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Creating the Perfect Storm Water

  • 13 Mar 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor Planning Commission Room, Philadelphia, PA
  • 24


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Creating the Perfect Storm Water

John Civardi, PE

Principal at Mott MacDonald



A perfect storm is an event in which a rare combination of circumstances drastically aggravates the event.   Stormwater, wastewater, drinking water are all interconnected and adverse environmental consequences are impacted by issues such as: land use practices, industrial development, and economic constraints.  This presentation will present a paradigm that describes the principles of environmental contamination and the overarching approaches that can be used to mitigate environmental contamination.  The paradigm will be discussed in the context of the hydrologic cycle.  This will be followed by four case studies:

  • Woburn Massachusetts Trichloroethylene contamination
  • Milwaukee Cryptosporidium Event
  • PFAS contamination of surface and groundwaters occurring regionally and nationally
  • Lead contamination

SPEAKER BIO – John Civardi

John Civardi is Mott MacDonald’s Global Practice Leader for Water and Wastewater Treatment.  He has 30 years of experience in the evaluation and design of drinking water systems. He has been involved with bench, pilot and demonstration studies for all components of water treatment and distribution systems.  He is a co-author of AWWA’s 2nd Edition Iron and Manganese Handbook. 


This seminar does qualify for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). A Certificate of Attendance will be available on site for AWRA-PMAS members only. The meeting price for non-members who wish to receive a Certificate of Attendance for the PDH is $10.00 ($3.00 for meeting + $7.00 for certificate). 


Please note: all lunch orders will close by noon on the day before the presentation. In addition, all lunch orders will need to be paid for online by this time. We are unable to refund the cost of lunch or meeting fees because they are paid ahead of time based on number of registrations.

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