David Adilman is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in in Massachusetts with more than 30 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater.
Dave has expertise in the field assessment of hydrogeologic systems, applied groundwater modeling, the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater, bioremediation, data acquisition, and demonstration of natural attenuation processes. He has been the project manager and lead hydrogeologist on numerous projects regulated under the CERCLA Superfund program. He has designed, planned, supervised, and conducted field investigations for soil and groundwater impacts from chlorinated solvents, metals, petroleum hydrocarbons, explosives, and perchlorate.
David has applied groundwater investigation field methods in unconsolidated and bedrock formations and has broad experience in aquifer testing, drilling, borehole geophysics, and fracture flow assessment of bedrock systems. He has significant groundwater modeling experience for contaminant migration and fate and contaminant plume capture and remedial design. He has designed and operated extraction and injection-based groundwater remedial systems, including in situ bioremediation of chlorinated solvents. He also has experience in planning and design of dewatering systems for trenches, large excavations, and tunnels. He developed numerous three-dimensional groundwater flow models for the Central Artery highway project in downtown Boston, Massachusetts including successful dewatering designs for two separate 1,000-ft long, 100-ft deep excavations and a 60-ft deep tunnel.
As the principal author on remedial investigation and feasibility study submittals, David also frequently presents technical material to various stakeholders in regulatory and public settings. He is a speaker at industry conferences and the University of Massachusetts graduate geotechnical forum on New England environmental geology. He has worked on numerous high-profile federal projects including the cleanup of perchlorate and RDX contaminant plumes at the Massachusetts Military Reservation, the investigation and remediation of depleted uranium at the Nuclear Metals Superfund Site and is the lead hydrogeologist for the remedial system design at the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site.