Harsh Anurag, PhD, will present “Predictive Water Management using GoldSim for Mining Operations Under a Changing Climate” at the 2024 Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) Minnesota Conference on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 8:40 a.m. CDT. Harsh’s co-author was Geosyntec’s Jeff Standish. The conference will be held from April 15 through 17 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota. In addition to Harsh, Geosyntec’s Todd DeJournett, Spencer Washburn, and Charlie Zadinsky…
Nathan Northby (Australia) coauthored “Examining changes in groundwater PFAS contamination from legacy landfills over a three-year period at Australia's largest urban renewal site” in the March 2024 edition of Chemosphere. Nathan’s coauthors were Matthew Currell of Griffith University and Pacian Netherway of EPA Victoria. Nathan is a Senior Staff Professional with experience in groundwater and contaminated site remediation. Chemosphere is an international journal designed for publishing original communications and reviewing articles on chemicals in the…
The Geosyntec Family of Companies announces the promotion of 17 individuals to the position of Senior Principal. Each of these new Senior Principals has made significant contributions to delivering outstanding projects to first-class clients, developing strong relationships with those clients, building our practices, leveraging their own expertise and experience of their colleagues, recruiting outstanding staff, and working collaboratively with their coworkers. Please join us in congratulating our new Senior Principals on achieving this milestone in…
The Geosyntec Family of Companies announces the promotion of 41 individuals to the position of Principal. Each of these new Principals has made significant contributions to delivering outstanding projects to first-class clients, developing strong relationships with those clients, building our practices, leveraging their own expertise and experience of their colleagues, recruiting outstanding staff, and working collaboratively with their coworkers. Please join us in congratulating our new Principals on achieving this outstanding milestone in their careers.…
Rudy Bonaparte, PhD, PE, DGE, FASCE, NAE, (Georgia) will speak to current and future geoprofessionals about their vital role in addressing climate change when he delivers the 2024 Lymon C. Reese Distinguished Lecture at the University of Texas at Austin. The lecture will be held on April 12, 2024, at the Mulva Auditorium of the university’s Engineering Education and Research Center at 4:30 p.m. CDT. The title of his talk is “Geoprofessionals as Leaders in…
Maxwell Dugan, PE (California), will present twice at the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) 2024 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference. The event takes place April 8 through 11, 2024, at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Maxwell’s first presentation, “Outreach for Stormwater Projects: Lessons Learned from the Public Sector, the Private Sector, and an Elected Advisory Board,” will be on Wednesday, April 10, at 11:05 a.m. CDT. He will also…
Onur Tastan, PhD, PE (North Carolina), will present “Data-Driven Mitigation Strategies for Dam Safety, Emergency Preparedness, and Asset Management” at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Southeast Regional Conference at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee, at 3:30 pm EDT on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Also in attendance from Geosyntec will be John Barrett, Stephanie Owens, and Missy Setz. Geosyntec is a sponsor if this year’s event. Onur Tastan is a Principal…
Geosyntec’s Ravi Arulanantham, PhD, was awarded the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation Achievement Award at the International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air. Ravi was recognized at the annual West Coast Conference on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, in San Diego, California. Ravi is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in California with more than 28 years of experience focused on developing public policies surrounding environmental compliance for land-use and water-quality issues. He…
Rachel Zajac-Fay, Geosyntec, and Brent Pautler, PhD, SiREM, will present "How Passive Samplers can Optimize and Reduce the Costs of Environmental Sampling Programs" at the Society of American Military Engineers Webinar, on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Their co-presenter is Jason McNew of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology. This webinar highlights passive sampling devices (PSDs) and their many advantages over conventional sampling methods for quantifying the availability of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl…
Etienne Chenevert (California) coauthored the paper, “Machine Learning Predictions of Vertical Accretion in the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain,” in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface on March 14, 2024. Etienne’s coauthor was Douglas A. Edmonds of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington. Etienne is a Staff Professional Scientist who recently earned an MS in Geological and Earth Sciences from Indiana University-Bloomington. In his research, he used GIS and machine learning…
Geosyntec practitioners will present five presentations at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of Stormwater Systems Conference. The conference will take place April 7 through 10, 2024, at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. We are also sponsoring the event at the silver level. Our speaking practitioners will be Stephanie Zinn; Jared…
Michaela McKenzie, PE (Texas), will present “Trends and Technologies for Organic Waste to Energy Projects” at the Active Communication International (ACI) Future of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) North America 2024 Conference on March 20 at 11:00 a.m. CDT. Len de Vlaming and Lynn McGuire will also attend the conference, which is March 20 through 21, 2024, at the Hotel ICON in Houston, Texas. Michaela is an environmental engineer with more than 10 years of experience…
Izzy King (Washington, DC) coauthored “Brine formation in cold desert, shallow groundwater systems: Antarctic Ca-Cl brine chemistry controlled by cation exchange, microclimate, and organic matter.” The research was published on February 9, 2024, in the GSA Bulletin, published by the Geological Society of America. Izzy’s coauthors were Jessica Johnson, Lingfeng Kuang, Sophie Naylor, Tommy Subak, Alison Koleszar, and Joe Levy from Colgate University in New York. Izzy is a scientist based in Washington, DC, who…
As Geosyntec and Aspect celebrate the one-year anniversary of their merger, Marc Leisenring (Geosyntec) and Owen Reese (Aspect) discuss the merger's impact. They offer insights into enhanced client services and innovative solutions for the region's municipal and industrial stormwater challenges. Aspect joined the Geosyntec family of companies in June 2023, creating a powerhouse with more than 200 professionals in the Pacific Northwest. About the Speakers Marc Leisenring, PE, is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer…
Nick Butson, PEng (Ontario), will present a poster for Ed Horai (New Jersey), at the James B. Beam Institute of Kentucky Spirits Industry Conference. The poster addresses how Geosyntec helped a rum distillery select a next-generation anaerobic digestion technology and conduct treatability testing to confirm that the new process can sufficiently treat facility wastewater. The conference will the held at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center in Lexington, Kentucky, from March 11 through 13,…
Rishab Mahajan, PE, CFM, BCWRE; Aaron Vandermus; and Lee Hauser, PE, will present at the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM) Conference. Geosytnec’s Matt Bardol, PE, CFM, CPESC, DWRE; Rebecca Helfrich, PE; and Megan Bender, PE, CFM, will also attend the conference. The conference will be held March 12 through 13, 2024, at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois. Practitioners will be available at our booth in the exhibit hall to share…
Marc Rogoff, PhD (Florida), won the Collection & Transfer Distinguished Individual Achievement Award from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The honor was announced on February 22, 2024, and Marc will receive the award on April 16, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. MST as part of the Sustainability Operations Action Resources (SOAR) Opening Keynote and Award Presentations at SOAR in Phoenix, Arizona. Marc is a Senior Consultant with more than 38 years of experience…
Claudia Mack, PE (Massachusetts), Samantha Fuchs, and Srikanth Tangirala, PhD (California), will present at the CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration) Conference from March 11 through 13, 2024 in Houston, Texas. Claudia will speak about stakeholder support in testing and monitoring strategies, and Samantha will speak about optimizing testing plans for permitting parity. Srikanth will present a poster on computational modeling. Eryn Torres, PG; Chris Adkison; Anica Haynes; and Bob Sirianni, PG; also be in…
Hao Wang, PhD (Maryland), coauthored “Evaluation of Passive Vapor Diffusion Samplers to Quantify Acetylene, Ethene, and Ethane in Groundwater” in Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation in February 2024. His coauthors were Rong Yu and David L. Freedman (Clemson), David T. Adamson (GSI Environmental), and Ramona Iery (NAVFAC EXWC). Hao is an Environmental Consultant with experience in environmental science and with a doctorate in environmental engineering and earth sciences. His experience includes studies of amendments to support…
Jennifer Nyman, PhD, PE (California), coauthored "Modeling evaluation of the impact of residual source material on remedial time frame at a former uranium mill site." The paper was published in the February 2024 edition of the Journal of Containment Hydrology. Jennifer’s coauthors are Ronald Kent, Raymond Johnson, and Alan Laase from RSI EnTech, LLC. Jennifer is a Senior Principal based in California with more than 17 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation…
Rudy Bonaparte, PhD, PE, D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE; Lelio Mejia, PhD, PE, NAE; Thierno Kane, PhD, PE; Pourya Kargar, PhD, PE; Tim Copeland, PhD, PE; and Berk Turkel, PhD, A.M.ASCE, will present during Geo-Congress 2024 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada, on February 25 through 28, 2024. Rudy is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 40 years of experience in geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. His work often involves assessing and…
Phil Harvey, PG, (Missouri) will present on conceptual site model development at the MINEXCHANGE 2024 Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) Annual Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, from February 25 to 28, 2024. Phil is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist with more than 40 years of experience evaluating and remediating contaminated sites. Phil helps clients in the mining, power generation, oil and gas, automotive manufacturing, and chemical industries with site remediation, brownfield redevelopment, and…
Geosyntec practitioners published “New Directions in Leachate Management: Learn How PFAS Regulations and Treatments are Transforming the Industry” as a resource for landfill owners and operators. The paper explores the increase in regulations and the impacts of those changes. Lisa Andrews, PE, PMP, (Maine) was the lead author. Herwig Goldemund, PhD; Vanessa Maldonado, PhD; Brian Petty, PE; Mike Hayes, PE; and Tom Ramsey, PE, also contributed to the paper. Lisa is a Senior Engineer with…
Rob Neal, PE, (North Carolina) and Heath Hansell, PE, (South Carolina) will present at the Gulf of Mexico Conference (GOMCON) at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, from February 19 through 22. Heath will present “Resilient Waterfronts: Coastal Risk and Adaptation Design Approaches,” on February 20 at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Rob will present “South Siesta Key Beach Repair; The Strength of Effective Communication“ on February 21, 2024, at 11:45 a.m. EDT. Rob is a…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Maine) coauthored the paper, “Range of the perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) safe dose for human health: An international collaboration,” in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. The paper was named ‘Best Paper of the Year’ by the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) Regulatory and Safety Evaluation Specialty Section (RSESS). The RSESS will announce the award at the upcoming SOT meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His coauthors were Lyle D. Burgoon…
Courtney Abshire and Scott Walker (Texas) and Toni Taylor and Cody Luebbering (Missouri) coauthored the white paper “Unlocking Insights: Geosyntec’s Expertise Shines in Freshwater Mussel Surveys Across the Eastern United States.” Courtney is a Project Ecologist with more than 10 years of biological survey and permitting experience including planning, implementing and supporting environmental evaluations for aquatic impacts. He regularly performs aquatic habitat and species-specific surveys for state and federal listed species, wetland delineations, biological monitoring,…
Jamey Rosen, PGeo, will present “Dam Construction Data Management in USACE” at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) National Dam Safety Program Technical Seminar. The presentation will take place on February 13, 2024, in Emmetsburg, Maryland, at 10:10 a.m. EST. Jamey is a Senior Principal Geoscientist with more than 25 years of experience focused on Geospatial Information Management System design and development. Jamey has built systems to validate, manage, analyze, and…
Gradient, a premier environmental and health risk sciences consulting firm with offices in Massachusetts, Washington, and Virginia, has joined the Geosyntec family of companies. This new partnership will expand Geosyntec's services in risk sciences and enhance our collective abilities to bring robust and trusted scientific analyses to bear on diverse and challenging environmental, health, and safety issues. Gradient is renowned for scientific excellence, systematic study of data, and independent perspective. For more than 35 years,…
How much PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) does it take to be toxic to people and animals? Scientists and regulators are racing to better understand and measure the toxicity of PFOS, one of the most common chemicals that falls under the larger category of PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). To do this, they are turning to a small, striped fish in the minnow family. Highly sensitive to pollutants, zebrafish rank first among fish and fourth overall in…
As Geosyntec celebrates its 40th anniversary, we mark a decade of serving Alaska. From site characterization and remediation to vapor intrusion and solid waste management, we are partners in protecting the health of Alaska’s environment and communities. Below, we speak with the founders of our Anchorage office, Ben Martich and Olga Stewart, to reflect on their journey, discuss what’s different about working in Alaska, and share their vision for the future. About the Speakers Ben…
How can risk assessments save money and the environment? A conversation with Marianne Batchelder, Geosyntec Alaska’s newest ecological and human health risk assessor Scientist Marianne Batchelder recently joined Geosyntec’s Anchorage office. Marianne is one of the few Alaska-based risk assessors working in the state who focuses on ecological and human health risk assessments. In February, she will be presenting “Risk Assessment Versus the Supersack—Who Wins?” on February 6 at Alaska Forum on the Environment. Below,…
Adam Roder, PE, PG, recently joined Geosyntec as a Principal Engineer and Geologist and will be based in the company’s Milwaukee, Wisconsin, office. Adam brings more than 25 years of experience focused on site investigations; corrective actions for soil, groundwater, and vapor intrusion; and brownfield redevelopment. With the addition of Adam, Geosyntec gains expert technical and management skills, particularly as relates to brownfields, vapor intrusion, and emerging contaminants. In addition, clients turn to him for…
Geosyntec practitioners Sean O’Donnell, PE, PhD; Livingstone Dumenu, PhD, EI; Scott Graves, PE, and Yovanna Cortes Di Lena, PE, PhD, will speak at the 2024 Global Waste Management Symposium, which will be held February 25 through 28 in Indian Wells, California. In addition to the speakers, many Geosyntec practitioners will be in attendance. Geosyntec is a silver-level sponsor of the symposium. Sean is a Geotechnical Engineer focused on geotechnical design, analysis, and monitoring of waste…