Two of Geosyntec's senior practitioners will discuss the complexities of groundwater cleanup during a presentation to the Environmental Law Section of the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) this week in Minneapolis.Paul Brookner, P.G., a senior geologist, and Eric Tollefsrud, P.G., a senior hydrogeologist — both Associates of the firm based in Minnesota — will present "Challenges and Strategies for Groundwater Cleanup: Site Closure or Long-Term Management?" beginning at noon March 6 in the offices of…
Michael Bloom, P.E., CFM, BCEE, a water resources engineer and an Associate of the firm based in Texas, is the first Geosyntec practitioner to earn the Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) credential from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).Mr. Bloom now is trained and certified to use the Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System in the planning, design, and construction of civil infrastructure projects that seek to balance their economic, social, and ecological performance. He can…
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Congress 2013 March 3-6, 2013 San Diego, CaliforniaGeosyntec Participants:Senior Engineer Brian Klapp (Raleigh) Associate Beth Gross (Austin) Associate Steve Fitzwilliam (San Diego) Senior Engineer Jennifer Nevius (San Diego) Engineer Ranjiv Gupta (Austin) Principal Ron Johnson (San Diego) Associate Neven Matasovic (Huntington Beach) Project Engineer Chris Conkle (Huntington Beach) Associate Chris Hunt (Oakland)For More Information:Jennifer Nevius 858-716-2932 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Remediation Technology Summit March 4-6, 2013 Westminster, ColoradoGeosyntec Participants:Principal Evan Cox (Toronto)…
Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., a senior water resources engineer and an Associate of the firm based in California, will present an overview of Geosyntec's efforts to revitalize portions of the Los Angeles River watershed during a symposium set for March 8.The event, "The Restoration and Development Challenges of the Los Angeles River," is sponsored by the Council for Watershed Health and will be held 8 a.m. until noon at CBS Studios, 4024 Radford Avenue in…
Tom Fendley, P.E., has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a senior practitioner in environmental engineering and an Associate of the firm in Georgia.Tom offers clients more than 30 years experience in civil/infrastructure design, construction engineering and contract administration, water resources engineering, and stormwater management. He specializes in water resources and stormwater management, including development and implementation of municipal stormwater management plans, drainage improvements, natural treatment systems, stream and ecosystem restoration, watershed analysis, and hydrologic and hydraulic…
Geosyntec practitioners will be among the presenters at the RemTEC Summit in Denver, presented by Pollution Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology on March 4-6, 2013.This year marks the third RemTEC summit focused on advancing the state of the practice for the environmental science and remediation industry. Attendees gather to hear essential sources address technology, applications, and policies affecting the contaminated site restoration field. Presenters include leading experts that span the academic, regulatory, industry,…
California Water Environment Association (CWEA) 40th Annual Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention and Stormwater (P3S) Conference February 25-27, 2013 Napa, CaliforniaGeosyntec Participants:Senior Engineer Adrienne Miller (Oakland) Associate Lisa Austin (Oakland) Senior Scientist Donna Bodine (Oakland)For More Information:Adrienne Miller 510-285-2773 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Symposia WM 2013 Conference February 24-28, 2013 Phoenix, ArizonaGeosyntec Participants:Principal Lisa Brandon (Boston) Principal Jay Beech (Atlanta) Senior Enginner Stefani Fountain (Atlanta)For More Information:Lisa Brandon 978-206-5776 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Waste Association of North America (SWANA) 17th Annual Landfill Symposium…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the arrival of a new group of senior practitioners to the firm at offices in the United States. Please join us in welcoming these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators to the Geosyntec family of companies.Mark Allendorf Senior Geologist, Geosyntec HoustonMark Allendorf, P.G., R.G., has more than 35 years of experience as a geologist/hydrogeologist within the upstream petroleum, municipal solid waste, and hazardous waste sectors. He has provided remediation designs,…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the arrival of a new group of senior practitioners to the firm at offices in the United States. Please join us in welcoming these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators to the Geosyntec family of companies.C. Fabian Benavente Senior Engineer, Geosyntec GreenvilleFabian Benavente, P.E., has more than 15 years of experience as a civil engineer specializing in environmental engineering and hydraulics and hydrology consulting, primarily for sites in Florida and…
Two Geosyntec practitioners will be among the presenters at the 2013 Floodplain Management Conference, set for September 3-6 in Anaheim, California.Trevor Alsop, P.E., CFM, and Venkat Gummadi, both engineers based in California, will co-present "2-D Hydraulic Modeling of Innovative Stream Bank Protection Measures," which describes the results of a Geosyntec project performed for the Brawley Solid Waste Site (BSWS) in Imperial County, California. Their presentation begins at 8 a.m. September 5 as part of the…
Jim Linton, a senior environmental scientist, and Chad Drummond, P.E., D.WRE, a senior environmental engineer, both Geosyntec Associates based in Florida, will discuss the use of plants to remediate contaminated groundwater during an industry conference on September 12.Their presentation "1,4-Dioxane in a Shallow Florida Aquifer: Engineered Phytoremediation as a Solution" will be delivered at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Florida Association of Environmental Professionals (FAEP). Geosyntec is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of…
Geosyntec Consultants announced today it has expanded the range of services offered by the firm's Technology Evaluation Laboratory, based in Knoxville.The lab, established in 2010, recently relocated to new facilities at 2240 Sutherland Avenue, Suite 7. This practice-based lab allows Geosyntec scientists and engineers to efficiently analyze, test, and monitor the performance of innovative solutions to some of the world's most difficult environmental challenges.Support provided by Geosyntec's Knoxville team regularly aids engineers and scientists as…
Geosyntec engineers and scientists specializing in water and natural resources conservation and restoration will be among the presenters at the 11th Annual Headwaters to Ocean (H2O) Conference, set for May 28-30 in San Diego, California.Each year's H2O conference presents a range of information relating to the preservation and remediation of impacted sites affecting the coastlines, beaches, wetlands, rivers, and watersheds of the western United States.This year's event sponsors include the California Shore and Beach Preservation…
Daniel Elliott, Ph.D., has joined Geosyntec as a senior consultant based in New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience in environmental management and site remediation.Dr. Elliott works with leading industrial manufacturers and development interests on the characterization and remediation of properties impacted by chlorinated solvents and other organic compounds in soil and groundwater, and the environmental management requirements of industrial and commercial entities and academic institutions.Specializing in the design and implementation of in…
Bill Gaffigan, MBA, CVA, has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a senior practitioner in environmental management and an Associate of the firm based in Maryland. He is a director of the Geosyntec Environmental Valuation and Consulting Practice and has more than 20 years of business and consulting experience, including specialized capabilities in valuation, litigation support, business transactions, and strategic business consulting.Mr. Gaffigan is one of the few certified valuation professionals in the United States with extensive…
Peter Anderson has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a principal based in Massachusetts with more than 35 years of experience in environmental and management consulting.Mr. Anderson specializes in developing innovative solutions to environmental challenges related to air quality and climate change as well as in permitting for capital projects. He is a key member of Geosyntec's air practice and manages complex projects in the areas of regulatory impact analysis, compliance assurance, environmental management systems, and due…
Glenn J. Rix, Ph.D., has joined Geosyntec Consultants as a principal geotechnical engineer based in Georgia. Dr. Rix brings to the firm more than 24 years of research, teaching, and professional service experience as a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Geosyntec, he will focus his expertise on solving challenging problems for both public and private sector clients.Dr. Rix's areas of expertise include geotechnical earthquake engineering and seismic hazard and risk analysis,…
Geosyntec Consultants has become a joint owner of CAT Alliance Ltd (CAT).Founded in 2001, CAT is a joint venture among three leading consultancies — COWI (centered on Scandinavia and Eastern Europe), Geosyntec (centered on the United States, the United Kingdom, and Southeast Asia) and Tauw (centered on Southern and Western Europe). The alliance provides environmental due diligence (EDD) services supporting large industrial, commercial property, and financial clients.Specializing in corporate asset and transaction support services, CAT…
Garry Smith, Ph.D., has joined Geosyntec as a biochemist, toxicologist, and senior consultant based in Australia. He has more than 30 years of experience in contamination remediation, human health and environmental risk assessment, risk communication, and environmental management.Dr. Smith's career encompasses environmental consulting, academic research and teaching, and multiple appointments to expert panels and community development groups. His practice focuses on risk assessment, risk communication, and environmental management for client sites in Australia and across…
Derek Tomlinson, P.E., P.Eng., a Geosyntec senior engineer and hydrogeologist based in Pennsylvania, is among the instructors for a two-day course, "Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids (LNAPL): Science, Management, and Technology," set for October 1-2, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove, California.The event, part of a series offered by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), is hosted by ITRC member agencies California Department of Toxic Substances Control and the California Water Boards…
Lee Mullon, P.E., a water resources engineer for Geosyntec based in Florida, is the primary author of a climate study in the July edition of the Journal of Hydrology.The article, "Integrated Remote Sensing and Wavelet Analyses for Screening Short-term Teleconnection Patterns in Northeast America," describes Mr. Mullon's research into a climate phenomena known as teleconnections, such as El Nino, that can be used to help understand large- and small-scale climate patterns.Mr. Mullon conducted his teleconnections…
Practitioners from Geosyntec Consultants are among the presenters scheduled to appear September 15-18 at CleanUp 2013, the 5th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference in Melbourne, Australia.CleanUp 2013 is Australia's premier conference for contaminated site and remediation industry professionals. The event will be held at the Crown Conference Centre, 8 Whiteman Street Southbank in the Melbourne CBD. Pre-registration is required.A group of Geosyntec senior practitioners will present half-day workshops on September 15. David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng,…
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 us. An Infocast Deal Working Event 5th Annual Transmission Summit West 2013 September 23-25, 2013 San Deigo, CaliforniaGeosyntec Participants:Associate Veryl Wittig (San Diego) Principal David Marx (San Diego…
Geosyntec Consultants earned the honor of "Employer of the Year in Georgia" during the Engineers Week Gala held in Atlanta on February 16.Geosyntec was chosen as Employer of the Year in the large business category by the Georgia Engineering Alliance, a collaborative coalition of professional societies and related industry organizations that serve the broad needs of the Georgia engineering community. The alliance created the award this year to honor the firms and agencies that help…
Geosyntec Consultants executed a strategic teaming agreement with Groundswell Technologies Inc., a global leader in automated earth monitoring software solutions, allowing Geosyntec to enhance its real-time monitoring and control software platform OptiRTC with 2D visualization capabilities.Groundswell's geospatial software platform offers users environmental modeling and decision-support capabilities at engineering project sites. Its 2D spatial visualization solution will be used to support Geosyntec's OptiRTC platform, a broad suite of computing services that provide data monitoring and automated…
University of South Florida College of Engineering Engineering Expo February 22-23, 2013 Tampa, FloridaGeosyntec Participants:Senior Engineer David Mevers (Tampa) Associate John Banks (Tampa)For More Information:David Mevers 865-804-8505 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the implementation of full-scale field application of electrokinetic-enhanced bioremediation (EK-Bio). EK-Bio is an emerging technology for improving remediation of groundwater contaminants such as chlorinated solvents in low permeability formations including clay till by using direct current (DC) electric fields to facilitate subsurface transport and delivery of bioremediation agents such as electron donors and dechlorinating bacteria. This full-scale application is made possible, in part, through a Cooperative Research and Development…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of a new group of practitioners to senior roles throughout the firm and its subsidiaries. Please join us in congratulating these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators in their new roles within the Geosyntec family.Phil Dennis Senior Scientist, SiREM TorontoPhil Dennis has more than 20 years of experience in research and management of molecular biology, microbiology, and environmental remediation laboratories. He held a key role in the initial…
Three senior practitioners from Geosyntec's San Diego Old Town office are among the presenters at the International Erosion Control Association Annual Conference, now under way through February 13 in San Diego.Principal Geotechnical Engineer Ron Johnson, P.E., along with Associate Engineer Kathleen Harrison, P.G., and Senior Consultant Mike Harding, CPESC, this year presented the all-day course "Fire & Rain: Rapid Assessment and Emergency Mitigation Measures Following Wildfires" on February 10. Their co-presenters for the day included…
Members of Geosyntec's team in Richmond, Virginia, are pleased to announce a new office address, effective February 11, 2013.New Address:Geosyntec Consultants 9211 Arboretum Parkway, Suite 200 Richmond, VA 23236 Main Office: 804-767-2206 FAX: 804-767-2182
David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng., a senior environmental engineer at Geosyntec and an Associate of the firm based in Toronto, has been appointed to a National Research Council (NRC) committee examining the subsurface characterization, modeling, monitoring, and remediation (SCMMR) of fractured rocks.Members of the ad hoc committee, sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, and NASA, have been asked to assess the state of the practice for SCMMR and issue a report…
Jeffrey Kurtz, Ph.D., Senior Geochemist based in Colorado, will present the latest vapor intrusion pathway trends on February 20, 2013 at the monthly meeting of the Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals. Jeff has over twenty years experience as a consulting geologist and geochemist. He is currently serving as the indoor air testing manager for one of the largest vapor intrusion sites in the country, with responsibilities that include evaluating the extent of vapor intrusion…
International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection The World's Largest Soil and Water Event February 10-13, 2013 San Diego, CaliforniaGeosyntec Participants:Senior Consultant Mike Harding (Old Town San Diego) Engineer Courtney Wilson (Old Town San Diego) Staff Engineer Carly Cubberley (Old Town San Diego) Project Scientist Christian Braun (Old Town San Diego) Associate Kathleen Harrison (Old Town San Diego) Principal Ron Johnson (San Diego)For More Information:Heather Mann 619-252-1859 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA), City of Knoxville,…