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Webinar: Winery Sustainability and Wastewater Management – Regulations and New Tools

September 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will begin with a review of current wastewater regulations for craft beverage producers in New York, as well as some highlights of the proposed general permit. We will also cover the current options for legal wastewater handling. Following regulations, we will explain RIT’s Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I), as well as its programs and capabilities. We will conclude with an introduction to a workbook co-developed by P2I and CEEL to help improve sustainable practices by reducing waste and utility usage in wineries.


Ken Schlafer is a senior engineer and direct assistance program manager at RIT’s Pollution Prevention Institute (called P2I). He works with New York industries to reduce costs and environmental impact, provides consulting support for sustainable supply chain, and conducts product evaluations designed to have a positive impact on the environment.

David Fister is a senior pollution prevention egineer at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at RIT. Mr. Fister’s tenure at RIT spans 17 years, and he has been part of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute since its inception. Mr. Fister’s recent work has focused on parts cleaning in manufacturing, methods of improving water use, and energy recovery and optimization

Chris Gerling is enology extension associate in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. He manages the New York Wine Analytical Laboratory and the Vinification & Brewing Laboratory at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva. He has also been working with wastewater, regulations and sustainability since he took on this role ten years ago.

Presented by:

Cornell’s Enology Extension Laboratory (CEEL) and the Rochester Institute of Technology’s New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (P2I)


September 13, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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