Geosyntec News and Events

Geosyntec, in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, has organized a Water Sustainability Workshop in Chicago on May 15, 2018. Geosyntec staff member Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE (Illinois) served as an organizer for the event. Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) and Joe Volpe, P.G. (Georgia) will deliver technical presentations. The Water Sustainability Workshop will provide a forum to share ideas and field experience. Leading experts will present their initiatives and…
David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Ontario) has been invited by the National Academy of Sciences to present a talk as part of a four-part series on Environmental Dynamics and Exposure Pathways of Subsurface Contaminants to the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2018. His presentation, entitled "Understanding Fluid Flow and Contaminant Transport in Rock: The First Step on a Long Road," will focus on the interaction between fluids and heterogeneous…
Juan Pestana, Sc.D., P.E. (Massachusetts) will be giving the keynote lecture at Purdue University's Geotechnical Society Workshop Program at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship in West Lafayette, Indiana on April 27, 2018. The overall theme of the workshop is Urban Geotechnics. Juan's lecture, "The Role of Soil Behavior in the Performance of Urban Infrastructure," will focus on the use of advanced constitutive models to describe the behavior of geomaterials and how they can…
Caroline Field (England) will be featured as the keynote speaker and interviewed at the 2018 Sustainable Real Conference Series at The Crystal London at 9:30 a.m. on April 25, 2018. Caroline will represent MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec. Her presentation is entitled "Resilience: What is it and Why is it Important for the Real Estate and Infrastructure Sectors?" Caroline's Session 1 Keynote speech will address resilience in a broad sense, and explain why it…
Paul Tschirky, Ph.D., P.Eng., D.CE, (Louisiana) will present "Coastal and Climate Change Risk" at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environmental, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Law 47th Spring Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 19, 2018. Paul is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Louisiana with more than 20 years of experience in coastal resiliency, restoration, and water management. He has provided planning, design, analysis, modeling, construction documents, and project management for a wide…
Geosyntec staff will attend the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environmental, Energy, and Resources (SEER) Law 36th Water Law Conference in Orlando, Florida on April 16-18, 2018. Geosyntec attendees are Nandra Weeks, Mark Ellard, Jill Johnson, and Jamey Rosen. Geosyntec is also an Annual Sponsor of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and will also be hosting a client appreciation dinner. Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida…
Emily Larson (Colorado), Jason Conder (California), and Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont) co-authored an article entitled "Modeling avian exposures to perfluoroalkyl substances in aquatic habitats impacted by historical aqueous film forming foam releases" published in Chemosphere, Volume 201, pages 335-341, in March 2018. The article addresses the potential ecological risks of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to aquatic-dependent birds. Their work consisted of aquatic food web and wildlife exposure modeling to evaluate the potential for risks to…
Andrea Rocha, Ph.D. (Tennessee) co-authored an article entitled "Microbial Functional Gene Diversity Predicts Groundwater Contamination and Ecosystem Functioning" published in mBio Volume 9, Issue 1 on February 20, 2018. Andrea's co-authors were Zhili He, Ping Zhangc, Linwei Wu, Qichao Tu, Zhou Shic, Bo Wu, Yujia Qin, Jianjun Wang, Qingyun Yan, Daniel Curtis, Daliang Ning, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Liyou Wu, Yunfeng Yang, Dwayne A. Elias, David B. Watson, Michael W. W. Adams, Matthew W. Fields,…
Antony Jones (California) co-authored two chapters in the Professional Practices of Product Stewardship book published by the Product Stewardship Society and American Industrial Hygiene Association on February 26, 2018. Tony co-authored chapters entitled "Product Exposure Assessment" and "Product Risk Characterization." He has 17 years of consulting experience in academia and industry, on projects in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Spain, and the United States. Tony has broad experience helping clients with…
Paul Tschirky (Louisiana) serves as the chair for the Louisiana Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Coasts, Oceans, Ports & Rivers Institute (COPRI). Their annual one-day seminar will be held at the Lod Cook Conference Center on April 5, 2018. The conference will feature speakers on each of the COPRI topic areas of coasts, oceans, ports, and rivers. Geosyntec is one of the sponsors the event and Lance Fontenot of the Baton…
Geosyntec will make a substantial technical contribution at Battelle's Eleventh International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, California on April 8-12, 2018. Geosyntec-led contributions include five session chairs, 18 platform presentations, two panel moderators, one panelist, five workshop instructors, four learning lab instructors, and 16 poster presentations. Our professionals have also co-authored more than 20 other platform and poster presentations. David Reynolds (Ontario) served…
Jason Conder (California) will join a panel discussion at the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Environmental Law Section's 32nd Annual Environmental Law Spring Super Symposium on April 13, 2018. Jason will contribute to the panel entitled "PFAS: Not Your Typical Emerging Contaminant." Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are a family of chemicals that are persistent in the environment and bioaccumulative in wildlife and humans, resulting in widespread and global exposure. This panel will discuss…
Andrea Rocha (Tennessee) co-authored an article entitled "Construction of Viable Soil Defined Media Using Quantitative Metabolomics Analysis of Soil Metabolites" that was published in Frontiers in Microbiology on December 22, 2017. Her co-authors were Stefan Jenkins, Tami L. Swenson, Rebecca Lau, Alex Aaring, Terry C. Hazen, Romy Chakraborty, and Trent R. Northen. Andrea is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Tennessee focused on leading-edge research using an array of geochemical, microbial, computational, and genomics techniques…
Todd Olsen (California) authored an article entitled "Kinetics of Methylmercury Production Revisited" that was published in Environmental Science & Technology in Volume 52 (4) on pages 2063–2070, on January 27, 2018.The article is based on Todd 's research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His co-authors are Scott. C. Brooks, Katherine A. Muller and Scott L. Painter. Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) journal is an authoritative source of information for professionals in a wide range of…
Ken Susilo (California) will present at the P3 Water Summit at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California on April 3-4, 2018. Ken will serve in a number of roles at the summit: He will host a series of roundtable discussions on Public Private Partnerships (P3s) and performance-based infrastructure for stormwater He will moderate a stormwater panel entitled "Performance Based Metrics for Stormwater Quality and Water Resources", focused on criteria for developing P3 approaches…
Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) is scheduled to co-present the topic "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives" at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) in Hoboken, New Jersey from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET on March 21. The presentation will focus on source control techniques and wastewater treatment alternatives in response to active pharmaceutical ingredients including personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, as well as antibiotic and antimicrobial agents that are present…
Deran Pursoo (Arizona), Dave Folkes, and Ted Kuehster (Colorado) are contributing authors for an article entitled "Site-Redevelopment for Commercial Expansion Using Plastic-Dome Forms for Aerated Floor Construction" in the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Environmental Managers (EM) Magazine March 2018 issue. The article discusses commercial expansion over former industrial parcels and landfills with contaminated soils via utilization of low-cost methane mitigation systems that use a sub-slab matrix of thermoplastic, structural domes, to provide sub-floor…
An article about SiREM's Waterloo Membrane Sampler (WMS) was featured on the cover of the journal Environmental Science, Processes and Impacts on pages 1363-1373 in Issue 11 in November 2017. SiREM is a division of Geosyntec. The article is entitled "Experimentally validated mathematical model of analyte uptake by permeation passive samplers." The mathematical model, which was applied to the WMS sampler, provides a valuable tool to predict changes in uptake rates during sampling, to assign…
Marc Rogoff received the Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) from the Collection and Transfer division of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) at its 2018 Technical Division Awards at SWANApalooza in Denver, Colorado on March 6, 2018. According to SWANA, "Rogoff has been involved with SWANA since its early origins and was recognized for his support of integrated solid waste management planning, specifically his rate study work helping communities understand the financial requirements…
Tyler McNabb (Tennessee) will deliver a presentation entitled "Overview of the Vapor Intrusion Regulatory Environment and Associated Risk Drivers" to the Health Environment Economic Development Industry at the Tennessee Environment Conference from 10:45-11:20 a.m. on March 14, 2018. Tyler McNabb is a Senior Staff Geologist based in Tennessee currently focused on site investigations; soil vapor surveys; soil and groundwater remediation involving chlorinated solvents, PCBs, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons; and conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments…
Dogus Meric (Illinois) will present "A Few Simple Forensics Methods Helped PRPs to Pay No More than Their Equitable Share of Clean-up Costs" during a Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MSECA) Webinar from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST, March 22, 2018. Dogus will discuss the use of environmental forensics to reduce Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) liabilities. People that register to the webinar through the following link will get a free registration:…
Ron Arcuri (Pennsylvania) served as a contributing author for a recent publication by the National Groundwater Association entitled "Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice." The document summarizes the known science and knowledge related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). It describes the fate, transport, risk communication, remediation, and treatment of PFAS, as well as current assessment technologies, methods, and field procedures. The document was prepared as a series of chapters that provide a…
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