Nick Muenks is a Principal Water Quality Scientist based in Missouri with more than 20 years of experience providing surface water investigations and water quality regulatory support to industrial, utility, and municipal clients.
Nick helps clients develop and implement water quality and aquatic species investigations for regulatory compliance, supporting water quality modeling, watershed management, stormwater characterization, agricultural and urban BMP performance evaluation, and remedial site investigations. He routinely provides training and support to clients for surface water monitoring and sampling systems. Nick builds on this experience to provide clients with regulatory strategies to comply with State and Federal clean water law (e.g., Clean Water Act) obligations such as NPDES and Pretreatment regulations.
As a consultant, Nick has applied his technical knowledge of water quality instrumentation for an evaluation of dissolved oxygen monitoring technologies for the Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation – Hydraulic Plant Life Interest Group. Nick has implemented extensive water quality monitoring investigations across the nation including Missouri, New Jersey, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia and also in Alberta Canada. These investigations often include real-time access to data for “on-the-fly” management and compliance decisions. He is often called upon for his expertise in monitoring equipment, and assessment design for a wide range of surface water investigations. His innovative approaches provide Geosyntec clients with reliable and cost-effective solutions for surface water data collection.
Nick engages in Clean Water Act implementation at the state level through stakeholder organizations such as the Missouri Water Environment Association, Missouri Public Utility Alliance and Regulatory Environmental Group for Missouri. Nick actively participates in the public process to help develop regulations and policies that are based on sound science and allow for cost-effective environmental improvement. Through this process regulatory issues can be identified and addressed prior to formal adoption.