Clean Water Program
Bay Regional Monitoring Program
Contaminants of Emerging Concern
Watershed Monitoring and Modeling
Martin Trinh is an Environmental Analyst for the Clean Water Program and Bay Regional Monitoring Program at SFEI focusing on stormwater monitoring. He received his B.S. in Environmental Sciences from Duke University with a minor in Chemistry. Prior to working at SFEI, he conducted research on PFAS distribution in the Cape Fear River Basin of North Carolina.
Related Projects, News, and Events
PFAS in San Francisco Bay Water (News)
Scientists with the San Francisco Bay Regional Monitoring Program (RMP) detected PFAS, also known as “forever chemicals,” at parts per trillion concentrations in the waters of the Bay. A recent report finds the contaminants present in Bay water including the well-studied PFOS and PFOA, as well as their replacements.
Forum on PFAS elevates the perspectives of local fishing communities (News)
Known as “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a broad class of fluorine-rich specialty chemicals. Thousands of different PFAS are registered for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Increased use has led to the widespread presence of PFAS in our natural environment, including San Francisco Bay. PFAS are a high priority for action at federal, state, and local levels due to the well-documented toxic properties of key members of this class of contaminants.