“This conference should attract technical, solid waste operation, and engineering professionals to the program.The instructors are experts and represent national and local perspectives. We are excited to be offering this high quality program locally in Michigan for our participants,”

Paul T. Sgriccia, PE,
Golder Associates Inc.

For Hotel Accommodations, Please Contact:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
517-432-4000 or 1-800-875-5090. Mention that you are with the ESD Solid Waste Conference Group to get the special rate.





The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD)
Michigan Waste Industries Association (MWIA)

26th Annual Solid Waste Technical Conference


Monday, April 18, 2016
Training Day – Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, East Lansing, Mich.


Speaker: Adam Larky, PE, Central Region
Vice President, Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC

See-Through Leachate, Food Fanaticism and Feverish Landfills: Trends and Challenges Affecting the Solid Waste Industry
Speaker: Bryan Staley, President & CEO, Environmental Research and Education Foundation

Exposed Geomembranes
Speaker: George Koerner, Director, Geosynthetic Institute GSI

Federal Regulatory Actions in 2016 Applicable to MSW Landfills
Speaker: Amy Banister, Senior Director Air Programs, Waste Management

Keynote Speaker:
The Future of the National Solid Waste Industry and SWANA
Speaker: Sara Bixby, Deputy Executive Director, Solid Waste Association of North America

MDEQ Part 115 Update
Speaker: Steve Sliver, Assistant Chief, Office of WasteManagement and Radiological Protection

Track A: Stormwater Update — Visual Assessmentand MiWaters
Speaker: Chris McGarry, Environmental Quality Analyst, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)

Track B: Use of Landfill Gas for Vehicles
Speaker: Sahar Kamali, Business Development Manager, Clean Energy Renewables

Track A: Wetland Mitigation
Speaker: Keith Tollenaere, Senior Project Ecologist, Golder Associates Inc.

Track B: LFG Engine Regulatory Issues
Lori Myott, Vice President, NTH Consultants, Ltd.
Dan Zimmerman, Granger Energy

Track A: Ash Containment Structures: Engineered to Comply with U.S. EPA's CCR Rule
Speaker: David R. Lutz, PE, Vice President, NTH Consultants, Ltd.

Track B: Landfill Gas and Energy Prices
Speaker: Richard DiGia, President, Aria Energy

Track A:Geosynthetics in CCR Surface Impoundment Closures — Barriers, Stabilization and Filtration
Speaker: Vincent Diviacchi, Technical Manager, GSE Environmental

Track B: Technical and Economic Analysis of Anaerobic Digestion System for Value-Added Utilization of Organic Wastes
Speaker: Wei Lao, Director and Associate Professor, Michigan State University


Speaker: Douglas M. Gatrell, PE, GHD

Soil CQA Issues
Speaker: Francis Biehl, P.E., Mannik & Smith

Geomembranes - Moving Toward Zero Leaks
Speaker: Glen W. Toepfer, President, CQA Solutions, Ltd.

Electrical Leak Location
Speaker: Abigail Beck, TRI Environmental

CQA Panel Discussion
Moderator: Steve Wintheiser, Senior Project Manager
Steve Blayer, Senior Environmental Engineer, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Oce of Waste Management and Radiological Protection
Robb Moore, Environmental Manager, Republic Services, Inc.
Michael E. Rogozinski, PE, Division Manager, American Environmental Group, Ltd.
Gary Schwerin, Environmental Engineer, Department of Environmental Quality
Glen W. Toepfer, President, CQA Solutions, Ltd.

Membrane Bioreactors: A General Overview and Discussion of Operational Challenges
Speaker: Leon Wright, PE, Principal, Water Resources Practice Lead, Civil and Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Probabilistic Design of Landfill Overfill Liners
Speaker: Te-Yang Soong, PhD, PE, Vice President-Engineering, CTI and Associates

Landfill Leachate Collection System Design
Speaker: Curt Madsen, Senior Project Manager, TRC Environmental Corp.

Leachate Line Cleaning
Speaker: Joe Shurell, Chemical Manager/Sales Engineer, K&D Industries

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