EcoForum 2021

And that’s a wrap! 

ADE Consulting Group was the primary sponsor for this year’s Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA)’s Ecoforum Conference that ran between 30 November and 2nd December. The conference focused on a broad range of issues within the environmental industry from a technical, regulatory, and best-practice standpoint. This year Ecoforum had over 60 presentations that explored the issues we face today and took a bold step into the future to understand what we need to plan for.

Our participation in EcoForum allowed us to take a look outside the technical standpoint in order to view the nationwide implications of remediation and land management from a sustainability perspective. Our team was able to participate in events such as workshops on emerging contaminants, technical presentations from experts in remediation and land management, and discussions of case studies, lessons from the past, as well as future solutions. 

Our Senior Environmental Scientist and PFAS Specialist, Dr. Matthew Askeland, acted as both a presenter and sat on EcoForum’s Committee as a member. Dr. Askeland is an expert on contaminated land and water solutions and is active in the consultancy sector as a contaminated site specialist. His presentation at the conference focused on the treatment of PFAS impacted soils with sorbents and the effect of application methodology.

Andrew Mitchell, our Business Unit Manager for Environmental Services (NSW), is an environmental engineer with special interest and experience in regulation, policy, emergency management, pollution incidents, and site contamination. In addition to giving his own presentation, Andrew ran a workshop on emerging contaminants at the conference.

ADE extends a massive thank you to ALGA for allowing us to be the primary sponsors for this year’s events. We would also like to thank everyone who supported the conference and our speakers. We are incredibly grateful to have been a part of such a successful event and to join in on the meaningful conversations that will guide us not only in bettering our services, but in collectively making the earth a better place.