ATLANTA — Geosyntec Consultants today announced it has acquired Ford Consulting Group Ltd (FCG), one of the leading contaminated land consultancies in the United Kingdom.Effective as of March 31, the firm will operate as Ford Consulting Group, a Geosyntec Company. The FCG team of 14 hydrogeologists, engineers, and environmental scientists based in Delph, U.K., with a satellite location in Dublin, Ireland, will join Geosyntec's team of more than 900 engineers, scientists, and other specialists worldwide."With…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the arrival of a new group of senior practitioners to the firm at offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Please join us in welcoming these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators to the Geosyntec Family of Companies.Thom Bristol Senior Scientist, Geosyntec Columbia, SCThom Bristol has more than 13 years of experience in environmental consulting, managing client projects involving environmental permitting and regulatory compliance, water and natural…
Geosyntec engineers and scientists are among the presenters and panel moderators this week at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, being held May 20-24 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers' Environmental & Water Resources Institute, this year's congress includes about 700 oral and poster presentations running in 14 concurrent tracks addressing topic areas that span the environmental and water resources industry in the United States.Participating in the 2012 congress…
Mary deFlaun, Ph.D. and a principal environmental scientist for Geosyntec, is to address the Coal Combustion Product (CCP) Remediation Meeting hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Colorado on July 11.Dr. deFlaun will present In Situ Biosequestration of Arsenic in Groundwater just after 2 p.m. at the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel, 500 Flatiron Blvd. in Broomfield.This summer meeting for members of EPRI's CCP Environmental Issues Program will focus primarily on technical presentations related…
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC North America 33rd Annual Meeting November 11-15, 2012 Long Beach, California Booth 312Geosyntec Participants:Principal Ravi Arulanantham (Oakland) Senior Staff Scientist Karen Berry-Spark (Toronto) Staff Toxicologist April Brandon (Tampa) Principal Ruth Custance (Santa Barbara) Staff Engineer Scott Mansell (Santa Barbara) Project Scientist Meghan Schuck (Chicago) Senior Toxicologist Tamara Sorell (Boston) Principal Keith Tolson (Tampa) Senior Toxicologist Cathy Villaroman (Santa Barbara)For More Information:Ruth Custance 805-979-9139 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ATLANTA and OAKLAND — Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that President and CEO Rudy Bonaparte and Senior Principal Michael Kavanaugh have been inducted into the inaugural class of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Academy of Distinguished Alumni at the University of California, Berkeley.Drs. Bonaparte and Kavanaugh are among 26 distinguished individuals initiated into the charter class of the Academy at a ceremony held at the University Club of UC Berkeley's California Memorial Stadium…
Mary deFlaun, Ph.D., BCES, a principal environmental scientist based in Geosyntec's Princeton office, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the Certification by Eminence Committee of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES).The 12 members of the committee administer the "Certification by Eminence" pathway for the three environmental accreditations bestowed by the AAEES — the Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), the Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member (BCEEM), and the Board Certified…
Members of the Geosyntec Consultants team specializing in construction management, contaminant hydrogeology, and remediation engineering will be among attendees of the 7th Annual Conference on Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites (DCHWS), set for April 10-12 in Philadelphia.The event, organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is one of the nation's leading forums for professionals who design and address construction issues at hazardous waste…
Members of the Geosyntec team are attendees of the 22nd Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air and the Association of Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Meeting , under way through March 22 in San Diego.Geosyntec's San Diego office is a sponsor for this annual gathering of environmental professionals and the environmental science community, which facilitates the exchange of information of technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation…
Members of the Geosyntec team will be well represented as part of the speaker line up at Geo-Congress 2012 , set for March 25-29 in Oakland, Calif.The annual event, sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), is among the leading geotechnical engineering professional conferences in the world. Industry leaders have been selected to address the state of the practice for geotechnical engineering, and dozens of senior professionals have been tapped…
Marcus Quigley, a principal civil and environmental engineer based in Geosyntec's Brookline, Massachusetts office, and Jane Clary, senior water resources scientist at Wright Water Engineers, Inc., in Denver, Colorado, presented a nationwide webinar Feb. 15 on urban stormwater BMP performance in the Chesapeake Bay.Marcus and Jane conducted their webinar, Refining Expectations for Urban Stormwater BMP Performance in the Chesapeake Bay: Results of New Targeted Analyses of the International Stormwater BMP Database, in collaboration with the…
Engineers and scientists from Geosyntec Consultants are excited to be among the participants at the 41st Annual Conference on Environmental Law , set for March 22-24 in Salt Lake City, Utah.The event, organized by the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, will address the core areas of environmental practice and the emerging and evolving legal issues surrounding them. Leading attorneys, academics, in-house counsel, NGO and government representatives, and environmental management consultants will…
Two of Geosyntec's air practitioners will be among the presenters and attendees of the 2nd Annual BioEnergy Symposium, set for March 13-14 on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.The event is hosted by the UNC Charlotte IDEAS Center and its Environmental Assistance Office, an educational and community outreach unit. This year's event will focus on transportation biofuels and will include sessions on market, feedstocks, policies, and investment outlooks. Speakers include academics,…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the Notice of Award for a Basic Ordering Agreement for the Technical Services Supporting Water Security and Sustainability Program at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield (HAAF).The U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense have partnered to provide applied research and technical support for securing the nation's drinking water and wastewater systems. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its operating contractor, UT Battelle, selected Geosyntec to provide…
Members of the Geosyntec Consultants team specializing in the long-term management and beneficial use of landfill gas (LFG) will be among the presenters and attendees of the 35th Annual Landfill Gas Symposium, set for March 19-22 in Orlando, Fla.The event, organized by the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA), is considered to be a leading international forum on LFG utilization and technology. During the four-day gathering, attendees examine beneficial use of LFG; methane offset…
Scott Drew, LSRP, an environmental scientist in Geosyntec's Princeton office, will kick off a breakfast seminar series March 13 that addresses the updated Vapor Intrusion Technical Guidance of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).The event, sponsored by Alpha Analytics, will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Edison, NJ. The morning series is designed to assist environmental professionals in their efforts to comply with the requirements for assessing the vapor…
SiREM and Tersus Environmental announced today the signing of a Sales Agency Agreement between the two firms.Under the terms of the agreement, Tersus Environmental will market, promote and sell SiREM's bioaugmentation cultures — KB-1 and KB-1 Plus — as well as Gene-Trac molecular testing services and treatability studies.
Geosyntec water science experts are excited to be among the participants at the 30th Annual Water Law Conference , set for Feb. 22-25 in San Diego.The event, organized by the American Bar Association's Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, will address emerging national and international water issues against the backdrop of 30 years of water law. Leading attorneys, academics, in-house counsel, NGO and government representatives, environmental management consultants, and water quality professionals will discuss pressing…
James Griffin in Geosyntec's office near Macon, Ga., has been elected to the 2012 board for the Society of American Military Engineers , Robins Air Force Base Post. He will fill the role of treasurer.James is a hydrogeologist with a background in geochemistry and geochemical modeling. He has been involved in numerous environmental projects covering a wide range of disciplines, including contamination assessments; traditional remediation and bioremediation projects; geohydrologic field investigations; water resource investigations; Brownfields…
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 April 5-6 in Boston.This event is part of a series offered by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC), with this offering in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Northeast Waste Management Officials Association (NEWMOA).The course is based on ITRC's Technical and Regulatory…
Michael Bloom, a senior water resources engineer in Geosyntec's Houston office, co-authored an article published in the January 2012 Tech Talk column of Texas WET, the bi-monthly publication of the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT).The article, Regulatory Impact Analysis of Pending Changes to Total Maximum Daily Load and Municipal Storm Water Quality Permitting Programs, is based on work conducted for the San Antonio River Authority. It provides regional municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4)…
Sam Bade, a senior engineer in Geosyntec's Brookline office, will be a co-moderator of a session on wet weather management tools and approaches at the annual conference of the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA), set for January 23 in Boston.Sam will lead the session with Tom Sgroi of the Greater New Haven Water Pollution Control Authority. It will be held 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Boston's Marriott Copley Place Hotel. To view the full…
Mike Kavanaugh (Oakland) has been tapped to join the 36-member Board of Directors for the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), an independent, non-profit research and educational organization based in Washington, DC. His term runs through 2014.The institute serves the environmental profession in business, government, the private bar, public interest organizations, academia, and the press. ELI's board represents all sectors through a careful balancing of members drawn from the same interest areas. Mike is the only environmental…
A University of Michigan (UM) graduate student was the 2011 winner of a student whitepaper competition sponsored by the Groundwater Action Group (GWAG) at Geosyntec Consultants.Adam Smith — a PhD candidate in the laboratory of Professor Lutgarde Raskin in UM's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering — earned a trip to a technical conference this year for his winning paper, Low-strength Wastewater Treatment using Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors at Psychrophilic Temperatures. He also presented his findings…
The U.S. Patent and Trade Office issued a patent, Microbial Reduction of Vinyl Chloride, to Stanford University on Nov. 22 that includes the use of specific gene sequences to detect and monitor microorganisms critical to the bioremediation of chlorinated solvents.Following the issue of the U.S. patent, No. 8,063,192, SiREM will continue to be the world's only licensed provider of vcrA gene testing, which is identified by the trade name Gene-Trac VC.
Work conducted by Marcus Quigley, a principal civil and environmental engineer based in Massachusetts, is the subject of features in the online content published by Scientific American, the Wall street Journal, and Fast Company.How the 'Internet Of Things' Is Turning Cities Into Living Organisms , appears as one of Fast Company's Nature of Innovation features under the heading of biomimicry. It discusses Marcus' integration of hardware from "Internet-of-Things" company ioBridge to manage stormwater storage and…
Bruce Marvin, PE, (senior environmental engineer and associate of the firm) and Eric Suchomel, PhD, PE, (project environmental engineer), both in Geosyntec's Oakland office, co-presented a summary of their research into zero valent zinc applications for treatment of 1,2,3-trichloropropane, a recalcitrant and emerging contaminant, Nov. 10 at the American Chemical Society's 43rd Western Regional Conference .Co-authoring the presentation, Zero Valent Zinc: Technology Basis and Verification, were Paul Tratnyek , PhD, and Alexandra Salter-Blanc with Oregon…
Geosyntec Consultants in Guelph, Ontario, has earned distinction as a top regional employer and an exceptional place to work in an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, published by Toronto-based Mediacorp Canada Inc.Now entering its sixth year, the Waterloo Area's Top Employers competition recognizes the employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo -Guelph area that "lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work." Winners of the award were announced Nov. 26 in…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the opening of a new office location in the Sacramento region, effective Nov. 10, 2011. For more information on the new facility contact Joe Niland, 916-637-8325 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .New Address :Geosyntec Consultants 3043 Gold Canal Drive, Suite 201 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 Main Office: 916-637-8048 Fax: 916-637-8321
Eleven members of the Geosyntec team gave podium, poster, or workshop presentations at the 84th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC 2011) , held Oct. 15-19 in Los Angeles. WEFTEC is North America's largest water quality exhibition and conference, with an annual attendance of more than 18,000 water and wastewater professionals.For 2011, technical sessions and workshops focused on a variety of topics including collection systems; membrane technologies, plant operations, treatment, and management;…
Michael Kavanaugh, PhD, PE, NAE, Geosyntec principal engineer based in California, served on the National Research Council Committee on Incorporating Sustainability in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). At the request of U.S. EPA, the committee developed an operational framework for integrating sustainability as one of the key drivers with the regulatory responsibilities of the agency. The results of the committee's efforts have been published in Sustainability and the U.S. EPA available through the National…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Dr. Lokesh Padhye has co-authored three articles that have been published in the American Chemical Society's Environmental Science and Technology. All three articles are based on Dr. Padhye's research while at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned his PhD in Environmental Engineering prior to joining Geosyntec as a senior staff engineer based in Kennesaw, Georgia. To access abstracts on the articles, click on the titles below:PolyDADMAC and…
Dave Himmelheber, Ph.D. (Columbia, MD) has co-authored the publication "Evaluation of a Laboratory-Scale Bioreactive In Situ Sediment Cap for the Treatment of Organic Contaminants", to appear in the November 2011 issue of Water Research. The paper documents the construction of a laboratory-scale bioreactive sediment cap designed to biotransform dissolved organic contaminants, specifically chlorinated ethenes, to environmentally-acceptable end products. The experiments assessed the feasibility of the treatment approach, which is particularly applicable at locations where contaminated…