Peter de Haven, P.E., is a senior engineer with degrees in environmental fluid mechanics/hydrology and civil engineering based in Georgia. He has more than 10 years of experience in site characterization, data management and analysis, numerical modeling, and both the conceptual and final design of engineered remediation measures for groundwater, soils, and sediments.
Mr. De Haven specializes in addressing investigative and remedial administrative orders under CERCLA, as well as executing and managing projects under RCRA, state-regulated, and non-regulatory frameworks. Mr. De Haven has planned, managed, and executed field tasks covering a broad range of surface and subsurface investigations, geophysical surveys, and remedial pilot testing. His work with numerical and analytical ground-water modeling has addressed sites located in alluvial, coastal, and piedmont physiographic settings. His numerous projects demonstrate expertise and innovation in the use of databases, geographic information systems (GIS), three-dimensional visualization packages, and finite-difference and finite-element modeling applications. Mr. de Haven has performed comprehensive project management, team leadership, and a broad range of technical services for projects and facilities in 20 U.S. states and territories and the United Kingdom that encompass multidisciplinary work and client/regulatory interaction through long-term client-site assignments, synthesis of disparate investigative methods, strategic planning, and communication to technical and non-technical project stakeholders.
Advancing the State of the Practice
Mr. De Haven continues to advance the state-of-the-practice through his expertise and innovation in the use of databases, geographic information systems (GIS), three-dimensional visualization packages, and finite-difference and finite-element modeling applications, including a broad range of surface and subsurface investigations, geophysical surveys, remedial pilot testing, and numerical and analytical ground-water modeling. He is a registered civil engineer and is the author of several conference and poster presentations on the use of GIS and databases, groundwater extraction systems, subsurface vapor intrusion, and geostatistical evaluation.