Ravi Arulanantham and Robert Ettinger (California) will present at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) lunch program entitled "Dynamic Landscape of the Vapor Intrusion Pathway" at the Los Angeles County Bar Association in California from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on February 14, 2018. Ravi Arulanantham is a Senior Principal Toxicologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on risk assessment and remediation management. He is recognized as a leader in…
Lee Mullon, Mark Ellard, and Mike Hardin (Florida) were recently given the Innovative Project Cost Share (Grant) Award from the St. Johns River Water Management District because it was the most innovative project for completing a creek restoration project in the City of Gainesville, Florida known as Beville Creek. Lee was lead designer and engineer of record, Mark Ellard was project director and Mike Hardin contributed to the design of the project as well with…
Carol Cheyne (Ontario) was the lead author of an article entitled "Lead isotopes as particulate contaminant tracers and chronostratigraphic markers in lake sediments in northeastern North America" published in the journal Chemical Geology in Volume 477, pages 47-57 on January 2018. Carol's co-authors are Dr. Alyson Thibodeau (Dickinson College), Dr. Greg Slater (McMaster University), and Dr. Bridget Bergquist (University of Toronto). The paper is based on Carol's M.A.Sc. thesis and it demonstrates the utility of…
Adrienne Nemura (Michigan), Robert Annear (Oregon), Rishab Mahajan (Illinois) have authored a water quality whitepaper entitled "Mixing Zone Analysis: Take Control of Permit Limits." Geosyntec's Mixing Zone Whitepaper discusses the use of mixing zones and their applicability. It also provides examples of how to incorporate mixing zone principles and analysis into the permit process to reduce overall treatment complexity and capital and operations and maintenance costs while still meeting instream standards. Water quality standards can…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Samir Ahmed, Craig Browne (Florida), and the Indian River County Managing Director of Solid Waste Disposal District, Himanshu Mehta authored an article published in the Newsletter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Sunshine Chapter Fall/Winter 2017 issue. The article, entitled "Recent Experience with Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal for the Indian River County Landfill," describes Indian River County's Title V permit renewal application submittal process. The SWANA Florida…
Andrea Braga (Massachusetts) will present in Technical Session 18 at the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) at the Boston Marriot Copley Place in Massachusetts from 1:30-4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018. Andrea's session, entitled "Evaluating Urban Water Quality in Boston's MS4," and will discuss the recently completed, award-winning study to investigate sources of bacteria and nutrients in Boston's stormwater discharges and evaluate the efficiency of the city's ongoing illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE)…
Randy Brandt (California) was appointed to the San Francisco Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) Sustainable Waterfront Committee beginning January 1, 2018. Randy will provide innovative technical and policy input on matters that will advance a strong industrial economy that supports a sustainable environment within San Francisco Bay and its watershed. Randy is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on hydrogeology with special emphasis on the return of…
Jackson Hubbard (Florida) presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center inPoster Hall D-F in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 12, 2017. Jackson's presentation was entitled "3D Volume and Morphology of Perennial Cave Ice and Related Geomorphological Models at Scărișoara Ice Cave, Romania, from Structure from Motion, Ground Penetrating Radar and Total Station Surveys." The presentation looks into the Scarisoara Ice Cave in Romania where Jackson combined…
Geosyntec's Melissa Schmitt (Washington), Srinivasa Varadhan, and Eric Suchomel (California) partnered with SiREM employees Sandra Dworatzek and Jennifer Webb (Ontario) on an article entitled "Optimization and validation of enhanced biological reduction of 1,2,3-trichloropropane in groundwater" that was published in Remediation Journal on pages 17–25, Volume 28, Issue 1, Winter 2017. Melissa Schmitt is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Washington State with more than 10 years of professional experience focused on contaminated site assessment, remediation,…
Brandon Steets (California) will present in a webinar sponsored by the California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network (CWQMCN) in a series entitled "Water Quality Improvement Projects and BMPs to Achieve a Swimmable California" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PST) on January 24, 2018. This presentation will highlight approaches currently using to track human waste sources, citing recent Geosyntec project examples from the Charles River and Boston Harbor, nitrate in the Ventura River in California,…
Adrienne Nemura (Michigan) authored a technical article published in the Buckeye Bulletin from the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) on pages 44 - 47, Volume 90:4, Issue 4, 2017. The article, entitled "Nutrient Load Reductions: Policies for Diverse Perspectives," discusses Nutrient Load Reduction Policies Published by Ohio Environment Association and discusses water quality, Ohio's nutrient strategy in light of municipal, agricultural, and economic considerations. Adrienne Nemura is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in…
Laura Hug, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo will be the next guest speaker in SiREM's webinar series to discuss "Assessing Microbial Diversity and Function from Contaminated Environments" at 1:00 p.m. eastern on January 17, 2018. Dr. Hug will discuss how total community approaches (omics) provide a blueprint of the microbial functions and community diversity within an environment. With genome-resolved…
Daniel Schauer, Mark Ellard, Tom Amstadt, and Lee Mullon (Florida) will attend the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 14-15, 2017. Geosyntec is a sponsor of the event, and our professionals will be available for networking and consultation in the hall at the Geosyntec display. They will also have company information available. Dan Schauer is a Senior Principal Geologist and National…
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently announced that a project conducted by Geosyntec for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) was awarded their 2018 National Environmental Achievement Award (NEAA) and will be presented at NACWA's Winter Conference in Napa, California in February 2018. The project, entitled "Utilizing DNA Markers for Identification of Human and Non-Human Fecal Sources in Urban Stormwater," received the Operations & Environmental Performance Award. The award is presented…
Jim Langenbach, Jim Linton, Zackary Munger (Florida), and Jeff Roberts (Ontario) will present at the 23rd annual Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando Florida on December 7-8, 2017. Jim Langenbach is the conference chair and Geosyntec will deliver three technical presentations. Jeff Roberts will represent SiREM, a division of Geosyntec. The Florida Remediation Conference was launched in 1995 to provide professional education in the soil and groundwater cleanup industry. Now…
Bill Gaffigan (Georgia) will be presenting at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Georgia Chapter Fall Conference on Jekyll Island, Georgia on December 7, 2017. Bill's presentation is entitled "Recycling and Zero-Waste Initiatives: a 2017 Update." The presentation will provide a year-end perspective on the 2017 economic, policy, and program trends in recycling and zero-waste initiatives, The presentation is designed to inform strategies for 2018. Bill Gaffigan is a Principal Environmental Manager based…
Robert Bruce (Malaysia) will deliver a keynote address at the 30th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers to be held at Monash University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 6-7, 2017. Robert's topic will be "Is there a need for a First Principles Curriculum?" The theme of the conference is Bridging the University-Industry Divide. He will represent MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec. Robert is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Malaysia with more than 30…
Geosyntec Consultants was awarded the Small-to-Medium (SME) Enterprise Partner Award for its continued support of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto on November 15, 2017. Vice-Dean, Research Ramin Farnood was there to deliver the award. Geosyntec representatives there to receive the award were: Phil Dennis, Sandra Dworatzek, Dr. Todd McAlary, Dr. Dave Major, Dr. Grant Allan (Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry), Dr. Elizabeth Edwards, Michaye…
Jeremy Morris, Ph.D. (Maryland) will present during a live webinar entitled "Functional Stability and the End of Post-Closure Care at Municipal Solid Waste Landfills" from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on December 4, 2017. The webinar will be hosted by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation. Jeremy has over 16 years of professional experience in the fields of environmental engineering and waste management, with particular expertise in issues relating to solid waste disposal by…
Kirk Craig (Arizona) will present at the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) Summit at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee at 11:10 a.m. December 4, 2017. His presentation is entitled "Impacted Groundwater to Drinking Water: Large Potable End Use Groundwater Remediation System Design & Permitting." His co-authors are Geosyntec's Jennifer Nyman, Ph.D. and Brian Petty (California). Kirk is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer with more than 20 years of experience focused on the professional engineering…
Geosyntec professionals delivered technical presentations, moderated sessions, and served on the Technical Program Steering Committee during the ASCE/EWRI Operation and Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Denver Convention Center in Colorado on November 6-9, 2017. Geosyntec's technical contributors were: Myles Gray, Senior Staff Engineer; Kevin Koryto, Senior Staff Engineer; Dan Pankani, Project Engineer; and Scott Struck, Ph.D., Principal. The conference highlighted advances in operation and maintenance of gray and…
Tim Ingram (England) presented at the Annual Systems Engineering Conference (ASEC) at the Slate Conference Center located at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England on November 21-22, 2017. Tim represented MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec. Tim's presentation was for session 1.2 "Cross Disciplinary Systems Engineering." His presentation, entitled "Systems Engineering Approach to Asset Management" addressed how a Systems Engineering approach can be applied within the Asset Management domain. The theme of the conference…
Geosyntec professionals will deliver two short courses, one keynote address, one platform presentation, and ten poster presentations during the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Symposium entitled "Enhancing DoD's Mission Effectiveness" at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC on November 28-30, 2017. Geosyntec's technical contributors include Dr. Jason Conder, Dr. Rula Deeb, Dr. Dave Reynolds, Dr. Michael Kavanaugh, Dr. Todd McAlary, Dr. James Wang, Dr. Silvia…
Anne Fitzpatrick, L.H.G. (Washington) and Amanda McNally, P.E. (Pennsylvania) have developed a sustainable remediation framework for the Portland Harbor Sediment Superfund Site on behalf of ExxonMobil Environmental Services Company. This framework, the first comprehensive sustainability assessment of remedial alternatives at a sediment Superfund site in the United States, included a quantitative environmental impact and benefit analysis, regional economic modeling (conducted by NERA Economic Consultants), and a stakeholder values-based sustainability assessment (conducted by SEA Environmental Decisions…
Tim Ingram (England) is one of seven industry experts from around the world who were recently invited by the International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) to author a new standard on asset management of nuclear power plants. The authors met in Vienna, Austria November 7-10, 2017. Tim represented MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec. Recognizing the need to improve efficiency to keep nuclear power competitive in a changing electricity market, with challenges such as ageing facilities…
Sandra Dworatzek (Ontario) delivered a platform presentation entitled "Bioremediation Approaches and Tools for Benzene Remediation under Anaerobic Conditions," at the International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), held in San Antonio, Texas, October 30 – November 1, 2017. Sandra is a Senior Manager at SiREM, a division of Geosyntec. Her co-authors were Jennifer Webb and Peter Dollar, SiREM, Guelph, Ontario; Elizabeth Edwards, Nancy Bawa, Shen Guo, and Fei Luo, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario; and Kris Bradshaw,…
Morteza Khorshidi (North Carolina) is the chair for three technical sessions at the Second Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils (PanAm-UNSAT 2017) in Dallas, Texas on November 12-15, 2017. As a session chair for Innovations in Testing Part I, II, and III, Morteza selected the papers that will provide conference attendees a high-level and thorough exploration of their topic. He managed the peer review process and made content decisions for the sessions. Once at the conference,…
Jay Thompson (Minnesota) delivered a presentation at the 2017 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, entitled "Development of an Analytical Modeling Framework for Matrix Diffusion in Multi-Layered Systems," at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota on November 1, 2017. The presentation was co-authored by Eric Tollefsrud (Minnesota), and focuses on predicting long-term fate and transport of groundwater contaminants in subsurface environments that include clays or silts. Jay is an Engineer based in Minneapolis…
Geosyntec professionals will deliver three panel presentations during the Northwest Environmental Conference & Tradeshow (NWEC) at the Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon on December 5-6, 2017. NWEC is in its twenty-ninth year and is the largest environmental conference and tradeshow in the Pacific Northwest. It connects the environmental business community with regional and national technical professionals to find solutions, develop new business, and expand relationships. Over 500 attendees are expected. The conference…
Geosyntec professionals will deliver four technical presentations and three poster presentations during the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 38th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 12-16, 2017. Geosyntec presenters are Jason Conder, Jennifer Arblaster, Todd DeJournett, Jay Thompson, and Dylan Eberle. Other Geosyntec authors are Megan Otto, Brandon Streets, Alan Fowler, David Reynolds, Emily Larson, Chapman Ross, Neal Durant, and Julie Konzuk. SETAC is a not-for-profit, worldwide professional organization comprised…
Andrea Rocha (Tennessee) will deliver a presentation entitled "High-throughput Sequencing as a Microbial Diagnostic Tool for Defining and Managing Environmental Processes" at the East Tennessee Geological Society Meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 13, 2017. Andrea helps clients by conducting leading-edge research using an array of geochemical, microbial, computational, and genomics techniques within the areas of environmental microbiology, computational biology, and engineering science. She has proven success in spearheading projects, leading multi-disciplinary teams toward project…
Jessie Fears and Chris Pracheil will present at the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association (CRMA) Environment, Health & Safety Summit at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Tennessee on November 15, 2017. Their presentation, entitled "Innovative Approaches for Achieving Nutrient Based NPDES Limits," will provide an overview of watershed management strategies and pollutant trading programs, an update on the current status of water quality regulations and how they impact dischargers in Tennessee, and the details about a…
Rishab Mahajan (Illinois) will be delivering a presentation entitled "Sediment Transport Modeling to Support Port and Harbor Activities" at the quarterly meeting of the Houston Chapter of ASCE's Coasts, Oceans, Ports and River Institute (HTX-COPRI) in Houston, Texas on November 14, 2017. Rishab Mahajan is a water resources engineer principally involved in hydrodynamic, sediment transport and water quality modeling with a focus on regulatory permits and requirements, stormwater management, surface water system assessments, Total Maximum…