Alumnus Joe Sandrin to discuss Saudi Arabia’s post-Gulf War environmental remediation, restoration

Joseph Sandrin '73 in the field in Saudi Arabia

Joe Sandrin ’73 will share his insights into environmental remediation and restoration in Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, April 3, at 4:30 p.m. in East Hall’s Kresge Little Theatre.

Sandrin majored in chemistry at Ripon and did graduate studies in organic chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He works in Saudi Arabia as project manager of a program supporting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its efforts to remediate and restore damages to the desert and coastal environments from the first Gulf War.

The program is funded through the United Nations with Iraqi oil revenues and is one of the largest environmental restoration projects underway anywhere. For more than 30 years, he has been with CH2M HILL (now Jacobs since December 2017), which offers environmental and engineering consulting services.

Sandrin’s talk is hosted by Ripon College’s environmental studies and sustainability programs.