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Phil Goodrum to Speak on Groundwater and Drinking Water Standards at Oasis Lecture Series

On February 6, 2018, Integral Senior Science Advisor Phil Goodrum, Ph.D., DABT, will discuss the role of science in the environmental regulatory process as part of the Oasis Environmental Currents lecture series held in East Syracuse, New York. Titled “What’s Behind the Numbers?  A Close Look at How Groundwater and Drinking Water Standards Are Set in the United States,” Dr. Goodrum’s presentation will review current events involving legacy chemicals and emerging contaminants and provide answers to the following questions:

  • How do federal and state agencies set groundwater and drinking water standards?
  • Why are there different standards in different states if everyone has access to the same scientific studies?
  • What is the regulatory process behind updating the standards in the future?

The Environmental Currents lecture series offers a selection of 2-hour classes featuring presenters from an array of environmental professions.  Created and facilitated by Stuart Spiegel, retired Vice President of OBG (formerly O’Brien & Gere Engineers), this 5-week series will also include presentations on the following topics:  industrial scale renewable energy, exposure to “green space” and stress in Baltimore, energy reduction and climate change, and environmental liability associated with corporate acquisitions.

A senior consultant with more than 25 years of experience in quantitative risk assessment and environmental modeling, Dr. Goodrum specializes in human health and ecological risk assessment, sediment remediation, groundwater compliance monitoring, and natural resource damage assessment.  He also has extensive experience with emerging contaminants and yet-to-be regulated chemicals such as perfluoroalkyl substances.

Oasis is nonprofit organization that encourages education and healthy aging through its programs in more than 50 cities.  Its mission is to promote lifelong learning, active lifestyles, and volunteer opportunities. Click here to learn more about Dr. Goodrum’s lecture and other class offerings, as well as additional ways to get involved with Oasis.

For more information on emerging contaminants, contact Dr. Goodrum at