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…
Maygan Cline, P.G., QSD/QSP (California) was selected for the regional 40 under 40 list by the Pacific Coast Business Times in Volume 20, Issue number 24 on August 23-29, 2019. Maygan is a Senior Geologist based in Santa Barbara with more than 11 years of experience focused on private-sector industrial clients, and public-sector municipalities. She has extensive experience managing groundwater quality and remediation projects, as well as groundwater/surface water resource planning and management projects. Maygan…
Katie Fox, P.E. (Florida) has been appointed a member of the City of Pensacola Environmental Advisory Board. The Environmental Advisory Board reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council and Mayor on environmental policy issues as follows: (1) Proposed ordinances and codes of an environmental nature, (2) Proposed changes to existing environmental ordinances and codes, (3) Other environmental matters affecting the city referred to the Board by the City Council and Mayor, (4) Other environmental…
Travis Kline, MEM (Washington, D.C.) was elected Co-Vice Chair of Programs for the Science and Technology Committee of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). Travis will hold the position from September 2019 to August 2020. He will be responsible for assisting with program development and the completion of committee reports, developing and delivering educational programs, and collaborating with other ABA and non-ABA entities. Travis was nominated for the position…
Mollie Taylor (Florida) has been elected Director of Relationships for the Society of American Military Engineers' (SAME) Pensacola Post board. As Director of Relationships, Mollie will mentor and guide the Vice Presidents in their duties and attend all Pensacola Post board meetings. She will hold the position Director of Relationships from June 2019 to June 2021. Mollie is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Pensacola with experience in environmental compliance, stormwater and water quality, and…
Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo., Rachel James, and Andrew Holmes, Ph.D. (Ontario) will present on remediation techniques for mine-impacted water at the Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium at the Kimberly Conference Center in Kimberly, British Columbia on September 16-19, 2019. Silvia is a Principal with more than 14 years of consulting experience in water treatment for the mining, oil and gas, and manufacturing industries. As a mining practice leader in Geosyntec's Canadian operations, she provides project direction…
Geosyntec professionals will contribute to the 2019 National Groundwater Association (NGWA) Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont on September 23-24, 2019. David Sherman, P.G. (Pennsylvania) will present "Developing a Robust Conceptual Site Model: A Learning Experience Case Study," and Dariusz Chlebica (Massachusetts) will present "Development of a Conceptual Site Model for Comingled Chlorobenzene Plumes in Weathered Bedrock." In addition, John Persico, P.G. (Massachusetts) is serving as…
Geosyntec will have a significant presence at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' (SEER) 27th Fall Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts on September 11-14, 2019. Geosyntec is one of ABA SEER's annual sponsors, and Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP, a Senior Engineer at Geosyntec's Boston office, is a member of the Local Advisory Committee for planning the Fall Conference. Additionally, Travis Kline, MEM (Washington, D.C.) will present…
Jim Linton (Florida) and Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. (Georgia) presented on phytoremediation and the TreeWell technology to a group of technical experts at Southeastern Utility on August 20, 2019. Jim is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Florida with more than 30 years of experience focused on site assessment and remediation. He specializes in innovative contaminated site investigations, remedial strategy development, biological population studies, wetland restoration, phytoremediation, and regulatory compliance. Jim has developed feasibility studies and…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. and Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) coauthored a paper entitled "The role of traditional discounted cash flows in the tragedy of the horizon: another inconvenient truth" for publication in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change on July 29, 2019. David and Jeremy's coauthors are Hiba Baroud, Ph.D., Vanderbilt (Tennessee); Marcelo Bisogno, Inter-American Development Bank (Washington D.C.); Arturo Cifuentes, Ph.D., Columbia Business School (New York); Anastassios Gentzoglanis, Ph.D., Université de Sherbrooke…
Rica Enriquez, Ph.D. (Minnesota) coauthored an article entitled "An Implicit Algebraic Turbulence Closure Scheme for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Simulation" published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (JAS). Rica's coauthors are Xiaoming Shi, Robert L. Street, George H. Bryan, and Fotini Katopodes Chow. Rica is an Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 11 years of experience focused on modeling atmospheric, oceanic, and fluvial flows. Her modeling work has included hydrodynamic, sediment transport, and contaminant…
Sandy Owens, CHMM, CSP (Florida) presented two technical sessions on the General Duty Clause under risk management plans (RMP) at the Central Florida (CF) Regional Conference at the Embassy Suites in Kissimmee, Florida on August 27-28, 2019. Sandy is a Senior Scientist with more than 20 years of experience in environmental, health and safety compliance with specific technical expertise in process safety management (PSM) and RMP compliance. She performs PSM and RMP audits, develops PSM/RMP…
Geosyntec will be well represented at the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois on September 21-25, 2019. Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey); Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ (Illinois); Adrienne Nemura, P.E. (Ohio); Chao Zhou, P.E. (California); Brian Petty, P.E. (California); and Edward Horai (New York) will present at the conference. Adrienne also helped with the planning of Roundtable Session 419. Overall, 13 Geosyntec…
Travis Kline, MEM (Washington, D.C.) will present "PFAS – Beyond Impacts to Water" at The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts from 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. on September 12, 2019. Travis is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience focused on human health risk assessment and applied toxicology. The ABA SEER 27th Fall…
Chuck Whisman, P.E. (Pennsylvania) presented "Using Behavior-Based Safety & Data Management to Improve Your Safety Culture" at the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) Health & Safety Meeting on August 14, 2019. Chuck is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 25 years of professional experience helping clients with their most challenging engineering and environmental projects across the world, including hundreds of remediation and capital projects. Chuck presented on safety from an engineering perspective,…
Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., PEng, (Ontario), Michelle Cho, Ph.D. (Ontario), and Frederic Cosme, CPEng, Ir. (Melbourne, Australia) will present at the 10th International Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ 2019) at the University of Liege Auditorium 500 in Liege, Belgium on September 9-12, 2019. Julie will be delivering a keynote presentation entitled "Challenges and Considerations for Assessing and Monitoring Natural Attenuation Mechanisms, Plume Persistence, and Treatment Durations at Megasites with Complex Chemistries and Heterogeneous Environments." Michelle will be…
Eric Kovich, P.E. will moderate a panel "Pipeline Construction, Integrity and Operations Management" at the Marcellus Shale Coalition's Pipeline Safety, Operations and Maintenance Seminar at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania from 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. on September 12, 2019. Eric is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) regulatory compliance, environmental planning and permitting, mergers and acquisitions, and…
Nick Muenks (Missouri) will present "Biotic Ligland Model vs. Water Effects Ratio" at the Missouri Water Seminar at the Stoney Creek Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri at 10:55 a.m. on September 5, 2019. Nick is a Senior Scientist based in Missouri with more than 15 years of experience addressing a diverse range of water quality issues such as remedial site investigations, stormwater characterization, agricultural and urban best management practice performance, watershed management, development of water…
Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) will serve as a panel member and trainer/presenter for the online Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) Panel Event: Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Performance Evaluation from 1-2 p.m. EDT on September 10, 2019. The other panelists are Allison Dunaway, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; Patrick Hsieh, Dalton Olmsted & Fuglevand, Inc.; and Douglas Howie, Washington Department of Ecology. Other members from the ITRC project team will also participate as facilitators…
Bob Anderson, LHG, CWRE (Washington) will present "Emerging Contaminants, a Recurring Issue for Drinking Water Utilities: The City of Issaquah, Washington Case Study" at PWX 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from September 8-11, 2019. Bob's co-presenter is Robert York, P.E., Engineering Manager for the City of Issaquah, Washington. Bob is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist with more than 30 years of experience focused on water resources development and management for clients…
Mary deFlaun, Ph.D., BCES (New Jersey) has been elected Trustee-at-Large of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Board of Trustees. Mary is a Senior Principal Environmental Microbiologist based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of experience remediating recalcitrant organics and metals through monitored natural attenuation, enhanced in situ bioremediation, in situ chemical reduction, and biosequestration of metals. She will begin her three-year term as Trustee-at-Large on January 1, 2020. Mary's…
Eric Sager, P.G.; Erin Reed, Ph.D., P.E.; Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida); and Jared Ervin, Ph.D. (California) will speak at the Florida Lake Management Society's (FLMS) 30th Annual Technical Symposium at the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida on August 27-30, 2019. Eric is speaking on PFAS contamination in water to close Session A1: Indian River Lagoon-Identifying Problems. Erin and Brandon will speak on identifying the sources of bacteria and nutrients in Session B2:…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) coauthored a paper entitled "What is the Use of Doing Solid Waste Rate Analysis?" published in Waste Management Magazine on pages 54-56 of volume 10 on August 2, 2019. Marc's coauthor was Laurel C. Ureña (Florida). 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…
Geosyntec practitioners will moderate and speak on various panels at the Georgia Environmental Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia from August 21-23, 2019. The annual Georgia Environmental Conference is a large, comprehensive, and diverse educational opportunity and will be attended by more than 700 local, state, and federal government officials; business and industry leaders; attorneys; consultants; engineers; developers; land owners; architects; agribusiness leaders; energy experts; water planning districts; universities; public…
Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California) and Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont) will present on risk assessments associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Focused Topic Meeting on "Environmental Risk Assessment of PFAS" at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina from August 12-15, 2019. Jason will present "Classification and Grouping of PFAS for Environmental Risk Assessment." He and Jessica will present posters entitled "Guidance for Assessing…
Ali Nasseri-Moghaddam, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Ontario) has joined Geosyntec as a Principal Geotechnical Engineer. He brings broad expertise in dam and earthquake engineering, risk management for underground structures, slope stability assessments, geotechnical design of tunneling works, and applications of geophysics in geotechnical engineering. Ali has led multidisciplinary projects for his clients, providing geotechnical investigations, foundation design, and construction quality assurance and quality control for major wind farms, infrastructure, and landfills. His project work includes the assessment…
Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) was announced as a recipient of the Ascending Leader Award from the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC). She received the award at the EBC's 25th Annual Summer Garden Party in Boston, Massachusetts on August 8, 2019. Jessica is a Senior Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than nine years of professional experience focused on environmental engineering and specializing in remedial design and implementation. She has designed remedial systems…
The new office, located in Bristol, is central to the UK and Ireland Operations, which are led by Branch Manager Dr. Gary Wealthall. Managed by Andrew Morgan, this office focuses on soil and groundwater investigation, risk assessment, and remediation. In addition to Dr. Wealthall and Andrew, the Bristol office staff includes James Rayner, Walker Prentke, Dr. Marlies van der Schee, and Emily Hadrill. Dr. Wealthall is a Senior Principal Consultant based in the UK with…
Geosyntec's Andrea Braga, PE, CPESC (Massachusetts) and Erica Tillinghast, PE, CPESC (Georgia) recently created a training manual to support EnviroCert International's (ECI) new Qualified Stormwater Manager (QSM) program. Erica also assisted in the studio, recording the QSM training with ECI. Andrea is a Principal Water Resources Engineer with more than 12 years of professional experience focused on helping clients develop innovative solutions to their complex water quality, flooding, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)…
Kenneth J.K. Smith, P.G. (Pennsylvania) recently joined Geosyntec as a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist, focusing on supporting environmental permitting and planning projects for large-scale linear projects in the oil and gas and power sectors. Ken has more than 32 years of experience in program management and operations management, and his predominant technical experience is liability management and environmental remediation under multiple state and regulatory conditions. He most recently served as a Senior Program Manager for several…
Staci Capozzi, Ph.D. (Maryland) coauthored a paper entitled "Polychlorinated biphenyls in stormwater sediments: Relationships with land use and particle characteristics" published in the Journal Water Research on July 16, 2019. Staci's coauthors were Siqi Cao, Birthe V. Kjellerup, and Allen P. Davis. Staci is a Senior Staff Scientist focused on data mining, source apportionment, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and the bioremediation of PCBs and halogenated solvents in subsurface systems. Staci has applied her skills to apportion…
Randy Brandt, P.G. (California) presented "The Intersection of Climate Change and Environmental Due Diligence" at Baker McKenzie's Annual International Environmental Law Conference in Chicago, Illinois on June 19-21, 2019. Randy is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 30 years of management and technical experience with environmental and hazardous waste issues. He has focused on development and implementation of environmental restoration programs for blighted hazardous waste sites ranging in size from gasoline…