Plastics seem to be everywhere in the news lately — bans on single use straws, limitations on packaging materials and microplastic challenges in the aquatic environment.  CASA is sponsoring legislation (SB 1263-Portantino) that establishes a long-term strategy to address microplastics in the ocean. Two leading experts in microplastic pollution are joining us in Monterey for CASA’s annual conference.

Thursday morning Anna-Marie Cook from EPA Region 9’s Office of Science and Technology and California Ocean Protection Council Executive Director Deborah Halberstadt are presenting.  The panel will provide an overview of the marine microplastic pollution issue, the role that wastewater treatment agencies play and a discussion of current research and public policy efforts to address microplastic pollution. Please join us for this timely and relevant discussion.

The conference program offers sessions on key regulatory issues, cybersecurity, social media and much more. Join hundreds of California’s leading wastewater professionals and policy makers for our 63rd Annual Conference, August 8-10, 2018, at the Monterey Marriott. View the preliminary program and register today.