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Geosyntec is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of our Fourteenth Annual Student Paper Competition. Each year, we honor and support top students who are studying the field of groundwater. We send our sincere thanks to all applicants and their supporting professors. The winner of the 2023 competition is Jinhee Part of Princeton University. Jinhee’s paper is, “Optimizing Groundwater Bioremediation: PAA Coated Iron Phases for PFOA Treatment.” The first-place prize is $1000 or an…
We are pleased to announce that as of 10 July 2023 Geosyntec Consultants has hired its first employee, Mj Seyedan, PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, in Helsinki in Finland. The Finnish operations strategically expand Geosyntec’s European presence beyond our existing footprint in Ireland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. 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…
Every year brings fresh complexities and challenges for communities looking to manage their stormwater, from evolving regulations to the emergence of new contaminants. Advances in machine learning are quickly closing the gap, helping cities to develop more accurate and predictive models. In this discussion, Geosyntec's Christian Nilsen and Saiful Rahat delve into how cities are applying machine learning in their stormwater modeling. They explore how modeling can help communities achieve greater water quality and adapt…
In this discussion, Geosyntec stormwater engineers Marc Leisenring, Jamie Feldman, and Mike Du Bose discuss the technical complexities cities face when developing a stormwater capital improvement plan (CIP). They also reflect on the benefits and considerations of using emerging capital planning platforms like Optimatics Optimizer™, drawing on their recent work supporting the City of Portland in creating a new framework for its own capital planning process. About the Speakers Marc Leisenring, P.E., is a Senior…
James Wang, PhD, PE (Maryland), and Evan Cox (Ontario) coauthored the paper “Remediating a PCE Source Area in Clay Using Electrokinetically Enhanced In Situ Bioremediation” in Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation. The paper was published on July 3, 2023. James and Evan’s coauthors were Charolette Riis from NIRAS, Martin Bymose from Miljø- og Ingeniørfirma, and Dorte Moon Pade from Københavns Kommune. James is a Principal Environmental Engineer with more than 25 years of experience focused on…
See the team list of speakers and moderators on important water and wastewater topics. Speakers and Moderators Jason Flowers Presentation (Speaker): Flexible Approaches to Industrial Pretreatment Compliance Monday, October 2, 2023, 1:30 p.m. CDT (Room S401a) Session (Assistant): Advancements in Anaerobic Treatment of Industrial Wastewater Monday, October 4, 2023, 10:30 a.m. CDT (Room S504c) Email Jason: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Adrienne Nemura Presentation (Speaker): Addressing Nutrient Impairment in Illinois Watersheds: Challenges for Watershed-Based Permitting Monday, October 2, 2023,…
Geosyntec will present at the Nineteenth Annual California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) at Paradise Point in San Diego, California, on September 11 to 13, 2023. Lauren Godinez, Neftali Romero, EIT, Brandon Steets, PE, Zahra Maleki, PhD, Megan Otto, PE, Rinta Perkins, Jared Ervin, PhD, Maxwell Dugan, PE, Kelly Havens, PE, Stephanie Zinn, and Maia Coylar, PE, Lisa Welsh, PhD, Kelly Havens, PE (California), and Aaron Poresky, PE (Oregon), will speak at the conference. The CASQA…
Felipe Solano (Ontario), Leah MacKinnon (Ontario), and James Rayner (United Kingdom) will present at the AquaConSoil 2023 conference in Prague, Czech Republic at the Czech University of Life Sciences from September 12 through 14, 2023. Felipe is a Professional Scientist with more than 10 years of experience focused on groundwater contamination and subsurface migration of organic and petroleum chemicals. He also develops conceptual site models and remediates groundwater using innovative technologies. Leah is a Senior…
Jenny Ramirez, PhD, (Ontario) coauthored “Validation of strain/energy-based pore pressure model in one-dimensional response analyses using centrifuge tests” in the Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. Jenny 's coauthors are Marwan Khashila, Mourad Karray, and Mahmoud N. Hussien of Sherbrooke University; and Mohamed Chekired of Hydro-Quebec. Jenny is a Project Professional at Geosyntec who conducts site characterization, data visualization, and numerical modeling to help design and assess dams, landfills, disposal containment facilities, and other…
Loren Gormley a Staff Scientist (Ohio) and Elizabeth Toot-Levy a Senior Scientist (Ohio) will present “Developing an Industrial Pretreatment Program from the Ground Up” at the One Water Technical Conference on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. Loren Gormley is a staff scientist based in Columbus, Ohio. Loren joined the Geosyntec team in 2022 after completing her degree in Environmental, Soil and Water Sciences at West Virginia University (WVU). During her time at WVU,…
Geosyntec will support the 2023 Georgia Environmental Conference through a Gold Sponsorship, exhibition booths, and technical contributions. The event will be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Jekyll Island, Georgia, August 23 through 25, 2023. Geosyntec speakers are Nicole Sthur, PE, Andrew Montgomery, PE, Bill Gaffigan, Adria Reimer, PG, Tom Wurzinger, PE, Jared Eubanks, PE (Georgia), Stephanie Owen (Tennessee), Doug Maddams (Virginia), Amy Dzialowski (Oklahoma), and Jacques Smith (Tennessee) of SiREM. Visit the…
Symon Jackson, CPEng, NER, (Brisbane) will speak at ANCOLD Tailings Dam Operators Forum 2023. He will address how Red Earth Engineering, A Geosyntec Company, supports tailings dam operations. The event will be held at the Novotel Langley in Perth, Australia, August 23 through 25, 2023. Symon is a Senior Principal Civil, Geotechnical, and Tailings Engineer with more than 29 years of experience focused on geotechnical and dam engineering, including tailings dams, soft-soil engineering, coal-seam water…
Jay Thompson, PhD, PE (Minnesota) will present on using performance reference compounds for measuring equilibrium concentrations of hydrophobic organic chemicals in sediment at the American Chemical Society’s Fall 2023 Conference to be held at The Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. His talk will be held at 10:40 a.m. on August 16, 2023. The theme of the fall conference is “Harnessing the Power of Data.” Jay is an Environmental Engineer who focuses on environmental forensics,…
Alex Mckenzie-Johnson, PG, (Texas) will speak at the webinar “Managing Geohazards for Pipeline Integrity” for the Clarion Technical Conferences on August 30 and 31, 2023. Alex’s co-presenter is Rhett Dotson from D2 Integrity, LLC. Alex is a Senior Principal Engineering Geologist with more than 17 years of experience focused on assessing and managing geohazards for oil and gas clients. The threat from geohazards has received increasing attention among operators and regulators over the past decade.…
Sarah Gustitus-Graham, PhD, (Florida) was awarded the Rising Star Award for her work in the field of solid waste engineering and the promise she shows at the 2023 Solid Waste Association of North America Florida Summer Conference and Hinkley Center Research Forum in Daytona Beach, Florida, last month. In addition, Samir Ahmed, PE, (Florida) presented “Rolling Impact Compaction for Ground Improvement in Florida” at the conference. Sarah is an Engineer who focuses on solid waste…
Geosyntec ranks highly in several categories in Engineering News-Record’s 2023 lists of top design firms. Notably, Geosyntec ranks 40th in “The Top 500 Design Firms,” the publication’s main category for design firms. These ranking reflect Geosyntec’s continuous commitment to delivering exceptional service and best-value solutions to our clients. We also received recognition for particular sectors and markets. Here are our 2023 rankings: #40 in Top 500 Design Firms #9 in Top 500 Design Firm: Hazardous…
Amy Dzialowski (Oklahoma), Paul Nicholson, PEng (Ontario), Paula Hutchison, PEng (Ontario), Randy Brandt, PG (Nevada), and Howard Cumberland (Oregon), will present at the 2023 National Brownfields Training Conference at Huntington Place in Detroit, Michigan, August 8 through 11, 2023. Geosyntec is sponsoring the registration display and the community reception on the Detroit Princess Riverboat. Our practitioners will be available throughout the conference at booth 407. Amy is a Senior Principal Consultant specializing in environmental planning,…
James Graham, PG, (Kansas) recently joined Geosyntec as a Senior Principal, bringing more than 35 years of experience as an environmental consultant. A licensed Professional Geologist in Kansas and Missouri, James joined our Overland Park, Kansas, office as part of the Missouri/Kansas Remediation Department. James offers Geosyntec the benefit of his extensive and diverse expertise in managing a wide range of environmental projects. His experience handling renewable energy, energy transition, brownfield projects, and CERCLA mine…
Rebecca Daprato, PhD, PE, (Colorado), Rachel Klinger, PE, (Florida), and Doug Larson, PhD, PE (Ohio) taught sessions at the Princeton Groundwater Remediation Course in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 19 to 21, 2023. Megan Houlihan (California) and Ali Cochrane (Washington) attended the course. Rebecca’s Sessions: Remediation of Contaminated Sites: Past, Present, and Future Ex Situ Treatment Technologies: An Overview In Situ Bioremediation: An Overview Rachel Session: Remedial Technology: Overview and Selection Doug’s Sessions: Natural Attenuation,…
The event will be held July 13 and 14, 2023, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia. Red Earth Engineering is a platinum sponsor of the event and will be available at booths 3 and 4 throughout the event. With 75 tailings professionals in Australia backed by Geosyntec's global expertise in risk assessment, seismic hazard assessment, geochemistry, environmental engineering and remediation, and tailings storage facility closure, Red Earth Engineering and Geosyntec offer…
Rebecca Daprato, PhD, PE, (Colorado), Rachel Klinger, PE, (Florida), and Doug Larson, PhD, PE (Ohio) taught sessions at the Princeton Groundwater Remediation Course in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 19 to 21, 2023. Megan Houlihan (California) and Ali Cochrane (Washington) attended the course. Rebecca’s Sessions: Remediation of Contaminated Sites: Past, Present, and Future Ex Situ Treatment Technologies: An Overview In Situ Bioremediation: An Overview Rachel's Session: Remedial Technology: Overview and Selection Doug’s Sessions: Natural Attenuation,…
Geosyntec will co-host the New England Watch Party for the National Association for Environmental, Health & Safety, and Sustainability Management’s (NAEM’s) IMPACT23 Conference. IMPACT23 focuses on sustainability and environmental stewardship within environmental health and safety programs. The theme of this event is “Accelerating Your Climate Action Plan.” Our co-hosts for the event are Ramboll and CVS Health. About the Event: The New England Watch Party will be held on July 26, 2023, from 12:00 to…
Wayne Amber, PhD, (Michigan), and Dylan Ebrele, PhD, (Massachusetts), will present “PFAS Background Enters the Foreground” with members of Dykema’s Environmental Practice Group for a webinar on July 20, 2023. Wayne is a Principal with more than 18 years of experience focused on the developing and implementing site characterization and in situ remediation technologies. Dylan Eberle is a Project Geologist focused on site characterization, emerging contaminants, litigation support, and innovative remediation technologies. About the Webinar…
Pourya Kargar, PhD, PE, (Missouri) coauthored “Liquefaction behavior evaluation of a multilayered site with fines-dominated soils” in the June 2023 issue of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. Pourya’s coauthors were Abdolreza Osouli of Southern Illinois University and Sanjeev Kumar of South Dakota State University. Pourya is a senior staff professional geotechnical and geostructural engineer. His areas of expertise include coal combustion residuals (CCRs), underground structures, dams and levees, retaining structures, soil liquefaction, and foundation design.…
The 2023 Remediation Innovative Technology Seminar (RITS) is occurring throughout June and July 2023. The RITS is NAVFAC’s showcase for the latest environmental restoration technologies, methodologies, and guidance news. The subject matter experts who will be presenting at the 2023 RITS are Ryan Fimmen, PhD, and Kyle Carlton, PG, of Geosyntec, Steve Saville, PG, and Patty White, PG, of Jacobs, and Travis Lewis, PE, Rebecca Cardoso, PG, Ramona Iery, PhD, John Kornuc, PhD, and Nicolette…
Cristina Graver, PE, and David Latham, PG (Florida), will present “The Tale of Two BSRAs: A Case Study on Optimizing Brownfields Redevelopment at a Former South Florida Landfill” at 2023 Florida Brownfields Conference at the Avanti Palms Resort in Orlando, at 1:30 p.m. EDT on June 20, 2023. The conference is hosted by the Florida Brownfields Association (FBA). Their co-presenter is F. Joseph Ullo of Carlton Fields. Cristina is a Senior Environmental Engineer with more…
Emily Frett (Minnesota) coauthored “Carbon Supplementation and Bioaugmentation to Improve Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactor Performance Under Cold Conditions” published in Ecological Engineering, Volume 191 on June 1, 2023. Emily’s coauthors were Gary Feyereisen, Hao Wang, Ping Wang, Jeonghwan Jang, Ehsan Ghane, Jeffrey Coulter, Carl Rosen, Michael Sadowsky, and Satoshi Ishii. Emily is a Professional Scientist based in Minnesota who focuses on forensics and litigation support. Ecological Engineering is a journal for those involved in designing, monitoring,…
Geosyntec staff will present at the 2023 Managing Stormwater in Oregon conference in Salem, Oregon, on June 14, 2023. Geosyntec’s moderators and panelists include Marc Leisenring, PE (Portland), Joey Hickey, PE (Portland), Ariel Mosbrucker, PE (Portland), Jack Lisin (Portland), and Christian Nilsen, PE, PMP (Seattle). Geosyntec is sponsoring the event, which is hosted by the Northeast Environmental Business Council. The council convenes regulated companies, solution providers, and government agencies to explore current topics, best practices,…
Lucas de Melo, PhD, PE, (Maryland) has published a paper on “Modeling Knowledge Uncertainty and Dam Safety: The Benefit of Using Logic and Event Trees” at the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Annual Meeting at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre (Svenska Mässan) in Gothenburg (Göteborg), Sweden, on June 13 and 14, 2023. Lucas’s co-authors are Paul Slangen of Landsvirkjun and Glenn Rix, PhD, PE. (Georgia). Lucas is a Senior Principal Engineer with more…
The Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office won the 2022 Project Management Award of Excellence from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the Portsmouth On-Site Waste Disposal Facility (OSWDF)–Capital Assets Project #1 (CAP-1). The award was announced in April 2023. The CAP-1 is the anchor project for cleanup of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. It provides disposal capacity to support the demolition of the 29-acre, two-story X-326 building as well as for material excavated from two…
Jay Thompson, PhD, PE (Minnesota), will present "Advances in Technology: Forensic Science of Emerging Contaminants and Use of Artificial Intelligence in Allocation” at the 2023 ALI CLE Environmental Litigation Event at the King & Spalding LLP in Washington, DC, on June 8 and 9, 2023. Taryn McKnight and Tony Roisman will co-present with Jay on the breakdown of PFAS and the use of artificial intelligence and discovery of “source code” used to provide opinions. Jay…
Aspect Consulting (Aspect), an earth science and engineering consulting firm based in Washington State, has joined the Geosyntec family of companies. This transformative partnership will advance a shared vision with Aspect for growing water supply and resilience, environmental, and geotechnical practice areas in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Founded in 2001, Aspect is a team of more than 130 hydrogeologists, geologists, water resource, environmental, geotechnical engineers, and supporting professionals who guide the balanced and sustainable…
Elaina Modlin will speak at the Air & Waste Management Association Conference and Exhibition (ACE) at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, Florida, from June 5 to 8, 2023. Elaina will present “The Great Resignation: The Good, the Bad, and the New Working Environment” at the Women’s Professional Workshop and Luncheon from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT on June 6. Sandra J. Guerra of Siemens Energy and Rebecca Hensley of CSX Transportation, Inc, will…