Solid Waste Technical Series

Solid Waste Webinar Series

March 25, April 22, May 20 and June 24
11 a.m. – 12 noon
Online via the Zoom Platform

Plan to attend this new webinar series hosted by ESD and the Michigan Waste & Recycling Association (MWRA). National PFAS experts will be speaking on a variety of important topics related to these “forever chemicals” at waste disposal facilities. The series is intended for a broad group of environmental professionals representing industry, consulting and regulatory agencies.

Thursday, March 25
Critical Factors for Interpreting PFAS Data
Presented by: Elizabeth Denly, ASQ, CMQ/OE, TRC, Vice President, PFAS Group Program Director

Interpreting data is a key skill for just about every environmental professional. In many cases, we are required to look beyond the nicely tabulated data and try and get an understanding of the supporting laboratory data packages, and the methods and notes included therein, as well as an evaluation of how the samples were collected and how these procedures can affect the reported PFAS results. This presentation will provide some tips to avoiding pitfalls associated with incorrect interpretations of environmental data for PFAS. It will provide a focus on understanding data interpretation challenges associated with sampling, analytical methods, and provide some ideas on how these data can be used as a tool for source identification/forensics.

Thursday, April 22, 2021
To be determined.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
To be determined.

Thursday, June 24, 2021
To be determined.

For over 30 years, ESD has partnered with MWRA to host events focused on cutting-edge technological innovations and solutions related to the solid waste industry. The 31st Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference is scheduled for November 4, 2021.

Webinar attendees can request a certificate of attendance that can be used for eligible continuing education credits based on hours of instruction time.

$25 for ESD/MWRA members: $35 for non-members.

Register online by using the link to the right.

For more information, contact Leslie Smith, CMP, at or 248-353-0735, ext. 152.