2011 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference

Robinson Noble's own Allan Chartrand was a presenter at the conference held this past October in Vancouver, BC. His presentation, entitled "Toward More Effectively Applying Ecotoxicology to Help Formulate Water Quality Regulations and Policy" (Session 2A - Contaminants: Sources, Fates, Transport and Impacts) is available here or can be viewed below.

About the presenter:

Allan is an associate environmental scientist with Robinson Noble. He has over 25 years of professional experience in the environmental sciences, emphasizing ecotoxicology (he has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Toxicology), contaminated sediment, and water quality issues. He specializes in environmental investigations of contaminated sites and innovative approaches to remediation and ecological restoration. Allan has extensive experience in CERCLA, MTCA, and NRDA projects, including RI/FS, ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment, natural resource injury and damage assessments, CWA water quality evaluations, including NPDES and TMDL projects, and NEPA/SEPA and ESA compliant planning projects. He is also a former regulatory scientist for California's Regional Water Quality Control Board, with regulatory and permitting expertise in the areas of water quality and contaminated sediments. Allan's educational background includes a Bachelors of Science in Biology (University of California, Berkeley), a Masters of Science in Toxicology (University of California, Los Angeles), and PhD research in Toxicology (Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel).  He has a strong research background in toxicology, biology, and related life sciences, and has served on numerous committees and work groups in developing regulatory guidelines and policies.