Annika Wallendahl Presented on Energy Transition and Business Section Disruption at the Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit. Annika Wallendahl, P.E., L.G. (Washington) was a panelist during the session "Energy Transition and Business Section Disruption" at the Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit VI, in Seattle, Washington, on July 20, 2022. Joining Annika as a panelist was Melissa Malstrom from K&L Gates. Annika is a Principal Engineer based in Washington with more than 20 years of experience…
Jaime Mercado, Ph.D. (Tennessee) coauthored a paper titled "Seismic Response of Nonlinear-Inelastic Tall Buildings Soil-Structure Interaction" that was published for the 3rd International Conference on Seismic Design and Analysis of Structures and Foundations (SeismiCON 2022). The conference was held May 26 and 27, 2022, in London, United Kingdom. Jaime was the lead author. His coauthors were Kevin Mackie and Luis Arboleda-Monsalve from the University of Central Florida. An Engineer based in Tennessee, Jamie focuses on…
Missy Setz, P.E. (Georgia) was featured in Episode 4 of the Director's Cut Shorts on the Geo-Institute's YouTube channel on July 27, 2022. Missy Setz is a Project Engineer based in Georgia with professional experience focused in the areas of geotechnical, civil, and dam safety engineering. Missy supports clients with dams, levees, and hydraulic structures in need of material characterization in the field and/or laboratory, geotechnical evaluations, and construction oversight. The Geo-Institute's Director's Cut Summer…
Susan Brodie (Colorado), Amy Dzialowski (Oklahoma), and James Culp, P.G. (Pennsylvania) will speak at Brownfields 2022, which will be held at the Oklahoma City Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma from August 16-19, 2022. Additionally, Amy Dzialowski served on the planning committee for the conference and Geosyntec is sponsoring conference registration and the community reception. Joe Mizerany, P.G., (Florida), Eric Kovich, P.E., (Florida), Randy Brandt, P.G., CFM, (Nevada), Kaitlin Rhonehouse, P.E., (North Carolina), Julianne Bolton,…
Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ (Illinois), has been named Second Vice Chair of WEF's Watershed Management Committee. Rishab Mahajan is a water resources engineer focused on providing clients with affordable solutions to meet their regulatory obligations through numerical modeling and data analysis. He has over 14 years of experience developing and calibrating surface water models. Rishab also has a breadth and depth of technical expertise in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and stormwater design to address…
Geosyntec practitioners Frederic Cosme, CPEng, Ir. (Victoria), Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (USA), Kathy Phillips, Ph.D. (Victoria), and Rachael Martin, Ph.D. (New South Wales) will present on topics relating to risk assessment and remediation at EcoForum 2022, August 8 through 10 at NEX in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Kathy will be a keynote speaker and Frederic will chair a session for the event. The Australasian Land and Groundwater Association (ALGA) is hosting the event. Frederic…
David Vance, P.G., and Robert Dunn (Georgia) will present on stream restoration at the National Stream Restoration Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 1–2, 2022. David Vance is a Principal Geologist based in Georgia with more than 18 years of experience restoring riverine and coastal systems. A fluvial geomorphologist and ecosystem restoration scientist, David focuses on rivers and coastal systems, their processes, and the ecosystems they support. He manages projects…
Jean Zodrow, Ph.D., (Colorado) coauthored an article titled "PFAS Experts Symposium 2: PFAS Toxicology and Risk Assessment in 2021—Contemporary Issues in Human and Ecological Risk Assessment of PFAS" published in Remediation on January 17, 2022. Jean was the lead author, and her coauthors were Usha Vedagiri, Tamara Sorell, Lisa McIntosh, Emily Larson, Linda Hall, Michael Dourson, Linda Dell, Douglas Cox, Krista Barfoot, and Janet Anderson. Jean Zodrow is a Senior Scientist at Geosyntec with more…
Geosyntec is expanding services to new and existing clients from our new location at 1120 S. Rackham Way, Suite 300, Meridian, Idaho 83642. Though Geosyntec practitioners have been working the area for many years, and office lead David Allison has over 15 years of experience in Idaho, the Boise office will be our first in the state. The new Boise office offers a local, best value approach to our industrial, municipal, and mining clients in…
Susan Brodie (Colorado) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Professional, bringing more than 20 years of experience addressing sustainability, clean and renewable energy, waste heat to power (WHP), and environmental management systems. She routinely works with industrial clients, oil and gas companies, commercial operations, and local and state governments. At Geosyntec, Susan will focus on expanding our energy, sustainability, and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) capabilities in the mountain and midwest regions in the…
Tracy Dannell, EP, (Ontario) has been named co-chair of the Real Property Institute of Canada's (RPIC's) board, planning the 2022 Federal Contaminated Sites Workshop. She is the first non-government employee to hold the position. Tracy is a Project Scientist with more than 16 years of professional environmental experience focused on contaminated sites, waste management, sustainability/zero waste/circular economy strategies, environmental regulations, and environmental compliance. A biologist, Tracy has managed all stages of environmental projects, taking them…
Kirk Craig, P.E.; Fabrizio Mascioni, R.G.; Matthew Williams; and Deran Pursoo, P.E. (Arizona) will attend the Arizona Water Reuse 2022 Symposium at the Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona July 24-26, 2022. Geosyntec is a Gold Sponsor of the annual Arizona Water Reuse Symposium. Kirk Craig is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Arizona with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of impacted soil, soil gas, surface water…
Elizabeth Toot-Levy a Project Scientist (Ohio) will present "The Maumee Watershed Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) – What's Next for the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB)" at the One Water Technical Conference on Thursday, July 28th in Cleveland, Ohio. Adrienne Nemura a Principal Water Resources Engineer (Ohio) will be attending the conference. Elizabeth and Adrienne will be available to meet with attendees to answer questions about the presentation or Geosyntec's services. Geosyntec works with…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., and Sarah Gustitus-Graham (Florida) coauthored an article entitled "Does a Transfer Station Make Sense for Your Community" for publication in the April 2022 issue of Waste Advantage Magazine. Marc and Sarah's coauthor was Gene Ginn, City of Lakeland, Florida Public Works Department. 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. He…
Bill Gaffigan, CVA, MBA (Georgia); Giorgio Castro (Ireland); and Montana Meeker (Georgia) will present "The Impact of Inflation on Municipal Solid Waste Systems" at the 2022 SWANA Florida Summer Conference at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida on July 25-27, 2022. Bill Gaffigan is a Principal Environmental Manager based in Georgia with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental valuation, litigation support, business transactions, and strategic business consulting. He is also…
We are pleased to announce that as of 27 June 2022 Geosyntec has hired its first employee in Spain and will be growing in Madrid, Spain. Our Spanish operations strategically expands Geosyntec's European presence beyond our existing footprint in Sweden, the UK, and Ireland. This expansion furthers our capacity as a diverse, multinational consulting and engineering firm working with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural…
Jay Thompson, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) has been named 2022-2023 Co-Chair of the Science and Technology Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER). Jay is an Environmental Engineer at the Minneapolis office of Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. with technical expertise in environmental forensics, environmental liability apportionment, sediment characterization, sediment passive sampling, and contaminant fate and transport. He specializes at applying this expertise at complex, multi-PRP contaminated sediment megasites. He excels…
Many Geosyntec practitioners will make meaningful contributions to the 36th Environmental Permitting Summer School produced by the Florida Environmental Network, Inc (FENI) and held July 19 to 22, 2022 on Marco Island, Florida. The conference will be held at the JW Marco Island Marriott. Geosyntec staff will deliver seven technical presentations and be at booth #203. Our presenters will be Matt Wissler, P.G., Rachel Klinger, P.E., BCEE, Steve Peene, Ph.D., David Latham, P.G., Mike Hardin,…
Brandon Steets, P.E., and Jared Ervin, Ph.D., (California) coauthored a paper titled "Assessing multiple fecal sources to surf zone waters of two recreational beaches by bacterial community analysis" published in journal Water Research on August 1, 2022. Dong Li was the article's lead author. Brandon and Jared's other coauthors were Laurie C. Van De Werfhorst, and Patricia A. Holden, and Jen Smith of University of California, Santa Barbara and Jill L.S. Murray of the Santa…
The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the LA River Master Plan on June 14, 2022. This plan provides a framework for local stakeholders and municipalities to increase river resiliency and support equitable access to public open space and clean water across Los Angeles County, and in particular, along the 51 miles and 17 municipalities between Canoga Park and Long Beach. The LA River Master Plan is the only planning document that encompasses…
Lucas de Melo, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present in a United States Society on Dams (USSD) online workshop at 10:00 AM MDT on July 21, 2022. The workshop will discuss the investigation of the 2019 Feijão Tailings Dam Failure. Lucas de Melo's co-presenter is Dr. Peter K. Robertson of PK Robertson Inc. Lucas de Melo is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 20 years of experience in dams and mining related…
Geosyntec strengthens its commitment to Missouri and announces the addition of a third Missouri office located in Farmington. To better serve its clients and solidify its presence in southern Missouri, Geosyntec is establishing its third office in the state. In addition to the new Farmington office, Geosyntec has an office in St. Louis and Jefferson City. The Farmington office will support a robust mining sector and electric utility client base by providing expert mining and…
Ilektra Drygiannaki, Ph.D. (Illinois) presented "Assessing Sediment Recontamination and Bioaccumulation by Stormwater Heavy Metals" at the 8th European Bioremediation Conference at the Minoa Palace Hotel in Chania, Crete, Greece at on June 13, 2022. Ilektra Drygiannaki, is a Senior Staff Professional with Geosyntec Consultants in the Oak Brook, Illinois office. Her expertise is in the assessment and management of contaminated sediments, management of stormwater discharges, and contaminant source investigation, as well as the assessment of…
Tim Strowbridge, MSOE IPlantE and James Rayner (United Kingdom) will sponsor, moderate, and attend the inaugural ESG Conference of the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) at The View at The Royal College of Surgeons in London, England on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Tim Strowbridge is a Principal Process and Environmental Consultant based in the United Kingdom with more than 30 years of experience as a process and project engineer. He focuses on…
Carrie McCoy, P.E., PMP (California) was named one of the 2022 Top 50 Women of Influence in Technology by the San Diego Business Journal in their March 28, 2022 edition. Carrie is a Principal Engineer based in California with more than 21 years of experience in environmental consulting and construction. She investigates, designs, and constructs remedies for some of the most complex sites in the United States. Her areas of expertise include designing and implementing…
Xin Peng, Ph.D., P.E. (Georgia) will discuss "Evolving Project Delivery with Advanced Geotechnical Data Management, Visualization and Data Analytics" in a webinar titled "Geotechnical Data Applications and Visualization for Transportation" hosted by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EDT on June 23, 2022. His co-presenters are Matt Lato of BGC Engineering, Inc., Houda Jadi of Geosetta, and Derrick Dasenbrock of the…
Geosyntec staff will be attending the Air & Waste Management Association's 115th Annual Conference and Exposition in San Francisco, California on June 27 – 30, 2022. Geosyntec is positioned to make a significant impact at the conference through hosting a booth, delivering a presentation, planning and sponsoring a fun run, leading several Young Professionals events, and conducting interviews for several open positions. The conference will address the environmental impacts on communities in the United States…
Srinivasa Varadhan, Ph.D., P.E., PEng (Ontario) will present "Design and Implementation of a Moving Bed Bioreactor for Sulfolane Treatment" at Innovations in Process Engineering Conference (IPE) 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida at 9:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Srinivasa Varadhan's co-authors are Richard Hodges, Geosyntec; Janet Goodfellow; and Scott Forbess, Geosyntec. Srini Varadhan is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Ontario, Canada with more than 12 years of engineering, research,…
Robert Ettinger and Mital Desai (California) will present at the California Land Recycling Conference (CALRC) at the Carson Community Center in Carson, California at 2:45 p.m. PST on June 21-22, 2022. Robert will present "Mitigating Confusion on Vapor Intrusion: Empirical Attenuation Factor Sensitivity Analysis and Approaches to Improve Vapor Intrusion Screening at Redevelopment Sites." Mital will present "Going Green: Connecting Sustainability with Remediation Success." Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California…
Matt Wissler, P.G. (Florida) and Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E., CFM (Florida) will present "Groundwater, Out of Sight, Out of Mind" and Kevin Tyre (Florida) will present "Total Immersion: What's in Lee County Waterways" at the Florida Stormwater Association Annual Conference at Sanibel Harbor Marriot in Fort Myers, Florida from June 15th through 17th, 2022. Additionally, Tom Amstadt, P.E., CFM (Florida), Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE, ENV SP (Florida), Steve Penne, Ph.D. (Florida), and Nicolas Pisarello,…
In May 2021, Geosyntec expanded client service in Europe by establishing operations in Sweden. This month, as we celebrate our first anniversary of Geosyntec in Sweden, we are pleased to serve our clients from three offices in Sweden, including Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Luleå. Our staff of more than 30 talented professionals in Sweden greatly enhances our ability to support clients in Scandinavia and across Europe, as we provide responsible, innovative solutions to environmental challenges in…
Mark Johnson will moderate a session, and Jeffrey Tyburski, P.G. (North Carolina) will present at the South Carolina/North Carolina/Georgia (SC/NC/GA) Tri-State Environmental Law Conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17 - 19, 2022. Mark will moderate a session entitled "PFAS-Forecasting a Changing Regulatory Landscape," and Jeff will present "Emerging Regulatory Trends – Brownfields Development" in the Hot Topics session. Several Geosyntec staff members will be at Booth #4 to…
Geosyntec is an exhibitor and sponsor of the Wildlife Habitat Council Conservation Conference at the Westin Book Cadillac in downtown Detroit, Michigan on June 14–15, 2022. Geosyntec will exhibit at Booth #17 throughout the conference. Meet with our subject matter experts and learn how Geosyntec partners with organizations across all industry sectors, including corporate sustainability leaders, municipal officials, local university wildlife biologists, and the WHC, to address their environmental needs. Through our use of innovative…