Geosyntec News and Events

Silvia Mancini (Toronto) will speak at Expert Insight Panel (non-CLE) entitled "Utilizing Stable Isotope Tools in Legal Matters" at the American Bar Association"s 24th Fall Conference for the Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER) at the Westin Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado from 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2016. The expert insight panels strengthen substantive knowledge of some of the most pressing issues confronting environmental, energy, and natural resource lawyers today…
Geosyntec will be will be featured in keynote address, moderate a panel discussion, present in four platform presentations, and be represented as a Signature Sponsor for the FRC Golf Tournament at the 22nd Annual Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida on October 6-7, 2016. The conference has been rescheduled for December 1-2, 2016. The Florida Remediation Conference is the Southeast's premier soil and groundwater cleanup conference of the…
The Board of Directors for Geosyntec Consultants, Inc. has elected Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP, as President & CEO of the firm. Zeeb succeeds Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., F. ASCE, NAE, who has served in that role for the last 20 years. "Healthy succession planning and implementation are vital to the long-term multi-generational success of our firm. Our CEO transition is part of a continuous process designed to maintain the vitality, competitiveness, and independence of…
Yu Jun Leong (Texas) co-authored the article entitled "Phase state of ambient aerosol linked with water uptake and chemical aging in the southeastern US," which was published in the peer-reviewed Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal, Volume 16, Pages 11163–11176, 9 September, 2016. This article discusses the results from the analysis of ambient air samples collected at a subtropical forest site in Alabama, US. Atmospheric secondary organic aerosols (SOA) were found to be primarily liquid in…
Geosyntec and Colleagues from the University of California, Davis were honored with the 2016 Telford Premium Award for best paper in Ground Improvement, the journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Volume 168, Issue 3, August 2015, pp 206-216. The paper is titled "Field-scale bio-cementation tests to improve sands." It documents field trials of bio-cementation for erosion control at a project site in northern Saskatchewan in 2012. Geosyntec provided support in experiment design, project…
Yuval Cohen (New York) spoke at the Second Annual Water Finance Conference at the Denver Athletic Club in Denver, Colorado on August 31, 2016. Yuval's panel topic, "Water Negotiation: Bridging the Gap between Private Capital and Public Projects," was a session on public-private partnerships for water systems. The conference featured the topic of "Funding Sustainable Futures for Water Utilities" throughout the nation and was attended by representatives of utilities, various water agencies, coalitions and associations,…
Tony Rice (Washington) will represent Geosyntec at the International Pipeline Conference & Exposition (IPC) 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & The TELUS Convention Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 26 - September 30, 2016. Members of the pipeline industry from around the world will gather for the 11th International Pipeline Conference IPC 2016. This year over 250 exhibitors, more than 300 technical paper presentations and over 5,000 registered participants are expected. Conference proceeds are…
Daniel Elliott (New Jersey) co-authored the article entitled "Selectivity of Nano Zerovalent Iron in In Situ Chemical Reduction: Challenges and Improvements," which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Remediation, Volume 26, Issue 4, Pages 27-40, September 6, 2016. The article looks at how natural reductant demand for Nano Zerovalent Iron (nZVI) negatively impacts its selectivity and longevity, thereby presenting an obstacle to a broader application of the technology. The authors review biogeochemical processes and data…
Tony Rice (Washington) will represent Geosyntec at the Western Energy Institute (WEI) Annual Meeting at the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver, British Columbia on September 18-20, 2016. Geosyntec is a Service Company Member of WEI, which is a trade association serving the electric and natural gas industries throughout the Western United States and Canada. WEI is composed of 80 energy companies, including gas pipeline, electric and gas distribution, electric generation, power marketers, many of whom are…
Erin Reed (Florida) was published in Hydrogeology Journal, the official Journal of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, pages 1-11 on August 26, 2016. Her article is entitled "Modeling anthropogenic boron in groundwater flow and discharge at Volusia Blue Spring (Florida, USA)." Abstract Volusia Blue Spring (VBS) is the largest spring along the St. Johns River in Florida (USA) and the spring pool is refuge for hundreds of manatees during winter months. However, the water quality…
Hassan Tavakol (California) published a technical paper entitled "Performance and Cost-Based Comparison of Green and Gray Infrastructure to Control Combined Sewer Overflows" in the Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment, Volume 2, Issue 2, May 2016. His co-authors were Steven J. Burian, Jay Devkota, and Defne Apul. The Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment is published by The Environmental & Water Resources Institute, the American Society of Civil Engineer's (ASCE) technical…
On 12 May 2016, EPA issued a Draft Information Collection Request (ICR) that, when finalized, will require oil and natural gas facilities to provide EPA with extensive information about certain facility operations. If approved by the Office of Management and Budget, EPA anticipates issuing ICRs under Section 114 of the Clean Air Act by 30 October 2016. This information will be used as necessary to develop regulations to reduce methane emissions. Companies would be required…
Rula Deeb (California) and Elisabeth Hawley (California), along with colleagues at UCLA and Caltech, were published in Environmental Engineering Science, the official journal of The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers, Volume 33, Issue 9, September 1, 2016. The article is entitled "Degradation and Removal Methods for Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Water" and it discusses elevated levels of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in drinking…
Please join Geosyntec at the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC) at the New Orleans Morial Conventions Center in New Orleans for a meet and greet with our experts that are speaking at the following sessions and workshops on September 24-28, 2016. WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest conference of its kind in North America and offers water quality professionals from around the world with…
On behalf of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (MassBays), Geosyntec has developed TIDEGateway, a web-based assessment and planning tool for tide gates in the MassBays region. NOAA Project of Special Merit Components: Gathering and assessing existing information related to tide gates in the MassBays planning area (Salisbury to Provincetown). Producing an interactive, web-based inventory and assessment tool to aid managers in the management of tide…
Mark Hanna (California) is working with architect Frank Gehry and landscape architect Laurie Olin on the L.A. River Visioning Plan by providing expertise as a water resource engineer. This team is working directly for the recently rebranded River LA, a non-profit working across public, private, and philanthropic sectors which was founded by the City of Los Angeles in 2009. The revitalization of the L.A. River is the largest effort to date since complete channelization of…
Jason Conder and Herwig Goldemund participated in an Emerging Contaminants panel at the Georgia Environmental Conference (GEC) in Jekyll Island, Georgia on August 25, 2016. The panel addressed the remediation, chemistry, toxicity, and fate and transport of Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) and 1,4-Dioxane. These emerging contaminants are an increasing concern to stakeholders in areas where these substances have been manufactured and used in industries, including carpet and other textile industries. The southeastern United…
Geosyntec, Green Harbor Energy, and Encore Renewable Energy have formed a strategic partnership, "GGE Alliance," to harness the capabilities of three industry leaders to deliver world-class clean energy projects on environmentally challenged and underutilized properties. "For over thirty years, our firm has combined technology and practice leadership with client service and project delivery excellence to provide services and solutions that are highly valued by our clients," said Peter Zeeb, Geosyntec's President and CEO. "This partnership…
Darrell Sandlin will present at the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE's) annual meeting entitled "39th World Energy Engineering Congress" at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. His presentation will be entitled "State Incentives for CHP Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions." Darrell's session will describe how on site distributed generation, from combined heat and power, plays a significant role in the reduction of greenhouse gas…
The 2013 California Phase II General MS4 Permit (MS4 Permit) specifically requires a Program Effectiveness Assessment and Improvement Plan (PEAIP) to include "quantification of pollutant loads and pollutant load reductions achieved by the program as a whole" (Section E.14.a.ii.a.6) and to "quantitatively assess BMP performance at reducing pollutant loads wherever feasible, using … science-based estimates of pollutant load removal for BMPs where direct measurement of pollutant removal is overly challenging" (Sections E.14.a.ii.d.2 and E.14.a.ii.b.4). Additionally,…
Please join Geosyntec at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Gold Stormwater Steward Sponsor for a meet and greet with our experts that are speaking at the following sessions and workshops in San Diego on September 11-14, 2016. Monday September 12 - CASQA Training Workshop Speakers Lisa Austin The Realities of Watershed Management Plans and Green Infrastructure Plan Implementation Training Workshop / Tracking Progress, Measuring Effectiveness, and Managing Adaptively Panel Discussion 10:30 am to 12:00…
On behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Geosyntec Consultants has developed an interactive, web-based Massachusetts Clean Water Tool Kit, which serves as the state's primary public education resource related to nonpoint source pollution. The Toolkit includes 10 sections focused on the major categories of nonpoint source pollution, 127 fact sheets on best management practices, and a collection of "Interactive Scenarios" based on Massachusetts landscapes. The Interactive Scenarios allow users to explore ways…
Tony Byrne (England) is chairing a session at the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Knowledge Transfer Workshop hosted by the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) at the Victoria Street Conference Center in London on September 8, 2016. Tony, who is a co-chair of the Technical Working Group for the CCSA, and a member of CCSA Regulatory and Policy Working Group, will chair the technical session on: Commissioning and operational control Re-use of infrastructure Subsurface…
Joe Cleary (New Jersey) will present at the 2016 Fall Technology Transfer Seminar at the Sheraton Eatontown in New Jersey at 1:30 pm on Tuesday September 13, 2016. His presentation will focus on sustainability trends in water, energy and residuals management and is entitled "Sustainability Trends on Water and Energy Management." The seminar is sponsored by the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA). The New Jersey Water Environment Association is a non profit educational organization…
Leah MacKinnon (Ontario) and Neal Durant (Washington DC) co-authored a peer-reviewed journal article entitled "The influence of cosolvent and heat on the solubility and reactivity of organophosphorous pesticide DNAPL alkaline hydrolysis" in the August issue of the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research. The article describes one aspect of a the NorthPestClean project (http://www.eng.northpestclean.dk), a project testing technologies for enhancing performance of in situ alkaline hydrolysis for treatment of dense non aqueous phase (DNAPL) organophosphorus…
Robert Bruce (Malaysia) will be a keynote speaker at the National Chemical Engineering Symposium (NACES) to be held at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in Malaysia on September 9-11, 2016. The theme of the event is entitled " The X solutions: Food-water-energy nexus" and the event has a full schedule of events. NACES 2016 looks forward to inspire and instill the perception regarding the importance of chemical engineering's role in solving world-wide issues and…
Sean Malkeson (England) will present at the 27th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems at the University of Brighton on September 7, 2016. His presentation is entitled "Analysis of fuel mass fraction dissipation rate transport in turbulent flame-droplet interaction: A Direct Numerical Simulation study" and it examines the modeling of the fuel mass fraction dissipation rate and its transport equation in the context of RANS simulations for the combustion of fuel sprays in…
Joe Jeray and Jim Brinkman (Massachusetts) will Co-Chair and Present during the Environmental Business Council (EBC) New England, Inc. Site Remediation and Redevelopment Program entitled "Sediment Dredging at Remediation Sites" at McLane Middleton in Woburn, Massachusetts at 7:30am till noon on September 13, 2016. Each will be playing a key role in a program concerning sediment dredging aimed at helping those who have remediation and/or infrastructure issues requiring sediment removal. Joe, a member of the…
Todd McAlary (Ontario) and his co-inventors from the University of Waterloo, Dr. Tadeusz Górecki and Dr. Suresh Seethapathy, were recently named inventors of a passive sampling device and method of sampling and analysis by the United States Patent and Trademark office. The invention provides a device, named the Waterloo Membrane SamplerTM (WMSTM), and a method to quantitatively measure concentrations of volatile organic compound vapors below the ground surface using a passive device that is placed…
Geosyntec Employees will be presenting at the International Low Impact Development Conference at the Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, in Portland, Maine on August 29-31, 2016. The name of the conference is "Mainstreaming Green Infrastructure" and its focus will highlight the mainstreaming of green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID) in municipal stormwater programming, as well as new and existing work and research in the United States and internationally. The LID conference is organized…
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