Webinar | The challenges of regulating, investigating and managing PFAS – the “forever chemicals”

EIANZ invites you to attend an upcoming webinar presentation by Claire Smith (Clayton UTZ) and Annette Nolan (Ramboll) on the challenges of regulating, investigating and managing PFAS – the “forever chemicals”

Claire Smith from Clayton Utz will be discussing what PFAS chemicals are and how they are currently being regulated in Australia and Dr Annette Nolan, Lead Consultant at Ramboll Australia will provide a technical expert's overview of PFAS investigation and remediation and how they differ from other contaminants. Annette will also provide an overview of our evolving understanding of PFAS contaminated land and groundwater in Australia and internationally and some of the key developments in our understanding of these complex contaminants in recent years.

Meet the Speakers:

Claire Smith | Partner, Clayton UTZ
Claire Smith is a specialist in environment, planning and climate change law. She was voted Native Title, Planning and Environment Partner of the Year 2020 at the Lawyers Weekly partner of the year awards and received the inaugural Contaminated Land Lawyer of the Year award at the Australian Land Contamination and Groundwater Awards. She has particular expertise in ESG, resources law, contaminated land, biodiversity, water, waste and resource recovery projects, environmental litigation and pollution incident response. She has had advised on a number of contentious contaminated land matters and litigation challenging a management order.

Annette Nolan | Lead Consultant at Ramboll Australia
Dr Annette Nolan has over 25 years of experience in environmental chemistry, within research, analytical chemistry, remediation contracting and environmental consulting sectors. Annette has managed major projects involving investigation and mitigation of contaminated land and groundwater in NSW and Qld. Annette also has a strong interest in innovative and sustainable remediation solutions and hazardous waste treatment, particularly for emerging contaminants such as PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), as well as heavy metals and gasworks waste. Annette has a PhD in Chemistry and Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Newcastle.

This webinar will run on Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time (AEDST).

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Event details

When: 19 October 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Webinar

Cost: $10 EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members

Contact: Enquiries via +61 3 8593 4140 or

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