Dogus Meric, Ph.D., P.E., (Illinois) will present a paper via live stream, entitled "Risk Management Measures to Build a New River Valley for the Largest Waterfront Development in North America," at the EcoForum 2021 Conference at on Thursday, December 2nd, 2021. Geosyntec co-authors are Danielle Thorson, P.E. (Ontario); David Bertrand, P.G., P.Geo., QPESA (Ontario); Meggen Janes, P.Eng., QPESA (Ontario); Panos Andonyadis, P.E. (Illinois); Chris Robb, P.E., (Wisconsin); Howard Cumberland (Oregon); and Jay Beech, Ph.D., P.E.,…
On November 2nd, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) announced regulations aimed at reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that traps at least 25 times as much heat in the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and is sometimes referred to as a "superpollutant." According to USEPA, methane emissions from landfills, agriculture, and the oil and gas industry directly contribute to climate change. The oil and natural…
Melissa Setz, P.E. (Georgia) supported Students and Young Members Activities on the Program Committee at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute's Geo-Extreme Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia on November 7-10, 2021. Geosyntec was a Bronze sponsor for the event. In addition to Melissa, other Geosyntec personnel in attendance at the conference included Clinton Carlson, Ph.D., P.E., who serves as Chairman of the Georgia Geo-Institute Chapter of ASCE. Melissa is a…
Frank Stillo, Ph.D. (North Carolina) will present "How Do I Communicate With My Community?" at the 20th Annual North Carolina Environmental • Energy • Health & Safety School (EEHS) at 8 am EST on November 18, 2021. Frank Stillo is a scientist with more than 15 years of experience in environmental consulting and environment, health & safety (EHS) for universities. Frank's clients benefit from his skill in a broad range of disciplines including human health…
Sarah Gustitus-Graham, Ph.D., (Florida) coauthored a paper entitled "Using Bentonite-polymer Composite Geosynthetic Clay Liners to Contain CCR Leachates" in Geosynthetics Magazine on October 1, 2021. Jiannan Chen was the lead author, and other coauthors were Yu Tan and Craig Benson Sarah Gustitus-Graham is a Senior Staff Professional based in Tampa who focuses on solid waste management. She has a breadth of experience in landfill design, hydrologic and geotechnical investigations, bench-scale and modeling studies of liner…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E., (Maryland) coauthored a paper entitled "The role of cost-benefit analysis in the tragedy of the horizon" that was published in IJGlobal: Project Finance & Infrastructure Journal on October 6, 2021. David's coauthor was Alice Hill, senior fellow for climate change policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. David Espinoza is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of containment facilities (e.g., municipal…
Todd Kafka, P.G., Joseph Applegate, P.G., Olivia Cain, and Ryan Tuttle, P.G. (Florida) will present on site remediation at the Florida Remediation Conference at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on November 18–19, 2021. Geosyntec is also hosting an exhibit booth at the event. Todd Kafka is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Florida with more than 26 years of professional experience focused on site assessment, remediation, and hydrogeological investigations for private and public…
Jim Langenbach, P.E., BCEE and Rachel Klinger, P.E., BCEE (Florida) will present on site remediation at the International Symposium and Exhibition on the Redevelopment of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites (MGP 2021) at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on November 18–19, 2021. Geosyntec will also host an exhibit booth at the event. Rachel Klinger is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 12 years of environmental consulting experience focused on providing…
Girish Kumar, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Effects of leachate recirculation system variables on long-term bioreactor landfill performance using coupled thermo-hydro-bio-mechanical model" that was published in the International Journal of Geomechanics in Volume 21, Issue 5 May 2021. Girish was the lead author, and his coauthor was Krishna R. Reddy. Girish Kumar is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with a focus on site assessment and remediation consulting. He has academic and research…
Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E., (Maryland) presented "Waste Diversion and Financial Sustainability” at the at New Hampshire Business and Industry Association at 10:30 a.m. ET on November 9, 2021. Jeremy Morris is a Principal Engineer with Geosyntec Consultants and has more than 20 years of professional experience in solid waste management. He is a practice leader within Geosyntec’s solid waste advisory group. Building on a background in facility design, permitting, and construction oversight, Jeremy provides strategic…
Brian Valleskey, CFM, CLP (Wisconsin), Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ, Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE, and Dennis Dreher (Illinois) will present at the North Branch Watershed Workgroup (NBWW) virtual meeting at 1:00 p.m. CST on November 10, 2021. Brian Valleskey is a Senior Water Resources Specialist who specializes in natural resources projects involving sediment and nutrient management. Brian works as part of a comprehensive nutrient management team focused on appropriately identifying point and nonpoint…
Practitioners from Geosyntec will deliver a number of presentations at the virtual SETAC SciCon4 - North America 42nd Annual Meeting on November 14-18, 2021. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) celebrates 42 years of science at the SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting. Scientists from all sectors – academia, business, government, nonprofit, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations –will meet and work together to find solutions for environmental challenges at regional and global scales. SETAC is…
Rudy Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, NAE, F.ASCE (Georgia) was invited by the UCLA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to present the 2021 Dennis and Leslie Drag Distinguished Lecture. The title of his talk was "Opportunities for CEEs to Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation." Rudy delivered his talk at UCLA's Mong Auditorium on Friday, October 22, 2021. Rudy is a Senior Principal based in Georgia with 40 years of professional experience focused on…
Emma O'Leary (Minnesota) will present on careers in civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering to first-year students in the class Introduction to Civil, Environmental, and Geo-Engineering at the University of Minnesota on November 10, 2021. Emma's co-presenter is Rachel Tenney, University of Minnesota. Emma O'Leary is a Staff Professional based in Minnesota with experience in civil and environmental engineering. She focuses on water and wastewater design, remediation and phytoremediation, and environmental microbiology. The University of Minnesota…
Tara Rolfe, P.G., CHG, (California) has been appointed Secretary to the Water Well Technology Committee of the American Water Works Association's California-Nevada Section (AWWA CA-NV). Tara Rolfe is a Senior Hydrogeologist based in Pasadena, California with more than 17 years of experience focused on potable water supply and groundwater development and sustainability. Her work with public and private clients has included groundwater and spring water development, water supply resilience, basin-wide water management, regulatory compliance, litigation…
Emma O'Leary, Minnesota will present "Grappling with Environmental Injustice" at the Central States Water Environment Association's (CSWEA) virtual Conference on the Environment at 1:00 p.m. CST on November 9, 2021. Emma's co-presenter is Rachel Tenney, University of Minnesota. Emma O'Leary is a Staff Professional based in Minnesota with experience in civil and environmental engineering. She focuses on water and wastewater design, remediation and phytoremediation, and environmental microbiology. CSWEA is an organization of the Water Environment…
Staff from Geosyntec and from ATM, a Geosyntec Company, will attend and present at the 24th Annual Conference of the North Carolina Beach, Inlet, and Waterway Association at Aloft Wilmington, in Wilmington, N.C. Alessandra Braswell, Ph.D., P.E., (North Carolina), from Geosyntec, will present "Lake Mattamuskeet Watershed Active Water Management Project: One Year Later" at 1:40 EDT on Friday, November 5, 2021. Francis Way, P.E., (South Carolina) from ATM, will present "Seabird Nesting Habitat Restoration in…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution to IWC2021 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona, November 7–11, 2021. Geosyntec staff attending the conference are Andrew Holmes, Ph.D. , Kevin Dufresne, P.E., Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo., Janet Goodfellow, P.Eng., and Srinivasa Varadhan, Ph.D., P.E., P.Eng, from our Ontario offices; Scott Forbess, P.E., Hamid Amini, Ph.D., P.E., Richard Hodges, and Phoebe Zheng, P.E., from our California offices; George Hollerbach, P.E., BCEE, CSP (New Jersey); and…
Geosyntec, Savron (a Geosyntec company), and SiREM (a Geosyntec company) practitioners will present virtually at the Real Property Institute of Canada's (RPIC's) Federal Contaminated Sites National Workshop (FCSNW) from November 15-18, 2021. Geosyntec has also provided an in-kind partnership and volunteered resources towards the various organizing committees for the event. The Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) aims to develop a high professional standard of real property management within the Federal Public Sector and provide…
Zachary Fallert, P.E. (Missouri) will present a paper he coauthored, "Instrumented Pilot Study and Full-Scale Preloading of Soft Clay," at Structural and Geo-Confluence 2021 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri at 3:40 p.m. CST on November 4, 2021. Zachary s coauthors are fellow Geosyntec employees Lucas Carr, Juan Pestana, and Christopher Livingston. Zachary Fallert, P.E., is an Engineer based in Missouri. He focuses on geotechnical engineering, including retaining wall design, slope…
Ben Amos, P.E. (Georgia) and Stephanie Jones Cushing, P.E. (Washington D.C.) will make technical presentations at the Energy, Utility, and Environment Conference (EUEC) 2021 – "EUECVirtual." Ben Amos will present "Characterization & Remediation of CCR-Impacted Groundwater" at 8 a.m. PDT on October 26, 2021. Ben's coauthor is Lane Dorman, Geosyntec.Stephanie Jones Cushing will present "In Situ Flushing – A Counter-Intuitive Groundwater Remedy at CCR Sites" at 10:30 a.m. PDT on October 26, 2021. Ben Amos…
Geosyntec practitioners will present at California Stormwater Quality Association Virtual Annual Conference on October 26-27, 2021. Maia Colyar, QISP, is a Water Resources Engineer based in California with experience in stormwater management, hydrology and watershed management, environmental chemistry/forensics, and fate and transport characterization and modeling. Kaylin Boeckman is a Scientist based in California with more than 11 years of experience focused on water quality monitoring and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting and compliance…
Geosyntec practitioners will make significant contributions at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference October 24 through 26 in Palm Springs, California. Geosyntec staff will participate in 11 presentations and will support an additional 4 presentations. They will sit on two panels, present two posters, and teach one training workshop. Geosyntec Participation Presentations PFAS in Stormwater: What We Know 3.0 Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) Monday, October 24 at 11:00 – 11:25 a.m. PST Aliso…
Jonathan Allen, CPESC, TN-QHP (Tennessee) presented "Sinkhole Policy and Analysis, Knox County, Tennessee," and Darrell Nicholas, P.E. and Dillon O'Donnell, P.E. (Tennessee) presented "Implementation of Flood Mitigation Measures in Karst Areas of Knox County, Tennessee" at the Tennessee Stormwater Association (TNSA) Conference at Montgomery Bell State Park in Burns, Tennessee on October 21, 2021. Jonathan Allen is a Senior Scientist based in Tennessee with more than 15 years of experience in performing and managing water…
Todd DeJournett, Ph.D., P.E., (Minnesota) will present "Storage Wars: Sequestering PFAS using Polymer Chemistry" at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation's (EREF's) October Science Session to be held virtually at 1:00 p.m. EDT on October 28, 2021. Craig Benson, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will moderate the discussion. Todd DeJournett is a Senior Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 15 years of professional experience focused in the areas of…
Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., NAE, F.ASCE (Georgia) was the featured GeoLegend in GEOSTRATA's October/November 2021 issue. Rudy Bonaparte is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with 40 years of professional experience focused on the areas of geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; contaminated site, waterway, and sediment assessment and remediation; and solid, hazardous, and low-level radioactive waste disposal facility permitting and design. Rudy served as the President and CEO of Geosyntec for 20 years and…
Dariusz Chlebica, P.G. (Massachusetts) will present "A Comprehensive Remedial Approach for a Former Manufacturing Facility" and David Jensen (Massachusetts) will present "How Much Data is Enough? Designing an Optimized Active Vapor Intrusion Mitigation System with a Limited Conceptual Site Model" at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation's virtual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy on October 20, 2021. Dariusz Chlebica is a Project Geologist based in Massachusetts with experience in…
Brandon Steets, P.E., Megan Otto, P.E., Stacey Isaac, P.E., Maia Colyar, P.E., QISP (California), and Adam Questad, P.E. (Massachusetts) coauthored an article entitled “Performance Changes during Long-Term Monitoring of Full-Scale Media Filter Stormwater Controls at an Industrial Site” for publication in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment on September 27, 2021. Additional coauthors are Robert Pitt, University of Alabama; Robert Gearheart, Humboldt State University; Jon Jones, Wright Water Engineers; Michael Josselyn, WRA,…
Carrie McCoy, P.E., PMP (California) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Engineer. She has more than 20 years of experience as a subject matter expert in environmental consulting and construction. At Geosyntec, Carrie will support environmental remediation operations in the San Diego North office as well as federal sector services nationwide. In past roles, Carrie has investigated, designed, and constructed remedies for complex sites. Her areas of expertise include in situ remedy design and…
Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington, D.C.) and Dylan Eberle, Ph.D. (Massachusetts) presented the webinar titled "Recent Developments in Vapor Intrusion and Environmental Forensics" for the American Bar Association at 12 pm EDT on October 5, 2021. Travis Kline. MEM (Washington, D.C.) moderated the discussion. Helen Dawson 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…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution to WEFTEC 2021 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois on October 16-20, 2021. Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) is an invited presenter for the Industry Plenary Session at the conference, and Ed Horai (New York), Adrienne Nemura, P.E. (Ohio), Nick Butson (Ontario), Brian Petty, P.E. (California), Rishab Mahajan, P.E. (Illinois), Stephanie Sanchez (Florida) Andrew Holmes, Ph.D., (Ontario), and Philip Benson, P.E., PMP (Washington D.C.) will deliver…
Jamey Rosen, P.Geo (Ontario, Canada) will virtually present "Analysis of Panel and Pile Verticality and Overlap in a PIMS" at 4:50 p.m. on October 14, 2021; and Terry Holman, Ph.D., P.E. (Illinois) will virtually lead a meeting of the DFI Working Platforms Working Group at DFI's 46th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Geosyntec's Matthew Chartier, P.E. (Massachusetts) will also be attending the Deep Foundations Institute's 46th Annual…
October 12, 2021
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Jill Cooper and Amy Mifflin to Present at NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Forum Virtual Conference Jill Cooper, J.D. (Colorado) will be on the panel and Amy Mifflin (New Jersey) will be moderating "Driving a Strategic Approach to ESG Management" at NAEM's EHS & Sustainability Management Virtual Event at 2:15 p.m. EST on October 21, 2021. The panel for "Session 22: Driving a Strategic Approach to ESG Management" also includes Carolina Ortega, Nacero,…