Aniela Burant, PhD
Senior Environmental Scientist
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Online Zoom Event
Zoom link provided to attendees the day of the event.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR)’s Surface Water Protection Program (SWPP) has been monitoring pesticides in urban waterways since 2008. Pesticides are a concern in urban waterways due to high use of pesticides in urban areas and high potential for pesticide runoff from impervious surfaces. SWPP’s urban monitoring studies have found concentrations of pyrethroids and fiproles (fipronil and its degradates) that are often detected at concentrations that exceed toxicity thresholds. In response to high frequencies of detections and exceedances of toxicity thresholds, CDPR has taken three respective mitigation actions to reduce concentrations of pesticides of concern. Aniela will provide an overview of the science-drive development of these mitigation actions.
Aniela received her B.S. in environmental engineering from the University of Florida and earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She completed a post-doc at Colorado School of Mines before joining CDPR.
The event is a seminar-style presentation followed by a Q&A.