Mr. Eric A. Stern,
Partner, Strategic Operations, Sediment Management
Tipping Point Resources Group
Eric is a Founding Partner of Tipping Point Resources Group. He has 35 years of sediment management experience having spent 24 years in the US Government both with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2. At EPA, Eric served as the Regional Contaminated Sediment Program Manager / Oceanographer where he directed the New York-New Jersey Harbor Sediment Decontamination Program. The program was charged to demonstrate the environmental and economic feasibility of decontaminating dredged materials and contaminated sediments applying innovative ex-situ technologies that manufactured beneficial use end products on a commercial-scale level. This Program has seeded technical transfer nationally and globally to other ports/regions with contaminated sediment challenges. In addition, Eric’s experience has been connected closely with EPA Superfund and other EPA Regions nationally as well as USACE Districts on contaminated sediment projects.
Prior to the launch of TPRG in 2016, Eric was a Research Leader in Sediment Management for the Battelle Memorial Institute. Eric led the development and implementation of their Integrated Sediment Management Practice and growth strategy with a focus on sustainable innovative cross-program applications. Eric was the Co-Chair of the Battelle 7th International Conference on the Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments in February 2013 in Dallas, Texas USA. Eric also was the Program Director for Environmental Resource Management (ERM) start-up in their Sediment and Watershed integrated Management (SWiM) Practice.
Eric is an active member of the European Union Sediment Network Research (SedNet) Group and was a participant and contributor to the SedNet Treatment Remediation Workgroup. He presently participates in the SedNet Sediment Circular Economy Workgroup. He is a member of the Central European Dredging Association (CEDA) Beneficial Use Workgroup and is a contributor to the Position Paper on Assessing the Benefits of Using Contaminated Sediments (PDF) which was published in 2019.
Pneumatic Flow Tube Mixing for Sediment Stabilization and Beneficial Use for Waterfront and Coastal Development