P3S19 Opening Session to Feature Short “TED” Like Talks by CA Environmental Experts


P3S19 Conference
Feb 11-13
Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay, Seaside

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Join us for an exciting opening session on Monday, Feb 13th at 9:00 am. Opening speakers include:

Joe Charbonnet is a Science and Policy Associate at the Green Science Policy Institute. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley were he developed materials to remove contamination during stormwater infiltration.

In 2018, Joe won the UC-wide Grad Slam Championship, by effectively translating his complex scientific research in to a three-minute accessible presentation called “The Stormwater Solution.”

Joe’s current work focuses on reducing human exposure to a variety of toxic chemicals of emerging concern. The stormwater contaminant he most closely identifies with is lead, because he considers himself useful, but still a bit dense.


Rolf Halden, Ph.D., P.E., is Director of the Center for Environmental Health Engineering at the Biodesign Institute, professor in the Ira A. Fulton School for Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and senior sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

Halden is a noted expert in determining where in the environment mass-produced chemicals wind up, their impact on health, and how to remove them. An inventor, Halden has developed several technologies to monitor toxins in groundwater and to determine the best way of removing them from precious drinking water resources.


Bridget Hoover is Director of the Water Quality Protection Program Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. She has worked for the Sanctuary since January 1999. As Director of the Water Quality Protection Program she is primarily responsible for implementation of stormwater and agriculture programs.

Prior to the Sanctuary, Bridget spent 4 years as a Planner at Washington State Department of Ecology and 7 years in the USCG.



Heidi Sanborn is the Former Director / Senior Advisor California Product Stewardship Council. She is a trailblazer in the solid waste industry with over 27 years of experience. She worked to improve product design and recyclability, and implemented projects and policies to protect human and environmental health.

Heidi is the founder of the California Product Stewardship Council (CPSC), which changed the way product waste is funded and managed, and she has led CPSC to become a nationally recognized leader and driver for innovative product stewardship programs. Heidi speaks throughout the world on product stewardship, including NBC Nightly News and National Public Radio.

Heidi now leads the National Stewardship Action Council, an affiliate to CPSC, although she continues to advise CPSC’s product stewardship efforts.


Gary Peterson is currently the General Manager of the Salinas Valley Basin Groundwater Sustainability Agency (SVBGSA). In this capacity, Gary believes that achieving groundwater sustainability is possible and that success is dependent upon building trust and transparency through the use of legitimate processes that are fair and inclusive.




Register for P3S19 soon ~ the early bird deadline is Friday, January 18th.