October 4, 2013

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Geosyntec Consultants Announces Key Staff Additions to Water Resources Practice

BOSTON, Ma. — Geosyntec Consultants announces the addition of several key staff to its Water and Natural Resources practice. They bring exceptional capabilities and complement Geosyntec's company-wide practice specialties related to Low Impact Development (LID) design, source water assessments, watershed management, lake and pond management, and streambank assessments and restorations. "These recent additions to our team strengthen our ability to deliver nationally-recognized expertise in water resource management," said Geosyntec principal, Steven Roy, LEED AP. "Our clients will benefit from an expanded group of in-house, widely-respected specialists known for their innovations in low impact stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, water resources conservation and restoration, and water quality compliance and permitting."

These professionals, whose career highlights are given below, are: Dr. Wayne Huber, PE; Michael Harding, CPESC; Dr. Mark Hanna, PE, LEED AP; Mark Ellard, PE, CFM; Phil Reidy, PE; Matthew R. Bardol, PE, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE; and Adrienne Miller, PE.

Wayne Huber, PhD, PE
Wayne joined our Portland, Ore., office after 41 years in academia at the University of Florida and Oregon State University. He specializes in water resources, urban hydrology, stormwater management and modeling, and environmental issues in natural waters. He is a principal author of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Storm Water Management Model (SWMM), has authored or co-authored over 100 journal papers, conference proceedings papers, and technical reports. In addition, Wayne is a co-author of the hydrology text Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis. He has served on three National Research Council committees dealing with oversight of the massive Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Wayne earned his MS and PhD in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his BS in engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He can be reached at (503) 222-9518 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Michael Harding, CPESC
Mike joined our Old Town San Diego, Ca., office as one of the leading technical experts in erosion control. A graduate of Purdue University, he has more than 35 years of experience in erosion and sediment control, resource management, mined land reclamation, wildlife habitat development, and nonpoint source pollution control both in the United States and overseas. Mike has contributed significantly to the body of knowledge related to the effectiveness of alternative approaches to erosion control through field and laboratory testing programs. Mike is a three-time past President of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and has published numerous articles on erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and post-wildfire hazard mitigation, and frequently teaches seminars and workshops on these subjects. He has a BS in agriculture — natural resources and environmental sciences from Purdue University. He can be reached at (619) 297-1530 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mark Hanna, PhD, PE, LEED AP
Mark joined our Los Angeles office with more than 17 years of experience in water resources planning, most recently with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP). He has planned and implemented large-scale wetland, upland, and riparian restoration programs encompassing more than 20 miles of streams in the Sierras and 50,000 acres of wetlands in the Central Valley. With LADWP, Mark developed and implemented a stormwater capture program contributing over 20,000 acre-feet annually of sustainable water supply to the City of Los Angeles. He also implemented an adaptive monitoring program in hydrology, biology, and geomorphology to improve stream conditions in the Mono Basin. Previously, he developed a real-time water quality network to better coordinate saline wetland releases with assimilative capacity in the San Joaquin River. Mark earned his PhD in water resources with a minor in ecology and MS in civil engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Colorado. Mark can be reached at (310) 957-6100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mark Ellard, PE, CFM
Mark joined our Orlando, Fla., office with more than 20 years of experience helping municipal and private sector clients meet their water resources and environmental engineering challenges. His areas of expertise include the full range of stormwater engineering, including watershed management and master planning, pollutant load assessment, stormwater infrastructure retrofits, water quality best management practices (BMPs) applications, floodplain evaluations, and erosion and sedimentation controls. He has extensive experience with hydrologic and hydraulic models for surface runoff analysis, groundwater modeling, and GIS applications to meet project goals. Mark earned an M.S. in water resources engineering from the University of Central Florida and a BS in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A registered professional engineer in Florida, Mark is also a Certified Floodplain Manager with the Association of State Floodplain Managers. He can be reached at (407) 321-7030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Phil Reidy, PE
Phil joined our Brookline, Mass., office with more than 20 years of professional experience. He specializes in the design and installation of small- to very large-scale rainwater harvesting and re-use systems and integrated stormwater management infrastructure. He holds a joint patent application for an Advanced Harvesting Controller that allows a stormwater control system's storage volume to be managed automatically for peak storm flow shaving and combined sewer overflow (CSO) mitigation while optimizing storage volume usage for harvesting applications. Phil earned his MS in civil engineering/geotechnical from Northeastern University in Boston and his BS in civil engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He can be reached at (617) 734-4436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Matthew R. Bardol, PE, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE
Matthew joined our Oak Brook, Ill., office with more than 14 years of experience, most recently directing another firm's water resources, wetland, forestry, and GIS services practice. His experience includes conservation design, detailed hydraulic and hydrologic analyses, stormwater and wetland permitting, designs of stream restoration, and development of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans. Matthew also served seven years as a civil engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force. He has two Master's degrees — one in civil engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and one in environmental management from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He also earned a BS in civil engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Matthew can be reached at (630) 203-3340 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Adrienne Miller, PE
Adrienne joined our Oakland, Ca., office after serving as a water resources control Engineer for the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board. Her expertise involves industrial and municipal NPDES permitting, compliance inspections, and stormwater pollution prevention plans. She was also a guest researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, modeling watershed-scale solute transport through a coupled surface water and subsurface system. Adrienne earned her MS in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle and undergraduate degrees in civil engineering and environmental studies from the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Santa Cruz, respectively. Adrienne can be reached at (510) 836-3034 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..