Cleaning Up & Re-Using Contaminated Properties

May 2, 2023

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

The Northwest Remediation Conference brings together cleanup professionals, regulators, and property owners to share the latest knowledge and best practices, build relationships, and connect you and your clients to the region’s top remediation service and technical solution providers.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Northwest Brownfields Update

This year’s morning keynote will feature an engaging and informative panel discussion on a range of brownfields topics being addressed by regional agency representatives and their priorities going forward. Topics will include programmatic challenges, loans and grants, technical assistance and resources, equity and inclusion, community engagement, and the latest policy developments.


Ali Furmall, Small & Rural Communities Brownfields Specialist, WA State Department of Ecology

Ryen Godwin (Moderator), Shareholder, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC

Kristopher Grinnell, Section Manager. WA State Department of Ecology

Karen Homolac, Brownfields Specialist, Business Oregon

Margaret Olson, Land Revitalization Coordinator, Oregon State Lead, Brownfields Project Manager, Environmental Protection Agency

Transforming Tacoma

The University of Washington - Tacoma Campus Redevelopment Project

Ben Mauk, Associate Director, Campus Planning & Retail, University of Washington – Tacoma

As a significant brownfield redevelopment project, the University of Washington - Tacoma Campus and surroundings have become a hub for growth and economic activity and have transformed downtown Tacoma into a vibrant model of urban revitalization.

Join us for lunch and a conversation with Ben Mauk, Associate Director, Campus Planning & Retail, University of Washington – Tacoma. Ben will discuss the challenges and opportunities a project of this magnitude can pose and what it has meant for the downtown core, including key adaptive reuse buildings, the retail components, transit service, and private development that’s occurring on surrounding properties.

Featured Plenary Session:

PFAS Treatment: Analyze, Concentrate, Destroy

Join our panel for an interactive session with distinguished experts as they discuss the pressing issue of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and the steps we can take to remediate contaminated sites. From the latest analytical techniques for identifying and quantifying PFAS to innovative technologies for concentrating and destroying these compounds, our panelists will share their insights and experiences on the challenges and opportunities in implementing combined remediation strategies. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of PFAS remediation and learn about the latest developments and new technologies under development in this field.

Nigel Sharp (Moderator)
CEO / Co-Founder
Aquagga Inc.

Nicole Bolea
Business Development Manager

Conrad Hopp
Senior Research Analyst
BlueTech Research

Liam Zsolt
Director of Innovation & Technology
ASRC Energy Services

Ashley Jaramillo
Shannon & Wilson, Inc.