The use of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in numerous industrial, commercial, and military applications has resulted in their widespread distribution in the environment. Research reports have demonstrated that PFAS are present in the atmosphere, surface water, sediment, soil, groundwater, treated wastewater, biosolids, landfill leachate, and drinking water. This presentation will briefly discuss the nature, sources, and properties of PFAS, their transport, and fate in the environment, with example case studies.
Desert Waters International Symposium
Sharon B. Megdal, Water Resources Research Center
Benjamin Fee, University of Adelaide
Peter Duggin, Australia's National Irrigators Council
Tom Rooney, Waterfind Australia
Full Program Coming Soon
In many regions of the world, protecting water for natural areas isan urgent matter. There are many ideas and potential lessons to be learned from our international neighbors to help Arizona reframe the link between healthy watersheds and healthy, thriving businesses and communities.
The program will include a series of panels on the policy, economic and environmental context of the Colorado River Basin in the U.S. and Mexico, and the Murray-Darling River Basin in Australia; approaches and lessons learned for securing water for natural areas; water allocation planning; indigenous perspectives; and more. This Symposium will focus on the following themes:
- How do we balance social, economic and environmental demands for water within the capacity of the water resources?
- How can we consider and provide for the water needs of water-dependent ecosystems?
- General Registration – $25.00
- Student (UA) – No Charge
- Student (other) – $25.00
- Faculty and Staff – $25.00