Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida); Bill Gaffigan, CVA; and Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) co-authored an article entitled "Solid Waste Ratemaking: The Whys and How" published in the July 2018 Issue of Waste Advantage Magazine. This article focuses on the cost of service studies as an essential tool in managing a solid waste agency in these uncertain times. They provide opportunities for the introduction of smart technologies, cost optimization, improved customer service, and long-term financial planning.…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) will moderate a panel discussion entitled "The Chinese Import Ban - Impact on Florida: A Panel Discussion" at the 2018 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Summer Conference at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on July 16, 2018. Other Geosyntec professionals attending are Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida), Daniel Schauer, P.G. (Florida), Fred Chandler, and Jaime Feliciano. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida…
Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E., CFM (Florida) presented "Optimization Analysis of Lakeland's Street Sweeping Program" at the Florida Stormwater Association's 2018 Annual Conference in Fort Myers, Florida on June 14, 2018. The presentation was focused on a recent assessment of the city of Lakeland's street sweeping program. Mike's co-authors were Nick Hartshorn and Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE (Florida). Mike is a water resources engineer based in Florida with more than 13 years of experience, including…
A​ndrea Braga, P.E. , CPESC (Massachusetts); Hayley O'Grady, and Turgay Dabak, Ph.D., P.E. (Washington, D.C.), co-authored an article entitled "Performance of Two Advanced Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Washington D.C." published in the journal Water, Volume 10, Issue 5, on May 22, 2018. Their coauthor was Cecilia Lane of the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE). This paper is the culmination of an eight-year partnership between Geosyntec and the DOEE,…
Emily Stockwell (Colorado) coauthored an article entitled "Thermal Monitoring of Natural Source Zone Depletion" published in the National Groundwater Association's (NGWA) journal, Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, on May 3, 2018. Her co-authors were Kayvan Karimi Askarani, Keith R. Piontek, and Tom C. Sale. Emily's experience includes investigating and characterizing sites contaminated with light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL), dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL), and metals. Emily has assisted in selecting, implementing, and evaluating remediation strategies for…
Dimin Fan, Ph.D. (Maryland) will co-present a webinar entitled "In Situ Activated Carbon-Based Technology for Groundwater Remediation: Overview, Best Practices, and Case Studies," sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. The live webinar will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT. Dimin will co-present work that he conducted as a research fellow with the U.S. EPA on activated carbon-based technologies for in situ groundwater remediation.…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., PE., D.GE. (Texas) and Logan Brant, Ph.D., PE. (Texas) will present "Slope Stabilization Techniques for Pipelines: Concepts" at the Marcellus Shale Coalition Technical Training at the Hilton Garden Inn in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on June 20, 2018. Rodolfo is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Houston, Texas with more than 18 years of experience focused on geohazard evaluations, geotechnical site investigations, site development and ground improvement solutions, and advanced foundation analyses for…
Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) co-authored an article entitled "The Case for Integrated Wastewater and Stormwater Planning for Ohio"s Communities" published in the Ohio Water Environment Association"s Buckeye Bulletin Volume 91:2, Issue 2 on May 18, 2018. The article covers integrated planning and includes a section from the recently published User's Guide, available free of charge, from the Water Research Foundation "User's Guide for integrated Stormwater and Wastewater Planning." Elizabeth managed this research and Adrienne Nemura, P.E.…
Neal Durant, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.) will serve as an invited faculty member at the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI – CLE) Environmental Litigation Course in Washington D.C. on June 21-22, 2018. Neal is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites. He will join a group of distinguished environmental attorneys representing environmental law firms, state and federal environmental regulatory…
Jill Johnson, P.G. (Florida) will deliver a presentation entitled "Revitalization Case Study: Developing Trench & Fill Solid Waste" at the Annual Northwest Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Forum at the Jackson County Agricultural Center in Marianna, Florida at 9:40 a.m. on June 14, 2018. Jill Johnson is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Florida with more than 17 years of experience focused on a wide range of environmental projects, including groundwater monitoring and reporting, contamination assessments, remedial evaluation…
Jamey Rosen, P.Geo. (Ontario) will make a significant technical contribution to the International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement: Urbanization and Infrastructure Development-Future Challenges, presented by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and the European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) in Rome, Italy on June 5-8, 2018. Jamey will be co-moderating a session entitled "Project Information Management System (PIMS) and Building Information Modeling (BIM)" and will be giving two presentations: "Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting…
Randy Brandt, P.G. (California) and Andrew Staszak (Texas) will present on "Responses to Extreme Flood Events" at the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA)'s 38th Annual International Operating Conference and Trade Show being held at the Marriott Marquis and George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on June 11-13, 2018. Randy has more than 30 years of experience with environmental and hazardous waste issues, with specific expertise on climate change impacts to complex industrial facilities…
Savron's STARx HottpadTM project team received the 2018 Grand Prize Industrial Waste Practice Award and the W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Waste Management Medal for "From Pilot to Full Scale: Development of STARx HottpadTM" by The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. On hand to accept the award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. were Bireta (Chevron), Gavin Grant (Savron), Grant Scholes (Savron), Dave Thomas (Chevron), Jason Gerhard (University of Western Ontario), Cody…
Seth Kellogg, P.G. (PA, AR, NY) (New Jersey) participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. on May 22, 2018. The purpose of the summit was to share information and develop next steps on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. Seth participated in the summit on behalf of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and was recommended to attend the meeting by members of the NGWA Board…
Geosyntec practitioners will present at the 2018 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 3 – 7, 2018. Geosyntec staff conducting technical presentations are Andrea Braga, P.E., CPESC (Massachusetts), Hassan Tavakol-Davani, Ph.D., P.E. (California), and David Roman, P.E., CFM, CPESC (Massachusetts). Scott Struck, Ph.D., ENV SP (Colorado) will serve as a track moderator. The conference is sponsored by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), which is…
Bob Bachus, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE (Georgia) will be the featured closing speaker at the 4th Annual Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering presented by the Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization at North Carolina State University (NCSU) on June 1, 2018. The topic of Bob's presentation is "Where Are the Giants ... A Tribute to Professor George F. Sowers." Bob is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical engineering,…
Zichang Li, Ph.D., EIT. (Maryland) co-authored a paper that was published in the journal "Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Drilling & Completion" in the May 2018 issue. The paper is entitled, "A Newly Developed Wellbore-Simulation Apparatus to Study Performance of Oilwell Cements." The paper examines the in-situ performance of cement slurries, which is highly variable and difficult to predict. A laboratory-scale wellbore-simulation chamber (WSC) has been developed to replicate hydrostatic-pressure reduction in the cemented annulus…
Michaye McMaster and Sandra Dworatzek (Ontario) coauthored a paper published on May 17, 2018 in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, Volume 9. The article is entitled "Chlorinated Electron Acceptor Abundance Drives Selection of Dehalococcoides mccartyi (D. mccartyi) Strains in Dechlorinating Enrichment Cultures and Groundwater Environments" Their coauthors are Alfredo Pérez-de-Mora, Anna Lacourt, Xiaoming Liang, and Elizabeth Edwards. Michaye is a Senior Principal Remediation Scientist based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience focused…
Trevor Carlson (Saskatchewan) will present at the Canadian Bar Association's (CBA) Environmental, Energy & Resources Law Summit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 31- June 1, 2018. Geosyntec's Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., PEng (Ontario) and Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.G. (Ontario) will also attend the conference with Trevor. Trevor is a Principal Environmental Consultant based in Saskatchewan with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental remediation projects, including the…
Adrienne Nemura, P.E (Michigan) and Eric Strecker, P.E., BCEE (Oregon) presented at the 2018 Water Research Foundation Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on May 8, 2018. Geosyntec staff who contributed as co-authors to these efforts are Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio), Marc Leisenring, P.E., Dan Pankani, P.E., and Paul Hobson, P.E. (Oregon). The latest research addressing the challenges of integrated water management and reuse was presented at the 2018 Water Research Foundation (WRF) Conference to help communities prepare…
Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New York) met with counsel and advisors to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on behalf of the New Jersey Groundwater Association (NJGWA) and the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) in advance of the May 22-23, 2018 PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and stakeholders from across the U.S. Seth and the group briefed the Governor's staff on issues of regulatory consistency, characterization,…
Savron's partner, Dr. Jason Gerhard of the University of Western Ontario, received Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Synergy Award for Innovation, in recognition of the outstanding achievements through the partnership and collaboration between a university and a Canadian industry. The award was for the development of Savron's patented STAR process and its commercial application. Using smouldering to burn away contaminants, STAR technology is a low-cost, low-energy, green solution that completely remediates sites…
Geosyntec is set to attend the Kinder Morgan Supplier Showcase in Houston, Texas on May 15-17, 2018. Kinder Morgan is a leading energy infrastructure company in North America and is hosting an invitation-only trade fair to provide key suppliers an opportunity to engage with Kinder Morgan leaders and to learn more about Kinder Morgan's business. Geosyntec is excited to participate. They will be in full attendance making available three Senior Principals Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E.,…
The 2018 Ohio Stormwater Conference will be held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio on May 9-11, 2018. This annual conference is a platform for representatives from multiple organizations to address stormwater quality issues. Geosyntec staff leading presentations at the conference are: Matt Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE. (Illinois), and Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio). In addition to the Geosyntec presentations on municipal stormwater, Geosyntec's Elizabeth (Beth) Toot-Levy was instrumental in engaging representatives…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D. (California) has been invited to give a presentation on PFASs (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) at the Water Science and Technology Board Meeting of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C., on May 17, 2018. Rula will kick off a full day of invited presentations on PFASs with an overview of environmental issues, both technical and regulatory, associated with the wide use of these compounds at military and industrial…
Bruce Marvin, P.E. (California) will present "Manganese Activated Persulfate (MnAP) for the Treatment Recalcitrant Organics: Development and Commercialization" as part of Carus Chemical Corporation's "Combined Remedies Webinar Series," on May 3, 2018, 11-11:30 am CDT. Background - Geosyntec Consultants, in collaboration with Carus Chemical Corporation and Clarkson University, has developed a novel chemical oxidation method utilizing permanganate to generate mixed manganese and iron oxides and low molecular-weight organics that activate sodium persulfate (MnAP) for the…
Bryan VanDuinen, P.E. (Michigan) will present at the Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association's (MSECA) Spring Seminar at the Regions Tower in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 3, 2018. His presentation is entitled "High Volume Sampling: An Innovative Tool for Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Design (a Case Study)." Bryan is a professional environmental engineer with experience in: assessing, remediating, and closing sites impacted by petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, and metals; geographical information systems (GIS); data management, visualization, and…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, (Texas) will present at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at NGR Park in Houston, Texas on May 1, 2018. His technical presentation is entitled "An Example in the Use of Performance-Based Engineering for Offshore Shallow Foundations Overlying Liquefiable Sand." Rodolfo Sancio is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Houston, Texas with more than 18 years of experience focused on geohazard evaluations, geotechnical site investigations, site development and ground improvement…
Leading Geosyntec dam practitioners will present at the 2018 United States Society on Dams (USSD) Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida on April 30 – May 4, 2018. Geosyntec staff contributions supported planning and organizing the conference and will be delivering six presentations. Glenn Rix, Ph.D. (Georgia) will be moderating Session Track 3A and Zahra Amini, Ph.D. (California) will be moderating Session Track 5A on "Earthquakes and Embankments." Geosyntec also has two staff…
Mike Kavanaugh (California) and Douglas Larson (Massachusetts) will be teaching the Princeton Groundwater Remediation Course in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 7-11, 2018. Mike and Doug will be teaching along with Robert W. Cleary, Princeton Groundwater, Inc.; Bernard H. Kueper, Department of Civil Engineering Queen's University; Murray D. Einarson, Haley & Aldrich; and Richard Rago, Haley & Aldrich. The course is approved by the Connecticut LEP Board for 40 hours of CEC credits and the…
Geosyntec, in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, has organized a Water Sustainability Workshop in Chicago on May 15, 2018. Geosyntec staff member Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE (Illinois) served as an organizer for the event. Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) and Joe Volpe, P.G. (Georgia) will deliver technical presentations. The Water Sustainability Workshop will provide a forum to share ideas and field experience. Leading experts will present their initiatives and…
David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Ontario) has been invited by the National Academy of Sciences to present a talk as part of a four-part series on Environmental Dynamics and Exposure Pathways of Subsurface Contaminants to the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2018. His presentation, entitled "Understanding Fluid Flow and Contaminant Transport in Rock: The First Step on a Long Road," will focus on the interaction between fluids and heterogeneous…
Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E. (Massachusetts) will be giving the keynote lecture at Purdue University's Geotechnical Society Workshop Program at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in West Lafayette, Indiana on April 27, 2018. The overall theme of the workshop is Urban Geotechnics. Juan's lecture, "The Role of Soil Behavior in the Performance of Urban Infrastructure," will focus on the use of advanced constitutive models to describe the behavior of geomaterials and how they can…