hosted by the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation, the conference will feature more than 200 presenters, 10 workshops, and 50 exhibitors, as well as several opportunities to network.

Ms. DeShields is a principal with more than 30 years of experience specializing in regulatory strategy, site investigation, site remediation, sediment and water quality management, and environmental toxicology.  She has managed programs ranging from large site investigations to screening and quantitative ecological and human health risk assessments.  Ms. DeShields has participated in efforts to develop screening levels for petroleum hydrocarbons and other constituents, protective of both human and ecological receptors, and her expertise includes developing site closure strategies.  Ms. DeShields serves on the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) for the AEHS conference.  Members of the SAB evaluate abstract submissions, recommend invited papers and presenters, advise on session topics, and assist as conference ambassadors.

A certified Project Management Professional, Ms. Archuleta is a consultant with 13 years of project management and strategic business services experience.  She is well versed in process improvement, change management, decision and risk analysis, and project controls.  Ms. Archuleta has provided support to a variety of clients including major oil and gas companies, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

For more information, contact Ms. DeShields at bdeshields@integral-corp.com or Ms. Archuleta at jarchuleta@integral-corp.com.

For details about the AEHS conference, visit http://www.aehsfoundation.org/west-coast-conference.aspx.

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