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Spencer Washburn, Ph.D., (Minnesota) coauthored a paper titled "Mercury Isotopic Evidence for the Importance of Particles as a Source of Mercury to Marine Organisms" in Volume 119 of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published on September 20, 2022. Spencer's coauthors were Laura Motta and Joel Blum of the University of Michigan; Brian Popp and Jeffery Drazen of the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Blaire Umhau and Claudia R. Benitez-Nelson of the University…
Geosyntec is exhibiting and moderating a session at the Air & Waste Management Association's Lake Michigan States Section (A&WMA–LMSS) Annual Air Conference in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, on November 1, 2022. Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, will serve as moderator of the "Luncheon and Speaker" session at 11:45 a.m. CDT on November 1. In addition, attendees can visit Geosyntec's booth and connect with our technical experts and discover how we help meet their air quality and…
Daniel Hodges, CEnvP (Melbourne/Victoria) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Engineer. Dan has more than 16 years of experience as a subject matter expert in contaminant hydrogeology, groundwater, and vapor intrusion. At Geosyntec, Dan will focus on the manufacturing, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors, with a focus on complex contaminated sites. In past roles, Dan has managed high-profile groundwater projects involving fractured rock systems, at coastal sites, and at sites adjacent to surface…
While it's not rare for Geosyntec employees to spend a month in the field, the month of fieldwork completed by Senior Environmental Engineer Olga Stewart (P.E.), Senior Engineering Geologist Jared Warner (P.G., CEG, CPG), and Senior Geotechnical Engineer Jay Griffin (P.E.) last summer was truly exceptional. Last May, the three practitioners were part of a team of 25 who travelled to one of the most remote areas in Alaska's Aleutian Chain, Amchitka Island. There, the…
Geosyntec is sponsoring, presenting at, and helping plan the Federal Contaminated Sites Workshop hosted by the 2022 Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC). Workshop will be held online on November 2 and 3, 2022. The workshop, with a theme of "Climate Change Considerations in Contaminated Sites Management," is expected to have roughly 350 participants. Our contributing practitioners are Tracy Dannell, EP (Ontario), Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE (Illinois), Rob Annear, Ph.D., P.E. (Oregon), Eric…
Nigel Pickering, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) coauthored "Systematic Evaluation of Materials to Enhance Soluble Phosphorus Removal Using Biofiltration or Bioswale Stormwater Management Controls," published in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, Volume 9, Issue 1. Nigel's coauthor was Md. Arafat Ali of the University of Buffalo. Nigel Pickering is a Senior Water Resources Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 30 years of experience focused on watershed monitoring and modeling, water resources assessment…
Kirk Craig, P.E., PEE (Arizona) will present "PFAS—Pushing the envelope on technological and regulatory advancement" at The Remediation Workshop hosted by Environmental Workshops. The event will be held at Lumberjaxes Axe Throwing in Phoenix, Arizona, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MST on October 27, 2022. This year's conference theme is "Emerging Contaminants." Kirk Craig is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Arizona with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterizing…
Ken Yass, P.E., CHMM, Jeff Tracy, P.G., and Jeremy Luebke, P.E. (Wisconsin) will present at the Federation of Environmental Technologists (FET) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on October 25-27, 2022. Ken, Jeff, and Jeremy will be presenting during the EHS Primer as part of the "Environment 2022 Professional Development Courses." They will also be available to meet and for questions at Geosyntec's Booth #44. Ken Yass is a Principal Engineer in Geosyntec's Milwaukee,…
Kaylin McDermett (Pennsylvania) coauthored a paper entitled "Assessing Potential Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Trophic Transfer to Crickets (Acheta domesticus)" that was published in The Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Volume 41, Issue 9 in September 2022. Kaylin McDermett was the lead author, and her coauthors were Dr. Todd Anderson, Dr. W. Andrew Jackson, and Dr. Jennifer Guelfo of Texas Tech University. Kaylin is a Senior Staff Engineer based in Pennsylvania who focuses on PFAS…
Xin Peng, Ph.D., P.E., and Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, (Georgia) will present on geotechnical data management at the 51st Annual Southeastern Transportation Geotechnical Engineering Conference (STGEC) at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida, on October 17–20, 2022. Xin will present "Automated Assessment of Statistic Features to Facilitate Geotechnical Site Characterization and Design in Large Transportation Projects in Louisiana" at 1:30 p.m. EDT on October 18, 2022. Xin's co-presenter is Jesse…
Amanda McNally, P.E. (Pennsylvania) and Julia Keay, P.E., CPESC (Massachusetts) will present "Tiered Approach to Sustainability Analysis in Sediment Remediation Decision Making" and "Tools for Flood Risk Management & Increased Resiliency in New York City" at the 38th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy at the Murray D. Lincoln Campus Center of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Massachusetts on October 17 through 20, 2022. Amanda McNally is a Senior Engineer…
Andrew Sims (Ontario) coauthored the paper "Self-sustaining smouldering combustion for the treatment of industrial oily waste" recently published online in Waste Management & Research: The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy (WM&R) on September 20, 2022. Andrew was the lead author. His coauthors were Gabriel Sabadell of Savron, a Geosyntec company, and Carl Lam, Daniel Segal, Paul Bireta, and Dave Thomas of the Chevron Technical Center. A Senior Staff Engineer based in Ontario, Andrew is…
Meena Viswanath, P.E.,(Maryland) and Christopher Hunt, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., (California) coauthored "Waste Not, Want Not: Commercial Redevelopment of a Former Landfill Site" that was published in the October/November 2022 issue of GEOSTRATA. The article describes a brownfields redevelopment project over a capped landfill adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, approximately 3 miles north of the San Francisco Airport. It focuses on the geotechnical, geoenvironmental, regulatory, and project management aspects of this complex redevelopment over a…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E. (California) coauthored the new guidance document, "Analysis of Seismic Deformations of Embankment Dams," published by the United States Society on Dams (USSD) in August 2022. This first-of-its-kind report was written to help guide consultants, regulatory agencies, and dam owners as they choose and use numerical models to reliably estimate future deformations of embankment dams due to earthquakes. Lelio chairs USSD's Committee on Earthquakes and the Subcommittee on Seismic Deformation Analysis…
Geosyntec's Sarah Gustitus-Graham, Ph.D., EI (Florida), Jill Gaffigan (Georgia), and Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., (Florida) were chief contributors to the Summer 2022 issue of the Florida Sunshine Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA FL) Newsletter, Talking Trash. Beginning with a cover image of a Geosyntec project and a first-page advertisement for Geosyntec's solid waste management services, the issue features Geosyntec throughout. In the issue's "Letter from the President," Keith Howard, SWANA FL…
Shaun Donmoyer (Pennsylvania) coauthored a paper titled "Effect of Oxidative Breakers on Organic Matter Degradation, Contaminant Mobility and Critical Mineral Release During Shale-Fracturing Fluid Interactions in the Marcellus Shale" that will be published in the journal Fuel on January 1, 2023. The paper is already available online. Shaun was the lead author; his coauthors were Vikas Agrawal, Sikha Sharma, and J. Alexandra Hakala. A Staff Professional Geologist based in Pennsylvania, Shaun focuses on site investigation…
Jovana Radovanovic (Florida) coauthored "Runoff Quantity and Quality from Amended Urban Residential Lawns published in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. The paper appeared online on July 1, 2022 and will be printed in the November 2022 issue. Jovana was the lead author; her coauthor was Eban Bean of the University of Florida. A staff scientist based in Florida, Jovana focuses on agricultural and biological engineering and is also a research associate…
Nigel Pickering, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) will present "Materials for Maximizing Phosphorus Removal from Stormwater " at the Minnesota Water Resources Conference at the Saint Paul RiverCentre at 1:35 p.m. CDT on October 19, 2022. Nigel's co-presenter is Md. Arafat Ali, University of Buffalo Nigel Pickering is a Senior Water Resources Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 30 years of experience focused on watershed monitoring and modeling, water resources assessment and planning, and stormwater design…
Harsh Anurag, Ph.D. (Minnesota) coauthored a paper entitled "Assessing Future Climate Change Impacts on Groundwater Recharge in Minnesota" that was published in the Journal of Hydrology in Volume 612 in September 2022. Harsh was the lead author and his coauthor was G.-H. Crystal Ng. Harsh Anurag is a Senior Staff Professional based in Geosyntec's Minneapolis, Minnesota office, specializing in hydrologic modeling. As part of his research focus, he analyzed future recharge trends in Minnesota using…
Jenny Ramirez, Ph.D., (Ontario) and Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present "Dam Breach and Inundation Analysis for the Tailings Storage Facility at a Gold Mine in West Africa" at the Canadian Dam Association's (CDA) Annual Conference at the St. John's Convention Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland at 2:30 p.m. on October 18, 2022. Jenny and Sean's coauthors are David Espinoza and Jeremy Morris, Geosyntec Consultants. Jenny Ramirez is a Project Professional in Ontario, Canada,…
Amanda McNally, P.E. and Ron Arcuri, P.G. (Pennsylvania) will present "Environmental Due Diligence Overview" at the Allegheny County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program: Environmental Due Diligence Overview and Navigating the ESG Roadmap at the Koppers Building E.P. Mellon Room in Pittsburgh, PA at 12 p.m. on October 13, 2022. Amanda is discussing "Navigating the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Roadmap," and Ron covers the "Environmental Due Diligence Overview." Amanda McNally is an engineer and…
Practitioners from Geosyntec and ATM, a Geosyntec company, will make meaningful contributions to the Southeast Stormwater Association's (SESWA) 17th Annual Regional Stormwater Conference at the Hilton Head Marriott in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, October 5 through 7, 2022. Steve Peene, Ph.D., (Florida) a Senior Principal with ATM, chairs the SESWA's legislative committee and leads an ad hoc committee developing a new stormwater utility factsheet that addresses the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This document will…
David Major, Ph.D., BCES, (Ontario) coauthored a paper titled "Carbon Injection to Support In-situ Smoldering Remediation" that was published in Remediation: The Journal of Environmental Cleanup Costs, Technologies, and Techniques on September 22, 2022. David Major was the lead author, and his coauthors were Gillian Wilton and Jason Gehard, both of the University of Western Ontario. Dave is a Senior Principal at Savron, a Geosyntec company. With more than 30 years of experience, he is…
Svetlana Taylor (Illinois) Authored a Paper titled "Integrating Sewage Thermal Energy Use (STEU) and Other Emerging Water‐Energy‐Waste Technologies into Decentralized/Distributed Systems" for The Water Research Foundation. Svetlana Taylor is an engineer in training (EIT) with an educational background in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She offers clients extensive knowledge of conventional and innovative technologies with applications spanning the entire water sector, including drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and surface water.…
Geosyntec professionals will speak, present, and teach at RemTEC and Emerging Contaminants Summit at The Westin Westminster in Westminster, Colorado, October 4 through 6, 2022. Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM PMP, Robert Ettinger, Julie Chambon, Ph.D, P.E., Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., Megan Houlihan (California), Leah MacKinnon, P.Eng. (Ontario), Chris Shores, P.E. (North Carolina), Alexandra Ambrosino (Maryland), and Jean Zodrow, Ph.D (Colorado), will be participating, presenting, and leading workshops. In addition, Rula Deeb and Heather Rectanus, Ph.D, P.E.…
Kaylin McDermett, coauthored a paper on her Ph.D. research titled "Assessing Potential Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Trophic Transfer to Crickets (Acheta domesticus)" in the Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) published September 14th, 2022. Manuscript coauthors include faculty at Texas Tech University, including Dr. Todd Anderson, Dr. Andrew Jackson, and Dr. Jennifer Guelfo. Kaylin began with Geosyntec at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office in April 2022. She has completed her Ph.D. research in Civil/Environmental Engineering at…
Daniel Espinoza, Mehdi Khalili, Ph.D, P.E., Julia Roberts (Maryland), Liz Smith (Virginia), Jamey Rosen, P.GEO., and Sheldon Liu (Ontario) and will be attending and staffing a booth at the 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations from October 4 through October 7, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Geosyntec practitioners assisted in planning for this year's conference. Jamey Rosen, as Chair of the Information Management Systems Committee, oversaw the…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., (Florida) and Jill Gaffigan (Georgia) coauthored "Hillsborough County, FL Addresses Covid-19 Collection Issues" published in the WasteAdvantage Magazine on June 30, 2022. Marc and Jill"s coauthor was Damien Tramel of the Hillsborough County, Florida, Department of Solid Waste. Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management as a public agency manager and consultant. Jill Gaffigan is a Senior…
In August 2023, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will impose a new rule (10 CSR 7.015(9)(B)2) for major wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with phosphorus discharges. Additional treatment may be necessary to meet the new total phosphorus limit of 1 mg/L as an annual average based on the design flow. Alternatively, the WWTP can achieve an overall reduction of influent total phosphorus concentration of 75 percent. Combined sewer systems have the option to request alternative…
Ali Ebrahimi, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), Logan Brant, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), Alex McKenzie-Johnson, L.G., L.E.G., P.G. (Texas), and Bailey Theriault, P.G., L.G. (New Hampshire) will attend and present at the 2022 International Pipeline Conference (IPC2022) at the Hyatt Regency Telus Convention Center in Calgary, Alberta. The conference will be held September 26 through 30, 2022. Ali Ebrahimi is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 15 years of experience focused on the…
Eric Kovich, P.E. (Florida) will be one of three panelists discussing PFAS Remediation Challenges in the Liquid Terminals Industry during the International Liquid Terminals Association's (ILTA's) Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security (EHS&S) Committee Meeting at the Omni Parker House in Boston, Massachusetts, at 11:10 a.m. EDT on September 20, 2022. The title of his discussion is "Environmental Remediation Considerations" regarding PFAS Firefighting Foams. Eric's co-presenters are Elizabeth Denly of TRC Companies and Kent Sorrenson of…
Douglas Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) will be one of five instructors of the Princeton Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology Course Brasil Edition 2022. The course will be held September 26 through 30, 2022, at the Hotel Mercure Jardins in Sao Paulo. Doug's topic is "Remediation Engineering" and includes soil and groundwater remediation technologies such as bioremediation, in situ chemical oxidation, soil vapor extraction and air sparging. Doug will also discuss methods to evaluate and address…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington, D.C.), Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly, Ph.D. (Georgia), and Jay Thompson, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) will present at the 30th Fall Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on September 21–23, 2022. Geosyntec is a Platinum Sponsor of the event. Travis's co-presenters are Lawrence Schnapf, Schnapf LLC; Pamela Elkow, Corporate Law Partners; and Peggy Otum, WilmerHale. Travis Kline is a Senior…