The Remediation Technology Summit

February 26-28, 2019

Colorado Convention Center
Denver, CO

coghlanGunarti H. Coghlan, P.E.
Environmental Engineer 

Gunarti Coghlan serves as an Environmental Engineer in the Environmental Restoration Division of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Headquarters office (NAVFAC HQ). Prior to NAVFAC HQ, Gunarti worked with the NAVFAC Washington and several consulting firms including Tetra Tech EMI, Shaw E&I, and CH2M HILL.

Gunarti is involved in initiatives to promote innovation technologies and remedy optimization within the Department of the Navy Environmental Restoration Program. Her experience includes management, design and implementation of remediation activities under CERCLA. As one of the Navy’s top technical experts in advanced environmental restoration technology, she has been an invaluable resource to critical Navy and OSD R&D efforts through her representation on the research review boards of NESDI and SERDP/ESTCP. Her leadership in championing the implementation of highly advanced remediation technology has been critical to enhancing the Navy and DoD’s capabilities in addressing environmental risk at some of the most technically complicated sites in the country.

Gunarti was born in Central Java, Indonesia and is fluent in 3 languages. Gunarti received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Universitas Sriwijaya in Palembang, Indonesia and her Master’s of Science degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and experimental cooking.

KEYNOTE PRESENTER - Getting Over It: Overcoming Site Challenges

Portfolio Review of Navy Remediation Sites: Lessons Learned

The Office of the Secretary of Defense mandates the Response Complete (RC) goals of 90 percent (%) by the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 and 95% by the FY 2021 on all sites under the Department of Defense (DoD) Environmental Restoration Program. Approximately 463 active sites within the Department of the Navy (DON) Installation Restoration Program (IRP) are projected as not meeting the 2021 RC goal. The projected RC dates of these sites range between 2021 and 2097 and the estimated cost to complete (CTC) liability for the long-term operation and management (RAO/LTM) of these sites in present dollar is $1.31billions (B).

The DON is implementing a portfolio optimization effort on the sites under the IRP to improve compliance with the DoD program metric and to improve transparency and defend-ability of the CTC liability. The initiative focuses on the resource utilization efficiency through better and more appropriate use of innovative approach which subsequently leads to cost saving, lower residual site risk, and better sites management.