Dan Cohen AUTHOR Questions surrounding the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the drinking water supplies used by BRAC communities have become an overriding concern over the past several years, forcing redevelopment projects to take on a variety of new responsibilities. This year’s Base Redevelopment Forum, scheduled for Oct. 8-10 in Portland, Maine, will provide an in-depth look at how the military services and communities are tackling PFAS issues and collaborating to move forward.The Forum, first held in Portland five years ago, has become the nation’s leading conference addressing the issues, challenges and opportunities associated with the reuse and redevelopment of former and realigned military installations. The event’s themes extend beyond BRAC, though, with a broader focus on advancing economic revitalization through community-driven redevelopment. The Forum will explore critical issues and important financial incentives that directly impact BRAC communities, including opportunity zones, energy islanding and affordable/workforce housing.Interactive discussion sessions will be supplemented with a tour of Brunswick Landing, the successful reuse of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick. With the backdrop of the beautiful Maine coast filled with fall colors, join this unique forum to share experiences, network with colleagues, and participate in engaging discussions. Early registration ends — and the hotel block closes — Friday, Sept. 14, so register today!