Geosyntec will deliver three technical presentations and present 10 posters at the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Symposium 2019 in Washington D.C. on December 3-5, 2019. The SERDP and ESTCP Symposium is the nation's largest conference focusing on the Department of Defense's (DoD's) priority environmental and installation energy issues. The Symposium brings together environmental and energy researchers and technology developers with the defense end-user and…
Geosyntec was presented with the "Associate of the Year" award during the 35th Annual Environmental Conference held at the San Diego Convention Center on October 1, 2019. The conference was hosted by the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA). Accepting the award on behalf of Geosyntec were Danielle Kerper, P.G., QSD, QSP, QISP, Thomas Cueva, Chad Bird (California), and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger (Washington). Geosyntec was nominated for this award in…
Herwig Goldemund, Ph.D. (Georgia) presented on the panel "PFAS FUSS: When (Not If) You Find PFAS at Your Property, What Should You Do? An Overview of Current Regulatory Efforts to Address PFAS Chemicals" at the Georgia Environmental Law Section Annual Summer Seminar at the King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia on July 12-13, 2019. Herwig's co-presenters were Charles M. Denton, II, Barnes & Thornburg; Mark Benotti, Ph.D., NewFields; and…
Gabriel Sabadell, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado), will present "STAR as an Innovative Alternative for Source Zone Remediation" at The Groundwater Week Exhibits Workshops Summit hosted by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada at 11:40 a.m. on December 3, 2019. Gabriel's co-authors are Gavin Grant, David Major, and Grant Scholes, all from Savron. Other Geosyntec professionals attending the conference are Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) and Bella…
Geosyntec's Anchorage office celebrated its new location with an open house for clients on October 24, 2019. This new larger space accommodates the office's growth and provides a more welcoming environment for its clients. The Anchorage office will continue to focus on contaminated site assessments, clean ups, federally focused projects, groundwater services, and mining opportunities. It also offers a Risk Assessor (one of only two risk assessment consultants in the entire state). Practitioners Based in…
Geosyntec will deliver four presentations at the Canadian National Science Summit 2019 hosted by the Bureau Veritas Laboratories in Toronto, Ontario on November 26, 2019. Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G., Darius Mali, P.Eng., C-NRPP, Richard Steer, and Paul Nicholson, P.Eng., (Ontario) will conduct live demonstrations and deliver presentations. Todd is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Ontario with more than 30 years of international consulting experience focused on the evaluation of contaminant fate and transport…
Geosyntec is hosting a PFAS Webinar Series beginning in December 2019 to provide a synthesis of the state of knowledge on the characterization and remediation of PFAS-impacted sites. The first webinar in the series will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10 am PT/1 pm ET and will feature three of our PFAS subject matter experts, Dr. Rula Deeb, Dr. Jason Conder and Dr. Lydia Dorrance. Part 1 of the webinar series will…
Al Preston, Ph.D., P.E. (California) is leading Geosyntec's participation in an international research project to evaluate models of internal erosion failure of earthen embankment dams. Al is a Senior Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience in developing and applying numerical models in hydraulics, hydrology, hydrodynamics, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He attended the inaugural workshop in Stillwater, Oklahoma on October 15 and 16, 2019. The workshop was held at the…
Randy Brandt, P.G. (California) recently participated in the National Brownfield Coalition Leadership Summit Planning Meeting held in Washington D.C. on September 17 – 18, 2019. Randy is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 30 years of management and technical experience with Brownfield and hazardous waste issues. He has focused on development and implementation of environmental restoration programs for blighted hazardous waste sites and contaminated lands ranging in size from gasoline service…
Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. and Jim Wragg, FGS (United Kingdom) will present at the Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) 20th Anniversary Conference in London on November 14, 2019. Geosyntec is a proud sponsor of CL:AIRE 20. Additionally, Dr. Wealthall was appointed, earlier this year, to the CL:AIRE Technology Review Group. David Major, Ph.D., BCES (Ontario, Canada) of Savron Solutions, a division of Geosyntec, will also be attending and is presenting "Smouldering Combustion for Treating…
Lynn McGuire, P.E. (California) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal Engineer. She has more than 34 years of experience as a subject matter expert in process and environmental engineering consulting applied to the growth of practice and services in air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) management for businesses supporting corporate programs, permitting, reporting, and sustainability practices. At Geosyntec, Lynn will focus on the energy sector, including energy consumers, producers, and fuels manufacturing, distribution,…
Martha Carr, P.G. (Georgia) has been re-elected as a Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). She will serve a term of two years and nine months, ending in June 2022. The Board of Directors is SWANA-Georgia's governing body that plans and oversees the operations, finances, policies, personnel, contracts, and membership requirements of the chapter. Martha is a Senior Geologist based in Georgia with more than 26 years…
Robert Glazier, P.G. (Maryland) and Allison Kreinberg (Ohio) will present "The Federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule: Implementing Groundwater Monitoring/Corrective Action Requirements" as part of the Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA) Webinar Series: Navigating the Changing Landscape of the Federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. E.T. on November 6, 2019. They will co-present with Carl Eldred, Attorney, Hopping Green and Sams and Brad Runkel, Professional Engineer, Consumers Energy will be moderating…
Michelle, Cho, Ph.D. and Felipe Solano (Ontario) coauthored a paper entitled "Field Trials of Chaotic Advection to Enhance Reagent Delivery" that was published in the journal Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation (GWMR) on Pages 23-29 in Volume 39 Issue three on May 23, 2019. Their coauthors were Neil R. Thomson, Michael G. Trefry, Daniel R. Lester, and Guy Metcalfe. Michelle is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Ontario, focused on the remediation of soil and groundwater…
Geosyntec practitioners delivered a number of presentations at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario on November 3-7, 2019. Several Geosyntec practitioners presented posters on the topic of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, at the recent Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto. PFAS are a family of thousands of man-made compounds that are emerging as potential hazards…
Emily Anderson (Minnesota) and Jay Thompson, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) will each present a technical session at the Air & Waste Management Association Upper Midwest Section's (A&WMA-UMS's) 34th Annual Conference on the Environment (COE) at the Minneapolis Convention Center Minnesota on November 7, 2019. Emily is a Staff Scientist based in Minnesota focused on bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics/data analysis. A remediation and water treatment practitioner, she is a key contributor to projects in industries including…
Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California) and Emily Larson (Colorado) will present "Ecological Risks of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)" for the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) webinar from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 12, 2019. Jason 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.…
David Latham, PG, Eric Sager, P.G. (Florida), Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D. (California), and Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.), are presenting on multiple topics at the 2019 Southeast Brownfields Conference at the DoubleTree Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida on October 27-30, 2019. Cristina Graver, P.E. (Boca Raton) will also be representing Geosyntec at the conference. David is a Senior Hydrogeologist based in Florida with over 25 years of experience focused on site assessment/remediation, environmental due diligence/compliance, hydrogeologic…
Savron has launched a new website to help clients learn about the advantages they gain with Savron's products and services. Savron is a multi-national provider of sustainable waste management and remediation solutions, specializing in the safe, energy-efficient treatment of a broad range of hazardous materials. Savron's solutions are based on patented smoldering-based technology (STAR/STARx) – an energy-efficient self-sustaining combustion process that captures and recycles the energy released from hazardous materials to destroy them in an…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) was presented with the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA's) Life Member Award at 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 waste plans, financial assessments,…
Dave Himmelheber, Ph.D., P.E. (New Jersey) and Russell Hyatt (New York) co-presented a seminar at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey on sustainable beneficial use of contaminated dredged material on October 9, 2019. Dave is a Principal Engineer based in the New Jersey area and specializes in contaminated sediment management and remediation and has served as project manager and design engineer on several major projects in the New York/New Jersey area. Russell is…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM (California) will deliver three presentations at Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Training sponsored by the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) and Washington State Department of Ecology in Tacoma, Washington on October 24, 2019. Rula is a Senior Principal based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on private practice and academia addressing the cross-media fate and transport of contaminants and the remediation of complex soil and groundwater…
Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.) and Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G. (Ontario) recently completed a series of vapor intrusion (VI) fact sheets to supplement the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Vapor Intrusion Handbook. Helen is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Consultant based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of experience focused on private practice, academia, and public service. Her practice spans a wide range of technical disciplines including vapor intrusion, groundwater characterization,…
Paul Tschirky, Ph.D., P.Eng., D.CE (Louisiana) presented "Design and modeling for flood risk" at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) Architecture & Engineering (A&E) Conference at the South Congress Hotel in Austin, Texas at 8:30 a.m. on September 26, 2019. Paul is a Senior Principal Coastal Engineer based in Louisiana with more than 20 years of experience in coastal resiliency, restoration, and water management. He has provided planning, design, analysis, modeling, construction…
Several Geosyntec practitioners will participate in the 35th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on October 21-24, 2019. Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) once again serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the conference. In addition, Geosyntec practitioners will lead several workshops, platform sessions, and poster presentations at the conference. The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy attracts a wide variety of representation…
Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE, FDEP (Florida) will participate in a panel entitled "Adaptation in Practice" at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) 50th Anniversary Master Class - Climate Adaptation: Principles, Policy, and Practice in Washington, D.C. from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. on October 30, 2019. Mark's co-panelists are Margaret E. Peloso, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Kate Johnson, Chief, Green Building & Climate Branch, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment; and David I. Maurstad, Deputy…
Andrew Brey, P.G. (Florida) co-authored a paper entitled "Appraisal of coal- and coke-derived wastes in soils near a former manufactured gas plant, Jacksonville, Florida" for publication in the International Journal of Coal Geology on August 16, 2019. Andrew's co-author was Scott Stout, NewFields Environmental Forensics Practice. Andrew is a Senior Geologist based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental site assessment and remedial investigation. He has directed manufactured gas plant…
Adrienne Nemura, P.E. and Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) will present an informational session entitled "Updated User's Guide for Considering Integrated Wastewater and Stormwater Planning" during a Water Research Foundation (WRF) web webinar on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. This web seminar is designed for utilities, municipalities, and regulatory staff who are interested in learning about or applying integrated planning for municipalities. In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Integrated Planning…
Geosyntec is a gold sponsor for and exhibitor at the National Association for Environmental Management's (NAEM) environment, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) Management Forum at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario on October 15-18, 2019. Come by exhibit number 105 and meet Geosyntec professionals Elaina Modlin, P.E. (Florida); Jenna Newcombe, CHMM (Massachusetts); and John Hollar, P.E. (Georgia). In addition, our team will be supported by other Geosyntec leaders including Paula Hutchison, P.Eng.; Hannah Chessell;…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) authored a guest editorial entitled "This I Believe" for publication in MSW Management on September 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 waste plans, financial assessments, rate studies/audits, development of construction procurement…
Chuck Whisman, P.E. (Pennsylvania) will present "Facing Today's Escalating Challenges and Producing Tomorrow's Solutions" at The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (CMC-Global) International Conference at the Grand Hayatt in Nassau, Bahamas on October 15-18, 2019. Other speakers at the conference include Dwight Mihalicz, David A. Fields, Therese Turner-Jones, Gowon N.G. Bowe, Dr. Simon Haslam, Kristie Powell, and Yutaka Fukuyama. Chuck is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 25 years of…
Suzanne Gabriele (Denver) is co-chairing the Colorado Environmental Management Society's (CEMS') fall conference at the Champions Club at the Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on October 15, 2019. Suzanne and her co-chair provided leadership for the team that established the conference theme, selected speakers, developed the agenda, and secured sponsorships. The theme is Economic Growth and Sustainability: Finding the Balance between Population Growth and Environmental Stewardship. Geosyntec is a sponsor of the…
Amanda McNally, P.E. (Pennsylvania) coauthored a paper entitled "Ten years later: The progress and future of integrating sustainable principles, practices, and metrics into remediation projects" that was published in Volume 29 of the journal Remediation on September 11, 2019. Amanda's coauthors were Paul Favara, Dick Raymond, Matthew Ambrusch, Arianna Libera, Gerlinde Wolf, John A. Simon, Barbara Maco, Elizabeth R. Collins, Melissa A. Harclerode, Reanne Ridsdale, Maile Smith, and Lyndsey Howard. Amanda is a Project Engineer…