September 30, 2013

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Daprato Receives Medal for Contribution to Global Water Environment

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Geosyntec Consultants' Rebecca Daprato, Ph.D., was recently selected to receive the McKee Medal by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). WEF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the global water environment.

Dr. Daprato, along with co-authors Marcio Da Silva, Diego Gomez, Joseph Hughes, Pedro Alvarez, and Herb Ward, were awarded the honor for their article, "Comparison of Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation for the Enhancement of Dense Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Source Zone Bioremediation," published in Water Environment Research in 2006. WEF awards the McKee Medal to individuals who make significant contributions to groundwater science or engineering research published in a WEF or WEF Member Association periodical.

Dr. Daprato is an environmental engineer with eight years of environmental engineering experience. Her primary area of expertise is the evaluation and implementation of bioremediation applications for the remediation of chlorinated solvent contaminated soil and groundwater.

Dr. Daprato earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in environmental science and engineering from Rice University. She also received her B.S. in chemical engineering and chemistry from Florida State University.