Geosyntec News and Events

Philip Reidy, P.E., a senior water resources engineer and principal consultant for Geosyntec in Malaysia will be among the speakers at iChemE’s 2nd Regional Sustainability Seminar on 24 November 2014. The seminar will be held at the Grand Millenium Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The IChemE 2nd Regional Sustainability Seminar will be an intensive one-day seminar that brings together professionals in the relevant fields to discuss the challenges involved in the actual implementation of energy and…
Scott Drew, LSRP (Princeton/Ewing) will be a co-presenter at a training program sponsored by Alpha Analytical Labs entitled “New Jersey Vapor Intrusion Guidance Update. The event, scheduled for November 6, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Edison, New Jersey, will discuss the changes in New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) technical guidance and screening levels for vapor intrusion programs, technical approaches for site investigation and preemptive mitigation, practical considerations, best practices, and application…
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a division of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland (NIH), has awarded the team of Geosyntec Consultants, the Johns Hopkins University, and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) a $700,000 grant to perform novel and applied research regarding bioremediation of chlorinated benzenes in groundwater and sediments. Principal investigators for the research project include Dr. Neal Durant and Dr. Amar Wadhawan of Geosyntec’s Columbia Maryland office, as…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. Alabama Environmental Conference The University of Alabama October 20-21, 2014 Orange Beach, Alabama The Alabama Enviornmental Conference is a two-day event that will address broad challenges of energy and resources, waste reduction, compliance, management and sustainability.…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. 30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy Association for Envrionmental Health and Sciences Foundation (AEHS) October 20-23, 2014 Amherst, Massachusetts The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy, at the University of…
Derek Tomlinson, P.E., P.Eng., a Geosyntec senior engineer and hydrogeologist based in Pennsylvania, is among the instructors for a series of two-day courses upcoming in 2014 and 2015 entitled “Light Nonaqueous-Phase Liquids: Science, Management, and Technology.” The next session will be held October 29-30 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, which is hosted by ITRC state member Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. The course series is based on the Interstate Technology and…
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced it has selected Geosyntec Consultants to develop a web-based tool for statewide Watershed-Based Plans (WBPs). The project will be led by Robert Hartzel of Geosyntec’s office in Acton, Massachusetts. According to Bob, “This exciting project will allow us to develop an innovative watershed planning tool at the crossroads of science, engineering, public policy, and public education.” Geosyntec will create an interactive web-based tool to help users develop…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. ABA 22nd Fall Conference ABA Environment, Energy, and Resources Law October 8-11, 2014 Miami, Florida Geosyntec Consultants is a sponsor of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy,…
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has approved the state’s updated Nonpoint Source Management Program Plan (NPS Plan). The NPS Plan, primarily authored by Robert Hartzel of Geosyntec and Andrew Pelloso of Burns & McDonnell (formerly of Geosyntec), identifies the state’s priorities and activities to reduce the impacts of pollution from diffuse “nonpoint” sources and restore water quality statewide for the five-year period of 2014-2019.…
Rob Roseen, Ph.D., P.E. of Geosyntec's Portsmouth, New Hampshire office, will participate in a panel discussion for an upcoming program presented by the New Hampshire Chapter of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC). The program, to be held on Tuesday, October 7 at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center in Greenland, New Hampshire, is entitled "Flood Plain Impact on Development." It will focus on floodplain developments in the state of New Hampshire that…
Doug Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP and David Adilman, P.G. of Geosyntec’s Acton, Massachusetts office will both participate on a panel for an upcoming program presented by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC). The program, to be held on Thursday, October 9 in Providence, Rhode Island, is entitled “Bioremediation and Sustainable Technologies for Site Restoration.” It will bring together experts from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM)…
Geosyntec provided an extended briefing to the Malaysian Department of Environment (DOE) Deputy Director General (Dato Dr. Ahmad Kamarulnajuib bin Che Ibrahim) and a team of more than 30 senior DOE officers from DOE headquarters and 6 states.Held on 18 September 2014 in Ipoh, Malaysia, the briefing was part of a DOE exercise in capacity building for their staff and the topic was management and disposal of naturally occurring radioactive material, or NORM wastes.Geosyntec has…
The city of Rochester, New Hampshire has selected a team led by Geosyntec Consultants to provide professional engineering services related to their planned stormwater infrastructure capital improvements. The three-year, on-call contract will allow Geosyntec to help the city with projects related to municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) and NPDES compliance, nutrient management, stormwater drainage, Capital Improvement Planning (CIP), stormwater management plans (SWMP), wetlands, stream restoration, and others. In fact, the team, which includes VHB,…
Two Geosyntec initiatives featuring innovative environmental strategies for managing and funding stormwater projects for regional runoff treatment through natural processes earned distinguished awards this week from the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA). The Measure M Tier 2 Grant Program supported by Geosyntec's water resources engineers and geospatial practitioners for the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in Orange, California, earned CASQA's 2014 award for Outstanding Stormwater BMP Program. It was presented to OCTA officials and Geosyntec…
A new report from the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Scientific Tools and Approaches for Sustainability, chaired by Geosyntec's Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., NAE, BCEE, WEF Fellow, provides the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with recommendations and guidance for use of sustainability tools and methods in the Sustainability Assessment and Management (SAM) process. For every major decision, the report says EPA should include a strategy to assess implications for the three dimensions of sustainability…
California Stormwater Quality Association September 15-17, 2014 Garden Grove, California Geosyntec Participants: Workshops: Prinicipal Eric Strecker (Portland) - Selection and Design of BMPs on Public Works Projects Associate Kathleen Harrison (San Diego Old Town) - Industrial General Permit Associate Lisa Austin (Oakland) and Assoicate Brandon Steets (Santa Barbara) - Watershed Planning and the MS4 Permit: How it all Fits Together Paper Presentations (lead author): Project Engineer Megan Otto (Los Angeles) - Reasonable Assurance Analysis Approach…
Eric Strecker, P.E., BCEE, a principal water resources engineer for Geosyntec based in Oregon, is among a group of distinguished technical advisers for a new rating system used to evaluate, design, and certify sustainable landscapes across the United States. The SITES v2 Rating System and Reference Guide are the result of more than seven years of research and development led by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, the…
Practitioners from Geosyntec Consultants will host a one-hour webinar August 13 addressing the challenges of vapor intrusion in Australia. The free event begins at 11 a.m. AEST. This webinar is the second in a bimonthly series recently initiated by Geosyntec. Interested parties can register on our mailing list to receive notices of future webinars. Vapor intrusion occurs when there is a migration of subsurface volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into the indoor air…
Philip Reidy, P.E., a senior water resources engineer and principal consultant for Geosyntec in Malaysia will be among the speakers at the 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD2014), set for September 7-12, 2014, in East Malaysia (Borneo). Mr. Reidy will present "Innovation in Combined Sewer Overflows and Flood Mitigation: Implementing Intelligent Distributed Infrastructure" on September 11, 2014. The event will be held at the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, Sarawak. The theme for ICUD2014…
A team of Geosyntec engineers, in partnership with local landscape architects, contributed to a winning entry in a low-impact development (LID) design competition sponsored this spring and summer by the City of Chattanooga and other regional partners in Tennessee. As part of the Resource: Rain LID Design Challenge, the team earned a first-place award for "Streamline Broad Street," an urban redevelopment design that re-imagines the Chattanooga Broad Street corridor leading from the Tennessee Aquarium through…
With the addition of a group of leading practitioners, Geosyntec today expands our environmental management and sustainability services to include consulting, engineering, and marketing services so that clients can monetize their energy efficiency savings, renewable energy production, and renewable fuel production through environmental credit markets. These services are now offered through Green Harbor Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geosyntec Consultants. Green Harbor Energy (GHE), led by Managing Director Paul MacGregor, Ph.D., is a full service…
Michele Briening, an engineer for Geosyntec Consultants based in New Jersey, recently earned accreditation as a New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). This credential for environmental professionals was created following ratification of the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act in 2009. The act moved the direct supervision of site remediation projects from case managers with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to certified LSRPs. Practitioners who earn the LSRP certification are responsible for…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. 2014 Global Waste Management Symposium Global Waste Management Symposium June 22-25, 2014 Orlando, Florida Geosyntec Participants: Principal Jim Stout (Houston) Principal Greg Corcoran (San Diego) Senior Staff Engineer Rutuparna Joshi (Jacksonville) Project Engineer Craig Browne (Tampa) Senior Engineer Rebecca Oliver (San Diego) For More Information: Jim Stout 1-281-810-5054 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Beth Gross, Ph.D., P.E., a geotechnical engineer and an Associate of Geosyntec Consultants based in Texas, has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Governors for the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She will serve a three-year term beginning in October 2014. The ASCE's Geo-Institute is a specialty membership organization focused on geo-professionals and the geo-technics industry, which includes agencies and private firms around the United States that provide geotechnical,…
Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, a water resources engineer and an Associate for Geosyntec Consultants based in California, is among a group of panelists invited to discuss California's historic drought and the water supply regulatory challenges related to stormwater runoff. The upcoming panel will be one of several at a half-day conference, "A Call to Action: A Southern California Stormwater Meeting," sponsored by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Dr. Hanna's panel, addressing…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce the promotion of a new group of practitioners to the role of Associate in the United States and the United Kingdom. Please join us in congratulating these experienced engineers, scientists, and innovators in their new roles within the firm. Robert Annear Associate Portland Robert Annear, Ph.D., P.E., is a water resources engineer with more than 15 years of experience in water quality modeling and providing surface water system assessments…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. Energy, Utility & Environment Conference EUEC 2014 November 3-5, 2014 Phoenix, Arizona Geosyntec Participants: Senior Scientist Gregory Coleman (Charlotte) Senior Scientist Curtis Laush (Austin) For More Information:…
Geosyntec today announced the formation of Savron as the exclusive vendor of STAR technology, a proven method for the safe and effective treatment of contaminated soil and liquid organic waste. Savron has been formed around the key practitioners of the technology — David Major, Gavin Grant, and Grant Scholes — who have been involved in the commercial development of this patented technology since its inception in 2005 at the University of Edinburgh.STAR is a revolutionary…
Geosyntec practitioners will share dozens of examples of their most creative thinking and valued solutions during the 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, organized and presented by Battelle May 19-22, 2014, in Monterey, California.This year's technical program includes more than 900 platform and poster presentations in 68 breakout sessions as well as six panel discussions. The sessions and panels are organized according to 15 event tracks that address the innovative application…
See which conferences, symposia, and other events our practitioners will attend next week. Click the name of the conference to visit that event's website. Please call or email the contact person listed to learn specific details on our participation. For questions regarding the Event Roundup, please contact us. 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) May 5-8, 2014 Houston, Texas MMI Engineering Participants: Principal Paul Summers (Houston) Business Development Manager Della Mullan (Houston) Staff Engineer Chelsea Drenick…
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