Simon Thurlbeck (England) will present at the International Fire and Explosion Hazard Management Conference at the Corinthia Hotel on St. Georges Bay, Malta from 10:30am-11:00am on November 4, 2016. Simon will address fire and explosion hazard management pre-preparedness in a presentation entitled "Passive Protection." The purpose of the conference is to give high-risk fire and explosion hazard management specialists from around the world the opportunity to listen, discuss, and network with the world's foremost experts…
Geosyntec will sponsor the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2016 Annual Conference at the Pennsylvana Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 27-29, 2016. With 10,000 attendees expected, the SWE Annual Conference is the largest conference in the world for women in engineering and technology. Geosyntec will sponsor the Collegiate Leadership Institute, a three-day set of sessions specifically designed to prepare women pre- and post-graduation to become leaders in engineering. Attendees are selected competitively for…
Please join Geosyntec at the 32nd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy presented by the Association for Environmental Health and Science Foundation (AEHS) at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, Massachusetts on October 17-20, 2016. The conference attracts 600-800 attendees, including a wide variety of representation from state and federal agencies, military, industry, environmental engineering and consulting, and academia. It has become the preeminent national conference in this important environmental area. The…
Geosyntec's Chairman Emeritus Patrick C. Lucia (California) was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) at the University of California, Berkeley, on October 6, 2016. Pat was honored for his many years of practice leadership as a nationally-recognized authority in forensic engineering and risk management as applied to geotechnical and underground construction issues; for business leadership as long-time Board Chairman for a leading national engineering company; and…
Tim Ingram (England) will be speaking at CRA's annual Risk Forum entitled "To Automate or Not to Automate" at Stratford Manor Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon on October 5-6, 2016. His topic, "Culture and Infrastructure Required to Automate Nuclear Processes," draws upon his broad experience as a System Engineer maintaining operations within the Nuclear and Defense sectors, including the provision of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) to Defense projects across land, sea and…
Jim Langenbach (Florida) was welcomed as new Conference Chair for the Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on October 6-7, 2016. The conference has been rescheduled for December 1-2, 2016. A veteran of many FRCs, both behind the podium and among the attendees. Jim has assumed the leadership responsibility for steering the technical content at future conferences. As Conference Chair, Jim will deliver the keynote address for the 22nd…
Rula Deeb (California) and Jason Conder (California​) participated in webinar hosted by the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) and the Brown University Superfund Research Program to address frequently asked questions about per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) investigation and cleanup on September 21, 2016. Co-presenters included Dr. Jennifer Field from Oregon State University and Dr. Christopher Higgins of Colorado School of Mines. The webinar was attended more than 200 people and answered the following…
Kathleen Harrison (California) and Michael Harding (California) will lead a five-session master class series entitled "Fire & Rain: Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class" from October 6 through November 3, 2016. A panel of post-fire erosion control experts will deliver a live and on-demand, comprehensive five-session master class series covering the ins and outs of post-fire erosion control applications, techniques, and best practices. This five-week interactive discussion will include: post-fire hazard assessment; secondary disaster impacts; watershed…
Jamey Rosen (Ontario), Daniel Woeste (Illinois), and Mustafa Erten (Texas) will be presenting at the DFI International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control, and Remediation at the New York Marriott Marquis on October 14-15, 2016. Jamey's presentation will be at 8:30am, Saturday, October 15. It is entitled "Interactive 3-Dimensional Modeling of Anchors at Bluestone Dam" and it will describe the technology used to build a detailed interactive 3D GIS/MicroStation model of the Bluestone Dam, with…
Geosyntec will attend the American Bar Association's (ABA) 24th Fall Conference for the Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER) at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado on October 5-8, 2016. Attending this year's SEER Fall Conference on behalf of Geosyntec will be Russell Abell (New Hampshire), Paul Brookner (Minnesota), Dave Folkes (Colorado), Stephen Foster (Colorado), Rich Kraft (California), Silvia Mancini (Ontario), and Nandra Weeks (Florida). Several of our practitioners will participate in a…
Silvia Mancini (Toronto) will speak at Expert Insight Panel (non-CLE) entitled "Utilizing Stable Isotope Tools in Legal Matters" at the American Bar Association"s 24th Fall Conference for the Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER) at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The expert insight panels strengthen substantive knowledge of some of the most pressing issues confronting environmental, energy, and natural resource lawyers today…
Geosyntec will be will be featured in keynote address, moderate a panel discussion, present in four platform presentations, and be represented as a Signature Sponsor for the FRC Golf Tournament at the 22nd Annual Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on October 6-7, 2016. The conference has been rescheduled for December 1-2, 2016. The Florida Remediation Conference is the Southeast's premier soil and groundwater cleanup conference of the…
The Board of Directors for Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. has elected Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP, as President & CEO of the firm. Zeeb succeeds Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, NAE, who has served in that role for the last 20 years. "Healthy succession planning and implementation are vital to the long-term multi-generational success of our firm. Our CEO transition is part of a continuous process designed to maintain the vitality, competitiveness, and independence of…
Yu Jun Leong (Texas) co-authored the article entitled "Phase state of ambient aerosol linked with water uptake and chemical aging in the southeastern US," which was published in the peer-reviewed Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal, Volume 16, Pages 11163–11176, 9 September, 2016. This article discusses the results from the analysis of ambient air samples collected at a subtropical forest site in Alabama, US. Atmospheric secondary organic aerosols (SOA) were found to be primarily liquid in…
Geosyntec and Colleagues from the University of California, Davis were honored with the 2016 Telford Premium Award for best paper in Ground Improvement, the journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Volume 168, Issue 3, August 2015, pp 206-216. The paper is titled "Field-scale bio-cementation tests to improve sands." It documents field trials of bio-cementation for erosion control at a project site in northern Saskatchewan in 2012. Geosyntec provided support in experiment design, project…
Daniel Elliott (New Jersey) co-authored the article entitled "Selectivity of Nano Zerovalent Iron in In Situ Chemical Reduction: Challenges and Improvements," which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Remediation, Volume 26, Issue 4, Pages 27-40, September 6, 2016. The article looks at how natural reductant demand for Nano Zerovalent Iron (nZVI) negatively impacts its selectivity and longevity, thereby presenting an obstacle to a broader application of the technology. The authors review biogeochemical processes and data…
Hassan Tavakol (California) published a technical paper entitled "Performance and Cost-Based Comparison of Green and Gray Infrastructure to Control Combined Sewer Overflows" in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2016. His co-authors were Steven J. Burian, Jay Devkota, and Defne Apul. The Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment is published by The Environmental & Water Resources Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineer's (ASCE) technical…
On 12 May 2016, EPA issued a Draft Information Collection Request (ICR) that, when finalized, will require oil and natural gas facilities to provide EPA with extensive information about certain facility operations. If approved by the Office of Management and Budget, EPA anticipates issuing ICRs under Section 114 of the Clean Air Act by 30 October 2016. This information will be used as necessary to develop regulations to reduce methane emissions. Companies would be required…
Rula Deeb (California) and Elisabeth Hawley (California), along with colleagues at UCLA and Caltech, were published in Environmental Engineering Science, the official journal of The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, Volume 33, Issue 9, September 1, 2016. The article is entitled "Degradation and Removal Methods for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Water" and it discusses elevated levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in drinking…
Please join Geosyntec at the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) at the New Orleans Morial Conventions Center in New Orleans for a meet and greet with our experts that are speaking at the following sessions and workshops on September 24-28, 2016. WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with…
On behalf of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays), Geosyntec has developed TIDEGateway, a web-based assessment and planning tool for tide gates in the MassBays region. NOAA Project of Special Merit Components: Gathering and assessing existing information related to tide gates in the MassBays planning area (Salisbury to Provincetown). Producing an interactive, web-based inventory and assessment tool to aid managers in the management of tide…
Mark Hanna (California) is working with architect Frank Gehry and landscape architect Laurie Olin on the L.A. River Visioning Plan by providing expertise as a water resource engineer. This team is working directly for the recently rebranded River LA, a non-profit working across public, private, and philanthropic sectors which was founded by the City of Los Angeles in 2009. The revitalization of the L.A. River is the largest effort to date since complete channelization of…
Jason Conder and Herwig Goldemund participated in an Emerging Contaminants panel at the Georgia Environmental Conference (GEC) in Jekyll Island, Georgia on August 25, 2016. The panel addressed the remediation, chemistry, toxicity, and fate and transport of Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) and 1,4-Dioxane. These emerging contaminants are an increasing concern to stakeholders in areas where these substances have been manufactured and used in industries, including carpet and other textile industries. The southeastern United…
The 2013 California Phase II General MS4 Permit (MS4 Permit) specifically requires a Program Effectiveness Assessment and Improvement Plan (PEAIP) to include "quantification of pollutant loads and pollutant load reductions achieved by the program as a whole" (Section E.14.a.ii.a.6) and to "quantitatively assess BMP performance at reducing pollutant loads wherever feasible, using … science-based estimates of pollutant load removal for BMPs where direct measurement of pollutant removal is overly challenging" (Sections E.14.a.ii.d.2 and E.14.a.ii.b.4). Additionally,…
Please join Geosyntec at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Gold Stormwater Steward Sponsor for a meet and greet with our experts that are speaking at the following sessions and workshops in San Diego on September 11-14, 2016. Monday September 12 - CASQA Training Workshop Speakers Lisa Austin The Realities of Watershed Management Plans and Green Infrastructure Plan Implementation Training Workshop / Tracking Progress, Measuring Effectiveness, and Managing Adaptively Panel Discussion 10:30 am to 12:00…
On behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Geosyntec Consultants has developed an interactive, web-based Massachusetts Clean Water Tool Kit, which serves as the state's primary public education resource related to nonpoint source pollution. The Toolkit includes 10 sections focused on the major categories of nonpoint source pollution, 127 fact sheets on best management practices, and a collection of "Interactive Scenarios" based on Massachusetts landscapes. The Interactive Scenarios allow users to explore ways…
Tony Byrne (England) is chairing a session at the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Transfer Workshop hosted by the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) at the Victoria Street Conference Center in London on September 8, 2016. Tony, who is a co-chair of the Technical Working Group for the CCSA, and a member of CCSA Regulatory and Policy Working Group, will chair the technical session on: Commissioning and operational control Re-use of infrastructure Subsurface…
Joe Cleary (New Jersey) will present at the 2016 Fall Technology Transfer Seminar at the Sheraton Eatontown in New Jersey at 1:30 pm on Tuesday September 13, 2016. His presentation will focus on sustainability trends in water, energy and residuals management and is entitled "Sustainability Trends on Water and Energy Management." The seminar is sponsored by the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA). The New Jersey Water Environment Association is a non profit educational organization…
Leah MacKinnon (Ontario) and Neal Durant (Washington DC) co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article entitled "The influence of cosolvent and heat on the solubility and reactivity of organophosphorous pesticide DNAPL alkaline hydrolysis" in the August issue of the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. The article describes one aspect of a the NorthPestClean project (http://www.eng.northpestclean.dk), a project testing technologies for enhancing performance of in situ alkaline hydrolysis for treatment of dense non aqueous phase (DNAPL) organophosphorus…
Robert Bruce (Malaysia) will be a keynote speaker at the National Chemical Engineering Symposium (NACES) to be held at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in Malaysia on September 9-11, 2016. The theme of the event is entitled " The X solutions: Food-water-energy nexus" and the event has a full schedule of events. NACES 2016 looks forward to inspire and instill the perception regarding the importance of chemical engineering's role in solving world-wide issues and…
Sean Malkeson (England) will present at the 27th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems at the University of Brighton on September 7, 2016. His presentation is entitled "Analysis of fuel mass fraction dissipation rate transport in turbulent flame-droplet interaction: A Direct Numerical Simulation study" and it examines the modeling of the fuel mass fraction dissipation rate and its transport equation in the context of RANS simulations for the combustion of fuel sprays in…
Joe Jeray and Jim Brinkman (Massachusetts) will Co-Chair and Present during the Environmental Business Council (EBC) New England, Inc. Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program entitled "Sediment Dredging at Remediation Sites" at McLane Middleton in Woburn, Massachusetts at 7:30am till noon on September 13, 2016. Each will be playing a key role in a program concerning sediment dredging aimed at helping those who have remediation and/or infrastructure issues requiring sediment removal. Joe, a member of the…
Todd McAlary (Ontario) and his co-inventors from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Tadeusz Górecki and Dr. Suresh Seethapathy, were recently named inventors of a passive sampling device and method of sampling and analysis by the United States Patent and Trademark office. The invention provides a device, named the Waterloo Membrane SamplerTM (WMSTM), and a method to quantitatively measure concentrations of volatile organic compound vapors below the ground surface using a passive device that is placed…