Michelle, Cho, Ph.D. and Felipe Solano (Ontario) coauthored a paper entitled "Field Trials of Chaotic Advection to Enhance Reagent Delivery" that was published in the journal Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation (GWMR) on Pages 23-29 in Volume 39 Issue three on May 23, 2019. Their coauthors were Neil R. Thomson, Michael G. Trefry, Daniel R. Lester, and Guy Metcalfe. Michelle is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Ontario, focused on the remediation of soil and groundwater…
Geosyntec practitioners delivered a number of presentations at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario on November 3-7, 2019. Several Geosyntec practitioners presented posters on the topic of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, at the recent Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. PFAS are a family of thousands of man-made compounds that are emerging as potential hazards…
Emily Anderson (Minnesota) and Jay Thompson, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) will each present a technical session at the Air & Waste Management Association Upper Midwest Section's (A&WMA-UMS's) 34th Annual Conference on the Environment (COE) at the Minneapolis Convention Center Minnesota on November 7, 2019. Emily is a Staff Scientist based in Minnesota focused on bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics/data analysis. A remediation and water treatment practitioner, she is a key contributor to projects in industries including…
Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California) and Emily Larson (Colorado) will present "Ecological Risks of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)" for the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) webinar from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 12, 2019. Jason is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on risk assessment and contaminated sediments in contaminated site assessment and management, environmental toxicology, and ecological and human health risk assessment.…
David Latham, PG, Eric Sager, P.G. (Florida), Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D. (California), and Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.), are presenting on multiple topics at the 2019 Southeast Brownfields Conference at the DoubleTree Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida on October 27-30, 2019. Cristina Graver, P.E. (Boca Raton) will also be representing Geosyntec at the conference. David is a Senior Hydrogeologist based in Florida with over 25 years of experience focused on site assessment/remediation, environmental due diligence/compliance, hydrogeologic…
Savron has launched a new website to help clients learn about the advantages they gain with Savron's products and services. Savron is a multi-national provider of sustainable waste management and remediation solutions, specializing in the safe, energy-efficient treatment of a broad range of hazardous materials. Savron's solutions are based on patented smoldering-based technology (STAR/STARx) – an energy-efficient self-sustaining combustion process that captures and recycles the energy released from hazardous materials to destroy them in an…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) was presented with the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA's) Life Member Award at WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2019. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid waste plans, financial assessments,…
Dave Himmelheber, Ph.D., P.E. (New Jersey) and Russell Hyatt (New York) co-presented a seminar at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey on sustainable beneficial use of contaminated dredged material on October 9, 2019. Dave is a Principal Engineer based in the New Jersey area and specializes in contaminated sediment management and remediation and has served as project manager and design engineer on several major projects in the New York/New Jersey area. Russell is…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM (California) will deliver three presentations at Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Training sponsored by the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) and Washington State Department of Ecology in Tacoma, Washington on October 24, 2019. Rula is a Senior Principal based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on private practice and academia addressing the cross-media fate and transport of contaminants and the remediation of complex soil and groundwater…
Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.) and Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G. (Ontario) recently completed a series of vapor intrusion (VI) fact sheets to supplement the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Vapor Intrusion Handbook. Helen is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Consultant based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of experience focused on private practice, academia, and public service. Her practice spans a wide range of technical disciplines including vapor intrusion, groundwater characterization,…
Several Geosyntec practitioners will participate in the 35th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on October 21-24, 2019. Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) once again serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the conference. In addition, Geosyntec practitioners will lead several workshops, platform sessions, and poster presentations at the conference. The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy attracts a wide variety of representation…
Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE, FDEP (Florida) will participate in a panel entitled "Adaptation in Practice" at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) 50th Anniversary Master Class - Climate Adaptation: Principles, Policy, and Practice in Washington, D.C. from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. on October 30, 2019. Mark's co-panelists are Margaret E. Peloso, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Kate Johnson, Chief, Green Building & Climate Branch, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment; and David I. Maurstad, Deputy…
Andrew Brey, P.G. (Florida) co-authored a paper entitled "Appraisal of coal- and coke-derived wastes in soils near a former manufactured gas plant, Jacksonville, Florida" for publication in the International Journal of Coal Geology on August 16, 2019. Andrew's co-author was Scott Stout, NewFields Environmental Forensics Practice. Andrew is a Senior Geologist based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental site assessment and remedial investigation. He has directed manufactured gas plant…
Adrienne Nemura, P.E. and Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) will present an informational session entitled "Updated User's Guide for Considering Integrated Wastewater and Stormwater Planning" during a Water Research Foundation (WRF) web webinar on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. This web seminar is designed for utilities, municipalities, and regulatory staff who are interested in learning about or applying integrated planning for municipalities. In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Integrated Planning…
Geosyntec is a gold sponsor for and exhibitor at the National Association for Environmental Management's (NAEM) environment, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) Management Forum at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario on October 15-18, 2019. Come by exhibit number 105 and meet Geosyntec professionals Elaina Modlin, P.E. (Florida); Jenna Newcombe, CHMM (Massachusetts); and John Hollar, P.E. (Georgia). In addition, our team will be supported by other Geosyntec leaders including Paula Hutchison, P.Eng.; Hannah Chessell;…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) authored a guest editorial entitled "This I Believe" for publication in MSW Management on September 23, 2019. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid waste plans, financial assessments, rate studies/audits, development of construction procurement…
Chuck Whisman, P.E. (Pennsylvania) will present "Facing Today's Escalating Challenges and Producing Tomorrow's Solutions" at The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (CMC-Global) International Conference at the Grand Hayatt in Nassau, Bahamas on October 15-18, 2019. Other speakers at the conference include Dwight Mihalicz, David A. Fields, Therese Turner-Jones, Gowon N.G. Bowe, Dr. Simon Haslam, Kristie Powell, and Yutaka Fukuyama. Chuck is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 25 years of…
Suzanne Gabriele (Denver) is co-chairing the Colorado Environmental Management Society's (CEMS') fall conference at the Champions Club at the Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on October 15, 2019. Suzanne and her co-chair provided leadership for the team that established the conference theme, selected speakers, developed the agenda, and secured sponsorships. The theme is Economic Growth and Sustainability: Finding the Balance between Population Growth and Environmental Stewardship. Geosyntec is a sponsor of the…
Amanda McNally, P.E. (Pennsylvania) coauthored a paper entitled "Ten years later: The progress and future of integrating sustainable principles, practices, and metrics into remediation projects" that was published in Volume 29 of the journal Remediation on September 11, 2019. Amanda's coauthors were Paul Favara, Dick Raymond, Matthew Ambrusch, Arianna Libera, Gerlinde Wolf, John A. Simon, Barbara Maco, Elizabeth R. Collins, Melissa A. Harclerode, Reanne Ridsdale, Maile Smith, and Lyndsey Howard. Amanda is a Project Engineer…
Geosyntec professionals will be delivering three presentations and moderating a session at Remediation Technologies Symposium 2019 (RemTech 2019) at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada on October 16-18, 2019. Tracy Dannell, EP, Silvia Mancini, Ph.D, P.Geo., Ron Gestler, David Bertrand, P.Geo. and Trevor Carlson, QP of Geosyntec will be participating, moderating and/or presenting at the conference. Tracy Dannell is a Project Scientist/Biologist with more than 13 years of professional environmental experience focused…
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)'s Boone Dam project was recently named the 2019 Outstanding Environmental and Engineering Geologic Project by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). The award was given for the project team's "innovative uses of georeferenced data during design, its application of risk-informed decision-making, and its contributions to the practice of underground construction in dams." Geosyntec served TVA and the project with dam safety inspections, instrumentation monitoring, and performance evaluations during…
Several Geosyntec practitioners will contribute to the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)'s 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago from October 15-18, 2019. Geosyntec practitioners delivering presentations are: Jamey Rosen, P.Geo., Amir Ahmadipur, Ph.D., Daniel Woeste, P.E., and Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E. Jamey is a Senior Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on Geospatial Information Management System design and development. Jamey…
Paul Nicholson, P.Eng (Ontario) will lead a webinar entitled "Optimization of Vapour Intrusion Investigations and Mitigation" organized by the Australian Land & Groundwater Association on at 11:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019. Paul is a Senior Engineer at Geosyntec with 15 years of experience in environmental consulting. His practice focuses on assessing and mitigating human health risks associated with sub-surface vapour intrusion, including developing many large scale vapour intrusion assessment programs for properties with as…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) was nominated for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)'s Life Member Award that is to be given at this year's annual conference WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2019. Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid…
Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) will present "Stormwater Citizen Suit Liabilities in the Information Age" at the California Lawyers Association’s (CLA) Annual Meeting at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California at 10 a.m. on October 12, 2019. Brandon will present alongside Kim Bick of Bick Law and Yvonne West, director of the Office of Enforcement of the California State Water Resources Control Board. Brandon will present case studies and lessons learned from Clean Water Act…
Geosyntec will once again make a technical contribution to the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Conference 2019 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 7-9. Susan Welt, MPH, P.E. (Massachusetts) and Andrew Brey, P.G. (Florida) served on the Technical Review Committee supporting development of the conference. Susan will also serve as a session moderator for an expert panel discussion entitled "Improving Community Relations." Rachel Klinger, P.E., BCEE (Florida) will present on how to…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D. (California) will deliver the keynote lecture at the 2019 NZSOLD-ANCOLD Pre-Conference Workshop on October 9, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. As part of the Resilient Dams in an Earthquake Environment workshop, Lelio will present "Evaluation of Earthquake-Induced Cracking of Embankment Dams," an overview of available methods to assess the potential for earthquake-induced cracking of embankment dams and propose a new approach to evaluate embankment dam cracking. In addition, he will illustrate the…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) will be presented with the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA's) Life Member Award at the annual conference WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2019. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid…
With offices in four states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Geosyntec is deeply involved in promoting and supporting efforts that help sustain the resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Geosyntec is part of a broad partnership of federal agencies, academic organizations, businesses, and other non-profits in the Gulf Coast region that is celebrating the importance of the Gulf of Mexico during 2020. "Embrace the Gulf" is an awareness campaign that highlights the value, sustainability, and…
Geosyntec will make substantial technical contributions at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California on October 7-9, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include 10 oral presentations. The CASQA Annual Conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. Over 1,000 attendees and 60 exhibitors are expected for three days of training and…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) joins past Geosyntec inductees into the University of California, Berkeley's Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Academy of Distinguished Alumni (Academy). She will join the 2019 class of inductees at the Academy's annual gala event on October 3rd at the University Club on the Berkeley campus. Academy members are Berkeley CEE alumni that are truly noteworthy for their contributions to the profession and to societal well‐being and development, both in…
Danielle Kerper, P.G., QSD, QSP, QISP (California) will moderate two sessions and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger (Washington) will deliver a keynote presentation at the 35th Annual Environmental Conference at the San Diego Convention Center in California on October 1-2, 2019. Danielle is a Professional Geologist based in California focused on stormwater management, environmental stewardship, and site assessment for various industrial and municipal clients. Dottie is a Professional Earth Scientist based in Seattle, Washington, working on complex soil…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) was selected as the recipient of this year's Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) President's Award. The award is presented annually to one person who embodies professional excellence as well as demonstrates the "three E's" - encourage, enhance, and exchange. Rula was congratulated by Mackenzie Cremeans, Ph.D., President–Elect, Association for Women Geoscientists "for being such a strong leader in our profession!" Rula is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Consultant…