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.
Upper Gila Watershed Forum
Randa Owens McKinney, Owens Properties
Sam Daley, Daley Farms
Steve Plath, Gila Watershed Partnership
Morgan Steele, City of Safford
Ryan Rapier, Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center
Mike Crimmins, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Carianne Campbell, Sky Island Alliance
The Gila Watershed Partnership, in coordination with Graham County Cooperative Extension and Water Resources Research Center, will host the annual Upper Gila Watershed Forum on January 11, 2019, in Thatcher, Arizona. This daylong event will feature presentations, discussion, and activities focused on "Adapting to a Hotter and Drier Future." Explore how increasing heat and drought are affecting agricultural, business, municipal, and conservation practices, and what communities and individuals are doing to adapt.
The Occurrence and Fate of PFAS (Per-/Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances) in the Environment
Desert Waters International Symposium
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.