Meetings

Meeting Schedule Update

 

Next Meeting:  March 23, 2017 - Speakers and location TBD

 

Date Location Speakers
3/23/17 CDPHE Lab, 8100 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO  80230 March 23, 2017, 1:30pm-3:30pm.     Speakers include:  Dan Villeneuve, EPA, "21st Century Tools to Prioritize Contaminants for Monitoring and Management.  Brett Blackwell, EPA, "Applying 21st Century Tools to Watersheds of the Western US:  Sites, Bioactivities and Chemicals of Concern. 
12/19/16 Asher Brewing in Boulder, CO CREEC Holiday Party.  December 19, 2016. Speakers:  Kristen Keteles, EPA, giving talk titled "Estrogenicity below WWTPs with differing treatment technologies on the South Platte River, Denver CO from 2012 to 2015 and Karl Herman, EPA, giving talk titled "EPA Monitoring of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Northern Front Range of Colorado, 2009 – 2016.  
9/29/16 IES @ Daniels Fund

 The speakers were: 

 

1.  Shannon Herstein and others, Institute for Environmental Solutions "Using behavior change strategies to reduce pollution from CECs found in household products"

2.  Krystal Herrmann, Nebraska Watershed Network, University of Nebraska Omaha, "Citizen science – how monitoring contaminants of emerging concern can prompt behavior change within the community"

3.  Dr. Erica Marie Hartmann, Northwestern University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering "How to prevent manmade chemicals from adversely affecting the microbial world"

6/23/16 Bouler Reservoir Treatment Facility  Presentations will be given by:  Xin Xiao, CSM, " Biochar or activated carbon for the removal of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in AFFF-impacted groundwater" and Jeramy Jasmann, "Advanced electrochemical oxidation (AEO) treatments for aqueous pollutants employing synergistic benefits from inter-electrode TiO2 catalysts or microbial stimulation". 
2/18/16 USGS, Denver Federal Center

The speakers will include: Bill Battaglin: "2013 Flood Waters 'Flush' Pharmaceuticals and other Contaminants of Emerging Concern into the South Platte River, Colorado".  The second speaker will be Ed Furlong, Research Chemist with the USGS: "Transport and transformation of pharmaceuticals and other contaminants of emerging concern from wastewater discharge through surface water to drinking water intake and treatment".  The meeting will be available as a webinar. 

10/8/15 No Colo Conservancy District Jennifer Stephenson, Northern Water, “Northern Water’s Cooperative Emerging Contaminants Monitoring Program” and Mike Thurman and Imma Ferrer, University of Colorado, "Analysis of PEGs, PPGs, and their degradates in Hydraulic fracturing fluids: A Case Study in Weld County
7/23/15 CDPHE Happy Hour 4:00 - 5:30pm at The Kitchen Next Door, 658 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, CO 80246 Presenters:  Columbia River Toxics Reduction Working Group:  Strategy for Measuring, Documenting and Reducing Chemicals of Emerging Concern.  Mary Lou Soscia, Columbia River Coordinator, US EPA, Lyndall Johnson, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fish Health Program, NOAA and Jennifer Morace, Hydrologist, USGS Second Presentation:  Recorded presentation by Theo Colburn, Author of Our Stolen Future and Founder of The Endocrine Disruption Exchange (TEDX).
3/12/15 EPA NEIC, Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, CO

Sarah Staggs, EPA, ""Alternative Methods for Assessing Water 

Quality: Using Bivalves as Biosentinels to Detect Parasites in Water" and William Battaglin, USGS,  "Hormones, Pharmaceuticals, Pesticides, and other Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water, Sediment, and Tissue from Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 2012-2013" 

12/11/14 Yak and Yeti (Holiday Meeting) Alice Fulmer, Senior Research Manager with the Water Research Foundation will give a talk titled "Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water and Public Health: Broadening the Dialogue"; and Simon Roberts from Colorado School of Mines will give a talk titled "Thyroid hormone disruption by flame retardants in human brain cells".  Curt McCormick was the proud recepient of the CREEC Pesident's Award (spelling is correct).  He looks forward to idenfying next year's appropriate recepient.
9/18/14 Carollo Engineers Munira Albuthi Lantz, PhD Student, University of Colorado Denver, Department of Integrative & Systems Biology.  Low-dose acute environmental Triclosan exposure results in perturbation and restoration of the fathead minnow gut microbiome.  Tanja Rauch-Williams, Ph.D., P.E., Carollo Engineers.  Management Strategies for CECs in Water – WRF Project #4494 Update.
7/10/14 Boulder Water Treatment Plant Larry Barber, PhD, US Geological Survey.  Title:  Fish on Drugs - The Aquatic Pharmacy
Kristen Keteles, PhD, US EPA and Drew Ekman, EPA-ORD.  Title: 
Use of 'Omics as a Monitoring Tool:  Results of a Toxicogenomics and Metabolomics Study on the South Platte River, Denver, CO.
3/13/14 "The Occurrence, Fate, Environmental Impact, and Management Implications of PPCPs in the Aquatic Environment," Benjamin Blair, Doctoral Student, School of Freshwater Sciences at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee "Application of Site Screening Tools to Evaluate Ecological Effects from Trace Organics in the Aquatic Environment”  John R. Wolfe, Ph.D., PE, BCEE.  LimnoTech  
12/12/13   1.  "Evaluating the impact of activated sludge configuration and operating conditions on effluent chemistry and aquatic species responses"  Wayne J. Parker, Ph.D., P.E., University of Waterloo.  Via Webcast.
2. 
"Open Water Wetland Cells as a Part of a Unit Process Wetland".  Zachary Jones, Colorado School of Mines. 
3.  Laurie Peterson-Wright, Bill Battaglin and Ken Clacrk – CEC monitoring after the flood
4.  Ken Clark – National dialogue on public health and CECs, workshop to consider regulatory framework for CECs in state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
9/12/13   1.  Catalyzed Electrolytic Degradation of 1,4-Dioxane in Contaminated Water, Jeramy Jasmann (speaker), Jens Blotevogel, Tom Sale, Thomas Borch, Environmental Chemistry, Center for Contaminant Hydrology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
2.  Blue Crew Water Stewards:  Tackling the CEC Problem Through Youth Education, Andrea Stucky (speaker), Patrick DePriest, Elodie Boucher, Jodi Jones, Alex Key, Carol Lyons, Institute for Environmental Solutions, Denver, CO.
3.  Evaluating the Toxicity of Organophosphate CCL3 Contaminants Post UV and Ozone Based AOP Treatment,Austa Parker, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
6/13/13 Golden, CO "Assessing ecosystem impacts of wastewater treatment facility infrastructure investment", Alan Vajda, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Colorado Denver.  "Fate and Transport of Perfluoroalkyl Acids (PFAAs): Batch, Column, and Field Perspectives".  Jennifer Guelfo, PhD candidate within the Division of Hydrologic Science & Engineering (HSE) at the Colorado School of Mines. “Water utility tool for responding to emerging contaminant issues”  Linda Reekie, Research Manager at the non-profit:  Water Research Foundation.
3/14/13 EPA Region 8 Laboratory Kristen Keteles, Ph.D., EPA Region 8  Toxicologist, speaking on Bioindicators as a Monitoring Tool for Endocrine Active Chemicals.    Ken Dahlin, EPA Region 8 Chemist (Title TBA) and Nate Whipple, BYU graduate student speaking on Narcotics, Pharmaceuticals, and other Emerging Pollutants of Concern in Utah Valley Wastewater Systems.
12/13/12   Lupita Montoya, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (CEAE) at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB):  "Evaluating the Health Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles as Emergent Contaminants". Paul Bradley, USGS:  "Occurrence, Sources, Impacts, and Potential for Biodegradation of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds in Surface Waters of National Parks".
10/11/12 USGS National Water Quality Laboratory Marc A. Mills, U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development, NERL/NRMRL-Regional Municipal Effluent Study, PFCs, hormones and nonylphenol.   Austa Parker and Karl G. Linden, University of Colorado, Boulder.  Environmental Engineering.  Evaluating the toxicity of transformation products during advanced oxidation of organic contaminants in water.  A suite of toxicity screening assays were used to monitor the effectiveness of advanced oxidation treatment of organic contaminants from the USEPA CCL3. UV and ozone based oxidation processes were studied, and results from the organophosphorous insecticides will be presented.  
7/12/12 Metro WWRD, Denver Lillian Gonzalez, Health Care Sector Lead, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will present "Pharmaceutical Waste from Colorado Health Care Facilities:  Where Is it Going?"  Marc Mills with EPA (Cincinnati Lab) will do an audio presentation on NERL/NRMRL-Regional Municipal Effluent Study, PFCs, hormones and Nonylphenol.
12/15/11   John McEncroe, City of Morrison, “Point-of-Use, The Final Barrier” and Jessica Torrey, National Institute of Standards and Technology, “Materials Challenges for Next-Generation Water Treatment”.  For more information on Jessica's talk, please contact her directly at:  Jessica D. Torrey, PhD, Materials Research Engineer, NIST- Materials Reliability Division.
6/9/11 Northern Water Thomas Borch, CSU, "Steroid Hormone Runoff from an Agricultural Field Applied with Municipal Biosolids" and Mark Murphy and Karl Hermann, EPA, "EPA Region 8 Monitoring and Analysis of PPCPs and Wastewater Indicators"
3/10/11 Metro WWRD, Denver Dr. Larry Barber, USGS, Boulder, CO:  Sources of Emerging Contaminants - A Landscape-Based Perspective.  Larry Barber is a research geochemist with the USGS. For the past 25 years he has conducted research on the occurrence, fate, and transport of inorganic and organic compounds in natural waters.  A particular focus of his research is the effects of biologically active, consumer-product derived, trace-organic contaminants in municipal wastewaters on receiving aquatic ecosystems.  Kimberly Ross, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado - Boulder"  Molecular identification for microbial surveillance in municipal drinking water: A sequence-based view.
12/2/10   Dr Djanette Khiari, Project Manager, Water Research Foundation, “An update on Water Research Foundation research on emerging contaminants” and Dr E Michael Thurman and Dr Imma Ferrer, Research Chemists, CU Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry, “Analysis of pharmaceuticals and personal care product in drinking water by advanced mass spectrometry techniques”.
9/30/10 Univ of Colorado, Denver Dr. Jeff Writer, UC Boulder, spoke on "The role of stream biofilms in controlling fate and transport of endocrine disrupting compounds in surface waters", and Alan Vajda, Assessing human-health challenges of EDCs in surface waters - Discussion of research needs and strategies. 
2/11/10 CSU Theo Colborn, author of Our Stolen Future, spoke via phone from her home in Southwest Colorado on health effects, recent research, and the politics of the Kerry/Moran Bill.  Mike Focazio (USGS Office of Water Quality and Toxics Substances Hydrology Program) was snowed in on the East Coast, but convinced Ed Furlong (USGS Denver) to do his presentation about recent studies of contaminants of emerging concern by the USGS.