Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) selected the Malibu Legacy Park Project to receive the 2011 Outstanding Stormwater BMP Implementation Project — Comprehensive Regional Project. The selection was announced at the CASQA 7th Annual Conference on September 27 in Monterey, California. This year's conference was co-chaired by Geosyntec's Lisa Austin, P.E. (Oakland). The City of Malibu, the project's owner, relied on Geosyntec Consultants to provide stormwater consulting and…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce that Pat Lucia, Ph.D., P.E., senior practitioner in geotechnical engineering based in Oakland, California, has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the 42nd Annual Ohio River Valley Soils Seminar, a conference sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Cincinnati Section Geotechnical Group. Dr. Lucia will be speaking on "The Practice of Forensic Engineering" and discussing the how the best science of failure analysis and the…
Geosyntec professionals will be making presentations at a conference sponsored by the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) on September 26 and 27, 2011.David Adilman (Boston) and Carl Elder (Boston) will be co-presenting "Application of Bioremediation for TCE in a Crystalline Bedrock Aquifer." The presentation summarizes the results of studies demonstrating how emulsified vegetable oil (EVO) and bioaugmentation were used to reduce trichloroethene (TCE) concentrations in deep bedrock (250 feet below ground surface) from concentrations exceeding 100…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., based in Geosyntec's Houston, Texas, office, was the lead author of "Large Scale Indenter Test Program to Measure Sub Gouge Displacements" at the 21st International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions held in Montreal in July. Ice gouging of the seabed presents a serious hazard to offshore pipelines in environments where there are icebergs or where the sea freezes each winter. The test program described in the paper…
Eight Geosyntec personnel will be making six presentations at the upcoming Philadelphia Low Impact Development Symposium, September 25 — 28:Joe Jeray (Brookline) will present Optimizing LID Performance with Real-Time Controls on Monday, September 26 at 3:40 p.m. during Session 21 — Models II/Track VI Models & CSOsJudd Goodman, P.E. (Oakland), and co-author Aaron Poresky, P.E. (Portland), will present Implementing LID-Based Hydromodification Controls on Tuesday, September 27 at 1:45 p.m. during Session 42 — Attenuation/Track III…
BOCA RATON, Florida — Geosyntec Engineer Rohit Goswami, Ph.D., EIT, LEED AP, co-authored the paper, "Comparison of Numerical Techniques Used for Simulating Variable-Density Flow and Transport Experiments," published online in the preview manuscript section of ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. Rohit's co-authors were T. Prabhakar Clement, Ph.D., P.E., Professor and Arthur H. Feagin Chair of Civil Engineering, and Joel H. Hayworth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Research, both of Auburn University.In the paper, the authors examine…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants (Geosyntec) announced today it received funding for the design, installation, measurement, and analysis of two projects incorporating actively controlled, distributed green infrastructure ("high-performance green infrastructure") approaches for urban stormwater control under a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant Program. Both projects focus on leveraging advanced technology in mitigating combined sewer overflows (CSOs), a particularly expensive and environmentally challenging issue for many urban areas. Geosyntec's project…
Reno, Nev. — Geosyntec will be well represented at the June 27 — 30 Battelle International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies in Reno, with two employees serving on the Steering Committee, one serving as a Session Chair, five giving platform talks, and two presenting posters. In total, 20 Geosyntec engineers and scientists served as contributing or lead authors for sessions at this conference.James Wang,Ph.D., P.E., will give a platform presentation on Electrokinetic Technology…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec water resources engineer, Aaron Poresky, P.E., has been selected as a co-presenter for the 2-day seminar series on Low Impact Development (LID) Applications for Water Resources Management sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Aaron will be partnering with Rod Frederick, P.E., D.WRE., of Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., to present strategies that can be applied by engineers, designers, planners, and landscape architects to new and retrofit projects for urban…
Geosyntec Consultants announced today it has executed a strategic teaming agreement with ioBridge, Inc. of Marlborough, Mass., to develop and deploy "smart" technologies for the management of urban stormwater infrastructure.Geosyntec and ioBridge have committed to the exclusive use of ioBridge's remote control and monitoring hardware and software platform as part of Geosyntec's advanced water resources engineering applications. The ioBridge platform is used to support Geosyntec's OptiRTC applications, a suite of Geosyntec-developed computing services for monitoring…
On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, Owen Cadwalader, a geochemist in Geosyntec's Boston office, presented at NovCare 2011, a forum on advanced methods for subsurface characterization and monitoring organized by leading universities in the United States and Germany. In his presentation titled, "Real-time and Low Cost Performance Monitoring Methods for Ozone Treatment of VOCs in the Vadose Zone," Owen discussed a real-time soil gas monitoring system developed by Geosyntec to examine the performance of an ozone…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec Consultants (Geosyntec) announced today it has been awarded funding under a Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) program for the design, installation, measurement, and analysis of a series of actively controlled, distributed green infrastructure ("_̥high-performance green infrastructure") approaches for urban stormwater control. Geosyntec will demonstrate through this $175,000 research effort that the integration of currently available, innovative, flexible, and inexpensive hardware and software architectures provides a new suite of tools for sewer…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Mark Ellard, PE, CFM, presented his paper titled, "Hydro-enhancement of LiDAR Data to Support Floodplain Modeling," at the 2011 Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) national conference in Louisville, Kentucky on May 18, 2011. The world's largest and most comprehensive conference of its kind, AFSPM 2011 featured 200 experts conducting plenary and concurrent sessions and sharing state-of-the-art techniques, programs, and resources to accomplish flood mitigation, watershed management, and related goals.Light Detection and…
ATLANTA, Ga. — The May 9, 2011 issue of Forbes distributed throughout the northeastern U.S., featured Geosyntec in the "Boston Best in Business" section. This one-page piece featured Geosyntec's progress in the region since the Geosyntec flag was planted there in 1999. It also highlights Geosyntec's leadership in the development and application of soil and groundwater remediation technologies, low impact development techniques for stormwater management, and the design of landfill systems to optimize re-use including…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Philip C. Reidy, P.E., will present his paper, "Innovation in Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Reduction: Implementing Intelligent Distributed Infrastructure" at ASCE's Environmental & Water Resources Institu''s (EWRI) 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Palm Springs, Calif., on Tuesday, May 24th. His presentation is part of the Water, Wastewater and Stormwater technical track at the Congress.In his paper and presentation, Phil outlines design techniques and controls technology necessary to produce the…
Several representatives of Geosyntec and SiREM served as session co-chairs or presenters at RemTEC Summit 2011 in Chicago.Dave Major, Ph.D. (Toronto) served as Session Co-Chair for "Biological Reduction and Oxidation of Contaminants."Mike Kavanaugh, Ph.D. (Oakland) served as Panel Lead for the "Future of Subsurface Remediation Efforts in the United States: Barriers to Success."Bruce Marvin (Oakland) presented "Full-Scale Implementation of a Combined Ozone, Air Sparge and SVE Remedy for Treatment of a Mixed VOC DNAPL Source…
Geosyntec Consultants announces the opening of its new suburban Philadelphia office. Dr. Mary DeFlaun, Managing Principal of Geosyntec's Princeton, New Jersey office and her team of professionals established the new satellite office to provide an enhanced client service experience for customers in the region. Christopher Voci, Derek Tomlinson and Michael Lambert, site remediation specialists, will direct the operations of the new office."We are excited to expand our presence in the Philadelphia market, which will enable…
Neal Durant, PhD, of Geosyntec's Columbia, Maryland, office partnered with researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) to co-author a paper in the April 2011 issue of the academic journal Water Research. The article, titled "Natural and Enhanced Anaerobic Degradation of 1,1,1-Trichloroethane and its Degradation Products in the Subsurface — A Critical Review," presents a state-of-the-science review of degradation processes affecting 1,1,1-trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) in groundwater systems. The article focuses on the capabilities and limits…
BOCA RATON, Fla. — On February 22-24, 2011, Geosyntec staff will be teaching at the Florida Chamber of Commerce's "Growth Management, Energy, Climate Change and the Environment Short Course" in Orlando, Fla.Geosyntec is a long-time supporter of this conference, which focuses on recent and anticipated changes affecting growth management, environmental protection, water management, and evolving energy policy, with an emphasis on Florida's environment and economy. The conference is attended by attorneys, regulators, and consultants, along…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Alok Jha, PhD, delivered his lecture, "Hurricane Risk to Offshore Wind Turbines in US Waters," at Stanford University on February 2, 2011. His presentation was a part of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center's Winter Seminar Series.In his lecture, Alok gave an overview of the engineering challenges that need to be addressed in analyzing offshore wind turbines to include the metocean loads imposed where both the aerodynamic and hydrodynamic loads may…
AUSTIN, Texas — Geosyntec staff member Dr. Zahirul Islam's paper, " Leachate Chemical Composition Effects on OIT Depletion in an HDPE Geomembrane," received Honorable Mention as "one of the best papers published in Geosynthetics International in 2008." It was published in the April 2008 issue of the Geosynthetics International journal and was co-authored by R. Kerry Rowe of the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and Y. Grace Hsuan of Drexel University…
OAKLAND, Ca. — Internationally recognized water quality, water treatment, and groundwater remediation expert Mike Kavanaugh, PhD, PE, recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as Principal based in the firm's Oakland, Ca., office.With more than 35 years of experience, contributions to over 80 technical publications, and more than 150 presentations to audiences that included congressional and state committees, Mike is a proven leader in the water, water quality, and groundwater engineering industry. His professional practice started in the…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Peter de Haven, PE, and Jamey Rosen, PGeo, will present the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) webinar, "Life Cycle of Groundwater Data: From Field to Lab to Electronic Data Deliverable to Report," on February 16, 2011 at 1 pm EST.Peter and Jamey will discuss:Methods for tracking groundwater data in electronic data deliverables and relational databasesKey concepts in data managementExamples of database verificationElectronic data submission to regulatory agenciesGeographical information systems (GIS) and other…
OAKLAND, Ca. — Lisa Austin, PE, and Judd Goodman, PE, were recently selected to present their technical paper, "Predicting Hydromodification Impacts Using a Four Factor Approach," at the 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Palm Springs, Ca., on May 22-26, 2011.Hydromodification is defined as changes in runoff characteristics and in-stream processes caused by land use alteration. Unless managed, hydromodification can cause excessive stream channel erosion, sedimentation, planform migration, changes in bed material composition,…
AUSTIN, Texas — Geosyntec staff member Brandon Klenzendorf, PhD, CPESC, co-authored the article "Methodology for Determining Laboratory and In Situ Hydraulic Conductivity of Asphalt Permeable Friction Course," which was published in the January 2011 issue of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. Brandon's co-authors were Randall Charbeneau, Professor of Civil Engineering, and Michael Barrett, Research Associate Professor, from the Center for Research in Water Resources at The University of Texas at Austin.Permeable Friction Course (PFC)…
BOSTON, Ma. — Marcus Quigley, PE, CPESC, D.WRE was an invited guest lecturer at the Boston Redevelopment Authority on January 20, 2011. In his talk, "The Performance and Practice of Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Developing and Retrofitting our Urban Environments in a Changing Regulatory Climate," Marcus discussed trends and upcoming changes in clean water act compliance, performance of technologies to address these requirements, and innovative strategies for transforming the way our cities impact receiving waters.Marcus is…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Ganesh Krishnan, PE, CPESC, co-authored the article "Stormwater Compliance for Air Force Bases," which was published in The Military Engineer Online. Other co-authors were: Robert Barrett, M.SAME, Chief of the Asset Management Division at Langley Air Force Base; Shawn Holsinger, PE, Client Services Manager of EM-Assist; and Russell Adams, Program Manager of Water Quality at Robins Air Force Base.The article provides insight into Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec's Robbie Ettinger and Todd McAlary, PEng, PG, served as instructors for the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council's (ITRC) two-day training course, "Vapor Intrusion Pathway: A Practical Guideline," on January 20 - 21, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. Robbie and Todd, both internationally recognized vapor intrusion experts, discussed innovative strategies to conduct site screening and investigations, tools for data collection and evaluation, and mitigation options.For more than 15 years, Robbie's practice has focused…
BATON ROUGE, La. — Geosyntec Consultants welcomes Andrew Goldberg and Anica Haynes to its Baton Rouge, La., office.Andy and Anica bring extensive experience in securing regulatory authorizations for new and existing energy facilities, including pipelines and natural gas storage facilities, electric power generation and transmission, and alternative energy facilities. They specialize in the development and comprehensive environmental permitting of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulated and non-FERC regulated natural gas storage and pipeline transmission projects.…
DELAND, Fla. — Geosyntec Consultants announces the opening of its new DeLand, Fla., office. Geosyntec established this location to expand its presence in the central Florida area, including those that have come to rely upon the firm's expertise in water resources engineering and solid waste management. The DeLand office is Geosyntec's eighth office in Florida."We are eager to grow and increase our presence in central Florida, and DeLand is a particularly exciting location for Geosyntec…
AUSTIN, Texas — Geosyntec staff member Brandon Klenzendorf, PhD, CPESC, co-authored the article "Impact of Bridge Rail Geometry on Floodplain Analysis" published in the December 2010 issue of the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. Brandon's co-authors were Michael Barrett, Research Associate Professor, and Randall Charbeneau, Professor of Civil Engineering, from the Center for Research in Water Resources at The University of Texas at Austin.In the article, the authors investigated the hydraulic effects of various bridge…
BOSTON, Ma. — Geosyntec Consultants announces the addition of several key staff to its Water and Natural Resources practice. They bring exceptional capabilities and complement Geosyntec's company-wide practice specialties related to Low Impact Development (LID) design, source water assessments, watershed management, lake and pond management, and streambank assessments and restorations. "These recent additions to our team strengthen our ability to deliver nationally-recognized expertise in water resource management," said Geosyntec principal, Steven Roy, LEED AP. "Our…
SAN FRANCISCO — Geosyntec Consultants and the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board are co-hosting a Stormwater Harvesting Workshop on December 6, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.This free workshop is open to the general public and is targeted to municipalities, engineers, consultants, and regulators to gain a better understanding of how various stormwater harvesting techniques (cisterns, blue roofs, underground detention basins, etc.) can effectively meet new requirements in the Municipal Regional Stormwater…