DoD to Hold Open Meeting of the SERDP Scientific Advisory Board

Noblis employees speak about specialized technical support projects for Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

The Department of Defense will hold an open meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the meeting is to review continuing SERDP-funded research and development projects. Two Noblis employees will be speaking as part of the agenda.

Noblis climate change and sustainable development expert Dr. Judith Barry will speak at 2:35 p.m. regarding a wastewater study. Dr. Barry is lead researcher of the study and lead author of the resulting report. She will provide a characterization of how municipal wastewater is treated on military installations, with an emphasis on wastewater treatment facilities that are physically located on installations. The work characterized the level of wastewater treatment, the technologies used, treatment capacity, and the business model (ownership and operation) used. The data on facilities was thoroughly analyzed for trends and correlations with installations’ proximity to development, population density, area, and military service. Dr. Barry will also discuss early results from the second phase of the project. This phase involves an in-depth analysis of a dozen installations to characterize the various ways, such as resource consumption and vulnerabilities to climate change, that wastewater treatment can impact the mission.

Noblis strategic evaluation and planning support expert Cathy Vogel will speak at 2:55 p.m. about the Defense Environmental Restoration Program (DERP) study. Ms. Vogel is the lead investigator of this study which identifies and characterizes DoD contaminated groundwater sites that are projected to not achieve the current DoD cleanup goals. The study describes the sites by service, property type, governing restoration program, site type, contaminant type, status of remedial response, and estimated remediation cost to complete.  Ms. Vogel will provide a summary of the characterization data and describe the second phase of the project, which will provide an in-depth analysis of the environmental characteristics, remedial technology, and cost-to-complete data from approximately 30 DoD contaminated sites. The objective of this phase of the project is to identify the technical and cost drivers for the most recalcitrant contaminated groundwater sites.

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