August 15, 2017

Geosyntec Participation at 12th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference

Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution to the 12th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Georgia on August 23-25, 2017. 

Geosyntec professionals will be moderating three technical sessions, serving as topic coordinator for four technical sessions, and delivering four presentations. Ganesh Krishnan is a Steering Committee member for the Georgia Environmental Conference and the Scholarship Committee Chair. Geosyntec is a Gold Sponsor of the conference.

The Georgia Environmental Conference is a comprehensive and diverse educational opportunity attended by over 700 local, state, and federal government officials, business and industry leaders, attorneys, consultants, engineers, developers, land owners, architects, agribusiness leaders, energy experts, water planning districts, universities, public health officials, solid waste, enviro-tech, and recycling experts, and others with an interest in environmental activities in Georgia and the southeastern United States.

Over the three-day event, the Georgia Environmental Conference will host a group of environmental professionals seeking to exchange knowledge and share ideas regarding environmental concerns in Georgia and across the southeastern United States. The curriculum, designed and developed by a 50-member Steering Committee, offers more than 50 unique courses, allowing attendees to design their own personalized curriculum by selecting nine educational breakout sessions, while receiving approved Continuing Education credits if applicable. With the combined efforts of the state's leading environmental organizations, the annual Georgia Environmental Conference has proven to be a valued educational event.

Geosyntec Participation

Brownfields / Land Use Subcommittee Chair -Nils Thompson
8.5 Innovative Treatment and Closure Approaches (Part 1) - This is the first of two sessions that will cover a variety of innovative treatment and closure strategies that have been successfully applied to sites dealing with organic and inorganic contaminants. In this session, the panel will discuss the use of smoldering combustion technology (termed STAR), engineered phytoremediation, and enhanced in situ bioremediation.
Moderator:  Shanna Thompson, Geosyntec
Speakers: David Gent, USACE; Herwig Goldemund, Geosyntec; Scott Pittenger, Norfolk Southern
Topic Coordinator: Ganesh Krishnan

9.7 Innovative Treatment and Closure Approaches (Part 2) - This is the second of two sessions that will cover a variety of innovative treatment and closure strategies that have been successfully applied to sites dealing with organic and inorganic contaminants.  In this session, the panel will discuss the use of soil blending to enhance distribution of remedial amendments and constructed wetlands for use in a variety of climatic conditions.
Moderator: Nicole Caruso, Geosyntec
Speakers: Herwig Goldemund, Geosyntec; Joe Rossabi, Redox Tech
Topic Coordinator: Ganesh Krishnan

Energy / Transportation Subcommittee Chair -Tara McCullen
8.6 Implementing Energy Savings Programs - This session will feature: a commercial energy savings program undertaken by Georgia Power, Georgia's largest electric utility; a pilot scale behavior-based energy savings study at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia's Largest Industrial Complex; and Sustainability Program Goals and Energy Savings at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport.
Moderator: Subash Reddy Kuchikulla, 2MNEXT
Speakers: Raphael Siebenmann, Geosyntec Consultants; Eric Swann, Georgia Power; Abby Patterson, 2MNEXT; Liza Milagro, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Topic Coordinator: Ganesh Krishnan

Water Subcommittee Chair -Suzie Grams
8.4 CWA Permitting Challenges for Surface Water Discharges - This session will include multiple topics concerning permitting challenges for surface water discharges.  Presentations will address key areas of interest such as EPA's 2015 Update of the Effluent Limitation Guidelines, the relationship between the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act, and NPDES permit terms.  The unintended Consequences of regulations that protect human health and the environment will also be discussed.
Moderator: Ganesh Krishnan, Geosyntec Consultants
Speakers: Amber Greune, Geosyntec Consultants; Dominic Weatherill, Georgia Power; David Moore, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
Topic Coordinator: Ganesh Krishnan

More Information

For more information regarding the event, visit: http://www.georgiaenet.com/gec-2017-topics-listing/
For more information on environmental activities in Georgia and the southeastern United States, contact Ganesh Krishnan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
To learn more about Ganesh see his profile at: https://www.geosyntec.com/people/ganesh-krishnan

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