In support of the Southern California Chinese American Environmental Protection Association (SCCAEPA) and the Global Chinese Scientists Environment Forum (GCSEF), REGENESIS recently sponsored and participated in the Fifth Symposium on Global Emerging Environmental Challenges and Government Responses. Held on August 9 – 11, 2012 at the Hilton in Los Angeles, this 3-day Environmental Symposium focused on a range of environmental specific topics including: soil and groundwater management, air quality management, surface water/storm water management, low carbon economies and sustainable development. To accompany the overall technical program several unique and interesting field trip opportunities were also made available to attendees. Some of the groundwater remediation specific site visits included a tour of the Irvine Desalter Project at the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station where a TCE plume in under active remediation and the site cleanup project at former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS). Other off-site trips included the Orange County Sanitation District Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Orange County Water District Groundwater Replenishment System, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) air quality monitoring station in Pico Rivera, Los Angeles County Sanitary District Puente Hills Landfill and the AQMD Head Quarters.
This event was supported by a range of public and private sponsors including: United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Air Quality Management District (AQMD), Southern California Edison, REGENESIS, CH2MHill, Tetra Tech, AMEC, ESD China Limited, Hsinchu Science Park Taiwan and the Bay Restoration Commission of Santa Monica Bay.
A copy of the events proceedings can be found here.
The SCCAEPA was formed to promote environmental awareness and member communications, to participate in and serve the environmental scientific community and the Chinese American Community. To learn more about the SCCAEPA and its events visit http://www.sccaepa.org/.