Geosyntec professionals will be delivering five presentations and moderating a session at Remediation Technologies Symposium 2021 (RemTech 2021) at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada on October 13–15, 2021. Geosyntec is a Silver Sponsor of the event. Savron, division of Geosyntec, will also be represented at RemTech2021. Employees from both organizations — Silvia Mancini, Meggen Janes, Paul Nicholson, Sarah Miles, and Laura Kinsman will be participating, presenting, and staffing a booth. Silvia…
Dan LaPorte (Ontario) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a principal hydrogeochemist. He has more than 15 years of experience as a subject matter expert in hydrogeological and geochemical characterization, predictive water quality modelling, environmental monitoring programs, and site investigations. In particular, Dan's work has focused on hydrogeological and geochemical investigations within the mining sector, waste management, and urban development industries, in Canada and abroad. At Geosyntec, Dan will leverage his experience and Geosyntec's culture of…
Suzana Kraus (Ontario) was interviewed in an episode of the NICOLE Latin America Podcast entitled "Environmental Bioremediation – Benefits and Limitations" on September 15, 2021. Suzana Kraus is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Ontario with experience in the environmental and remediation fields. Her practice focuses on promoting project alignment between international, interdisciplinary teams across Canada, the U.S., Brazil, and Argentina. She is also regularly involved in the financial management of complex site projects, budget…
Mark Johnson (Maryland) discusses current drivers in the commercial real estate market with an eye toward adaptive reuse, ESG, and other game changing topics on ERIS’ Risk-E Business Environmental & Due Diligence Podcast. Mark Johnson is a Principal Consultant based in Maryland with more than 25 years of experience focused on transactional support, site investigation and remediation, subsurface vapor intrusion to indoor air, environmental management assessment and systems, and brownfield redevelopment planning and design. Mark…
Geosyntec’s Adrienne Nemura, P.E. (Ohio), Marc Leisenring, P.E. (Oregon), Rich Wildman, Ph.D. (Oregon), Beth Toot-Levy (Ohio), and Jo Lewis (Oregon) contributed to the project. Adrienne Nemura is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Ohio with more than 36 years of experience focused on helping clients identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions to meet their water quality goals. She has worked for more than 40 cities and wastewater utilities, state and federal regulatory agencies, industrial facilities,…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California) will present a webinar on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) at 12:00 p.m. EST on October 19, 2021. Jason Conder 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. A significant portion of Jason's practice has focused on…
Regan Welch, P.E. (Ohio) and Megan Martz, P.G. (Indiana) will present on PFAS and Leachate Management at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Illinois Annual Conference on October 7, 2021. A one-day event, the SWANA Illinois Annual Conference will cover issues facing the industry related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and leachate management, followed by a tour of a local PFAS project. Regan Welch is a Project Engineer based in Columbus, Ohio,…
Ainsley Inglis, Nicholas Head, Dave Hogberg, Marlaina Auger (Ontario), and David Reynolds, Ph.D. (Sydney) coauthored a paper entitled "Electrokinetically-enhanced emplacement of lactate in a chlorinated solvent contaminated clay site to promote bioremediation," published in Volume 201 of Water Research on August 1, 2021. Ainsley Inglis was the lead author, and Geosyntec staff coauthors were Nicholas Head, David Reynolds, Dave Hogberg, and Marlaina Auger. Other coauthors were Ahmed I. A. Chowdhury, Ariel Nunez Garcia, Elizabeth Edwards,…
Jerko Kocijan, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., M.ASCE (California) presented "Axial Pile Capacity Predictions using CPT Direct Method and Comparison with PDA Test Results" at The Western Bridge Engineers' Virtual Seminar in at 11 a.m. PDT on September 13, 2021. Jerko's co-presenters were Farid Motamed, Fugro USA Land, Inc.; Hossein Rashidi, EarthSpectives, Inc.; Samar Saad, OC405 Partners; Medji Sama, Fugro USA Land, Inc.; Curt Scheyhing, Group Delta Consultants, Inc.; and Amiri Sharid, Caltrans. Jerko Kocijan is a…
Corey Wallace, Ph.D. (Ohio), recently coauthored a paper related to groundwater and reactive transport modeling in Applied Energy. Corey is a groundwater and geochemical scientist with ten years of research experience. His practice focuses on groundwater-surface water interactions, physical hydrology, and groundwater flow and reactive transport modeling to assess groundwater quality and evaluate remediation strategies. The paper entitled "Application of upscaling methods for fluid flow and mass transport in multi-scale heterogeneous media: A critical review"…
Geosyntec staff served on the committee, will chair two sessions, and conduct four presentations at the Air & Water Management Association's virtual conference on Advancements in Vapor Intrusion and Emerging Contaminant Air Quality Issues on September 23-24, 2021. Robert Ettinger (California) served on the committee and will chair two sessions. Brian Ares (Michigan); Theresa Gabris, Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington DC); and Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado) will conduct presentations. Robert Ettinger is a Senior…
Peter Seidle, P.E., (Florida) will instruct a short course on Project Management and present on "Keys to Award Winning Shoreline Restoration" at the 2021 National Coastal Conference at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 28 and 30, 2021. Peter's co-instructor for the short course is Dan Adams, City of Virginia Beach. Peter Seidle is a Coastal Engineer based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience providing domestic and international clients…
James Rayner MSc, FGS (Bristol, UK) will present "Strategic Collaboration for Remediation of Complex Sites" at Contamination & Geotech Expo 2021 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, UK at 2 to 2:30 p.m. (GMT+1) on September 23, 2021. Geosyntec is exhibiting at stand 4-H112 during the Expo, so feel free to come by and meet the UK team. James Rayner has more than 18 years of experience in the assessment, management ,and remediation of…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the expansion of our office in Dublin, Ireland. The move to a larger office in Dublin will accommodate Geosyntec's growing services in soil and groundwater assessment and remediation, environmental due diligence and compliance auditing, and environmental regulatory support. Led by Graham Webb, Geosyntec's Dublin staff members doing remarkable work, including enhanced in-situ bioremediation of trichloroethylene (TCE) in a fractured limestone aquifer, remediation through source removal, and multiphase extraction at…
Brittany Girardeau, P.E. (Alabama), Amanda Taylor, P.E. (Louisiana), and William Templeton, P.E. (Oregon) will present on coastal resiliency at the 2021 National Coastal Conference at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 28-October 1, 2021. Brittany Girardeau is a Staff Engineer with experience in coastal engineering and modeling. She frequently works in the development of watershed management plans, the analysis of various types of data, and the design of drainage areas. Throughout her…
Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present "Challenges of Managing Risk for Tailings Dams Under a Water Dam Regulatory Framework," and Conrad Ginther, P.E.. (Tennessee) and Mike Houlihan, P.E. (Maryland) will moderate sessions on dam safety and stability at the Dam Safety 2021 National Conference at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on September 9-15, 2021. Geosyntec is exhibiting at the conference. Attendees should stop by our booth #607 to learn about our…
Geosyntec is expanding services to new and existing clients from our new location at 401 Ryland Street, Suite 201 Reno, Nevada 89502. Geosyntec is expanding our client services in Nevada with a new office in Reno, Nevada. This office will help our clients create exceptional solutions for a broad range of geo-environmental needs. These include environmental cleanup, water resource engineering, and geotechnical engineering. Our services are key to supporting local industries such as water management…
Girish Kumar, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Comprehensive coupled thermo-hydro-bio-mechanical model for holistic performance assessment of municipal solid waste landfills" published in the journal Computers and Geotechnics in Volume 132 in April 2021. Girish Kumar 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 experience in geotechnical and geoenvironmental…
Ogul Doygun, Ph.D., (California) coauthored a paper entitled "CRESI: A susceptibility index methodology to assess roads threatened by coastal erosion," published in Ocean & Coastal Management on in Volume 213 on November 1, 2021. Horst Brandes was the lead author, and Ogul's coauthors were Oceana Francis, Guohui Zhang, Caroline Rossi, L. Yang, and Harrison Togia. In this article, Ogul and his colleagues propose a new method to assess susceptibility of coastal roads to erosion. The…
Dennis Hoyt (New York) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Environmental Consultant. He has more than 30 years of experience as a subject matter expert in environmental remediation, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance, and operations, monitoring, and maintenance (OM&M). Dennis will grow Geosyntec's Western New York business, working across practice areas and industries to improve project progress and outcomes at complex sites, helping clients with EHS due diligence and compliance, and providing them…
Hong Jin, Ph.D. (Texas); Summer Broeckx-Smith, MESM, LEED GA, Alena Raymond, Ph.D. (California); and Andrea Siefers, P.E. (North Carolina) will lead a session entitled "Best Practices and Lessons Learned on Developing Corporate Scope 3 Emissions Inventories and Science-Based Targets (SBTs)" in the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment 2021 Pre-Conference Workshops from 9:00-10:30 a.m., EDT on September 20, 2021. Hong Jin is a Senior Professional based in Texas with more than 13 years of oil…
On August 31, 2021, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA EPD) released their Final Guidance for Evaluation the Vapor Intrusion (VI) Exposure Pathway (VI Guidance). The VI Guidance brings Georgia into the mainstream of US jurisdictions and reflects GA EPD's focus on evaluating the VI pathway at contaminated sites. The GA EPD VI Guidance complements the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) VI guidance and the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) VI guidance…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce we have moved to a larger office space in Wilmington, North Carolina to accommodate additional practitioners and expanded service offerings. The Wilmington office, Geosyntec's fourth location in North Carolina, has served the coastal Carolinas since the office opened in 2018. Since its opening, the office has supported projects involving transactional due diligence, brownfields redevelopment, vapor intrusion, environmental compliance and permitting, and contamination assessment and remediation. With the expansion, we…
Frank Stillo, Ph.D. (North Carolina) coauthored an article entitled "Private Well Testing in Peri-Urban African American Communities Lacking Access to Regulated Municipal Drinking Water: A Mental Models Approach to Risk Communication" for publication in Risk Analysis on August 2, 2021. Frank's coauthors were Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, Indiana University; Erica Wood, RTI International; Sydney Lockhart, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Wändi Bruine de Bruin, University of Southern California. Frank Stillo is a scientist with…
Geosyntec is launching a quarterly newsletter as a tool to provide timely and relevant updates on the growing topic of microplastics in the environment with the objective of presenting readers with a quick overview of key policies, research, and latest news. Our practitioners in the field of microplastics will be drawing on their ongoing project-specific and real-world experience, the latest international, U.S. Federal, and State regulatory developments, and the cutting-edge findings from the global scientific…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Jeanmarie Zodrow, Ph.D., (Colorado) coauthored Chapter Eight of Forever Chemicals: Environmental, Economic, and Social Equity Concerns with PFAS in the Environment entitled "State of the Science for Risk Assessment of PFAS at Contaminated Sites" on July 29, 2021. Jason Conder 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,…
Geosyntec's Megan Otto, P.E., Adam Questad, P.E., Stacey Isaac, P.E., Maia Colyar, P.E., and Brandon Steets, P.E., coauthored a paper entitled "Laboratory Media Test Comparisons to Long-Term Performance of Biofilter and Media Filter Treatment-Train Stormwater Controls" published in the November 2021 issue of the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. Robert Pitt was the lead author, and other coauthors were Robert Gearheart, Jon Jones, Michael Josselyn, Michael K. Stenstrom, Shirley Clark, and Jeff…
Jerko Kocijan, Ph.D, P.E., GE, M.ASCE (California) authored an article entitled "Beyond the Water's Edge: Geotechnics in the Wet" in GEOSTRATA Magazine's August/September 2021 issue. Jerko Kocijan is a Principal Civil and Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on nearshore infrastructures and energy projects, including site characterization, seismic hazard assessment, geotechnical foundation feasibility assessments, and development of final designs. He has expertise in assessing soil structure using numerical…
Brandon Steets, P.E., Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP, Elisabeth Hawley, P.E. (California), Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont), and Adam Questad, P.E. (Massachusetts) coauthored an article entitled "PFAS: Regulatory Implications for Stormwater Discharges in California and Beyond" for publication in the August 2021 issue of Stormwater. The team's additional coauthor was Tom Boer, Hogan Lovells U.S. Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination…
Geosyntec's work with Ahtna and Artic Data Services was chronicled in in the August 2021 issue of Alaska Business Magazine. The story, "Long Forgotten—Far from Gone," written by Isaac Stone Simonelli, chronicles the work the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its team did to clean up defense sites in the Aleutian Islands. In particular, it addresses the work of Geosyntec and our partners in the remediation of the remaining challenging and isolated…
Jaime Mercado, Ph.D., S.M.ASCE, (Tennessee) coauthored an article entitled "Nonlinear Inelastic-Degrading Structural Modeling Approach to Assess the Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction Response of Tall Buildings" for publication in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering on August 5, 2021. Jaime's coauthors were Luis Arboleda-Monsalve and Kevin Mackie, University of Central Florida. Jaime Mercado is a Senior Staff Professional who specializes in geotechnical engineering, soil-structure interaction, and geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering. He has performed extensive research…
Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E. (Georgia) will present on "Why Waste Slides Occur: Factors Attributed to Structure Instability and Lessons Learned" at the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Emerging Topics in Landfill Management Summit on September 1st, 2021. Dr. Bachus co-authored the paper with Geosyntec colleague Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE, plus Livingstone Dumenu and Wassim Tabet. Dr. Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of…
Jeremy Yeglin, P.E. (Texas), recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Principal Engineer. He has more than 14 years of consulting experience in contaminated site assessment and remediation, environmental compliance, water and natural resources, and civil engineering. At Geosyntec, Jeremy will continue providing multidisciplinary engineering and environmental solutions to oil and gas, solid waste, mining, and manufacturing clients. In past roles, Jeremy has led and supported large-scale permitting projects through various state and federal agencies for…