CASA Biosolids Deep Dive: Goodbye Landfills, Hello Reuse

Biosolids Beneficial Reuse - an Array of Perspectives (Part I)

Wednesday, April 18
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Meeting Room 308, Sacramento Convention Center

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Curated

This facilitated discussion is geared toward understanding what restrictions, new opportunities, and foreign experiences are driving change across the biosolids industry. This is a dynamic panel discussion that includes thought leaders that will provide perspectives on regulatory, land restoration, crop production and soil enhancement.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

Greg K. Chung

Vice President
West Yost Associates

Biography:

Greg Chung works for West Yost Associates out of there Walnut Creek office and has over 22 years of engineering experience in a wide range of civil and environmental engineering disciplines, specializing in wastewater treatment, biosolids management, and resource recovery at wastewater treatment plants. He has a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University California Berkeley and he is a licensed engineer in California, Oregon, and Hawaii.

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Kathryn Gies

Engineering Manager
West Yost Associates

Biography:

Kathryn Gies is an Engineering Manager at West Yost Assoicates. She has over 18 years experience planning and permitting wastewater treatment and recycled water projects. Her particular areas of expertise include wastewater treatment facilities planning, treatment process design, biological nutrient removal, bioslids land application, sustainability evaluations, recycled water facilities planning, water treatment facilities planning, regulatory compliance studies and permitting, and groundwater quality studies. Kathryn is an active member of CWEA, and has just started a three year term on the State Board of Directors.

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Greg Kester

Director of Renewable Resource Programs
California Association of Sanitation Agencies

Biography:

Greg Kester – Director of Renewable Resource Programs – California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA)

Education: BS Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Wisconsin – Registered Professional Engineer (WI)

Greg serves as both the technical and programmatic contact for CASA members and conduit for emerging issues on the state and federal levels on all biosolids, renewable energy, recycled water, and related issues. He works closely with local, state and federal authorities as well as the private sector on biosolids management, climate change mitigation, energy optimization, and all management options. He is the lead conduit of information for emerging technologies and markets for biosolids management and renewable energy opportunities.

Prior to joining CASA, Greg served as the state biosolids coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He represented all states in the nation, by their election, to USEPA on all biosolids issues. He served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee which evaluated federal biosolids regulations and produced the 2002 report: Biosolids Applied to Land: Advancing Standards and Practices.

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Lauren Fondahl

Biosolids Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 9

Biography:

Lauren Fondahl is an environmental engineer with the US EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region, and is the Biosolids Coordinator in the Water Division. Her duties include outreach to the regulated community on EPA's biosolids requirements, and tracking compliance with these requirements. The regulated community includes wastewater treatment plants, compost operations and other off-site treatment facilities, land application sites, and disposal sites. She coordinates with EPA's Pathogen Equivalency Committee on pathogen equivalency determinations, and with HQ on biosolids data management. Lauren also chairs the planning committee for the annual California Bioresources Alliance Symposium, which addresses organic residuals management issues in California..

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Sarah A. Deslauriers

Engineer
Carollo Engineers

Biography:

Sarah Deslauriers is a licensed professional engineer and has worked for Carollo Engineers for 13 years serving as their Climate Change Services Lead. She serves as the California Association of Sanitation Agency’s Climate Change Program Manager and the Bay Area Biosolids Coalition Program Manager working to achieve their mission of developing a diverse and robust portfolio of beneficial biosolids resource recovery projects. She has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science, as well as a Master's degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Greg K. Chung

Vice President
West Yost Associates

Biography:

Greg Chung works for West Yost Associates out of there Walnut Creek office and has over 22 years of engineering experience in a wide range of civil and environmental engineering disciplines, specializing in wastewater treatment, biosolids management, and resource recovery at wastewater treatment plants. He has a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University California Berkeley and he is a licensed engineer in California, Oregon, and Hawaii.

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