Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., (Florida) and Jill Gaffigan (Georgia) coauthored "Hillsborough County, FL Addresses Covid-19 Collection Issues" published in the WasteAdvantage Magazine on June 30, 2022. Marc and Jill"s coauthor was Damien Tramel of the Hillsborough County, Florida, Department of Solid Waste. Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management as a public agency manager and consultant. Jill Gaffigan is a Senior…
In August 2023, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will impose a new rule (10 CSR 7.015(9)(B)2) for major wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with phosphorus discharges. Additional treatment may be necessary to meet the new total phosphorus limit of 1 mg/L as an annual average based on the design flow. Alternatively, the WWTP can achieve an overall reduction of influent total phosphorus concentration of 75 percent. Combined sewer systems have the option to request alternative…
Ali Ebrahimi, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), Logan Brant, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), Alex McKenzie-Johnson, L.G., L.E.G., P.G. (Texas), and Bailey Theriault, P.G., L.G. (New Hampshire) will attend and present at the 2022 International Pipeline Conference (IPC2022) at the Hyatt Regency Telus Convention Center in Calgary, Alberta. The conference will be held September 26 through 30, 2022. Ali Ebrahimi is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 15 years of experience focused on the…
Eric Kovich, P.E. (Florida) will be one of three panelists discussing PFAS Remediation Challenges in the Liquid Terminals Industry during the International Liquid Terminals Association's (ILTA's) Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security (EHS&S) Committee Meeting at the Omni Parker House in Boston, Massachusetts, at 11:10 a.m. EDT on September 20, 2022. The title of his discussion is "Environmental Remediation Considerations" regarding PFAS Firefighting Foams. Eric's co-presenters are Elizabeth Denly of TRC Companies and Kent Sorrenson of…
Douglas Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) will be one of five instructors of the Princeton Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology Course Brasil Edition 2022. The course will be held September 26 through 30, 2022, at the Hotel Mercure Jardins in Sao Paulo. Doug's topic is "Remediation Engineering" and includes soil and groundwater remediation technologies such as bioremediation, in situ chemical oxidation, soil vapor extraction and air sparging. Doug will also discuss methods to evaluate and address…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington, D.C.), Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly, Ph.D. (Georgia), and Jay Thompson, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) will present at the 30th Fall Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on September 21–23, 2022. Geosyntec is a Platinum Sponsor of the event. Travis's co-presenters are Lawrence Schnapf, Schnapf LLC; Pamela Elkow, Corporate Law Partners; and Peggy Otum, WilmerHale. Travis Kline is a Senior…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. (Texas) will present "Geotechnical Characterization of an Offshore Frontier in East Africa" during a webinar hosted by the Society for Underwater Technology—U.S. Branch (SUT-US). This hour-long event will be held at 9 a.m. CST on Thursday, September 22, 2022, and can be accessed at Geotechnical Characterization of an Offshore Frontier in East Africa - Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S. (sut-us.org) Rodolfo Sancio is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer…
Mike Jenkins, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida) of ATM, a Geosyntec Company, will present at the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association's (ASBPA) National Coastal Conference, "Shifting Shores, Surf, and Sediment," at the Westin Long Beach Hotel & Resort in Long Beach, California on September 13-16, 2022. He will present on lessons learned during the execution of the Twin Rivers Park Shoreline Protection and Enhancement project that ATM completed for Martin County. Mike is a Senior Principal…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 18 through September 22, 2022. Geosyntec staff have coauthored and will present six technical papers, in addition to moderating multiple technical sessions. Our professional staff actively participating at ASDSO 2022 conference include John Barrett, Emily Campbell, P.E., Fred Chandler, P.G., Christopher Conkle, P.E., G.E., Lucas de Melo,…
Rebecca Denney (Texas) will present "Transferred Emissions: New Pressures in the Energy Sector" at Marcellus Shale Coalition's Shale Insight Conference at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, at 3:15 p.m. EDT on September 28, 2022. Geosyntec will be sponsoring her talk. Chuck Whisman, P.E., (Pennsylvania), Amy Mifflin (New Jersey), Eric Kovich, P.E., (Florida), and Ken Smith, P.G., (Pennsylvania) will also attend. Rebecca Denney is a Senior Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Professional with 10…
ATM is one of four firms working with Carnival Cruise Line in East Grand Bahama on its cruise port to relocate and transplant coral reefs to help protect the ecosystem. The cruise line selected ATM because of its familiarity with conditions at the site. In 2019, ATM and CSA, Inc. prepared a benthic study, which "examines organisms that make up bottom communities in lakes, oceans and streams to determine environmental health and conduct environmental impact…
Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE (Georgia) will present "Accounting for Uncertainty in Settlement Analyses" at GeoCarolinas 2022 at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina at 2:10 p.m. ET on September 13, 2022. Geosyntec's Weston Shin, P.E. (South Carolina) will also be in attendance. Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product characterization, and the permitting and…
Ken Yass, P.E., CHMM, (Wisconsin) will present "Building Environmental Compliance Programs that Outlast the Great Resignation" and Tina Liu, P.E., (Missouri) will present "Understanding the Macro Problem that is Microplastics at the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, September 13 and 14, 2022. In addition to Ken and Tina, Geosyntec's Phil Harvey, P.G., (Missouri), Suzanne Gabriele (Colorado) Jessica Yeager P.E., LSP (Kansas), and Michael Jury, P.G.,…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce we have moved to a larger office space in Ottawa, Ontario to accommodate additional practitioners and expanded service offerings. Our new address is 1173 Cyrville Road, Suite 210, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 7S6. The Ottawa office, which joined offices in Guelph, Toronto, Waterloo, and Saskatoon, has served Ontario and northern New York since the office opened in February 2021. Since its opening, the office has supported projects including remediation and…
Andy Simons, P.G., Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., and John Merrill (California) will present at the 5th Annual Western Groundwater Conference of the Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) of California at the Sacramento Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, California from September 19 through 21, 2022. Andy Simons is a Senior Geologist based in California. He has 17 years of professional experience performing and managing site investigations and remediation activities on a variety of projects. Andy's experience…
Brandon Steets, P.E., (California) will present "Understanding the Now: How Have Fecal Indicator Bacteria Sources Been Reduced and What Lessons Have Been Learned from those Efforts" at the California Bacteria Summit at the CalEPA Building in Sacramento, California, at 9:20 a.m. PDT on September 15, 2022. The event is being organized and co-hosted by the California Water Boards and the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA), and it can also be viewed remotely. Dr. Jared Ervin…
Geosyntec practitioners Phil Benson, P.E., PMP (Washington, D.C.), Tasha Kamegai-Karadi, P.E. (California), and Kirk Craig, P.E., PEE (Arizona) will present "Water Reuse Programs—Preserving a Vital Resource for Tomorrow" on September 6 from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of the Stevens Institute of Technology's 2022 Sustainability Seminar Series. The event will be held as a live webcast using Zoom. Phil is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of…
Geosyntec will deliver several presentations at the 9th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference (incorporating the 3rd International PFAS Conference) in Adelaide, Australia on September 11–15, 2022. Paul Nicholson, P.Eng, (Ontario), Parsa Mohajeri, Ph.D., and David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng., (Sydney), will be delivering four presentations at the conference. Paul Nicholson is a Principal Engineer based in Ontario with more than 18 years of experience in environmental consultation with a focus on assessment and mitigation related to…
Mike Hardin, P.E., Ph.D., CFM (Florida) will present "Evaluation of the Field Performance of a Baffle Box with Bold & Gold Upflow Filter for Nutrient Removal" at the 33rd Annual Technical Symposium of the Florida Lake Management Society (FLMS) at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida, at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022. Mike Hardin is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Florida with more than 14 years of experience,…
Geosyntec practitioners will deliver seven presentations at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino on September 12 through 17, 2022. Jared Warner, P.G., CEG, CPG; Ron Johnson, P.E.; G.E.; Jay Griffin, P.E.; Chris Corder, P.G.; Alex Greene, P.G., CEG (California); Adam Katlein, CEM; and Molly Small, P.G. (Nevada) and will present during the technical program. Additionally, Geosyntec is sponsoring three technical…
A Summary for Oil and Gas Operators On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. This comprehensive climate-change-focused energy policy is likely to bring lasting change to the energy and transportation markets. One section within it, the Methane Emission Reduction Program (Sec. 60113), aims to cut methane emissions through incentives and penalty fees. The legislation allocates $850 billion in incentives until 2028 for methane mitigation and monitoring, including methane mitigation…
Geosyntec Practitioners Maria Florberger, Ph.D. (Sweden), Thomas Jansson (Sweden), Jim Wragg (United Kingdom) and Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. (United Kingdom) will attend and present at Nordrocs 2022 at the Scandic Holmenkollen Hotel in Oslo, Norway, September 5 through 8, 2022. Dr. Florberger will present two posters titled "Site-specific risk assessment of a site impacted by PFAS" and "Risk assessment of the soil ecosystem function using the TRIAD approach (chemistry, ecotoxicology and ecology) at a site impacted…
Geosyntec and Savron, a Geosyntec company, staff delivered platform and poster presentations at the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) annual per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Meeting in Long Beach, California from July 18 through July 21, 2022. Jean Zodrow, Ph.D. (Colorado) and Laura Kinsman (Ontario) delivered poster presentations, and Dave Major, Ph.D. (Guelph) and David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Sydney) gave platform presentations. In addition to…
Geosyntec staff is working to support an exciting climate resiliency project by the nonprofit Friends of the Lower Blue River (FOLBR) organization in Summit County, Colorado. The project aims to support FOLBR's community initiative of assessing and promoting climate resilience in the Lower Blue River Valley and neighboring communities. The information gathered will be used to assess current site status and conditions and to make management recommendations to landowners on ways to improve soil health,…
Rodolfo Sancio Ph.D, P.E., D.GE., Logan Brant, Ph.D., P.E., and Patricia Varela, Ph.D. (Texas) will moderate and present at the Fourth International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG 2020 in 2022). The event will be held August 28 through 30, 2022, at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Geosyntec is a Silver Sponsor of the event. Rodolfo Sancio is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. (California) will present "Geotechnical Challenges of the Dams of the Panama Canal Expansion" at the California Geotechnical Engineering Association (CalGeo) 2022 Regional Meetings at TopGolf Ontario at 6:30 p.m. PDT on August 23 and again at Almaden Golf & Country Club at 6:30 p.m. PDTon August 24, 2022. Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering.…
Duane Graves, Ph.D. (Tennessee) authored a paper entitled "How Strategic Technologies Minimize Liabilities and Save Lives" published in the In-House Defense Quarterly on pages 23-29 in the Summer 2022 Volume. Duane Graves is the U.S. Operations Manager for SiREM, a division of Geosyntec. He is based in Tennessee and has more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental biotechnology; environmental forensics; in situ groundwater, soil and sediment remediation; evaluation of airborne biological contaminants; and…
Geosyntec will support the 2022 Georgia Environmental Conference through a Gold Sponsorship, an exhibition booth, and technical contributions at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia on August 23–26, 2022. Visit with Geosyntec practitioners at Booth 106. Geosyntec personnel in attendance at the conference will include Adria Reimer, P.G.; John Hollar, P.E.; Shira Colsky, P.E.; Tom Wurzinger; Andrew Montgomery, P.E. (Georgia); Phillip Clancy, P.E. (Florida); and Matthew Jenny, P.E. (North Carolina). Adria Reimer,…
Annika Wallendahl Presented on Energy Transition and Business Section Disruption at the Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit. Annika Wallendahl, P.E., L.G. (Washington) was a panelist during the session "Energy Transition and Business Section Disruption" at the Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit VI, in Seattle, Washington, on July 20, 2022. Joining Annika as a panelist was Melissa Malstrom from K&L Gates. Annika is a Principal Engineer based in Washington with more than 20 years of experience…
Jaime Mercado, Ph.D. (Tennessee) coauthored a paper titled "Seismic Response of Nonlinear-Inelastic Tall Buildings Soil-Structure Interaction" that was published for the 3rd International Conference on Seismic Design and Analysis of Structures and Foundations (SeismiCON 2022). The conference was held May 26 and 27, 2022, in London, United Kingdom. Jaime was the lead author. His coauthors were Kevin Mackie and Luis Arboleda-Monsalve from the University of Central Florida. An Engineer based in Tennessee, Jamie focuses on…
Missy Setz, P.E. (Georgia) was featured in Episode 4 of the Director's Cut Shorts on the Geo-Institute's YouTube channel on July 27, 2022. Missy Setz is a Project Engineer based in Georgia with professional experience focused in the areas of geotechnical, civil, and dam safety engineering. Missy supports clients with dams, levees, and hydraulic structures in need of material characterization in the field and/or laboratory, geotechnical evaluations, and construction oversight. The Geo-Institute's Director's Cut Summer…
Susan Brodie (Colorado), Amy Dzialowski (Oklahoma), and James Culp, P.G. (Pennsylvania) will speak at Brownfields 2022, which will be held at the Oklahoma City Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from August 16-19, 2022. Additionally, Amy Dzialowski served on the planning committee for the conference and Geosyntec is sponsoring conference registration and the community reception. Joe Mizerany, P.G., (Florida), Eric Kovich, P.E., (Florida), Randy Brandt, P.G., CFM, (Nevada), Kaitlin Rhonehouse, P.E., (North Carolina), Julianne Bolton,…
Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ (Illinois), has been named Second Vice Chair of WEF's Watershed Management Committee. Rishab Mahajan is a water resources engineer focused on providing clients with affordable solutions to meet their regulatory obligations through numerical modeling and data analysis. He has over 14 years of experience developing and calibrating surface water models. Rishab also has a breadth and depth of technical expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and stormwater design to address…