22nd Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air (WC2012)

Venue: Mission Valley Marriot

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 19, 2012 End Date/Time: Mar 22, 2012
Registration Date: Mar 01, 2012
Early Registration Date: Mar 01, 2012
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This March will mark the twenty-second annual gathering of environmental professionals to the Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. For over twenty years, this annual conference has helped to bring the environmental science community closer together by providing a forum to facilitate the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs.

Attracting 500 - 600 participants, the conference is highly successful and nationally known, focusing on important and timely environmental issues related to soil, water, energy, and air. Attendees are drawn from a variety of professions including state and federal regulatory agencies, environmental engineering and consulting firms, the petroleum and chemical industries, military and academia.

The 2012 conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for environmental professionals who are concerned with developing creative, cost-effective assessments and solutions that can withstand the demands of regulatory requirements.


-Environmental educators and students
-Federal, state, county, and municipal officials responsible for the development and implementation of environmental regulatory programs, as well as those responsible for issues arising from contaminated soils, sediments, and water
-Consultants providing advice and guidance to property owners and businesses
-Attorneys with commercial and industrial clients
-Real estate, insurance, and banking representatives
-Environmental engineers, managers, and consultants
-Analytical laboratory staff specializing in environmental contamination


The Twenty-second Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air offers attendees an opportunity to exchange findings, ideas, and recommendations in a professional setting. The strong and diverse technical program has been developed to meet the changing needs of the environmental field.

Platform and poster sessions feature research, case studies, and the presentation of new programs. Equipment demonstrations augment the exhibition hall and bring applied technology to attendees. Focused evening and daytime workshops provide attendees with practical information for immediate application.


To facilitate networking and the enjoyment of all conference participants, we provide several social opportunities. The 2012 conference will include a wine and cheese welcome reception on Tuesday, a social on Wednesday evening, and food and beverage receptions accompanying the afternoon poster presentations on Tuesday and Wednesday.


8757 Rio San Diego Drive
San Diego
United States

Additional Information

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Advance and on-site registration includes admission to all platform sessions, poster sessions, the exhibit area, welcome reception, socials, and coffee breaks. Workshops and lunches are NOT included in the full registration fee, but may be purchased separately on the conference registration form. The conference registration form is included in this program and is also available on-line at www.aehsfoundation.org Full payment must accompany pre-registration. Non-compliance will result in a $25.00 processing fee for any resulting billings. Phone-in registrations will not be accepted. PURCHASE ORDERS will be accepted from institutions and agencies during pre-registration only. Payment in full must be received in our office by March 1, 2012. CANCELLATIONS received in writing by March 1, 2012 will receive a full refund minus a $50.00 processing fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR CANCELLATIONS AFTER March 1, 2012. You may substitute a conferee rather than cancel the registration entirely. SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS are eligible for complimentary registrations, according to respective guidelines. Employees of sponsoring and supporting organizations may register at the reduced rate of $325. You must clearly indicate on your registration form that you are affiliated with a sponsoring or supporting organization in order to qualify for the reduced rate. REGULATORY personnel: Employees of any State, County, Regional, Municipal, or Federal REGULATORY agency qualify for a registration rate of $95.00 - however you MUST PRE-REGISTER in order to receive this special rate. WORKSHOPS are not included in conference registration fee and must be purchased separately on the registration form. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited and materials must be prepared in advance. Please check the workshop schedule carefully when selecting workshops - same day workshops may run simultaneously. POSTER SESSIONS Posters may be viewed in the designated areas throughout the day on Tuesday, March 20th and Wednesday, March 21st. Authors will be available for individual discussion at their posters from 3:00-5:00 pm, on their assigned day. Light hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar will accompany the poster sessions. EXHIBIT INFORMATION An exhibition of relevant technologies and services will be in the exhibition hall on Tuesday, March 20th and Wednesday, March 21st from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and on Thursday, March 22nd from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. A limited number of booths are available. See our website (www.aehsfoundation.org) or call 413-549-5170 for exhibitor information. LOCATION AND TRAVEL INFORMATION The conference will be held at the Mission Valley Marriott in San Diego, CA, just 10 minutes from San Diego International Airport. Delight in a world of sight-seeing pleasures--miles of white-sand, sunny beaches, charming Old Town, the Gaslamp District, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Wild Animal Park, U.S. Navy facilities, and Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel does not provide a shuttle, however many ground transportation options are available directly from the airport. “Cloud Nine Shuttle” is approximately $15.00 per person. Reservations are not necessary – simply cross the street upon exiting baggage claim at the airport. Shuttles are available for hire near the taxis and other ground transportation. (1-800-9SHUTTLE or www.cloud9shuttle.com) Onsite parking is available at the Marriott for the special “AEHS Rate” of $10.00 per day (Self Park). The same rates apply for overnight parking. Validation is not required – mention “AEHS” upon exiting the lot in order to get the reduced rate. ACCOMODATION INFORMATION Recently renovated, the hotel has 17 floors and 350 guest rooms -- all with multiple PC data ports with high-speed Internet access. AEHS Foundation guests will be offered complimentary internet access for the duration of their stay. For your dining pleasure, enjoy casual all-day dining at Café Del Sol or unwind at The Cantina, the hotel’s on-site happy hour bar. The Mission Valley Marriott 8757 Rio San Diego Drive San Diego, CA 92108 Tel: 619-692-3800 or 800-842-5329 Fax: 619-692-0769 Check In: 4:00 pm Check Out: 11:00 am Special conference rate: Single/Double ($165) per night, if reserved by February 23rd, 2012. Attendees are responsible for their own hotel arrangements. Please note the cut-off date of February 23rd. Group rate is first come, first serve and is not guaranteed. Room block may fill prior to cut off date. Reservations may be made by calling the Marriott and requesting the group rate for the “AEHS Foundation” or by visiting the AEHS Foundation website for the special Marriott online reservation link www.aehsfoundation.org