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Event Name: Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR): Spring 2024 Meeting
Topic: Recent Advances in PFAS Characterization Technologies
Event Description:

The topic for the Spring 2024 Meeting of the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable (FRTR) will be Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to Optimize Site Remediation.

Meeting Objectives:
The FRTR Spring 2022 General Meeting explored applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) concepts to site cleanups. Technology advances in robotics, unmanned systems, and analysis of large data sets to support site characterization and remediation were reviewed. Projects seeking to advance use of AI/ML and support remedy decisions were presented. Potential benefits, risks, and limits of deploying AI/ML technologies were identified.

The FRTR 2024 Spring General Meeting provides an opportunity to share progress and results of recent AI/ML projects providing advanced contaminant plume characterization and predictive modeling, and improved cleanup efficiency. The meeting highlights site-specific case studies where AI/ML has substantially enhanced remedial decisions, remedy implementation and performance monitoring, and reduced needs for extensive sampling. Discussions during the meeting seek to provide remedial project managers and technical staff with information and best practices for deploying AI/ML technology.

FRTR member-agencies meet semi-annually, usually in the Washington, D.C. area. These meetings are open to the public.

Please visit the FRTR website ( for the meeting agenda and presentations (available soon). Print copies of meeting materials will not be provided.

For questions about this meeting related to content please contact:
Cindy Frickle (EPA), 202-566-0927,

For other questions please contact the meeting coordinator: Mary Buttarazzi (Environmental Management Support, Inc.), 301-202-1201,

Additional Information:

Registration here is for the IN-PERSON meeting in Reston, VA. To register to attend the meeting virtually please visit:

There will be a working lunch session during this meeting. Arrangements for a catered lunch have been made and you may choose a lunch selection during the registration process or opt to bring your own lunch, but please note - there will be no time for you to leave and purchase lunch off-site. Lunch cost will be $15 per person payable to @cynthiafrickle (Venmo) or @cfrickle (Paypal).

If you need to change any aspect of your registration please contact

Registration Status: Completed
Event Begins: November 7, 2023 at 8:00 AM Eastern
Event Ends: November 7, 2023 at 4:40 PM Eastern
For questions about this event, please contact: Jessica Crestwell
Phone: 301-202-1159
This event will be held at: USGS Headquarters
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Reston, VA 20192
Location Map:
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Hotel Information
Hotel name and address: Arrangements for hotel accommodations, if needed, are the responsibility of individual participants.
Additional Event Information
Please click here for the training agenda (138K/PDF)
Please click here for a detailed logistics sheet (953K/PDF)


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