James Rayner, FGS (United Kingdom) will present "Gravel Bed Reactors: A Semi-Passive Treatment for Metals and Inorganics' at the 14th International Mine Water Association Congress Virtual Event at 2:20 p.m. BST (GMT+1) on July 14, 2021. James' Geosyntec co-presenters are Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., Rachel James, and Evan Cox (Ontario, Canada) James Rayner, Senior Hydrogeologist at Geosyntec, has more than 18 years of experience in the assessment, management and remediation of contaminated land in the United…
Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) and Wayne Amber Ph.D., (Michigan) will present "PFAS in Stormwater: Treatability and Implications of Emerging Water Quality Standards for Dischargers" at Michigan's Remediation and Risk Management Webinar Series from noon to 1 p.m. EDT on July 29, 2021. Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulations, water quality…
Wetland and stream delineations and permitting are among services Geosyntec provides and creates seamless solutions for, in order to serve our clients in the Appalachian Basin Region and beyond. These services work in concert with other Geosyntec capabilities critical for the region, such as geotechnical and civil engineering for geohazard and stormwater management, wastewater process engineering, and environmental liability and remediation management. "Geosyntec is very collaborative, and the saying that our company is one office…
Brandon Steets, P.E., (California) and Jared Ervin Ph.D., (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Bather Shedding as a Source of Human Fecal Markers to a Recreational Beach" that was published in Frontiers in Microbiology on June 25, 2021. Dong Li was the lead author, and other coauthors were Laurie Van De Werfhorst, Jill L. S. Murray, Naresh Devarajan, and Patricia A Holden. Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20…
Climate change processes including sea level rise, extreme weather events, and regional drought are causing unprecedented impacts to our environment and infrastructure. This webinar series explores the incidence of these climate change driven impacts, and presents management paradigms and technology approaches for enhancing water resiliency. Covering a broad range of topics related to water and climate resiliency these webinars will address issues of concern for a variety of stakeholders including municipalities, industry, utilities, regulatory agencies,…
Kyle Carlton, P.G. (Florida) was featured in REGENESIS article entitled "Client Spotlight: of Kyle Carlton, Project Geologist for Geosyntec Consultants, Inc." on June 4, 2021. Kyle Carlton, Project Geologist based in Florida, has more than 14 years of experience focused on assessment and environmental remediation of commercial and industrial sites. He was highlighted in this article for being a valued client and partner in environmental remediation; and appreciated for his enthusiastic and specialized approach in…
Ogul Doygun, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Large-Strain Damping of Sands: Parameter Effects" that was published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in volume 147 on August 2021. Ogul was the lead author, and his coauthors were H. G. Brandes and C. P. Polito. Ogul Doygun is a Senior Staff Professional based in California focused on civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction quality assurance. His experience also includes geotechnical design for various…
Gloria Teague was awarded the Outstanding Professional Engineer Award from the Florida section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (FASABE) at the 2021 FASABE Annual Conference in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida on June 10, 2021. Gloria Teague is a project water resource engineer based in Florida with more than 10 years of experience focused on developing creative solutions to give water resource managers the tools they need to make informed decisions and…
Patricia Varela, Ph.D. (Texas) will receive the Emerging Leader Award from the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas at the Young Professionals Networking event - Young Professionals: Diversify Your Network, on August 18, 2021. Patricia Varela is a Project Professional based in Texas, focused on geotechnical and geological surveys, risk and reliability studies, geohazard investigations, and integrated site characterization. Patricia was also highlighted in an article by Women Offshore for her work in the…
Frank Stillo, Ph.D. (North Carolina) will co-present "Total Worker Health® Pandemic Strategies and Lessons Learned" at the 68th CSHEMA Annual Virtual Conference, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 CST on July 27, 2021. Frank's co-presenters are Emily McAden and Maija Solvita Leff, UNC's Carolina Prosper Project. Frank Stillo is a scientist with more than 15 years of experience in environmental consulting and University EHS. His brings a broad range of disciplines to clients, such as human…
Michael Berman, P.E., CHMM (Washington, D.C.), Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E., and David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present as part of a panel on "Climate Change Extreme Events: Forecasting and Managing Financial Risks" at 12 p.m. -1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday June 30th, 2021. The event is part of Geosyntec's Water and Climate Change Webinar Series. Geosyntec has assembled a multi-faceted team of experts to discuss the response to climate change extreme events from a…
Geosyntec is a corporate member and active participant in DRI, particularly with the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law committee, and is sponsoring the virtual Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Geosyntec practitioner Amanda Hughes, Ph.D. (Indiana) serves on the DRI Planning Committee and will be attending with Geosyntec's Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly, Ph.D., (Georgia); Polina Jones (Maryland); Jeff Thompson, Ph.D. (California); and Matthew Goguen (Maryland). They will be joined by several environmental…
Matthew Jenny and Mike Burcham, P.E. (North Carolina) will present "Beginning with the End in Mind: How Site Conditions Affect Managing Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Design at Brownfields Sites" at the Georgia Brownfields Seminar to be held virtually June 22-23, 2021. Matthew and Mike will be joined by Peter Grant from EPRO. The Georgia Brownfields Seminar provides quality education opportunities with a wide range of participants, including leading development, legal, engineering, risk management, economic development, and…
Geosyntec Consultants is proud to announce that we have received accreditation as a Certification Body for the MiQ Standard. MiQ is an independent, not-for-profit partnership between RMI and SYSTEMIQ, focused on facilitating a rapid reduction in methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by creating a differentiated market for natural gas for buyers and sellers. MiQ's certification process includes independent audits of a company's methane intensity, operating practices and monitoring technology deployment by accredited…
We are pleased to announce that as of May 24 Geosyntec has operations in Sweden. Our new office, located in Stockholm, strategically expands Geosyntec’s European presence beyond our existing footprint in 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 resources, and civil infrastructure. Geosyntec served its first client…
Yiding Zhang, Ph.D., (California) coauthored an article entitled "Performance Analysis of the χMD Matrix Solver Package for MODFLOW-USG" for publication in Groundwater on May 12, 2021. Yiding's coauthors were Motomu Ibaraki, Ohio State University; Richard Niswonger, U.S. Geology Survey; and Sorab Panday, GSI Environmental. Yiding Zhang is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with experience in hydrogeology, water resources, numerical and analytical modeling, data visualization, and data analysis with machine learning and data mining…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, and Samir Ahmed, P.E. (Florida) lead the design for a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill closure in Ghana, West Africa. Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah has more than 30 years of consulting and research experience focusing on the design, permitting, construction, operation, and closure of containment systems for solid, hazardous and radiological wastes, sediments, and surface impoundments; and geosynthetics applications in civil engineering. Samir Ahmed has more than 5 years of consulting experience…
Geosyntec assisted with investigation and evaluation of offshore soils at selected locations for an inter-array cable and potential export cable routes for an offshore wind farm location off the coast of New Jersey. The investigation included vibrocore sampling, borehole sampling, ball and piezocone Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), and Thermal Resistivity Testing. Geosyntec's scope of work included: provide offshore support for CPT and sampling activities with personnel certified in Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. will be the keynote speaker at the Rio Tinto JORC Competent Persons Workshop 2021 for North America on June 10 and for the Asia Pacific on June 23. The keynote, entitled "Money isn’t everything: Integrating non-financial risks into financial decision making in the mining sector" is part of an internal global conference within Rio Tinto’s JORC Competent Persons, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Community of Practice. David is a Senior Principal…
Rachel Zajac-Fay (Florida) will present "Communication Programs and Guidelines: Let's Take Action" at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 42nd Annual Meeting on November 14-18, 2021. Rachel's co-presenters are Shawn Sager and Jacquelyn Clarkson. Rachel Zajac-Fay is an environmental scientist with more than 13 years of experience on hazardous waste site characterization and remediation projects and ecological risk assessment. She has conducted numerous projects under the CERCLA and RCRA programs at…
Robert Ettinger, Elham Shirazi, Ph.D. (California); Paul Nicholson, P.Eng., Darius Mali, P.Eng., Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G., (Ontario); and Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado) made significant contributions to the Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation Focus Issue on Vapor Intrusion released in May 2021. Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on soil vapor extraction system design, vapor emission estimation, and subsurface contaminant vapor…
Ali Ebrahimi, P.E. and Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. (Texas) will exhibit at the IDT EXPO on Pipeline Inspection & Monitoring Technologies on June 4, 2021. Ali Ebrahimi is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 16 years of experience focused on civil and geotechnical engineering. Ali has experience in site characterization, real-time geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, soft soil design and evaluation, and project management and budget/schedule control. Rodolfo Sancio is a…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) and Bill Gaffigan, CVA (Georgia) coauthored a paper entitled "First of Two Parts Planning for Uncertainty in Solid Waste Agencies" that was published in the Spring 2021 issue of Talking...TRASH, the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter's Newsletter, on pages 4-7. 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. Bill Gaffigan is…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of our Twelfth Annual Student Paper Contest for 2021. We are proud to continue our support of top students across North America and Australia through our paper competition, and we send our sincere thanks to all participants. The quality of papers received was extremely high, and only the narrowest of margins separated the top papers. It really was a difficult decision picking the winners. As always,…
Please sign up for Geosyntec’s Technical Webinar Series to engage with our top practitioners regarding state-of-the-art practices and thoughtful solutions to our clients’ most complex environmental, natural resources, and civil infrastructure problems. Professional development hours will be made available to all attendees. Sign up for these free one-hour webinars using the links below! Innovative Strategies for the Management of Mine and Metal Impacted Waters Tuesday June 8, 2021, 9 am PT/12 pm ETSpeakers: Silvia Mancini,…
How can we help? The success of a site investigation starts long before the vessel sails to site. Geosyntec and Ternan Energy have a significant track record in providing survey support and complete turnkey survey management services to clients throughout the world including East Coast USA and the North Sea. With the technical and operational experience of our team we can advise clients on appropriate survey strategy, scopes of work, contractor selection, vessel and equipment…
Geosyntec continues to rank highly in several categories according to Engineering News-Record's (ENR) "The Top 500 Design Firms" for 2021. Notably, Geosyntec ranks 42nd in the Top 500 Design Firms. These rankings reflect Geosyntec's continuous commitment to delivering exceptional service and best-value solutions to our clients. Here are our 2021 rankings: #42 Top 500 Design Firms #11 Top 20 Hazardous Waste #14 Top 20 Sewer and Waste #37 Top 50 Designers in International Markets #29…
Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G., (Toronto) authored an article entitled "Subslab Depressurization Versus Subslab Ventilation: Insights from Recent Research" for publication in Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation on April 9, 2021. Todd McAlary is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 30 years of international consulting experience focused on the evaluation of contaminant fate and transport in soil and groundwater. Todd specializes in assessing and mitigating the migration of volatile organic compound (VOC) vapor from the…
Rachel James and Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., P.Geo., (Ontario) will present "Stewardship Approaches to Treatment" at the Water Stewardship in Mining Conference at 2:50 p.m. BST on May 13, 2021. Geosyntec is a sponsor of the event. Rachel and Silvia's co-presenter is Tony Di Feo, CanmetMINING. Rachel James is a Project Professional based in Ontario with more than 10 years of experience in aqueous geochemistry in the mining industry, including conducting bench- and pilot-scale treatability testing…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D., P.E., G.E., M.ASCE, NAE will present the Ralph B. Peck Lecture titled "Earthquake Cracking of Embankment Dams" at the International Foundation Conference and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) at 4:00 p.m. EDT on May 11, 2021. Lelio Mejia is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. For many years, he has focused on the challenges of dam and levee engineering and is…
Recently, the Shell DS SGW Global Contractors Safety Council (GCSC) collectively recognized Geosyntec’s Jamie deLemos as a Safety Champion. The Shell DS SGW GCSC consists of representatives from Shell and from each of the Global Environmental Services Strategy (GESS) consultants. Shell’s DS SGW Global Contractor Safety Council said, “Congratulations and well done to Geosyntec for creating a culture and climate within your organization that supports and encourages such exemplary Health, Safety, Security, and Environment (HSSE)…
Geosyntec staff was featured in Ground Control – Water Well Journal for being awarded the 2020 National Groundwater Association (NGWA) Groundwater Remediation Award. The article discusses NASA Launch Complex 39B and the Osceola County Fairgrounds projects and details how the two sites acquired the contaminates, the plans formulated to remediate the sites, and the results that led up to the awards. Geosyntec NASA Launch Complex 39B project team members were: James Langenbach P.E., Tom Peel…
Karen Béchard, (Ontario) will be presenting "Mining - Innovative Approaches to Monitoring, Assessing and Remediating Contaminants of Concern at Mine Sites" at the SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting at the Portland Convention Center in Portland, Oregon on November 14-18, 2021. Karen's co-presenter is Guy Gilron of Borealis Environmental Consulting. Karen Béchard is a Project Scientist and Qualified Person for Risk Assessment (in Ontario) with experience in mining, risk assessment, sediment remediation and treatability studies.…