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,…
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…
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…