December 2 - 4, 2008      * * *      Washington D.C.


Mark your calendars for next year's Symposium & Workshop scheduled for December 1-3, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The event will again be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.

The Call for Poster Abstracts will be available in late May, 2009, with the due date for all poster abstracts no later than July 31, 2009.

Symposium Registration will open in July. As information about this event becomes available, it will be posted on this site.

If you have any questions about the Symposium, please e-mail or call the contact line at 703-736-4548.


Symposium BrochureThank you to all who attended the 2008 Partners in Environmental Technology Technical Symposium & Workshop hosted by SERDP and ESTCP. This year's event set a new record of just over 1,100 registered attendees! The final attendee list, including on-site registrants, has been e-mailed to all attendees.

A special thank you to all attendees who completed an Evaluation Form about the event. Your comments are useful in planning future conferences. If you still would like to offer your feedback, you may complete an Evaluation Form and send it back via e-mail, fax, or U.S. mail.

Symposium Program Guide available! In light of the November 19 DoD-wide directive that banned the use of removable media on government equipment, the memory sticks containing the Program Guide are problematic for some. To allow everyone access to the entire Program Guide, it has been uploaded for your convenience. Symposium Program Guide

The plenary, technical session, short course, and poster presentations are now available! View the right side column of this page for more information.

This conference assembled this nation’s best environmental researchers and technology developers with the defense user and regulatory communities to showcase cutting edge environmental technologies and ideas, as well as communicate the most difficult challenges of our defense establishment. Through this process, SERDP and ESTCP strive to provide a forum for users in the field to examine these technologies that may offer solutions to the most pressing problems.



The opening Plenary Session program Tuesday featured our distinguished Plenary Session speakers. Ms. Sherri W. Goodman is General Counsel at CNA, a nonprofit analysis and solutions organization for the Department of Defense and other public sector leaders. Mr. Amory B. Lovins, a MacArthur Fellow and consultant physicist, has advised the energy and other industries for more than three decades as well as the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense. Col. Cynthia A. Murphy is currently the Commander of the U.S. Army Garrison—Fort Lewis, Washington. SERDP and ESTCP Principal Investigators who have helped DoD achieve its mission while improving its environmental performance also were honored during the Plenary Session as the annual SERDP and ESTCP Project-of-the-Year Awards were announced. Additional information about the Plenary Session, including presentations, is available under the Agenda tab at the top of the page.

undefinedESTCP Project-of-the-Year Award Recipients

SERDP Project-of-the-Year Award Recipients


undefinedNew this year, the Symposium & Workshop was expanded to a full three-day format that offered a more comprehensive technical program featuring 13 technical sessions and five short courses. Technical sessions highlighted research and innovative technologies that are assisting DoD to address increasingly complex environmental challenges. In addition, short courses on select technologies in the environmental restoration and munitions management focus areas offered unique training opportunities on recent advancements. Presentations are now available under the Agenda tab at the top of the page.


undefinedOn Thursday during the Symposium, the Executive Director of SERDP and ESTCP conducted a session providing a summary of SERDP and ESTCP program development and opportunities for interested researchers to conduct research and technology demonstrations.- Presentation


undefinedThis year’s Symposium & Workshop featured the highly successful poster sessions and exhibit booths and showcased a number of technologies and scientific advancements from a variety of environmental research programs. Many poster presentations, all poster abstracts, and exhibitor information are available under the Exhibit Hall tab at the top of the page.
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