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Monday, July 10, 2023 
8:30 am – 3:20 pm CDT (including a 30-min. break)


PFAS and Other Persistent Organic Pollutants 
Live Webinar Agenda— Monday, July 10, 2023 

Science, History and Pervasiveness of PFAS
Presented by: Eric Hanis 

  • Composition and characteristics of PFAS: PFOS, PFOA and others 
  • Sources of PFAS: textiles, coatings, fire protection chemicals 
  • PFAS toxicity and persistence
  • Phase-out of PFAS 
  • Next-generation chemicals and their problems 


PFAS Litigation Risks: Understanding Regulatory and Litigation Trends
Presented by: John Gardella

  • Understanding SDWA and CERCLA current and future framework 
  • Understanding current PFAS litigation landscape and future trends based on future regulations 
  • ASTM revised standards for PFAS 
  • Potential risks to architects, planners, and engineers from PFAS litigation issues 


Finding and Treating PFAS in Solid Wastes and Soils 
Presented by: Eric Hanis 

  • Localized PFAS contamination
  • Presence of PFAS in solid waste 
  • Treatment in solid waste: incineration, thermal treatment
  • Locating contaminated soils 
  • Treatment of contaminated soils 
    • Excavation and offsite disposal 


Finding and Treating PFAS in Water Resources and Wastewater         
Presented by: Kobe Nagar 

  • PFAS in water: groundwater, surface water and wastewater 
  • Drinking water standards 
  • Water supply treatment 
    • Groundwater extraction 
    • Pumping and treating 
    • Adsorption, chemical oxidation, membrane filtration, sonochemical treatment 


Deploy Data to Solve the PFAS Problem                                      
Presented by: Chuck Meek 

  • Detect, measure, track, remediate, monitor  
    • The steps progress linearly
    • Scale grows exponentially 
  • The role of quantum computing  
    • What is it?
    • How might we deploy it? 
  • The promise of molecular engineering  
    • What is it?
    • How might we deploy it?  
  • The role of a DPaaS, or data platform as a service  
    • What is it?
    • Why would we deploy it?  


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6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 HSW LUs

Landscape Architects:
6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 HSW PDHs

Certified Planners:
CM I 6


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers, 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects, and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for landscape architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW PDHs. Only full participation is reportable to the LA CES.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6 for Certified Planners.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits
The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)



John Gardella

Shareholder with CMBG3 Law.

Mr. Gardella is a recognized thought leader on PFAS issues.  He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Tennessee. As a seasoned trial attorney with over 75 verdicts, Mr. Gardella is the Chair of the firm’s PFAS,  Environmental, Risk Management & Consulting, and ESG practice groups. His thoughtful leadership and predictive risk abilities with respect to PFAS earned him the honor of being the only person in the country that was recognized as a thought leader on PFAS in 2020 and 2021 by the esteemed National Law Review. Mr. Gardella is regularly interviewed by media about PFAS and other emerging chemicals of concern, and he consistently publishes his own thought leadership in several nationally syndicated resources, including Bloomberg Law, AM Best, and National Law Review. Private equity firms, the financial world, insurance companies, and corporations regularly seek his opinions on forward-looking environmental and chemical substances risk issues.

Eric Hanis, PG

Founder of Hanis Consulting

Eric Hanis has spent 15 years of his career working for medium and large consulting and engineering firms in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, solving environmental challenges throughout the Midwest. As a trusted advisor with over two decades of experience, he understands the importance of finding solutions that work for your business. Hanis Consulting provides expert guidance and tailored solutions that fit specific needs and objectives.

Chuck Meek

PFAS R+D Program Lead for Cambium Analytica

Chuck Meek is PFAS R&D Programs Lead for Cambium Analytica in Traverse City, MI and a fervent ‘Blue Ocean Strategist’.*  In the Red Ocean, the Cambium laboratory teams detect, measure, and track PFAS in the environment.  In the Blue Ocean, Cambium is an integrator and catalyst for leveraging data to solve big problems. In 2020 he launched Solve for X, L3C, a Research & Development platform and a ‘social enterprise’ specifically designed to align and coordinate philanthropic, private capital, academic, and industrial resources. He is a vocal advocate for environmental stewardship, especially for freshwater ecosystems, and has led collaborative research initiatives on multiple topics. 

Kobe Nagar

CEO of 374Water Inc.

Kobe Nagar is the CEO of 374Water Inc., a cleantech social impact company that has found a way to eliminate PFAS, microplastics, pharmaceuticals and other pollutants from waste using supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) technology. Mr. Nagar has more than 20 years of experience as an engineer and entrepreneur across the chemical, renewable energy, and water industries.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: PFAS and Other Persistent Organic Pollutants

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course will explain the science, history and sources of PFAS and their effects on the environment and human health and provide methods of locating and treating PFAS contamination in solids, soils, and water. The course will also discuss relevant environmental laws (SDWA, CERCLA), PFAS litigation, and risks to architects and engineers. The course will conclude with data analysis and a demonstration on how to deploy data to assist in solving the PFAS contamination problem.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify the composition, characteristics and sources (textiles, coatings, fire protection chemicals) of PFAS and discuss their toxicity and persistence.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to discuss the impacts of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) on PFAS contamination, review the ASTM revised standards for PFAS, and understand the potential risk to architects, planners and engineers from PFAS litigation.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to evaluate methods for locating and treating PFAS in solid wastes (incineration and thermal treatments) and soils (excavation and offsite disposal).

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to evaluate techniques for finding and treating PFAS in groundwater, surface water and wastewater, such as groundwater extraction, pumping and treating, membrane filtration, chemical oxidation and more.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of hydrology and soil science

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 05/10/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.