Managing Risk: Integral Principals Describe Advanced Techniques at AEHS Conference
October 10, 2016

Several approaches and tools for decision-making and managing environmental risk will be explored in a lively, thought-provoking session to be chaired by Integral Vice President Russell Keenan, Ph.D., and Principal Avram Frankel, P.E., at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s international conference.  The AEHS conference will be held on October 17–20, 2016, in Amherst, Massachusetts.

During the October 18 session, Dr. Keenan and Mr. Frankel will explore decision analysis, a systematic, quantitative, and interactive approach for addressing and evaluating important environmental management choices.  Integral Principal Tim Havranek, MBA, PMP, will discuss how to improve stakeholder communications by applying the decision analysis approach.  With 30 years of experience, Mr. Havranek has applied multi-criteria decision analysis and probabilistic modeling for a wide range of environmental and capital projects. He leads Integral’s Strategic Business Services practice.

Also on October 18, Philip Goodrum, Ph.D., will co-teach a workshop on incremental sampling methodology (ISM)—a technique designed to reduce uncertainty associated with the discrete grab sampling approach.  Dr. Goodrum is a national expert in probabilistic modeling, risk assessment of lead, and environmental sampling. He has taught numerous professional short courses on these topics for regulators and industry and has contributed to the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) ISM team since 2009. Integral continues to support current ITRC workgroups as an Industry Affiliate Member.

Janet Anderson, Ph.D., DABT, a recognized leader in emerging contaminants, will present at the October 19 session Poly & Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): An Emerging Chemical Class with Major Implications.  As a specialist in the translation of toxicology data into state and federal regulatory policy decisions, Dr. Anderson will explore regulatory actions related to PFAS.  Dr. Anderson is a contributor to a state-by-state compendium on emerging contaminants, which provides a thorough and systematic evaluation of state regulatory initiatives related to these contaminants.

Integral is a partner of AEHS, a nonprofit organization fostering communication and cooperation among professionals concerned with the challenge of soil, sediment, and water assessment, cleanup, and protection.  Dr. Keenan serves on the AEHS Scientific Advisory Board. For more information, contact Dr. Keenan at rkeenan@integral-corp.com.

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