Solid Waste Technical Conference

The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) / Michigan Waste And Recycling Association (MWRA)

31st Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, Mich.


Speaker: Adam Larky, PE, Senior Project Manager, EDL

SWANA Industry Update
Speaker: David Biderman, Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

The Future of the Energy Industry with Landfills and the Solid Waste Industry
Speaker: Marc Pauley, Business Development Director, EDL Energy

MMD Update
Speaker: Elizabeth Browne, Director, Materials Management Division, State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy

Innovations with Polyethylene Geomembranes
Speaker: George R. Koerner, Director, Geosynthetic Institute (GSI)

Update on Association, Initiatives and Opportunities
Speaker: Kevin Kendall, President, Michigan Waste and Recycling Association

Strategy and Tactics in Public Policy Advocacy
Speaker: Darrell Smith, President & CEO, National Waste and Recycling Association

Track A: Measurement of PFAS Air Emissions from Stationary Sources
Speaker: Daniel F. Grabowski, Project Director, TRC Companies

Track B:  Renewable Natural Gas Project Development – Regulatory Considerations
Speaker: Rhiana C. Dornbos, PE, Vice President, NTH Consultants, Ltd.

Track A:  MWRA’s WWTP PFAS Discharge Local Limit Approach
Speaker: Kathryn A. Hall, QEP, Senior Environmental Scientist, LimnoTech

Track B: Hydraulic Conductivity of GCL Subjected to Elevated Temperatures
Speaker: Prof. Milind V. Khire, PhD, PE, BCEE, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Track A:  PFAS-Impacted Biosolids Management
Speaker: Susan J. Masten, Professor, Michigan State University

Track B:  Removing Hydrogen Sulfide from Biogas – Lessons Learned to Overcome Obstacles, Reduce Cost, and Ensure Success
Speaker: Thomas A. Bilgri, PE, Manager-Biogas Engineering, Cornerstone Environmental Group—A Tetra Tech Company

Track A:  Deep Well Injection for Leachate and Wastewater Management
Speaker: Arlen Striegl, Senior Project Engineer, Golder Associates USA Inc.

Track B:  Heat Generation in Landfills Located in Humid vs. Dry Climates
Speaker: Terry Johnson, PG, Senior Director of Groundwater and Technical Programs, Waste Management, Inc.

Track A:  Data Summary of PFAS in Groundwater Near Landfills in Michigan and Other States
Speaker: Louis Bull, Director, Groundwater and Technical Programs, Waste Management & Joe Montello, Sr. Manager, Hydrogeology, Republic Services, Inc.

Track B:  Practical Aspects of Exposed Geomembrane Cap (EGC) Design and Construction
Speaker: Jim Walker, Client Manager, Tetra TechBiogas Engineering, Cornerstone Environmental Group—A Tetra Tech Company

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at this Conference next year?

Contact Leslie Smith at (248) 353-0735, ext. 152, or for more information.