In a new feature that examines the rising number of wildfires and their associated costs, a leading journal features the experiences of a senior Geosyntec practitioner who has responded to more than 45 major fire events in his career.Michael V. Harding, CPESC, CESSWI, a senior consultant for Geosyntec based in California and an international leader in erosion control, describes the importance of post-fire assessments in an extensive interview appearing in the fall issue of Erosion…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact Whitney Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Quad State 2013 August 27-30, 2013 Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaGeosyntec Participants:Senior Engineer Dave Heitz (Greenville) Senior Engineer Kyle…
A group of Geosyntec's stormwater practitioners are among the co-authors of a feature appearing in the September 2013 edition of Stormwater: The Journal for Surface Water Quality Professionals.Their paper, "A New Statistical Methodology: Using Subcatchment Monitoring Data to Prioritize Placement of Stormwater Treatment Controls," presents a flexible, robust, and defensible methodology for siting source controls and structural best management practices (BMPs) throughout a watershed based on water-quality monitoring data. This innovative statistical methodology can be…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact Whitney Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Minnesota 2013 International Low Impact Development Symposium August 18-21, 2013 Saint Paul, MinnesotaGeosyntec Participants:Senior Scientist Scott Struck (Denver) Associate Robert Roseen (Portsmouth) Associate…
Practitioners from Geosyntec Consultants will be among the presenters at the 2013 International Low Impact Development (LID) Symposium, set for August 18-21 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Geosyntec also is a Silver sponsor of the event.The symposium will bring together nearly 1,000 professionals to share their research, implementation, policy, financing, and education strategies for Midwestern cities struggling with urban water quality issues related to combined sewer overflows and stormwater runoff. It will be one of the…
Geosyntec Consultants will be well represented at the 8th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference, set for August 21 - 23, 2013, on Jekyll Island.This year marks the fifth with Geosyntec as a gold sponsor for the conference, which is widely recognized as the state's largest and most comprehensive educational opportunity on environmental concerns facing the region.During the three-day event, leading environmental professionals will present a broad curriculum to state legislators, health officials, landowners, business leaders, and…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact Whitney Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) 5th Latin American Conference on Process Safety August 12-14, 2013 Cartagena de Indias, ColombiaMMI Engineering Participants:Associate Eric Peterson (Houston)For…
Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., a senior water resources engineer and an Associate for Geosyntec Consultants based in California, is featured in a recent Los Angeles Times feature relating exciting developments on Metabolic Studio's "LA Noria" Water Wheel Project, aptly named "Bending the River Back into the City" by artist Lauren Bon.Geosyntec is the prime consultant working for Metabolic Studio in a public-private partnership that will create the first Los Angeles River Water Wheel in more…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact Whitney Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Environmental and Land Use Law Section of the Florida Bar 2013 Update August 8-10, 2013 Ponte Verde, FloridaGeosyntec Participants:Associate Chad Drummond (Orlando) Principal Chris…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in Columbia, South Carolina, effective July 24, 2013. The new address appears below.New Address:Geosyntec Consultants 1331 Elmwood Avenue, Suite 310 Columbia, SC 29201 Main Office: 803-726-1139 FAX: N/A
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact Whitney Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Waste Association of North America (SWANA) SWANA FL 2013 Summer Conference July 28-30, 2013 Sarasota, FloridaGeosyntec Participants:Principal Dan Schauer (Boca Raton) Associate John Banks…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact Whitney Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia Environmental Law Section Summer Seminar July 26-27, 2013 Amelia Island, FloridaGeosyntec Participants:Associate Andrew Montgomery (Atlanta Regional Office) Senior…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Texas, will present next month at the Current Topics in Marine Foundation Technologies Seminar in Seattle.The event, hosted by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI), will be held August 1-2, 2013, at the Sheraton Seattle, 1400 Sixth Avenue. Pre-registration for the event is required.Dr. Sancio's presentation, "A Feasibility Study Evaluating Use of Large Screw Piles for Offshore Wind Tower Foundations…
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has selected Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, a senior principal engineer in Geosyntec's Oakland office, as a member of its 2013 group of WEF Fellows.The WEF Fellows Program recognizes the professional achievement, stature, and contributions of federation members to the preservation and enhancement of the global water environment. Only 15 WEF members are chosen to become fellows each year.Founded in 1928, WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization of…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact Whitney Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Annual Conference of the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) July 14-20, 2013 Orlando, FloridaGeosyntec Participants:Principal Marcus Quigley (Brookline) Associate Russell Abell…
Two practitioners for Geosyntec Consultants are the co-authors of a feature in the June 2013 issue of Civil Engineering that reviews the use of renewable energy technologies (RETs) at solid waste storage facilities.In their feature, Ranjiv Gupta, Ph.D., a geotechnical engineer based in Texas, and Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E., a senior environmental engineer based in Maryland, discuss the use of RETs such as wind turbines, solar photovoltaic arrays, geothermal heat transfer systems, and methane utilization…
Marcus Quigley, P.E., D.WRE, CPESC, a principal civil and environmental engineer for Geosyntec based in Massachusetts, will present a technical session on advanced rainwater harvesting and stormwater management for urban campus environments next week in Orlando, Florida.The technical session will be held in conjunction with the 60th Annual Conference of the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), set for July 12-17, 2013. Mr. Quigley's session begins at 3:30 p.m. July 16 in the…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact Whitney Parks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Department of Environmental Protection Northeast Florida Brownfields Workshop July 12, 2013 Jacksonville, FloridaGeosyntec Participants:Principal Nandra Weeks (Jacksonville)For More Information:Nandra Weeks 904-450-4260 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Judd Goodman, P.E., a water resources engineer for Geosyntec based in California, will present on applications of continuous simulation modeling to hydromodification at the 3rd Hydromodification Seminar and Workshop, set for July 17, 2013, in Costa Mesa, California.This event will be broadcast online by the California State Water Resources Control Board as part of its College of Stormwater. In his presentation, Mr. Goodman will share a step-by-step approach for predicting long-term hydromodification impacts; demonstrate options…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of a new group of practitioners to the role of Associate in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Please join us in congratulating these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators in their new roles within the firm.Russ Abell Associate BostonRussell Abell, P.G., has more than 15 years of experience in conducting soil and groundwater contamination investigations throughout the United States and in Europe, with a particular…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week! Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation.International Erosion Control Association South Central Chapter (SCIECA) 15th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference June 16-21, 2013 New Orleans, LouisianaRead the full article: Michael Bloom, Brandon Klenzendorf to Present at EPA Stormwater Quality Conference in New…
Two Geosyntec practitioners will present at the 15th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Quality Conference, set for June 16-21, 2013, in New Orleans.Brandon Klenzendorf, Ph.D., P.E., CPESC, a senior water resources engineer based in Austin, will present "Real Time Control of Stormwater Management for Water Quality and Conservation," which describes two Austin-area projects that use real-time controls to enhance stormwater management.In addition, Michael Bloom, P.E., ENV SP, CFM, BCEE, a senior water resources engineer and…
Two Geosyntec practitioners presented at MODFLOW and More 2013: Translating Science into Practice, held June 2-5, 2013, in Golden, Colorado.Sharon Wadley, a hydrogeologist in Toronto, and David Adilman, P.G., a senior hydrogeologist and an Associate of the firm in Boston, presented a poster on June 3, "Using MODFLOW to Design a 1,700-Foot-Long Vertical Groundwater Cutoff Barrier."The event was sponsored by the Integrated GroundWater Modeling Center at the Colorado School of Mines. Their poster was presented…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week! Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation.Battelle 2nd International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies June 10-13, 2013 Jacksonville, FloridaClick to read the full article, Geosyntec Practitioners to Present at Battelle Bioremediation Symposium in Jacksonville, Florida.Geosyntec Participants:Principal Michael Kavanaugh (Oakland) Principal Michaye…
Geosyntec Consultants will be well represented at the 2nd International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, organized and presented by Battelle June 10-13, 2013, in Jacksonville, Florida.Scientists, engineers, regulators, and other environmental professionals representing universities, government site management and regulatory agencies, and R&D and manufacturing firms from around the world are expected to attend the symposium.Among them will be more than 20 Geosyntec professionals, with 15 giving platform talks and a poster presentation. Five…
Engineers and scientists from Geosyntec Consultants have been invited to participate in a demonstration of several new technological advances for the Port of Pittsburgh on Friday, June 7.Organized by the Carnegie Science Center, the goal of the Wireless Waterways demonstration is to showcase several powerful new wireless internet access tools aimed at improving waterfront commerce along the Port of Pittsburgh river system.Heather Tahon and Jim Culp with Geosyntec's Pittsburgh office and Chapman Ross with the…
6th Annual International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research June 3-7, 2013 Koblenz, GermanyGeosyntec Participants:Engineer Lee Mullon (Lake Mary)For More Information:Lee Mullon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.n Bar Association (ABA) 31st Annual Water Law Conference June 5-7, 2013 Las Vegas, NevadaGeosyntec Participants:Principal Rich Kraft (Huntington Beach) Associate Lisa Austin (Oakland)For More Information:Rich Kraft 714-465-1254 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lee Mullon, P.E., a water resources engineer for Geosyntec based in Florida, will present at the 6th Annual International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, set for June 3 — June 7 in Koblenz, Germany.Mr. Mullon will give two presentations at the conference, "Exploring the Effect of Teleconnection Signal Propagation on Terrestrial Precipitation in North America" and "Prediction of Precipitation Based on Long-term Teleconnection Signal with Remote Sensing-based Wavelet Analysis."Mr. Mullon conducted research on…
Resource Institute (RI) Southwest Stream Restoration Conference May 28-30, 2013 San Antonio, TexasGeosyntec Participants:Associate Michael Bloom (Houston) Project Scientist David Vance (Atlanta Regional Office)For More Information:David Vance 678-202-9612 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Practitioners with Geosyntec Consultants developed a nutrient trading framework to further point-to-point and point-to-nonpoint trading opportunities in Missouri.The new report, "Nutrient Trading in Missouri: Critical Policy Factors and Program Recommendations," evaluates the potential for developing a water quality trading program in Missouri. It aims to inform the development of a statewide nutrient trading program that can satisfy multiple watershed goals, including stream criteria, lake criteria, and total maximum daily loads.Geosyntec Consultants prepared the report with…
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 2013 Joint Engineer Training Conference and Expo (JETC) May 21-24, 2013 San Diego, CaliforniaGeosyntec Participants:Principal Lisa Brandon (Boston) Principal Eric Nesbit (Raleigh)For More Information:Holly Van Norman 919-424-1822 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., a senior water resources engineer and an Associate for Geosyntec Consultants based in California, will be an expert participant this week during the Room for the River: Los Angeles Workshop and Symposium, set for May 16-17 in Los Angeles.Dr. Hanna will participate in a special track focusing on adaptive strategies for water and soil quality in the Los Angeles River watershed. Paula Daniels, a senior policy adviser to the mayor of…
The Board of Water and Power Commissioners for the City of Los Angeles on May 3 approved the selection of Geosyntec Consultants to help the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) determine the potential for increasing local water supply through the capture of stormwater.Historically, Los Angeles has imported more than 85 percent of its water supply, with the remainder coming from local sources. Local stormwater is considered an underutilized resource today, both in…