Anju Wicke (California) will moderate and Rob Annear, Ph.D., (Oregon) will present "Climate Adaptation and Interdependencies," as part of Geosyntec's Water and Climate Change Webinar Series, at 12:00 p.m. EDT on May 18, 2021. Watch On Demand Now » Rob's co-presenters are Mark Lubell, University of California, Davis; Margaret Peloso, Vinson & Elkins; and Thomas Ruppert, Florida Sea Grant. Anju Wicke is a Senior Principal Scientist based in California with more than 25 years of…
Christian Nilsen, P.E. (Washington) will present "Developing A Stormwater Management Action Plan" at the Managing Stormwater in Washington Virtual Conference on May 5, 2021. Christian’s co-presenters are Julie Brandt, Parametrix; Janet Geer, City of Bothell; Todd Hunsdorfer, King County; Abbey Stockwell, Washington State Department of Ecology and the moderator is Arianna Frender, Parametrix. Christian Nilsen brings 19 years of experience in watershed planning, stormwater management, and stream restoration, working in both consulting and academia. Christian…
Joseph Cleary, P.E. BCEE, (New Jersey) will present "Food & Beverage Wastewater: Anaerobic Treatment and Polishing/Reuse Options" in a Water Environment Federation (WEF) webcast at 1:00 p.m. Eastern on May 6, 2021. Joe's co-presenters are Val Frenkel, Greeley and Hansen; Sudhi Mukherjee, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group); Matt Seng, Cambrian; Bill Bratt, Tetra Tech; Norton Fogel, GHD; and Scott Phillips, Garney Construction. Joe Cleary is a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with…
Paul Leeger, QEP, CNMP (Virginia) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants' Richmond office as a Project Scientist. Paul is a wetland scientist and Qualified Environmental Professional with more than 18 years of consulting experience conducting environmental surveys and permitting for land development projects. He has supported projects in energy, urban development, and infrastructure projects. Paul has extensive experience directing and leading projects involving environmental impact assessments, natural resource impact permitting, and environmental due diligence assessments for linear…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington, D.C.) will present "Exploring PFAS in Food" at the 2021 Synapse Health Webinar Series from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CT on May 5, 2021. Travis 's co-panelists are Ally Cunningham and Matt Walker, Lathrop GPM; and the moderator is Mara Cohara, Lathrop GPM. Travis Kline is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience focused on human health risk assessment and applied toxicology.…
Several Geosyntec practitioners contributed to sessions for the 2021 United Society on Dams (USSD) Virtual Conference to be held virtually between May 10 and 21, 2021. Over twelve presentations during the conference were developed by a suite of our practitioners, including Derek Morley, Brandon Lanthier, John Barrett, Jamey Rosen, Andrew Higgins, Bhrugesh Patel, Robert Bachus, Kate Darby, Julia Roberts, Tamer Elkady, Glenn Rix, Lelio Mejia, Chris Hale, Wes MacDonald, Rob Annear, Rich Wildman, and Lucas…
Chris Conkle, P.E., G.E., (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Seismic Evaluation for Southern California's Orange County Sanitation District - resiliency planning means thinking about earthquake damage before the next big quake." The article was published in WaterWorld magazine on April 13, 2021. Chris Conkle was the lead author, and his coauthors were Don Cutler and James Doering. Chris Conkle is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 17 years of experience focused…
Eric Sager, P.G. (Florida) will present “Technical and Regulatory Issues Associated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances” (PFAS); and Dylan Eberle, Ph.D. (Massachusetts) will present “Allied PFAS Forensic Techniques: Fundamentals and Case Studies” at the PFAS Forum on April 28-30, 2021 at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, Florida. Eric Sager is a licensed professional geologist in Florida with 22 years of experience in the environmental industry. His practice includes site investigations, conceptual site…
Victoria Cheplak, P.E. and Shanna Thompson, P.E. (Georgia) were named in the 50 Women in the Know list in the March-April issue of Engineering Georgia. Victoria Cheplak is a Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 15 years of experience focused on environmental and water resources engineering for industrial, municipal, and property development clients. Victoria's practice emphasizes applied hydraulics, hydrology, watershed modelling and master planning, stormwater quality modelling, civil site engineering, erosion and sediment…
Nandra Weeks, P.E. (Florida) will present on the business of COVID-19 at the Defense Research Institute's (DRI's) Women in the Law Seminar at 12:00 p.m. EDT on April 29, 2021. Her presentation is part of an attorney-led panel titled Wonder Women (and Men) – Lessons Learned in the Pandemic Trenches. Geosyntec is a corporate member and active participant in DRI, particularly the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law committee. Nandra's co-presenters are Kristine K. Campbell, U-Haul…
In an effort to support our clients and communities’ initiatives to provide safe working environments and continuation of operations, Geosyntec rapidly transformed its genetics testing laboratory, SiREM, from testing bacteria metabolizing environmental contaminants to testing virus RNA from SARS-CoV-2. Geosyntec’s diagnostic methods monitor SARS-CoV-2 virus in the environment through wastewater, surfaces people come in contact with, and pooled saliva testing. In addition, we work closely with clients to collect, analyze, and present sampling, testing, surveillance…
Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP (California) will be discussing the LA River at the Urban Lands Institute (ULI) “StimULI” on “Bringing the L.A. River Back to Life” at 12:00 p.m. PDT on April 21, 2021. Geosyntec, and their partners OLIN and Gehry Partners, assisted the Los Angeles County in the recent release of the public draft of the L.A. River Master Plan, created to unify and revitalize the L.A. River for the community and…
Ternan Energy (Ternan) and Geosyntec signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate while providing marine geoscience and engineering advisory services in the United States. The two employee-owned companies share a common vision and have aligned business principles and goals and believe that through mutual collaboration their capabilities and capacity to support existing and new clients will be strengthened. The collaboration between Geosyntec and Ternan will provide clients direct access to a geotechnical engineering team located…
In an effort to help municipalities base their pandemic response decisions on accurate data, Geosyntec rapidly transformed its genetics testing laboratory, SiREM, from testing bacteria metabolizing environmental contaminants to testing virus RNA from SARS-CoV-2. Geosyntec’s diagnostic methods monitor SARS-CoV-2 virus in municipal wastewater and can provide an early indicator of the presence of virus before symptoms occur in the population. As a result of these efforts, Geosyntec and SiREM received two of Environmental Business Journal’s…
Robert Annear, Ph.D., P.E., (Oregon) will present on a panel on Environmental Issues at the Fires in the Pacific Northwest Seminar in Seattle, Washington at 11:45 AM on April 27, 2021. Robert’s panel will be moderated by Ankur Tonan (K&L Gates LLP). Robert Annear is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Oregon. He has more than 20 years of experience focused on the water quality modeling and watershed modeling for local, state and federal agencies,…
Protecting employees from COVID-19 can be a daunting task, with few easy or affordable solutions. Geosyntec has developed a powerful new tool that helps manufacturers protect their employees in these difficult times with early, rapid and inexpensive detection of COVID-19: Pooled Saliva Surveillance. Geosyntec works closely with manufacturers to collect, analyze, and present sampling, testing, surveillance and monitoring data in an easily understandable fashion to support decisions that limit infection and provide our clients accurate…
Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo. (Ontario) and Frederic Cosme, CPEng, Ir. (Melbourne, Australia) coauthored an article entitled “Gravel Bed Reactors: An elegant solution to treat metal and inorganic impacts in groundwater and surface water.” that was published in the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) CRONICLE on pages 80-81, in Issue 2, March 2021. Silvia Mancini is a Professional Geoscientist and Principal based in Ontario with more than 16 years of experience focused on innovative solutions…
Thomas Ramsey, P.E. (Maryland) will present "Ethics and Engineering" at an American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Webinar Starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT on April 14, 2021. Tom Ramsey is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on engineering design, construction management, and economic analyses associated with containment design and solid waste management. The webinar will review engineering ethics as it applies to the…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California) and David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng, (Australia) will present on regulatory updates, insights, and research developments at PFAS - Management into the Future on April 28, 2021. Jason Conder is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on risk assessment and contaminated sediments in contaminated site assessment and management, environmental toxicology, and ecological and human health risk assessment. David Reynolds is a Senior Principal Engineer…
Robert Ettinger (California) will present "CalEPA Draft Supplemental Vapor Intrusion Guidance" at a Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) webinar from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. PDT on April 23, 2021. Robert’s co-presenters are Tiffany Hedgpeth, Senior Partner, Edgcomb Law Group LLP and Rafat Abbasi, Senior Engineer, California Department of Toxic Substances Control. The panel will be moderated by Gary Meyer, Parker Milliken Clark O’Hara & Samuelian, APC. Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist…
Protecting residents and employees at senior living facilities from COVID-19 can be a daunting task, with few easy or affordable solutions. Geosyntec has developed a powerful new tool to help senior living facilities protect their residents and employees in these difficult times with early, rapid and inexpensive detection of COVID-19: Pooled Saliva Surveillance. As a result of these efforts, Geosyntec and SiREM received two of Environmental Business Journal’s Business Achievement Awards. The first, for Outstanding…
Lynn McGuire, P.E. (California) will be a panelist presenting on the topic "Breakout - Putting Refinery Sustainability into Perspective - A Practical Toolkit For Understanding What Can Be Done" for the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) 2021 Annual Meeting Virtual Edition from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CDT on April 12, 2021. Lynn's co-presenters are John Beath, LLC Manager, Senior Technical Consultant and Environmental Coach, John Beath Environmental, LLC; Julie Mulkerin, General Manager, Energy Transitions…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Conkle, Christine LaPrade, Cindy Bartlett, Craig Browne, Doug Bielskis, Emmie Chen, Garry Stanley, Heather Rectanus, Herwig Goldemund, Jane Barnes, Jarad Champion, Jeff Thompson, Jessica Yeager, John Barrett, Lane Dorman, Maygan Cline, Nick Muenks, Teresa Fischer, Thom Amstadt, Wayne Amber, and Yonas Zemuy to the position of Principal within the Geosyntec family of companies. Chris Conkle, P.E., G.E. (Huntington Beach, California) Chris has 17 years of experience…
On behalf of the Leadership Committee (LeadCom) and the Principal Nomination Review Committee (PNRC), I am pleased to announce the promotion of Alex Mckenzie‐Johnson, Amer Hussain, Carrie Pendleton, Dave Bonnett, David Zell, Eric Sager, James Culp, Jamey Dotson, Jim Deitsch, Matt Wissler, Rachel Klinger, Stephen Foster, and Todd Kafka to the position of Senior Principal within the Geosyntec family of companies. Alex Mckenzie‐Johnson, P.G., L.G., L.E.G. (The Woodlands, Texas) Alex has more than 17 years…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP co-presented “PFAS as Emerging Contaminants – Why They Matter in the Energy Industry” at the 2nd Energy and Environmental Law Conference. Hosted by The Center for American and International Law (CAIL), the online conference was held March 24-25, 2021. Rula’s co-presenters were Linda Hall, Ph.D., and Keith Petka. Rula Deeb is a Senior Principal based in California with more than 25 years of experience in private practice and academia addressing…
Ken Susilo and Lisa Austin will moderate, and Troy Hunt will speak in sessions at the P3 Water Summit on April 21-23, 2021. Geosyntec will also host a virtual booth featuring two videos at the event. Ken will moderate a panel featuring speakers Adam Ortiz, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection; Dominique Lueckenhoff, HUGO NEU Group; and Kevin Shafer, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He will also introduce the keynote speaker Timothy Male, Environmental Policy Innovation…
Jay Thompson Ph.D., P.E. will present "Multi-site machine learning-enhanced source classification of PAH impacted sediments: Environmental forensics applications" to the Division of Environmental Chemistry at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring Meeting. This virtual session will be broadcast live to conference attendees on April 8th and is available on-demand from April 19 – 30. His co-authors Lauren Fitzgerald, Ph.D., P.E., and Amanda Hughes, Ph.D., Geosyntec. Jay Thompson is an environmental engineer based in with technical…
Sneha Upadhyaya, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE (California) coauthored an article entitled "Selecting the Optimal Factor of Safety or Probability of Liquefaction Triggering for Engineering Projects Based on Misprediction Costs" for publication in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering on March 17, 2021. Sneha's coauthors were Brett Maurer, University of Washington; Russell Green, and Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Virginia Tech. Sneha Upadhyaya is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with experience focused on geotechnical engineering and geotechnical earthquake…
Jared Ervin, PhD, (California) will speak in a workshop on “New Techniques for Identifying Sources of Human Fecal Pollution in MS4 Systems” at the Center for Watershed Protection’s National Watershed and Stormwater Conference at 12:30 p.m. CT on April 16, 2020. Jared’s co-presenters are Ken Schiff, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project; Valerie Harwood, University of South Florida; and Steven Corsi, U.S. Geological Survey. Jared Ervin is a Senior Professional based in California focused on…
Vincent Sheehan (Virginia) has been named in Autodesk University’s (AU) Top AU 2020 Speakers. He is being recognized for receiving high engagement on his hands-on lab “3D Modeling with the Best: AutoCAD”. Vincent Sheehan is a Senior Designer based in Virginia with more than 27 years of experience focused on computer-aided design, information technology hardware and software, and civil engineering design. He leverages this experience to design commercial and federal sites. Vincent has written multiple…
Rob Ferree, CPG, (Michigan), Ryan Fimmen, Ph.D., (Ohio), Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. (Georgia), Jim Linton (Florida), and Robert Glazier, P.G. (Maryland) will present on coal combustion residuals (CCR) compliance and remediation in the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG) CCR Workshop Series that runs from April 8 through August 5, 2021. Rob and Ryan's co-presenter is Harold Register, Consumers Energy. Robert Ferree is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Michigan with more than 35 years of…
Elizabeth Toot-Levy and Adrienne Nemura, P.E., (Ohio) coauthored an article entitled "Summary of Rulemaking Petition to Set Numeric Nutrient Criteria and Establish a TMDL for the Ohio River" for publication in the February 2021 issue of the Buckeye Bulletin. Elizabeth Toot-Levy is a Project Scientist with 20 years of experience working in the field of environmental and regulatory compliance. Her expertise includes Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance, water quality standards, water quality and environmental monitoring,…
Juan Pestana, Ph.D., P.E. (California) presented “Multidirectional Response – Modeling Efforts in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering” at the Canadian Geotechnical Society-Southern Ontario Section (CGS-SOS) Workshop: Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering on February 18, 2021. Juan Pestana is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical and geotechnical earthquake engineering. CGS-SOS represents the national organization at the local level, covering Southern Ontario. The CGS-SOS was established in the early 1970s…