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Industry Leadership

At Jacobs, we partner with clients to solve complex challenges overcoming change and disruption. Browse through publications, interviews, podcasts and upcoming conferences and trainings for more.

Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council

Jacobs is an active member in the PFAS Team for the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), a state-led coalition, with public and private sector members from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, working to reduce barriers to the use of innovative air, water, waste, and remediation environmental technologies and processes. ITRC produces documents and training that broaden and deepen technical knowledge and expedite quality regulatory decision making while protecting human health and the environment.

ITRC honored our Global Emerging Contaminants Practice Leader Bill DiGuiseppi with the Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) 2018 Member of the Year Award. Bill was nominated by the leaders of the Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Team, which includes more than 400 industry professionals, facility owners, regulators and government representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as leading academic researchers. He has been involved with the team since its inception in 2017 and has filled several roles including co-lead for the PFAS Remediation Subgroup, instructor for regulatory community training courses and a technical reviewer and spokesperson on behalf of ITRC at major conferences.

In addition to the PFAS Workgroup, Jacobs is active in the 1,4-Dioxane Workgroup; Vapor Intrusion Workgroup; Sampling, Characterization, and Monitoring Workgroup;  Optimizing In Situ Remediation Performance & Injection Strategies Workgroup; and the Green and Sustainable Remediation Workgroup.

Bill D. at ITRC

Industry Training

In 2019, Jacobs provided industry training though various organizations such as Air National Guard, Army Corp of Engineers, and Interstate Technical and Regulatory Council (ITRC). Several events are planned for 2020 including ITRC and CAWEA.  If your industry group desires specific and tailored PFAS training, please contact us.



Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council

Developing video online training modules for the ITRC, covering PFAS treatment technology

Colorado School of Mines

Delivering instruction on PFAS site characterization and management

US Environmental Protection Agency

Trained the US EPA at their Annual Groundwater Summit in Denver on the fate and transport of PFAS, 1,4-Dioxane remediation and PFAS remediation

Interstate Technology &
Regulatory Council

Served the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) as a PFAS training instructor in Denver, Anchorage, and Fairbanks

Marquette University

Presented at the Marquette University Emerging Contaminants Short-course - PFAS treatment and costs for drinking water and media of increasing concern including wastewater, landfill leachate, and biosolids

US Air Force

Invited by the US Air Force to educate their assembled professional staff on PFAS at the Western Annual Regulatory Summit


Served as a PFAS instructor at the Battelle Sediments Conference in New Orleans

US Army Corps of Engineers &
Air National Guard

Provided PFAS training for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville and Omaha and the Air National Guard in Washington DC

American Association of Airport Executives & American Water Works Association

Served on an “experts” panel at the PFAS Experts Symposium in Washington DC, the American Association of Airport Executives PFAS Symposium in Arlington, VA, and the American Water Works Association Conference in Denver, CO

Conference & Events

Meet and talk with Jacobs’ PFAS experts at these upcoming conferences and events:




ACEC 2020 Winter Conference

January 26-28, 2020

New York, New York

Emerging Contaminants Summit

March 10-11, 2020

Westminster, Colorado

New York Water Event

April 10-14, 2020

Saratoga Springs, New York

ITRC 2020 Annual Meeting

April 20-24, 2020

Minneapolis, Minnesota

92nd Annual AAAE Conference
& Exposition

May 10-13, 2020

Denver, Colorado


May 27-29, 2020

Washington, DC

Battelle International Conference
on Remediation of Chlorinated
and Recalcitrant Compounds

May 31-June 4, 2020

Portland, Oregon


June 14-17, 2020

Orlando, Florida

WEFTEC- Water Environment Federation

October 3-7, 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana

SETAC North America 41st
Annual Meeting

November 15-19, 2020

Fort Worth, Texas


November 15-19, 2020

Chicago, Illinois