Confronting the PFAS challenge: unlocking a resilient strategy

Wood experts discuss unlocking a resiliency strategy to respond to today’s Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) challenges. What are the top three things industries can do to manage PFAS risk? What can we learn from the PFAS challenge to evolve how we manage emerging chemicals for a sustainable future? What actions can businesses and government take to respond to evolving PFAS policies?
Content
1:47 Managing reputational and financial implications
7:24 Opportunity to create better outcomes
11:15 Navigating the complex policy landscape
Shalene Thomas
Shalene Thomas
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Global Emerging Contaminants Programme Manager
A leading advisor on strategically managing PFAS challenges, Shalene Thomas began her career in toxicology and risk assessment consulting then quickly expanded her expertise to create data management and visualisation tools. For the last 12 years, she has worked to guide clients through navigating PFAS use transition, investigation and clean-up. Shalene is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dave Woodward
Dave Woodward
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Vice President and leads Wood’s Environmental Remediation Global Technical Excellence Network
 
A champion for developing innovative remediation technologies, Dave’s current research focus is on understanding PFAS fate and transport and advancing treatment alternatives. Dave uses his more than 36 years of experience in environmental consulting to unlock solutions for large-scale remediation programs throughout the Americas, Europe and Australia. Dave is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Rob Whiting
Rob Whiting
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Policy Consultant, Reading, UK 
 
A doctor of applied environmental chemistry, Rob has spent the last 14 years focused on supporting cross-cutting policy and regulatory fitness evaluations around the science of Persistent Organic Pollutants including PFAS. His work with the European Commission, European Environmental Agency, United Nations and Stockholm Convention is helping shape a sustainable future for energy and the built environment.
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