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Wood has been present in the Caspian region for over 20 years. We combine our strong knowledge of the area, global expertise across the entire asset life cycle and experience required to operate successfully in the harsh and complex environment of the world’s largest land-locked body of water.
The Middle East is a key growth area for Wood. We have maintained a presence in the region for over 7 decades; helping design, build, operate, maintain, and modify some of the world’s largest and complex facilities.
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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?
Content1:47 Managing reputational and financial implications 7:24 Opportunity to create better outcomes 11:15 Navigating the complex policy landscape
Shalene Thomas / Wood 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 / Wood 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 / Wood 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.