September 6, 2022

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Phil Benson, Tasha Kamegai-Karadi and Kirk Craig to speak about Water Reuse Programs at the Stevens Institute

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 experience focused on project delivery in the water for power, mining, and manufacturing industries. Philip is a recognized expert in power plant water management.

Tasha is a Senior Engineer based in California with an educational background in water and wastewater treatment in addition to over 10 years of professional experience focused on treatment system design, construction, contaminated site assessment, and remediation.

Kirk is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Arizona with more than 25 years of experience focused on advanced water treatment technologies and the characterization and treatment of industrial wastewater and impacted soil and groundwater. Currently, he is working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to develop a direct potable reuse program for the state.

The Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series is a weekly lecture that will host eleven speakers and one panel in the Fall 2022 semester. Geosyntec is a long-time supporter of the Stevens Institute of Technology, the Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science, and their graduate programs in Sustainability Management and Engineering, says George Hollerbach, a Senior Principal Engineer at Geosyntec who has long cultivated the company's relationship with Stevens. Geosyntec is a joint sponsor of the Hugo Neu Sustainability Seminar Series.

"It's not just financial support," according to George. "What's most important is that our specialists in all areas of sustainability and coastal engineering start conversations with Steven students each semester. These conversations can propel the students into their careers, spark creativity in the presenters themselves, and begin new professional relationships. We enjoy bringing in professionals with thought leadership from various locations of our company."

Seminar Description

Climate change, population growth, industrial and agricultural production needs, and changes in weather patterns have created imbalances in our water supply with overabundances in some areas and significant shortages in others. Current and anticipated water shortages have forced many communities to evaluate reuse programs to meet demands. This is especially true in the western United States. All three Geosyntec speakers will present real world applications of water reuse. Benson, Kamegai-Karadi, and Craig will discuss how those programs were initiated, address regulatory frameworks, explore the role of mandates versus incentives, and explain how challenges the programs faced were overcome.

More Information

Watch the seminar via Zoom: https://stevens.zoom.us/j/93829898400
About the Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series at Stevens, visit Stevens Sustainability Series
About Industrial Water and Water Reuse, contact Phil Benson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Tasha Kamegai-Karadi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Kirk Craig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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