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Dr. Harclerode Shares Innovative Remediation Approaches with Hazmat Professionals

December 5, 2017

The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Profes­sion­als (AHMP) has invited CDM Smith Envi­ron­men­tal Sustain­abil­ity Scientist Melissa Harclerode to speak about the latest trends and cutting-edge techniques in the field of envi­ron­men­tal remediation. Dr. Harclerode, an expert on climate change vulner­a­bil­ity assessments and adaptation plans, envi­ron­men­tal sustain­abil­ity projects, and envi­ron­men­tal remediation assignments, will share her extensive knowledge of sustainable remediation and how experts are using innovative approaches to tackle today’s toughest envi­ron­men­tal problems. 

Dr. Harclerode is a veteran project manager with more than a decade of experience that includes designing and managing envi­ron­men­tal projects for multi-disciplined teams across the federal, state, and private sectors. At CDM Smith, she has helped push the work of envi­ron­men­tal remediation specialists into the future, with innovative stakeholder engagement techniques and an overall commitment to the social and economic impacts of envi­ron­men­tal remediation. 

The inter­na­tional remediation community has changed over the last decade from focusing on envi­ron­men­tal footprint evaluations to incor­po­rat­ing social and economic impacts. Scientists like Dr. Harclerode are helping to spread awareness about the current state of envi­ron­men­tal remediation across the globe. At today’s meeting, Dr. Harclerode will share her in-depth knowledge of innovative approaches, such as: the integration of societal cost benefit analysis to evaluate local and regional socio-economic impacts; the integration of social science method­olo­gies to identify and consider stakeholder values; and plans for future innovations. 

AHMP is the global leader devoted to the profes­sional advancement of the hazardous materials management field. Their goal is to unburden the planet from pollution and ensure that everyone has a healthy and safe work environment. Dr. Harclerode will provide insight from her 12 years of experience inves­ti­gat­ing hazardous waste sites during her session with the attendees of the AHMP end-of-year meeting.