September 8, 2022

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Geosyntec Announces the Expansion of our Ottawa, Ontario Office

Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce we have moved to a larger office space in Ottawa, Ontario to accommodate additional practitioners and expanded service offerings. Our new address is 1173 Cyrville Road, Suite 210, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 7S6.

The Ottawa office, which joined offices in Guelph, Toronto, Waterloo, and Saskatoon, has served Ontario and northern New York since the office opened in February 2021. Since its opening, the office has supported projects including remediation and brownfields, environmental site assessments, environmental forensics, vapour intrusion, geotechnical services, and water management.

Berend Velderman, P.Geo., QP is the lead consultant in Ottawa. He is a senior hydrogeologist with over 30 years of environmental consulting experience. Berend is an Ontario Qualified Professional focused on environmental due diligence, environmental remediation, and hydrogeology. His extensive experience has helped industrial, commercial, and government clients solve their project needs in the Ottawa area, across Canada, and internationally.

Other Supporting Staff

Bahareh Vazhbakht is a senior geotechnical engineer based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience in geotechnical and construction QA/QC projects, including infrastructure, commercial/residential developments, renewable energy, waste management, and power industries. Based in Ottawa, she has worked on projects in different parts of Ontario (including Kingston, Bellville, and the Greater Toronto Area), Quebec, Maritime provinces, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.

Florent Risacher is a Professional Scientist based in Ontario specializing in water and sediment biogeochemistry with experience from mine reclamation to contaminated sites remediation, focusing on bringing technologies from the lab to the field.

Tracy Dannell is a Project Scientist with more than 16 years of professional environmental experience focused on contaminated sites, waste management, sustainability/zero waste/circular economy strategies, environmental regulations, and environmental compliance. A biologist, Tracy has managed all stages of environmental projects, taking them from feasibility study to design and construction. She also brings knowledge and experience in program and policy management for a variety of environmental issues.

Lisa D'Agostino is a Senior Staff Chemist based in Ontario focused on supporting analytical and environmental chemistry aspects of PFAS projects, data validation, statistical data analysis, data visualization, and data management on a variety of remediation projects.

Mikaela Rae Peet is a Staff Professional based in Ontario concentrating on remediation projects, geotechnical projects, and assisted with site characterization studies. Additionally, she has provided support field support for team projects.

Scott Ambridge is a Senior Professional based in Ontario with a focus on investigation, assessment, and remediation of contaminated sites in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Geosyntec thanks our clients, research & development (R & D) partners, and industry stakeholders, who recognize the demand for value-added consulting and engineering services, and who's partnership make this expansion possible. Geosyntec is known for our innovation, technology leadership, depth of expertise, and exceptional client service. Our practitioners include leading creative scientists and engineers who collaborate with top academic and industrial partners around the world to deliver exceptional solutions. Geosyntec remains committed to our core values of passion, innovation, inclusion, collaboration, lifelong learning, health and safety, and sustainability. The Ottawa office looks forward to delivering continued service excellence and supporting our clients' needs.

Learn More

Ontario Office Address:
Geosyntec Consultants International, Inc.
1173 Cyrville Road, Suite 210
Ottawa, Ontario K1J 7S6
Phone: 343-803-4940
To inquire about services provided by the Ottawa office, contact Berend Velderman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..