Geosyntec News and Events

Adrienne Nemura, P.E. and Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) will present an informational session entitled "Updated User's Guide for Considering Integrated Wastewater and Stormwater Planning" during a Water Research Foundation (WRF) web webinar on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. This web seminar is designed for utilities, municipalities, and regulatory staff who are interested in learning about or applying integrated planning for municipalities. In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Integrated Planning…
Geosyntec is a gold sponsor for and exhibitor at the National Association for Environmental Management's (NAEM) environment, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) Management Forum at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario on October 15-18, 2019. Come by exhibit number 105 and meet Geosyntec professionals Elaina Modlin, P.E. (Florida); Jenna Newcombe, CHMM (Massachusetts); and John Hollar, P.E. (Georgia). In addition, our team will be supported by other Geosyntec leaders including Paula Hutchison, P.Eng.; Hannah Chessell;…
Shagun Bhat, Ph.D. (Texas) will present "Air Quality Regulations: Updates and Rule Revisions" at A&WMA 2019 Louisiana Section Annual Conference at the L'Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana at 1:00 p.m. on October 16, 2019. Shagun will be joined by Geosyntec staff members Anica Haynes and Kelly Williams. Shagun Bhat is a Senior Air Quality Professional based in Texas with more than 12 years of experience focused on air quality management, including air…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) authored a guest editorial entitled "This I Believe" for publication in MSW Management on September 23, 2019. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid waste plans, financial assessments, rate studies/audits, development of construction procurement…
Chuck Whisman, P.E. (Pennsylvania) will present "Facing Today's Escalating Challenges and Producing Tomorrow's Solutions" at The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (CMC-Global) International Conference at the Grand Hayatt in Nassau, Bahamas on October 15-18, 2019. Other speakers at the conference include Dwight Mihalicz, David A. Fields, Therese Turner-Jones, Gowon N.G. Bowe, Dr. Simon Haslam, Kristie Powell, and Yutaka Fukuyama. Chuck is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 25 years of…
Suzanne Gabriele (Denver) is co-chairing the Colorado Environmental Management Society's (CEMS') fall conference at the Champions Club at the Broncos Stadium at Mile High in Denver, Colorado on October 15, 2019. Suzanne and her co-chair provided leadership for the team that established the conference theme, selected speakers, developed the agenda, and secured sponsorships. The theme is Economic Growth and Sustainability: Finding the Balance between Population Growth and Environmental Stewardship. Geosyntec is a sponsor of the…
Amanda McNally, P.E. (Pennsylvania) coauthored a paper entitled "Ten years later: The progress and future of integrating sustainable principles, practices, and metrics into remediation projects" that was published in Volume 29 of the journal Remediation on September 11, 2019. Amanda's coauthors were Paul Favara, Dick Raymond, Matthew Ambrusch, Arianna Libera, Gerlinde Wolf, John A. Simon, Barbara Maco, Elizabeth R. Collins, Melissa A. Harclerode, Reanne Ridsdale, Maile Smith, and Lyndsey Howard. Amanda is a Project Engineer…
Geosyntec professionals will be delivering three presentations and moderating a session at Remediation Technologies Symposium 2019 (RemTech 2019) at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada on October 16-18, 2019. Tracy Dannell, EP, Silvia Mancini, Ph.D, P.Geo., Ron Gestler, David Bertrand, P.Geo. and Trevor Carlson, QP of Geosyntec will be participating, moderating and/or presenting at the conference. Tracy Dannell is a Project Scientist/Biologist with more than 13 years of professional environmental experience focused…
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)'s Boone Dam project was recently named the 2019 Outstanding Environmental and Engineering Geologic Project by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). The award was given for the project team's "innovative uses of georeferenced data during design, its application of risk-informed decision-making, and its contributions to the practice of underground construction in dams." Geosyntec served TVA and the project with dam safety inspections, instrumentation monitoring, and performance evaluations during…
Several Geosyntec practitioners will contribute to the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)'s 44th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago from October 15-18, 2019. Geosyntec practitioners delivering presentations are: Jamey Rosen, P.Geo., Amir Ahmadipur, Ph.D., Daniel Woeste, P.E., and Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E. Jamey is a Senior Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on Geospatial Information Management System design and development. Jamey…
Paul Nicholson, P.Eng (Ontario) will lead a webinar entitled "Optimization of Vapour Intrusion Investigations and Mitigation" organized by the Australian Land & Groundwater Association on at 11:00 a.m. on October 10, 2019. Paul is a Senior Engineer at Geosyntec with 15 years of experience in environmental consulting. His practice focuses on assessing and mitigating human health risks associated with sub-surface vapour intrusion, including developing many large scale vapour intrusion assessment programs for properties with as…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) was nominated for the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)'s Life Member Award that is to be given at this year's annual conference WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2019. Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid…
Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) will present "Stormwater Citizen Suit Liabilities in the Information Age" at the California Lawyers Association’s (CLA) Annual Meeting at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California at 10 a.m. on October 12, 2019. Brandon will present alongside Kim Bick of Bick Law and Yvonne West, director of the Office of Enforcement of the California State Water Resources Control Board. Brandon will present case studies and lessons learned from Clean Water Act…
Geosyntec will once again make a technical contribution to the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Conference 2019 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 7-9. Susan Welt, MPH, P.E. (Massachusetts) and Andrew Brey, P.G. (Florida) served on the Technical Review Committee supporting development of the conference. Susan will also serve as a session moderator for an expert panel discussion entitled "Improving Community Relations." Rachel Klinger, P.E., BCEE (Florida) will present on how to…
Lelio Mejia, Ph.D. (California) will deliver the keynote lecture at the 2019 NZSOLD-ANCOLD Pre-Conference Workshop on October 9, 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand. As part of the Resilient Dams in an Earthquake Environment workshop, Lelio will present "Evaluation of Earthquake-Induced Cracking of Embankment Dams," an overview of available methods to assess the potential for earthquake-induced cracking of embankment dams and propose a new approach to evaluate embankment dam cracking. In addition, he will illustrate the…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) will be presented with the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA's) Life Member Award at the annual conference WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2019. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid…
With offices in four states bordering the Gulf of Mexico, Geosyntec is deeply involved in promoting and supporting efforts that help sustain the resources of the Gulf of Mexico. Geosyntec is part of a broad partnership of federal agencies, academic organizations, businesses, and other non-profits in the Gulf Coast region that is celebrating the importance of the Gulf of Mexico during 2020. "Embrace the Gulf" is an awareness campaign that highlights the value, sustainability, and…
Geosyntec will make substantial technical contributions at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, California on October 7-9, 2019. Geosyntec-led contributions include 10 oral presentations. The CASQA Annual Conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. Over 1,000 attendees and 60 exhibitors are expected for three days of training and…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) joins past Geosyntec inductees into the University of California, Berkeley's Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Academy of Distinguished Alumni (Academy). She will join the 2019 class of inductees at the Academy's annual gala event on October 3rd at the University Club on the Berkeley campus. Academy members are Berkeley CEE alumni that are truly noteworthy for their contributions to the profession and to societal well‐being and development, both in…
Danielle Kerper, P.G., QSD, QSP, QISP (California) will moderate two sessions and Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger (Washington) will deliver a keynote presentation at the 35th Annual Environmental Conference at the San Diego Convention Center in California on October 1-2, 2019. Danielle is a Professional Geologist based in California focused on stormwater management, environmental stewardship, and site assessment for various industrial and municipal clients. Dottie is a Professional Earth Scientist based in Seattle, Washington, working on complex soil…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) was selected as the recipient of this year's Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) President's Award. The award is presented annually to one person who embodies professional excellence as well as demonstrates the "three E's" - encourage, enhance, and exchange. Rula was congratulated by Mackenzie Cremeans, Ph.D., President–Elect, Association for Women Geoscientists "for being such a strong leader in our profession!" Rula is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Consultant…
Maygan Cline, P.G., QSD/QSP (California) was selected for the regional 40 under 40 list by the Pacific Coast Business Times in Volume 20, Issue number 24 on August 23-29, 2019. Maygan is a Senior Geologist based in Santa Barbara with more than 11 years of experience focused on private-sector industrial clients, and public-sector municipalities. She has extensive experience managing groundwater quality and remediation projects, as well as groundwater/surface water resource planning and management projects. Maygan…
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