Several Geosyntec practitioners will contribute to the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)'s 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago from October 15-18, 2019. Geosyntec practitioners delivering presentations are: Jamey Rosen, P.Geo., Amir Ahmadipur, Ph.D., Daniel Woeste, P.E., and Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E. Jamey is a Senior Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on Geospatial Information Management System design and development. Jamey…
Paul Nicholson, P.Eng (Ontario) will lead a webinar entitled "Optimization of Vapour Intrusion Investigations and Mitigation" organized by the Australian Land & Groundwater Association on at 11:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019. Paul is a Senior Engineer at Geosyntec with 15 years of experience in environmental consulting. His practice focuses on assessing and mitigating human health risks associated with sub-surface vapour intrusion, including developing many large scale vapour intrusion assessment programs for properties with as…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) was nominated for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)'s Life Member Award that is to be given at this year's annual conference WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2019. Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid…
Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) will present "Stormwater Citizen Suit Liabilities in the Information Age" at the California Lawyers Association’s (CLA) Annual Meeting at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California at 10 a.m. on October 12, 2019. Brandon will present alongside Kim Bick of Bick Law and Yvonne West, director of the Office of Enforcement of the California State Water Resources Control Board. Brandon will present case studies and lessons learned from Clean Water Act…
Geosyntec will once again make a technical contribution to the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Conference 2019 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 7-9. Rachel Klinger, P.E., BCEE (Florida) will present on how to develop "Clear Exit Strategies to Achieve Remedial Goals." Her coauthors are Jim Langenbach, P.E., BCEE (Florida), William Pence with Baker Hostetler, and Christopher Gasinski with TECO Peoples Gas, an Emera Company. The biennial MGP Conference brings together the…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D. (California) will deliver the keynote lecture at the 2019 NZSOLD-ANCOLD Pre-Conference Workshop on October 9, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. As part of the Resilient Dams in an Earthquake Environment workshop, Lelio will present "Evaluation of Earthquake-Induced Cracking of Embankment Dams," an overview of available methods to assess the potential for earthquake-induced cracking of embankment dams and propose a new approach to evaluate embankment dam cracking. In addition, he will illustrate the…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) will be presented with the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA's) Life Member Award at the annual conference WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2019. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid…
With offices in four states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Geosyntec is deeply involved in promoting and supporting efforts that help sustain the resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Geosyntec is part of a broad partnership of federal agencies, academic organizations, businesses, and other non-profits in the Gulf Coast region that is celebrating the importance of the Gulf of Mexico during 2020. "Embrace the Gulf" is an awareness campaign that highlights the value, sustainability, and…
Geosyntec will make substantial technical contributions at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California on October 7-9, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include 10 oral presentations. The CASQA Annual Conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. Over 1,000 attendees and 60 exhibitors are expected for three days of training and…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) joins past Geosyntec inductees into the University of California, Berkeley's Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Academy of Distinguished Alumni (Academy). She will join the 2019 class of inductees at the Academy's annual gala event on October 3rd at the University Club on the Berkeley campus. Academy members are Berkeley CEE alumni that are truly noteworthy for their contributions to the profession and to societal well‐being and development, both in…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) was selected as the recipient of this year's Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) President's Award. The award is presented annually to one person who embodies professional excellence as well as demonstrates the "three E's" - encourage, enhance, and exchange. Rula was congratulated by Mackenzie Cremeans, Ph.D., President–Elect, Association for Women Geoscientists "for being such a strong leader in our profession!" Rula is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Consultant…
Maygan Cline, P.G., QSD/QSP (California) was selected for the regional 40 under 40 list by the Pacific Coast Business Times in Volume 20, Issue number 24 on August 23-29, 2019. Maygan is a Senior Geologist based in Santa Barbara with more than 11 years of experience focused on private-sector industrial clients, and public-sector municipalities. She has extensive experience managing groundwater quality and remediation projects, as well as groundwater/surface water resource planning and management projects. Maygan…
Katie Fox, P.E. (Florida) has been appointed a member of the City of Pensacola Environmental Advisory Board. The Environmental Advisory Board reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council and Mayor on environmental policy issues as follows: (1) Proposed ordinances and codes of an environmental nature, (2) Proposed changes to existing environmental ordinances and codes, (3) Other environmental matters affecting the city referred to the Board by the City Council and Mayor, (4) Other environmental…
Travis Kline, MEM (Washington, D.C.) was elected Co-Vice Chair of Programs for the Science and Technology Committee of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER). Travis will hold the position from September 2019 to August 2020. He will be responsible for assisting with program development and the completion of committee reports, developing and delivering educational programs, and collaborating with other ABA and non-ABA entities. Travis was nominated for the position…
Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo., Rachel James, and Andrew Holmes, Ph.D. (Ontario) will present on remediation techniques for mine-impacted water at the Annual Mine Reclamation Symposium at the Kimberly Conference Center in Kimberly, British Columbia on September 16-19, 2019. Silvia is a Principal with more than 14 years of consulting experience in water treatment for the mining, oil and gas, and manufacturing industries. As a mining practice leader in Geosyntec's Canadian operations, she provides project direction…
Geosyntec professionals will contribute to the 2019 National Groundwater Association (NGWA) Conference on Fractured Rock and Groundwater at the Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont on September 23-24, 2019. David Sherman, P.G. (Pennsylvania) will present "Developing a Robust Conceptual Site Model: A Learning Experience Case Study," and Dariusz Chlebica (Massachusetts) will present "Development of a Conceptual Site Model for Comingled Chlorobenzene Plumes in Weathered Bedrock." In addition, John Persico, P.G. (Massachusetts) is serving as…
Geosyntec will have a significant presence at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' (SEER) 27th Fall Conference at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts on September 11-14, 2019. Geosyntec is one of ABA SEER's annual sponsors, and Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP, a Senior Engineer at Geosyntec's Boston office, is a member of the Local Advisory Committee for planning the Fall Conference. Additionally, Travis Kline, MEM (Washington, D.C.) will present…
Jim Linton (Florida) and Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. (Georgia) presented on phytoremediation and the TreeWell technology to a group of technical experts at Southeastern Utility on August 20, 2019. Jim is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Florida with more than 30 years of experience focused on site assessment and remediation. He specializes in innovative contaminated site investigations, remedial strategy development, biological population studies, wetland restoration, phytoremediation, and regulatory compliance. Jim has developed feasibility studies and…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. and Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) coauthored a paper entitled "The role of traditional discounted cash flows in the tragedy of the horizon: another inconvenient truth" for publication in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change on July 29, 2019. David and Jeremy's coauthors are Hiba Baroud, Ph.D., Vanderbilt (Tennessee); Marcelo Bisogno, Inter-American Development Bank (Washington D.C.); Arturo Cifuentes, Ph.D., Columbia Business School (New York); Anastassios Gentzoglanis, Ph.D., Université de Sherbrooke…
Rica Enriquez, Ph.D. (Minnesota) coauthored an article entitled "An Implicit Algebraic Turbulence Closure Scheme for Atmospheric Boundary Layer Simulation" published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences (JAS). Rica's coauthors are Xiaoming Shi, Robert L. Street, George H. Bryan, and Fotini Katopodes Chow. Rica is an Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 11 years of experience focused on modeling atmospheric, oceanic, and fluvial flows. Her modeling work has included hydrodynamic, sediment transport, and contaminant…
Geosyntec will be well represented at the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois on September 21-25, 2019. Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey); Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ (Illinois); Adrienne Nemura, P.E. (Ohio); Chao Zhou, P.E. (California); Brian Petty, P.E. (California); and Edward Horai (New York) will present at the conference. Adrienne also helped with the planning of Roundtable Session 419. Overall, 13 Geosyntec…
Travis Kline, MEM (Washington, D.C.) will present "PFAS – Beyond Impacts to Water" at The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts from 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. on September 12, 2019. Travis is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience focused on human health risk assessment and applied toxicology. The ABA SEER 27th Fall…
Chuck Whisman, P.E. (Pennsylvania) presented "Using Behavior-Based Safety & Data Management to Improve Your Safety Culture" at the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) Health & Safety Meeting on August 14, 2019. Chuck is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 25 years of professional experience helping clients with their most challenging engineering and environmental projects across the world, including hundreds of remediation and capital projects. Chuck presented on safety from an engineering perspective,…
Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., PEng, (Ontario), Michelle Cho, Ph.D. (Ontario), and Frederic Cosme, CPEng, Ir. (Melbourne, Australia) will present at the 10th International Groundwater Quality Conference (GQ 2019) at the University of Liege Auditorium 500 in Liege, Belgium on September 9-12, 2019. Julie will be delivering a keynote presentation entitled "Challenges and Considerations for Assessing and Monitoring Natural Attenuation Mechanisms, Plume Persistence, and Treatment Durations at Megasites with Complex Chemistries and Heterogeneous Environments." Michelle will be…
Eric Kovich, P.E. will moderate a panel "Pipeline Construction, Integrity and Operations Management" at the Marcellus Shale Coalition's Pipeline Safety, Operations and Maintenance Seminar at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania from 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. on September 12, 2019. Eric is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE) regulatory compliance, environmental planning and permitting, mergers and acquisitions, and…
Nick Muenks (Missouri) will present "Biotic Ligland Model vs. Water Effects Ratio" at the Missouri Water Seminar at the Stoney Creek Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri at 10:55 a.m. on September 5, 2019. Nick is a Senior Scientist based in Missouri with more than 15 years of experience addressing a diverse range of water quality issues such as remedial site investigations, stormwater characterization, agricultural and urban best management practice performance, watershed management, development of water…
Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) will serve as a panel member and trainer/presenter for the online Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) Panel Event: Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Performance Evaluation from 1-2 p.m. EDT on September 10, 2019. The other panelists are Allison Dunaway, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; Patrick Hsieh, Dalton Olmsted & Fuglevand, Inc.; and Douglas Howie, Washington Department of Ecology. Other members from the ITRC project team will also participate as facilitators…
Bob Anderson, LHG, CWRE (Washington) will present "Emerging Contaminants, a Recurring Issue for Drinking Water Utilities: The City of Issaquah, Washington Case Study" at PWX 2019 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington from September 8-11, 2019. Bob's co-presenter is Robert York, P.E., Engineering Manager for the City of Issaquah, Washington. Bob is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist with more than 30 years of experience focused on water resources development and management for clients…
Mary deFlaun, Ph.D., BCES (New Jersey) has been elected Trustee-at-Large of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) Board of Trustees. Mary is a Senior Principal Environmental Microbiologist based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of experience remediating recalcitrant organics and metals through monitored natural attenuation, enhanced in situ bioremediation, in situ chemical reduction, and biosequestration of metals. She will begin her three-year term as Trustee-at-Large on January 1, 2020. Mary's…
Eric Sager, P.G.; Erin Reed, Ph.D., P.E.; Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida); and Jared Ervin, Ph.D. (California) will speak at the Florida Lake Management Society's (FLMS) 30th Annual Technical Symposium at the Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida on August 27-30, 2019. Eric is speaking on PFAS contamination in water to close Session A1: Indian River Lagoon-Identifying Problems. Erin and Brandon will speak on identifying the sources of bacteria and nutrients in Session B2:…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) coauthored a paper entitled "What is the Use of Doing Solid Waste Rate Analysis?" published in Waste Management Magazine on pages 54-56 of volume 10 on August 2, 2019. Marc's coauthor was Laurel C. Ureña (Florida). Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation…
Geosyntec practitioners will moderate and speak on various panels at the Georgia Environmental Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center on Jekyll Island, Georgia from August 21-23, 2019. The annual Georgia Environmental Conference is a large, comprehensive, and diverse educational opportunity and will be attended by more than 700 local, state, and federal government officials; business and industry leaders; attorneys; consultants; engineers; developers; land owners; architects; agribusiness leaders; energy experts; water planning districts; universities; public…
Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California) and Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont) will present on risk assessments associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America Focused Topic Meeting on "Environmental Risk Assessment of PFAS" at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina from August 12-15, 2019. Jason will present "Classification and Grouping of PFAS for Environmental Risk Assessment." He and Jessica will present posters entitled "Guidance for Assessing…