Dr. Carlton Waterhouse from US EPA Speaks at SWANA’s Landfill Challenges Summit

Top EPA Appointee Will Offer Comments on PFAS, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice on June 17

Dr. Carlton Waterhouse

Silver Spring, MD – The Solid Waste Association of North America ( SWANA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Carlton Waterhouse, recently appointed as Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, will be the opening speaker at SWANA’s Landfill Challenges Summit

Dr. Waterhouse will share his views on a number of current industry issues and Biden Administration priorities, including PFAS, climate change, and environmental justice.

Dr. Waterhouse currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, after his appointment by President Biden in February 2021. He is an international expert on environmental law and environmental justice and lectures globally on climate justice and group-based inequality.

Dr. Waterhouse began his legal career as an attorney with the EPA, where he served in the Office of Regional Counsel in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. At the EPA, he served as chief counsel for the agency in several significant cases and as a national and regional expert on environmental justice - earning three of the Agency’s prestigious national awards.

SWANA’s Landfill Challenges Summit will bring together landfill, landfill gas, and biogas professionals from throughout the United States and Canada. Industry experts from the public and private sectors will also discuss current and future challenges that are expected to impact landfill operations and landfill gas production, and what lessons can be applied as we move forward.

Press members are invited to register free of charge to attend the Landfill Challenges Summit. Press representatives will gain exclusive insights into sustainability for the solid waste industry throughout the summit. Registration for the Landfill Challenges Summit and SWANA’s Sustainability Materials Management Summit, being held June 15, is open to editors, reporters, and freelance journalists with valid press credentials, and bloggers on a case-by-case basis.

To register for the Landfill Challenges Summit as a member of the press, please email SWANA will help connect you with the speaker you are interested interviewing.

For more information, please visit the Landfill Challenges Summit website


About SWANA:

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For close to 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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