Geosyntec News and Events

Erin Reed (Florida) was the lead author for a paper entitled "Evaluating Nitrate Management in the Volusia Blue Springshed" published in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Library, Journal of Environmental Engineering, Volume 144, Issue 3, March 2018. The team simulated five nitrate management scenarios in the Volusia Blue Springshed recharge area, where, for decades, nitrate has impacted spring water quality. Erin's co-authors were Dingbao Wang, Ph.D., A.M.ASCE, an Associate Professor in the Department…
Carol Cheyne (Ontario) was the lead author of an article entitled "Lead isotopes as particulate contaminant tracers and chronostratigraphic markers in lake sediments in northeastern North America" published in the journal Chemical Geology in Volume 477, pages 47-57 on January 2018. Carol's co-authors are Dr. Alyson Thibodeau (Dickinson College), Dr. Greg Slater (McMaster University), and Dr. Bridget Bergquist (University of Toronto). The paper is based on Carol's M.A.Sc. thesis and it demonstrates the utility of…
Adrienne Nemura (Michigan), Robert Annear (Oregon), Rishab Mahajan (Illinois) have authored a water quality whitepaper entitled "Mixing Zone Analysis: Take Control of Permit Limits." Geosyntec's Mixing Zone Whitepaper discusses the use of mixing zones and their applicability. It also provides examples of how to incorporate mixing zone principles and analysis into the permit process to reduce overall treatment complexity and capital and operations and maintenance costs while still meeting instream standards. Water quality standards can…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Samir Ahmed, Craig Browne (Florida), and the Indian River County Managing Director of Solid Waste Disposal District, Himanshu Mehta authored an article published in the Newsletter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Sunshine Chapter Fall/Winter 2017 issue. The article, entitled "Recent Experience with Title V Air Operation Permit Renewal for the Indian River County Landfill," describes Indian River County's Title V permit renewal application submittal process. The SWANA Florida…
Andrea Braga (Massachusetts) will present in Technical Session 18 at the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) at the Boston Marriot Copley Place in Massachusetts from 1:30-4:00 p.m. on January 23, 2018. Andrea's session, entitled "Evaluating Urban Water Quality in Boston's MS4," and will discuss the recently completed, award-winning study to investigate sources of bacteria and nutrients in Boston's stormwater discharges and evaluate the efficiency of the city's ongoing illicit discharge detection and elimination (IDDE)…
Randy Brandt (California) was appointed to the San Francisco Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) Sustainable Waterfront Committee beginning January 1, 2018. Randy will provide innovative technical and policy input on matters that will advance a strong industrial economy that supports a sustainable environment within San Francisco Bay and its watershed. Randy is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on hydrogeology with special emphasis on the return of…
Jackson Hubbard (Florida) presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center inPoster Hall D-F in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 12, 2017. Jackson's presentation was entitled "3D Volume and Morphology of Perennial Cave Ice and Related Geomorphological Models at Scărișoara Ice Cave, Romania, from Structure from Motion, Ground Penetrating Radar and Total Station Surveys." The presentation looks into the Scarisoara Ice Cave in Romania where Jackson combined…
Geosyntec's Melissa Schmitt (Washington), Srinivasa Varadhan, and Eric Suchomel (California) partnered with SiREM employees Sandra Dworatzek and Jennifer Webb (Ontario) on an article entitled "Optimization and validation of enhanced biological reduction of 1,2,3-trichloropropane in groundwater" that was published in Remediation Journal on pages 17–25, Volume 28, Issue 1, Winter 2017. Melissa Schmitt is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Washington State with more than 10 years of professional experience focused on contaminated site assessment, remediation,…
Brandon Steets (California) will present in a webinar sponsored by the California Water Quality Monitoring Collaboration Network (CWQMCN) in a series entitled "Water Quality Improvement Projects and BMPs to Achieve a Swimmable California" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PST) on January 24, 2018. This presentation will highlight approaches currently using to track human waste sources, citing recent Geosyntec project examples from the Charles River and Boston Harbor, nitrate in the Ventura River in California,…
Adrienne Nemura (Michigan) authored a technical article published in the Buckeye Bulletin from the Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) on pages 44 - 47, Volume 90:4, Issue 4, 2017. The article, entitled "Nutrient Load Reductions: Policies for Diverse Perspectives," discusses Nutrient Load Reduction Policies Published by Ohio Environment Association and discusses water quality, Ohio's nutrient strategy in light of municipal, agricultural, and economic considerations. Adrienne Nemura is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in…
Laura Hug, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology in the Department of Biology at the University of Waterloo will be the next guest speaker in SiREM's webinar series to discuss "Assessing Microbial Diversity and Function from Contaminated Environments" at 1:00 p.m. eastern on January 17, 2018. Dr. Hug will discuss how total community approaches (omics) provide a blueprint of the microbial functions and community diversity within an environment. With genome-resolved…
Daniel Schauer, Mark Ellard, Tom Amstadt, and Lee Mullon (Florida) will attend the 9th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 14-15, 2017. Geosyntec is a sponsor of the event, and our professionals will be available for networking and consultation in the hall at the Geosyntec display. They will also have company information available. Dan Schauer is a Senior Principal Geologist and National…
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently announced that a project conducted by Geosyntec for the Boston Water and Sewer Commission (BWSC) was awarded their 2018 National Environmental Achievement Award (NEAA) and will be presented at NACWA's Winter Conference in Napa, California in February 2018. The project, entitled "Utilizing DNA Markers for Identification of Human and Non-Human Fecal Sources in Urban Stormwater," received the Operations & Environmental Performance Award. The award is presented…
Jim Langenbach, Jim Linton, Zackary Munger (Florida), and Jeff Roberts (Ontario) will present at the 23rd annual Florida Remediation Conference (FRC) at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando Florida on December 7-8, 2017. Jim Langenbach is the conference chair and Geosyntec will deliver three technical presentations. Jeff Roberts will represent SiREM, a division of Geosyntec. The Florida Remediation Conference was launched in 1995 to provide professional education in the soil and groundwater cleanup industry. Now…
Bill Gaffigan (Georgia) will be presenting at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Georgia Chapter Fall Conference on Jekyll Island, Georgia on December 7, 2017. Bill's presentation is entitled "Recycling and Zero-Waste Initiatives: a 2017 Update." The presentation will provide a year-end perspective on the 2017 economic, policy, and program trends in recycling and zero-waste initiatives, The presentation is designed to inform strategies for 2018. Bill Gaffigan is a Principal Environmental Manager based…
Caroline Field (England) will be speaking and joining a panel session on "Making Resilience Work for Everyone" at the UK Security Expo at Grand Hall in Olympia, London from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on November 30, 2017. Caroline's topic is City Resilience and the development of the British Standard for City Resilience, which she is currently Chairing. She will represent MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec. UK Security Expo is the premier global security…
Robert Bruce (Malaysia) will deliver a keynote address at the 30th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers to be held at Monash University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on December 6-7, 2017. Robert's topic will be "Is there a need for a First Principles Curriculum?" The theme of the conference is Bridging the University-Industry Divide. He will represent MMI Engineering, a division of Geosyntec. Robert is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Malaysia with more than 30…
Geosyntec Consultants was awarded the Small-to-Medium (SME) Enterprise Partner Award for its continued support of the Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto on November 15, 2017. Vice-Dean, Research Ramin Farnood was there to deliver the award. Geosyntec representatives there to receive the award were: Phil Dennis, Sandra Dworatzek, Dr. Todd McAlary, Dr. Dave Major, Dr. Grant Allan (Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry), Dr. Elizabeth Edwards, Michaye…
Jeremy Morris, Ph.D. (Maryland) will present during a live webinar entitled "Functional Stability and the End of Post-Closure Care at Municipal Solid Waste Landfills" from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST on December 4, 2017. The webinar will be hosted by the Environmental Research & Education Foundation. Jeremy has over 16 years of professional experience in the fields of environmental engineering and waste management, with particular expertise in issues relating to solid waste disposal by…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Rhine has joined the firm as a Principal in our Greenville, South Carolina office. Elizabeth will take a leading role in the development of the firm's groundwater practice. Elizabeth Rhine has devoted much of her 26-year career to the challenges of groundwater assessment and remediation in Piedmont geology. Specializing in innovative site characterization techniques and the design and implementation of groundwater remediation systems, Elizabeth has helped clients develop…
Kirk Craig (Arizona) will present at the National Groundwater Association (NGWA) Summit at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee at 11:10 a.m. December 4, 2017. His presentation is entitled "Impacted Groundwater to Drinking Water: Large Potable End Use Groundwater Remediation System Design & Permitting." His co-authors are Geosyntec's Jennifer Nyman, Ph.D. and Brian Petty (California). Kirk is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer with more than 20 years of experience focused on the professional engineering…
Geosyntec professionals delivered technical presentations, moderated sessions, and served on the Technical Program Steering Committee during the ASCE/EWRI Operation and Maintenance of Stormwater Control Measures at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Denver Convention Center in Colorado on November 6-9, 2017. Geosyntec's technical contributors were: Myles Gray, Senior Staff Engineer; Kevin Koryto, Senior Staff Engineer; Dan Pankani, Project Engineer; and Scott Struck, Ph.D., Principal. The conference highlighted advances in operation and maintenance of gray and…
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