CDM Smith brings a unique local and international capability around stakeholder engagement, risk assessment and treatment of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) with key local and national regulatory planning familiarity. Through the teaming of leading international CDM Smith experts with local practitioners we can provide the innovative insights in relation to PFAS movement in the environment, risks to communities and connected ecosystems to support more effective stakeholder engagement to government, industry and community groups.
In Australia, CDM Smith are actively working on assessment projects for PFAS in soil and/or water, and have demonstrable experience on major infrastructure and environmental compliance projects. CDM Smith has been undertaking regular monitoring programs of surface waters at and surrounding airports to ensure construction activities are not causing adverse effects to the surrounding environment.
We are investing significant resources in the development of more efficient and cost effective PFAS assessment and treatment technologies. CDM Smith has conducted numerous treatment studies on electrochemical, biological and chemical treatment processes with the aim of providing proven, sustainable and effective solutions to our Clients, which include many airport facilities owned and/or operated by the US Department of Defense. Through these ongoing studies with the US Dod, CDM Smith has gained considerable appreciation of the behaviour of PFAS in groundwater, effectiveness and limitations of currently available treatment approaches and potential to optimise current technologies.
CDM Smith research looks to accelerate this technology so it can be deployed in the field.
We are actively working on ground investigation projects at Gold Coast, Darwin and Brisbane Airports where PFAS has been assessed, and have infrastructure and environmental compliance experience at capital city, regional and minor airport sites (including Defence) throughout Australia. Our specialist experts have demonstrated experience with PFAS that may be called upon around stakeholder engagement, risk assessment and remediation/management for air and other service related health and environmental support.