October 11, 2013

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Michael Kavanaugh Selected as WEF Fellow by Water Environment Federation

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, a senior principal engineer in Geosyntec's Oakland office, as a member of its 2013 group of WEF Fellows.

The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the professional achievement, stature, and contributions of federation members to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. Only 15 WEF members are chosen to become fellows each year.

Founded in 1928, WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of 36,000 individual members and 75 affiliated Member Associations representing water quality professionals around the world. WEF members provide industry and community leadership, are champions of innovation, and leverage their knowledge to support clean and safe water worldwide.

At Geosyntec, Dr. Kavanaugh offers clients more than 35 years of consulting experience in the areas of water quality, water treatment, and groundwater remediation. He has served a highly diverse group of private and public sector clients directly, through industry associations, and through attorneys. He is an instructor for the Princeton Groundwater Course and a consulting professor in the Stanford University Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Environmental Law Institute.

This past year, a National Research Council committee chaired by Dr. Kavanaugh issued a comprehensive report examining the future of groundwater remediation at thousands of locations throughout the United States. The report, "Alternatives for Managing the Nation's Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites," is now available from the National Academies Press.