Mealeys Water Contamination Conference (H2OCON0104)

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa

Location: Pasadena, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2004 End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2004
Report as Spam


Monday, January 26, 2004

8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Welcome & Introductory Remarks

9:15 New Claims & Theories in Water Contamination Litigation

PLAINTIFF: Shawn Collins, The Collins Law Firm

DEFENSE: Speaker to be announced

10:15 Learning from the Recent MTBE MDL Litigation

PLAINTIFF: Mitchell Breit, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach, LLP

DEFENSE: Craig Zimmerman, McDermott Will & Emery

11:15 Morning Break

11:30 Emerging Plaintiffs in Water Contamination

PLAINTIFF: Marc Bern, Napoli Kaiser Bern & Associates

DEFENSE: Richard Coffin, Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp

12:30 Luncheon and Keynote Address

New Cases & Old Lessons

Edward Masry, Masry & Vititoe

2:00 Contaminants of Interest - Emerging & Familiar

PLAINTIFF: Keith Robinson, Gonzalez & Robinson

DEFENSE: Thomas Donnelly, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe

David Spath, PhD, PE, Chief, Division of Drinking Water
& Environmental Management, Department of Health Services

Ingrid Verstraeten, PhD, US Department of the Interior, US Ecological Survey, Water Resources Discipline

3:15 Afternoon Break

3:30 Water Contamination Issues Facing the Industry - The In-House Perspective

Craig Johnson, Assistant General Counsel, ITT Industries

Additional speakers to be announced

5:00 Networking Reception

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

8:00 Continental Breakfast

8:30 Exposure & the Age Dating of Chemical Plumes

Moderator: Lorne Everett, PhD, DSc, Chancellor, Lakehead University Chief and Scientist & Senior Vice President, Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure, Inc.

Robert Morrison, PhD, Soil Physicist, DPRA Inc.

Daniel Stephens, PhD, Principal Hydrologist, Daniel B.
Stephens & Associates, Inc.

Eric Butler, PhD, Principal Scientist, Gradient Corporation

9:45 Morning Break

10:00 Explaining Risk To Judges, Juries & Communities

Peter Valberg, PhD, Principal, Gradient Corporation

David Ropeik, Director of Risk Communication, Harvard Center for Risk Analysis

11:00 Data Presentation - Conveying the Numbers on the Page in a Visual Fashion

Michael Moore, CGWP, Senior Managing Scientist/Hydrogeologist, The Johnson Company, Inc.

12:00 Reducing Liability in Water Contamination Cases

James Davidson, President, Alpine Environmental, Inc.

12:30 Adjourn