Two Geosyntec practitioners have co-authored a feature on environmental liability valuation (ELV) in a newsletter published by the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (ABA SEER).Mike Berman, P.E., CHMM, a principal environmental engineer in Geosyntec's Maryland office, and Paul Brookner, P.G., M.B.A., a senior geologist and an Associate of the firm based in Minnesota, wrote the feature for the December 2012 issue of the ABA SEER Environmental Disclosure Committee Newsletter.Their feature, "Defensible…
Geosyntec will be well represented at the 7th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, organized and presented by Battelle February 4-7, 2013, in Dallas.Maintaining the economic and biological viability of the environments of rivers, lakes, bays, and harbors requires advanced management of a complex series of actions related to the accumulation in sediments of potentially hazardous contaminants. The Battelle Sediments Conference is a forum for sharing experience and progress toward this goal.More than 1,100…
Terence Holman, Ph.D., P.E., a senior geotechnical engineer for Geosyntec based in Illinois, has been appointed to a one-year term as an adjunct professor of the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Northwestern University.Dr. Holman, a Northwestern alumnus, is teaching a mixed senior-level and graduate course in foundation engineering for the university's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering during the winter quarter. He earned his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Northwestern in 2005.Dr.…
Battelle Seventh International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments February 4-7, 2013 Dallas TexasGeosyntec Participants:Senior Staff Engineer Dogus Meric (Oak Brook) Senior Hydrogeologist Jill Johnson (Pensacola) Senior Hydrogeologist Matt Wissler (Tampa) Senior Engineer Kula Kulasigam (Charlotte) Associate Neven Matasovic (Huntington Beach) Principal Howard Cumberland (Portland) Associate Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah (Jacksonville) Senior Staff Engineer Mustafa Erten (Houston) Scientist Nick Muenks (Columbia, MO) Principal Susan Hill (Oak Brook) Project Geologist Scott Compston (Oak Brook) Project Scientist Ryan Fimmen…
GUELPH, ONTARIO, and TEMPE, ARIZONA (January 29, 2013) — SiREM and In Situ Well Technologies, LLC (ISW) now offer the In Situ Microcosm Array (ISMA) for remediation feasibility testing through a recently completed commercialization agreement. ISW is a remediation-focused spin-off company of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (ASU).The ISMA uses in situ (in-well) flow-through sediment column microcosms as an alternative to conventional field pilot testing. Developed under the direction of Rolf Halden, Ph.D.,…
Geosyntec's Kathleen McGowan, P.E., a senior water resources engineer and an Associate of the firm based in California, will address members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association at a January 30 lunch meeting covering the topic of stormwater permits.McGowan is one of four panelists slated to speak during the lunchtime discussion of "The Los Angeles County MS4 Permit: Understanding the Permit and its Implications for the Public and Private Sectors." The event is sponsored…
Kate Graf, a senior consultant with Geosyntec based in Philadelphia, is among the speakers this week at the 16th Annual Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference, now under way in Phoenix.Graf is a session chair for the conference's program track focusing on greenhouse gases, carbon management, and CO2 capture and sequestration. As part of this track, she will present "Implications of the EGU GHG NSPS on GHG BACT Determinations: What Does It All Mean?" beginning 3:30…
MMI Engineering, part of the Geosyntec Family of Companies, has released a new version of Wind Energy Potential - View (WEP-View), its offshore wind farm analysis software.The WEP-View 2.0 software package was designed by Alok Jha, Ph.D., an Associate of the firm based in MMI Engineering's California office. It was developed to meet an industry demand for a tool that can assess the electricity and revenue generation potential in an offshore wind farm.WEP-View helps developers…
Derek Tomlinson, P.E., P.Eng., a senior engineer and hydrogeologist based in Geosyntec's Philadelphia office, has earned the 2012 Industry Recognition Award from the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) for his contributions to the council's Dense Non-aqueous Phase Liquids (DNAPL) Site Characterization team.The ITRC's mission is to develop information resources and help break down barriers to the acceptance and use of technically sound, innovative solutions to environmental challenges through an active network of diverse professionals.…
Three senior practitioners from Geosyntec Consultants are set to present at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis in San Francisco December 9-12, 2012.Principal Environmental Scientist Ruth Custance from Geosyntec's Santa Barbara office will present "Calculating Inhalation Exposures for Utility Workers at Contaminated Sites" as part of the Trench Models & Vapor Intrusion Track beginning at 1:50 p.m on December 11.Additionally, Principal Toxicologist Ravi Arulanantham, Ph.D., and Senior Toxicologist Robert Cheung, both…
A National Research Council (NRC) committee chaired by Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., a senior principal engineer in Geosyntec's Oakland office, has issued a comprehensive report examining the future of groundwater remediation at thousands of locations throughout the United States.The report, "Alternatives for Managing the Nation's Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites," is now available from the National Academies Press. It explains that at least 126,000 sites across the country have contaminated groundwater that requires remediation, and about…
Three senior practitioners from EnviroGroup, a Geosyntec Company, presented at the 19th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, held October 30 - November 1, 2012, in Denver.Senior Consultant Jim Cowart, P.E., Project Engineer Randy Putnam, CHMM, and Associate Bence Close, P.E. — all engineers from EnviroGroup's Colorado office — presented "Produced Water Character and Beneficial Reuse in the Piceance Basin Colorado" at the conference on October 31. Scott Clark, an attorney with the Colorado firm of Burns,…
Brandon Steets, P.E., an Associate and water resources engineer based in California, is among the instructors for the upcoming Clean Water and Stormwater in Southern California Seminar in Los Angeles on December 10, 2012.Organized by Law Seminars International, the seminar features leading environmental and engineering professionals speaking to an audience of lawyers, business executives, consultants, and government officials at the single-day event. Mr. Steets caps off the morning session at 11:15 a.m. with his presentation,…
A team of Geosyntec engineers and scientists specializing in groundwater remediation have developed a new software tool that aids in the evaluation and selection of remediation technologies that address dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs), often in the form of chlorinated solvents.Using the DNAPL Technology Evaluation Screening Tool (DNAPL TEST) can help in the identification and appreciation of the optimal technology available to address plumes of chlorinated solvents at impacted sites. DNAPL TEST allows engineers and…
Ilisa Tawney, P.E., a project engineer based in Geosyntec's Maryland office, will present at the 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Remediation in Vienna, Austria, on November 14-16, 2012.The title of her presentation is "Reducing Environmental Impact through Biological In Situ Enhanced Reductive Dechlorination via Closed-Loop Groundwater Circulation at a German Site." Ms. Tawney's presentation is part of Session Five: Sustainability Management.The presentation highlights a site investigation and remediation project Ms. Tawney conducted with Neal Durant,…
California Stormwater Quality Association 8th Annual CASQA Conference November 5-7, 2012 San Diego, CaliforniaGeosyntec Participants:Principal Eric Strecker (Portland) Principal Marcus Quigley (Brookline) Principal Ken Susilo (Los Angeles) Associate Lisa Austin (Oakland ) Associate Brandon Steets (Santa Barbara) Associate Kathleen Harrison (San Diego) Principal Eric Smalstig (Huntington Beach) Senior Consultant Peter Mangarella (Oakland) Senior Consultant Kim Williams (San Diego) Senior Staff Engineer Raina Dwivedi (Oakland) Engineer Courtney Wilson (San Diego) Engineer Aaron Poresky (Portland) Engineer Judd…
Michael Bloom, P.E., CFM, BCEE, an associate and a water resources engineer based in Geosyntec's Houston office, will lead a workshop November 14, 2012, providing an overview of recent changes to the region's municipal stormwater permitting program.The workshop, "Welcome to the MS4," will be held from 8 a.m.-noon in the Houston-Galveston Area Council's Conference Room A, 3555 Timmons Lane in Houston. The event is sponsored in part by Geosyntec for participants of the Clean Waters…
Julie Chambon, Ph.D., a senior staff engineer based in California, is the lead author and co-author of two articles published this fall examining a range of methods used to remediate impacted sites, including reductive dechlorination.Dr. Chambon is the lead author of an article for Biotechnology and Engineering entitled, "Review of Reactive Kinetic Models Describing Reductive Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethenes in Soil and Groundwater." It examines the modeling approaches used to measure the process of reductive…
Geosyntec Consultants is a gold sponsor of the 8th Annual California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Conference, to be held at the Hilton San Diego at Mission Bay on November 5-7, 2012.The theme for this year's conference is "Solving the Stormwater Compliance Puzzle." Throughout the three-day meeting, Geosyntec speakers will address a wide range of timely topics for holders of municipal, industrial, and construction National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits.Lisa Austin (Oakland) will serve as…
American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting October 28 - November 2, 2012 Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaMMI Participants:Associate Eric Peterson (Houston)For More Information:Eric Peterson 971-271-5898 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Brownfields Association Florida Brownfields Conference 2012 October 28-31, 2012 St. Petersburg, FloridaGeosyntec Participants:Project Geologist Aaron Getchell (Tampa) Senior Geologist David Latham (Boca Raton) Principal Nandra Weeks (Jacksonville) Associate Jim Linton (Tampa)For More Information:Aaron Getchell 813-379-4373 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.mental Protection Administration, Executive Yaun, R.O.C. Soil and Groundwater Pollution Remediation Fund Management Board…
Senior Geologist David Latham, P.G., and Project Geologist Aaron Getchell, CPG, P.G., both Geosyntec practitioners based in Florida, will be among the panelists appearing at the 15th Annual Statewide Brownfields Conference, set for October 28-31, 2012.The event, sponsored by the Florida Brownfields Association (FBA), will be held in St. Petersburg at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, 501 5th Avenue NE. Also attending the conference on behalf of Geosyntec will be Associate Jim Linton,…
ATLANTA and NEW YORK CITY — Geosyntec Consultants today announces the opening of its first office in New York City at 112 West 34th Street. Geosyntec Associate Philip Reidy, P.E., will be the lead practitioner at the new location."Our presence in New York City will provide our clients with enhanced access to water resources practitioners and environmental and geotechnical consultants working on projects throughout the region," Reidy said.Geosyntec practitioners currently have multiple projects under way…
World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure ASCE Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute 2012 Dredging Conference October 22-25, 2012 San Diego, CaliforniaGeosyntec and SiREM Participants:Associate Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah (Jacksonville) Project Geologist Scott Compston (Oak Brook) Principal Howard Cumberland (Portland) Associate Pete de Haven (Atlanta) Principal Susan Hill (Oak Brook) Engineer David Himmelheber (Princeton) Associate Brian Hitchens (San Diego) Principal Tom Krug (Guelph) Scientist Jeff Roberts (Guelph) Principal Sam Williams (San Diego)For More Information:Howard Cumberland 971-271-5898 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Donna Bodine, a senior scientist with Geosyntec based in California, will present on the topic of water quality performance monitoring at the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association's (PNCWA) 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition, set for October 21-24 in Boise, Idaho.Ms. Bodine will present "Water Quality Performance Monitoring of El Cerrito Green Streets" beginning at 10:30 a.m. October 24 in the Boise Centre, 850 West Front Street. Ms. Bodine worked with the San Francisco Estuary Institute…
Deep Foundations Institute 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations October 15-20, 2012 Houston, Texas Booth 706Geosyntec and MMI Engineering Participants:Senior Engineer Terence Holman (Oak Brook) Principal Greg Menetti (Huntington) Principal Steve Roy (Boston) Principal Paul Sabatini (Oak Brook) Principal Paul Summers (Houston)For More Information:Paul Sabatini 630-203-3352 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Waste Association of North America — Georgia Chapter Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting October 15-17, 2012 Young Harris, GeorgiaGeosyntec Participants:Senior Engineer Sowmya Bulusu (Atlanta) Senior Hydrogeologist Martha…
Members of the Geosyntec team will attend and present technical sessions at the Dredging 2012 conference, set for October 22-25 in San Diego, California.The specialty forum on dredging and dredge material disposal is expected to draw hundreds of engineers, scientists, and thought leaders from the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.The four-day conference focusing on dredging best practices and innovation from around the world is presented by the United States section of the World…
Dave Heitz, P.E., a senior engineer based in Geosyntec's South Carolina office, will make a presentation October 15 during the 2012 fall conference and annual business meeting of the Solid Waste Association of North America — Georgia chapter (SWANA Georgia).This year's fall conference will be held October 15-17 in Young Harris, Georgia. Also attending on behalf of Geosyntec will be Associate Scott Elder (Atlanta), Senior Hydrogeologist Martha Carr, P.G., (Atlanta), Senior Engineer Sowmya Bulusu (Atlanta),…
Adrienne Nemura, P.E., an associate water resources engineer based in Geosyntec's Michigan office, will participate in a panel discussion on federal policy October 4 at the United States Conference of Mayors' (USCM) Mayors Water Summit in Washington, D.C.Nemura will participate on the summit's Federal Water and Wastewater Mandates panel beginning at 3 p.m. at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle. The panel moderator is Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore, Maryland.Nemura has more than…
Michael Berman, P.E., a principal civil and environmental engineer in Geosyntec's Maryland office, is a guest speaker for a technical roundtable luncheon at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' 20th Annual Law Summit and Fall Meeting.The ABA section's three-day event will be held October 10-13 at the Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th St. in Austin, Texas. Mr. Berman's presentation, "Battle-Tested Environmental Liability Valuation: Defensible Cost Estimates for Decision Makers," is…
Geosyntec Consultants will provide guidance documents to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on the effective closure of ponds used by utilities for the long-term storage of coal combustion products (CCPs), such as coal ash.As part of the new agreement with EPRI, Geosyntec will develop two guidance documents: one on the subject of dewatering and capping of ash ponds and the other for construction activities over closed ash ponds. These guidance documents will provide comprehensive…
Derek Tomlinson, a senior engineer in Geosyntec's Philadelphia office, is among the instructors for a two-day course, Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids (LNAPL): Science, Management, and Technology, set for October 16-17 in Novi, Michigan.This event is part of a series offered by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC). The course is based on ITRC's Technical and Regulatory Guidance document, Evaluating LNAPL Remedial Technologies for Achieving Project Goals (LNAPL-2), and designed to assist environmental practitioners with applying…
ATLANTA and DENVER (October 1, 2012) — Geosyntec Consultants today announced it has acquired EnviroGroup Limited, an environmental science and engineering consulting firm headquartered near Denver, Colorado, with additional offices near Albany, New York, and Chicago, Illinois.Effective October 1, the firm will operate as EnviroGroup, a Geosyntec Company. EnviroGroup's team includes 21 practitioners and support staff specializing in vapor intrusion evaluation and mitigation, environmental forensics and litigation support, environmental management systems, and regulatory compliance management."This…
Dave Heitz, P.E., a senior engineer based in Geosyntec's South Carolina office, will make a presentation October 4 during the 2012 fall technical conference of the Solid Waste Association of North America - North Carolina chapter (NC SWANA).Mr. Heitz will present "Compressed Natural Gas As An Alternative Fuel in the Solid Waste Industry" beginning 8:30 a.m. at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside, 301 North Water Street in Wilmington, NC.In his presentation, Mr. Heitz will address the…