Helping the international community 

adopt and maintain environmentally sound and sustainable practices

Questions? Please contact the Conference Coordinator:

Brenna Lockwood, AEHS Foundation



38th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy

October 17-20, 2022, Amherst, MA

Conference Program



WORKSHOP 03: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Hot Topics


(be sure to sign up for both the workshop and CEUs during registration)

Workshop 03 will also be offered virtually, via Zoom ($195.00). Virtual format has been approved for CEUs. Click here to register. 

We are pleased that we will be back together and in-person this October! The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy has become the preeminent national conference in these important environmental areas. The conference attracts 600-800 attendees annually, including a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies, military, industry (including railroad, petroleum, transportation, and utilities), environmental engineering, environmental consulting, and academia. A strong and diverse technical program is developed each year in concert with a variety of educational, social, and networking opportunities. Equipment demonstrations and video presentations will augment the exhibit hall, bringing real world application to the technical theory presented in the sessions. Focused workshops provide attendees with practical information for immediate application. The conference promises to be an exciting opportunity for all those concerned with the challenge of developing creative, cost-effective assessments and solutions that can withstand the demands of regulatory requirements.

Health and Safety Measures/COVID-19

After two years of virtual conferences, we are excited to welcome our in-person attendees for this year’s East Coast Conference. We will be following CDC, state, local, and venue Covid-19 safety guidelines for the duration of the conference.

In accordance with current Massachusetts state guidelines, attendees are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated with corresponding booster shots as of at least 2 weeks prior to attending the conference.

We encourage and support the use of face masks while not actively eating, drinking, or presenting, regardless of vaccination status. Extra masks will be available upon request at the registration desk. Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the conference venue.

UMass Amherst and the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center are following HVAC best practices developed by the CDC and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

UMass Covid-19 Information can be found here.

Do not attend the conference if you test positive for Covid-19. Additionally, we ask that all attendees screen themselves daily for symptoms. Anyone experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 should test before resuming conference activities.

Closer to the event, you can stay informed of local Covid trends through the CDC Covid-19 County Check and the UMass Amherst Covid-19 Dashboard.

Please note: An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending this conference, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Guidance and information on all topics related to COVID-19 can be found on the CDC website.