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Karen Béchard and Meggen Janes, PEng, (Ontario) will present “Climate Resilient Brownfield Remediation” at Remediation Technologies Symposium East (RemTech East) 2023 at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on May 31, 2023. Karen is a Project Scientist with more than 13 years of experience focused on risk assessment and toxicology. Her areas of expertise include human health and ecological risk assessment and toxicological review, evaluation of risk management measures, and data quality assessments.…
Dylan Eberle, PhD, CPG, (Massachusetts) and Wayne Amber, Ph.D., (Michigan) were lead authors of "The Legal Consequences Of High PFAS Background Levels," published in the April 2023 edition of Law360. Geosyntec’s Mary Ensch, Ph.D., (Michigan) Caitlin Johnson, Ph.D., (Massachusetts) Thomas Wanzek, Ph.D., (Oregon) and Kaylin McDermett, Ph.D., (Pennsylvania) also contributed to the article. In addition, Grant P. Gilezan and Paul T. Stewart of the law firm Dykema, were also lead authors. Law360 is an online…
Kevin Tyre (Florida) coauthored the paper, “Widespread Human Waste Pollution in Surface Waters Observed Throughout the Urbanized, Coastal Communities of Lee County, Florida, USA,” that will be published in Science of the Total Environment Volume 879 on June 25, 2023. The paper is currently available online. Kevin is a Scientist who focuses on water quality assessment for surface water and stormwater resources, as well as hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality modeling of watersheds. Kevin’s coauthors…
Jason Conder, PhD (California), Haley Schneider, PhD (California), Ilektra Drygiannaki, PhD (Illinois), and Florent Risacher (Ontario) coauthored a paper titled “A Review of Peeper Passive Sampling Approaches to Measure the Availability of Inorganics in Sediment Porewater” that will be published in the journal, Environmental Pollution Volume 328 on July 1, 2023, and is currently available online. In addition to Geosyntec staff, the paper was coauthored by Brent G. Pautler of SiREM and W. Andrew Jackson…
As in previous years, Geosyntec will make a substantial technical contribution to Battelle's International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies at the Austin Marriott Downtown in Austin, Texas, on May 8 through 11, 2023. Our staff will co-chair several sessions, conduct seven platform presentations, and co-present five poster presentations. The Bioremediation Symposium is a forum for the scientific community to share innovative tools and technologies, research results, practical experiences, and advances in bioremediation. The…
Billur Kazaz, PhD, (Georgia), coauthored the paper “Optimum Dosage and Product Selection Guidance for Flocculant Usage in Construction Stormwater Treatment,” published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board on March 22, 2023. Billur’s coauthors were Michael Perez, Wesley Donald, Xing Fang, and Joey Shaw of Auburn University. Billur is a Senior Staff Professional who focuses on erosion and sediment control, construction stormwater management, use of drone systems on construction sites, and Geographic…
Geosyntec’s Ellen Farrelly, Dan Elliott, PhD, Joe Cleary, PE, BCEE, and George Hollerbach, PE, BCEE, CSP, (New Jersey) will present on pharmaceuticals in wastewater at New Jersey Water Environment Association’s (NJWEA’s) John J. Lagrosa Annual Conference and Exposition at the Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 8, 2023. Daniel and Ellen’s talk, at 1:30 p.m. EDT, will focus on desktop risk assessments. Joe and George’s talk, at 10:30 a.m. EDT, will address…
Matthew Burnette, PG, PH, CFM, (North Carolina) and Amy Dzialowski, (Oklahoma) will present at the 2023 Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law Section Program at the Holiday Inn Resort Lumina in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, May 5 and 6, 2023. Jeff Tyburski, PG, RSM, (North Carolina) is one of the event’s organizers. Matthew will present “Dams and Dam Safety” at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 5, and Amy will present on “Emerging North Carolina…
Jessica Yeager, PE, LSP (Kansas), will moderate six sessions at the Air and Waste Management Association's (A&WMA's) Annual Environmental Technical Conference for the Midwest States, at the Lenexa Conference Center in Lenexa, Kansas, May 2, 2023. Maria Vishnevskiy, PE, and Priya Iyengar, PE (Kansas), will both present at the conference. Maria Vishnevskiy will present "PFAS: Legal Update and Environmental Forensics" and Priya Iyengar will present "Understanding the Macro Problem that is Microplastics. In addition, Michael…
Phil Dennis and Stefanie Bothwell (Ontario) will present "Waterloo Landfill Biofouling (Black Goo) Characterization and Treatability Study" at Canadian Waste to Resource Conference at the Blue Mountain Resort in Collingwood, Ontario, at 2:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 24, 2023. Phil and Stefanie's co-presenter is Brittney Crawford from the Region of Waterloo. Phil is a Principal Molecular Biologist with more than 20 years of experience focused environmental microbiology, molecular genetic testing, enhanced bioremediation, and technology…
Geosyntec's Rula Deeb, PhD, BCEEM, PMP, will present as part of a panel on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) at the 2023 DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar at 9:10 a.m. CDT on Friday, April 28. The conference will be held April 26 through 28, 2023 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rula will speak alongside Adam Baas of DLA Piper; Gwen Fleming, also of DLA Piper, will moderate. The…
Eric Amundsen and Bob Sirianni, PG, will present on monitoring protocols for carbon capture and storage projects at CCUS 2023. They will present “Comparison of Pre-Injection, Operational, and Post-Injection Monitoring Requirements Between Federal and State Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Protocols and their Potential Impact on Project Schedule and Implementation Cost" during CCUS 2023 at the University of Houston Cullen Performance Center in Houston, Texas, on April 25 through 27, 2023. Anica Haynes (Louisiana) will…
Geosyntec staff will present at the 2023 PNWS-AWWA Conference in Kennewick, Washington, on May 4 and 5, 2023. Geosyntec’s speakers include Jacob Krall, PhD, PE (Portland), Jamie Feldman (Portland), Austin Orr, PE (Portland), and Joanna Lewis (Portland). The annual event, hosted by the Pacific Northwest section of the American Water Works Association, is the region’s largest conference and trade show for drinking water professionals. Attendees will learn about the latest in source water and drinking…
Joe Cleary, PE, BCEE, (New Jersey) will present "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment" to graduate students in Dr. Mahbuboor Choudhury's seminar class, Emerging Issues in Environmental Engineering and Public Health, at Manhattan College at 6:30 p.m. EDT on April 25, 2023. His talk will address inherent risks, technological solutions, and how well the technologies are working. Joe is an Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 46 years of experience focused on industrial wastewater,…
Kaitlin Ouverson, PE, (Minnesota) will present "Environmental Investigations for Lawyers" at the 2023 Minnesota Environmental Institute Conference at the Minnesota Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Conference Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at 3:55 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2023. The event is sponsored by Minnesota CLE and the Minnesota State Bar Association's (MSBA's) Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law Section. Kaitlin's co-presenters are Calista Timmerman of Landmark Environmental, LLC, Narayanan Raghupathi of WSP USA, and Kodi J.…
Brandon Steets, PE, will present "The State of the Practice for PFAS in Stormwater" at the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) at 2:00 p.m. MDT on April 20, 2023. Brandon is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulations, water quality modeling and monitoring, pollutant source investigation, and stormwater best management practice (BMP) planning and…
Renee Bourdeau, P.E. (New Hampshire), and Julia Keay, P.E. (Massachusetts), presented "Tools for Flood Risk Management and Increased Resiliency in New York City" at NEIWPCC's 33rd Annual Nonpoint Source (NPS) Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York, on April 12, 2023. Renee is a Senior Water Resources Engineer with over 16 years of experience in water resources engineering, watershed and municipal planning, land use master planning, environmental permitting, design of stormwater controls, and green infrastructure techniques.…
Kaylin McDermett, PhD, (Pennsylvania) presented "PFAS History and Regulatory Drivers" at the PFAS Symposium co-hosted by the Society of Women Environmental Professionals (SWEP) Three Rivers Chapter and the Air and Waste Management Association Allegheny Mountain Section. The half-day conference was held in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, on April 13, 2023. Kaylin is a senior staff engineer who focuses on how PFAS moves and transforms in the environment. She completed her Ph.D. research at Texas Tech University…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., (Florida) and Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E., (Maryland) will each lead panel discussions at the Solid Waste Association of North America’s (SWANA’s) SOAR conference at the Georgia World Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 19, 2023. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of experience focused on solid waste management, solid waste collection, waste-to-energy, rate evaluation, cost allocation studies, system valuations, recycling assessments, and the development…
The Geosyntec Family of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of 24 individuals to the position of Principal. Each of these new Principals has made significant contributions to delivering outstanding projects to first-class clients, developing strong relationships with those clients, building our practices, leveraging their own expertise and experience of their colleagues, recruiting outstanding staff, and working collaboratively with their co-workers. PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING THEM ON ACHIEVING THIS CAREER MILESTONE. Adrienne Miller,…
The Geosyntec Family of Companies is pleased to announce the promotion of 23 individuals to the position of Senior Principal. Each of these new Senior Principals has made significant contributions to delivering outstanding projects to first-class clients, developing strong relationships with those clients, building our practices, leveraging their own expertise and experience of their colleagues, recruiting outstanding staff, and working collaboratively with their co-workers. Please join us in congratulating them on achieving this career milestone.…
Kirk Craig, P.E., PEE, (Arizona) will present “PFAS Regulatory Update and Technological Advancements” at the Environmental Professionals of Arizona (EPAZ) Technical Luncheon Meeting at the SRP Pera Club Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona, at 11:30 p.m. MST on April 13, 2023. Kirk is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Arizona with more than 25 years of experience focused on characterizing and remediating impacted soil, soil gas, surface water, and groundwater at complex industrial and…
Todd DeJournett, PhD, PE, (Minnesota) will present "Groundwater/Surface Water Interface – Emerging Regulatory Challenges and New Solutions" at the 2023 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Minnesota Conference at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia, Minnesota, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2023. Todd's co-presenter is Karen Olson of Spencer Fane, LLP. Todd DeJournett is a Senior Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 15 years of experience focused on industrial…
Tim Seldon, P.E., and Scott Sheridan, P.E. (Virginia), will speak on the Industry Panel of the Chesapeake Bay Program's (CBP) Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) workshop, “Best Management Practices to Minimize Impacts of Solar Farms on Landscape Hydrology and Water Quality” at George Mason University in Manassas, Virginia, on April 6 and 7, 2023. Tim and Scott’s co-panelists are employees at Lightsource BP, Dominion Energy, and Kimley-Horn. Tim Seldon is a Senior Engineer with…
Geosyntec’s Karoline Qasem, PhD, PE, and Rishab Mahajan, PE, CFM, CPSWQ (Illinois) will present and moderate sessions at the Illinois Wastewater Professional Conference (IWPC) at the Crown Plaza in Springfield, Illinois, on April 10 through 12, 2023. We invite attendees to connect with our technical experts to discover how we can help you find high-quality, innovative, and best-value solutions to your complex water-resources challenges. In addition, Geosyntec is sponsoring a student scholarship known as the…
Cody Luebbering (Missouri) will present on Kansas City, Missouri’s, science-based bioassessment approach to watershed management and MS4 program implementation at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Missouri Section American Water Works Association (MO-AWWA) and Missouri Water Environment Association (MWEA) on March 28, 2023 at the Margaritaville Lake Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. Geosyntec’s Nick Muenks and Mike Hogan (Missouri) will also attend the conference, which runs March 26 through 28. Cody is a Senior Scientist…
Jaime Mercado, PhD, S.M.ASCE (Tennessee), Pourya Kargar (Missouri), and Gizem Bozkurt, PhD, PE (Georgia), will contribute to Geo-Congress 2023 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, on March 26 through 29, 2023. In addition, Santiago Caballero, PhD, PE, (California) and Jerko Kocijan, PhD, PE, GE (California) will attend. Jaime will present “Coal Combustion Residuals Geotechnical Behavior Under Dewatering Activities” on March 27 at 1 p.m. Pourya will present “Evaluation of Two Numerical…
Brandon Klenzendorf, PhD, PE, CPESC, Kelsey Krueger, PG, CPESC, and Olivia Bramlet, PE (Texas), will present at the Texas Regional Stormwater Conference at the Civic Center in New Braunfels, Texas, on March 28, 2023. The event is hosted by the Central Texas Stormwater Coalition. Brandon will present "Pease Park Water Quality Retrofit Design and Construction" at 9:30 a.m., Kelsey will present Renewal of the Construction General Permit (CGP) TXR150000" at 10:15 a.m., and Olivia will…
Geosyntec staff will present at and contribute to the 2023 Hydropower Conference in Palm Springs, California, on March 14 and 15, 2023. The event will be hosted by the Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI) International. Rich Wildman, PhD, PE, (Washington), Christie Hale, PhD, (Texas), and Jamey Rosen, PGeo, (Ontario) will speak at the event. Geosyntec's John Barrett, PE, (Tennessee), Jamey Dotson, PE (Tennessee), Christopher Hunt, PhD, PE, GE, (California), and Derek Morley,…
Matthew Bardol, PE, CFM, CPESC, D.WRE, and Rebecca Helfrich, PE, (Illinois) will present on green infrastructure and stormwater management during the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management (IAFSM) Annual Conference on March 14, 2023, in Tinley Park, Illinois. Matt is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 27 years of diverse environmental and water resource engineering experience. He offers clients a breadth of technical expertise to address complex water resource situations with innovative solutions.…
Sneha Upadhyaya, PhD, (California) coauthored "True Liquefaction Triggering Curve" in The Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Volume 149, Issue 3 on March 1, 2023. Sneha was the lead author, and her coauthors were Russell Green and Adrian Rodriguez-Marek of Virginia Tech University and Brett Maurer of the University of Washington. Sneha is a Senior Staff Professional who focuses on geotechnical engineering and geotechnical earthquake engineering. The Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, published by…
Rachel Zajac-Fay, (Florida) Tina Liu, PE, (Missouri) and Krista Thrasher (Ontario) contributed to the new Interstate Technology Regulatory Council's (ITRC's) Microplastics Guidance Document, released online February 23, 2023. Rachel, Tina, and Krista were credited in the acknowledgments section of the new document. They helped write sections on microplastics fate and transport, sampling and analysis, regulations, and health effects, and contributed to a case study, "Nurdles along the Gulf Coast."" Rachel is a Project Scientist and…
Brent's co-presenters are Mark Dram of VaporSafe, Peter Crant of EPRO, George Ivey of Ivey International, John Wright of Field Data Solutions, and Laurie Chilcote and Craig Cox of Vapor Pin. The Chemistry Services Manager at SiREM, Brent is an environmental analytical chemist with technical expertise in passive sampling, spectroscopy, chromatography, mass spectrometry, and chemistry informatics. Throughout his career, he has worked with scientists, engineers, and consultants, applying his chemistry and information technology acumen to…