In the 2019 Remediation & PFAS special edition of the Environmental Business Journal, Stefano Marconetto, PFAS Global Subject Matter Expert (SME) at WSP* discussed some of the trends in remediation in the U.S. market and his global perspective on the PFAS regulatory landscape, remediation challenges, and future treatment opportunities.
The following is an excerpt of the interview, from the Environmental Business Journal.
Besides the attention that has been brought to emerging contaminants, what are some of the biggest changes you have seen in the remediation segment over the last couple of years?
We see more and more contractual risk transfer, some of which is uninsurable. We also see a tendency to bundle sites into larger bidding portfolios to leverage the variations in quality and site conditions. Furthermore, the evolving regulatory scenario with respect to site closures, especially with regards to emerging contaminants, is forcing the continued need for remediation and further investigation at sites.
What customer types have been the most responsive in 2019 and what are you expecting over the next couple of years?
All the sectors we service have grown for us, whether due to increasing our market share, or an overall increase in the size of market.
In which areas of the country do you believe that the remediation sector has a higher potential?
We see potential across the U.S. due to the wide range of client sectors and locations requiring remediation services, however the coastal regions tend to be most active.
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About the author
Stefano Marconetto, is a Global PFAS SME and Senior Principal Environmental Engineer at WSP, working out of Ottawa, Ontario. Stefano has provided strategic and technical direction on PFAS projects for government and private clients across all market sectors globally for over a decade. He is a technical advisor for several PFAS research projects in collaboration with academia and industrial partners.
*This interview was conducted prior to the acquisition of Golder by WSP in April 2021.