October 11, 2013

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Geosyntec Practitioners to Present at International Low Impact Development Symposium

Practitioners from Geosyntec Consultants will be among the presenters at the 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium, set for August 18-21 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Geosyntec also is a Silver sponsor of the event.

The symposium will bring together nearly 1,000 professionals to share their research, implementation, policy, financing, and education strategies for Midwestern cities struggling with urban water quality issues related to combined sewer overflows and stormwater runoff. It will be one of the largest LID Symposiums to date, with more than 290 presentations scheduled during the three-day event.

Two Geosyntec senior practitioners are members of the National Steering Committee for the symposium. As committee members, Scott Struck, Ph.D., PWS, a senior scientist for the firm based in Colorado, and Rob Roseen, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, a senior water resources engineer and an Associate of the firm based in New Hampshire, helped set the agenda for the assembly.

Drs. Struck and Roseen are scheduled to present a pre-symposium workshop along with Marcus Quigley, P.E., D.WRE, CPESC, a principal civil and environmental engineer for Geosyntec based in Massachusetts. They also will make multiple presentations during the symposium.

Paul Brookner, P.G., and Eric Tollefsrud, P.G., both senior hydrogeologists and Associates of the firm based in Minnesota, will provide local support for the event. Other presenters and session moderators representing the firm include Andrea Braga (Brookline), Raina Dwivedi (Oakland), Marc Leisenring (Portland), and Aaron Poresky (Portland).

Throughout the event, Geosyntec's practitioners will be on hand in Booth 7 to discuss their experience with diverse types of LID and stormwater management projects. Among these are pilot studies of high-performance green infrastructure solutions under a program funded by the Water Environment Research Foundation.

Built on Geosyntec's OptiRTC platform, these solutions integrate real-time field data and meteorological forecasting to anticipate precipitation events and remotely control distributed infrastructure accordingly in advance of a storm. This technology has thus far been applied to rainwater harvesting systems, green roofs, bioretention ponds, and porous pavement, and it can be applied to a range of other new and existing green infrastructure.

Please review the symposium's agenda for a full listing of Geosyntec speakers and presentation topics for 2013.