Climate Resiliency and Green Remediation

January 16, 2017

Farallon is assisting the Washington State Department of Ecology in evaluating state cleanup sites and landfills that may be vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, wildfires, flooding, and landslides.  Farallon’s research into ways to make projects more resilient to climate change includes assessing vulnerabilities, compiling mitigation technologies, and providing support for evaluating adaption strategies.  Farallon engineers are lending their experience and expertise by providing input on challenges that climate change may pose to various types of projects, and suggesting engineering strategies and technologies to mitigate long-term effects.

Downtown Flooding

Recent conferences and agency policies have demonstrated a new federal- and state-level emphasis on incorporating green remediation technologies into cleanups, and considering potential climate change effects in monitoring plans.  In addition to their environmental benefits, green remediation approaches can be more cost-effective than traditional technologies by reducing energy and maintenance costs.

Farallon is available to assist clients by providing climate resiliency and green remediation services for landfills, upland and sediment sites, groundwater and soil remediation projects, and underground storage tank cleanup sites.  For more information, please contact:

Teresa Michelsen, Farallon Consulting
Principal Environmental Scientist
(425) 394-4419
emer
Project Geologist
(425) 295-0825