Mealeys Water Contamination Conference (H2OCON0104)
|Event Date/Time: Jan 26, 2004||End Date/Time: Jan 27, 2004|
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.