Geosyntec News and Events

BOCA RATON, Fla. — On February 22-24, 2011, Geosyntec staff will be teaching at the Florida Chamber of Commerce's "Growth Management, Energy, Climate Change and the Environment Short Course" in Orlando, Fla.Geosyntec is a long-time supporter of this conference, which focuses on recent and anticipated changes affecting growth management, environmental protection, water management, and evolving energy policy, with an emphasis on Florida's environment and economy. The conference is attended by attorneys, regulators, and consultants, along…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Alok Jha, PhD, delivered his lecture, "Hurricane Risk to Offshore Wind Turbines in US Waters," at Stanford University on February 2, 2011. His presentation was a part of the John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center's Winter Seminar Series.In his lecture, Alok gave an overview of the engineering challenges that need to be addressed in analyzing offshore wind turbines to include the metocean loads imposed where both the aerodynamic and hydrodynamic loads may…
AUSTIN, Texas — Geosyntec staff member Dr. Zahirul Islam's paper, " Leachate Chemical Composition Effects on OIT Depletion in an HDPE Geomembrane," received Honorable Mention as "one of the best papers published in Geosynthetics International in 2008." It was published in the April 2008 issue of the Geosynthetics International journal and was co-authored by R. Kerry Rowe of the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and Y. Grace Hsuan of Drexel University…
OAKLAND, Ca. — Internationally recognized water quality, water treatment, and groundwater remediation expert Mike Kavanaugh, PhD, PE, recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as Principal based in the firm's Oakland, Ca., office.With more than 35 years of experience, contributions to over 80 technical publications, and more than 150 presentations to audiences that included congressional and state committees, Mike is a proven leader in the water, water quality, and groundwater engineering industry. His professional practice started in the…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Peter de Haven, PE, and Jamey Rosen, PGeo, will present the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) webinar, "Life Cycle of Groundwater Data: From Field to Lab to Electronic Data Deliverable to Report," on February 16, 2011 at 1 pm EST.Peter and Jamey will discuss:Methods for tracking groundwater data in electronic data deliverables and relational databasesKey concepts in data managementExamples of database verificationElectronic data submission to regulatory agenciesGeographical information systems (GIS) and other…
OAKLAND, Ca. — Lisa Austin, PE, and Judd Goodman, PE, were recently selected to present their technical paper, "Predicting Hydromodification Impacts Using a Four Factor Approach," at the 2011 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Palm Springs, Ca., on May 22-26, 2011.Hydromodification is defined as changes in runoff characteristics and in-stream processes caused by land use alteration. Unless managed, hydromodification can cause excessive stream channel erosion, sedimentation, planform migration, changes in bed material composition,…
AUSTIN, Texas — Geosyntec staff member Brandon Klenzendorf, PhD, CPESC, co-authored the article "Methodology for Determining Laboratory and In Situ Hydraulic Conductivity of Asphalt Permeable Friction Course," which was published in the January 2011 issue of the ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. Brandon's co-authors were Randall Charbeneau, Professor of Civil Engineering, and Michael Barrett, Research Associate Professor, from the Center for Research in Water Resources at The University of Texas at Austin.Permeable Friction Course (PFC)…
BOSTON, Ma. — Marcus Quigley, PE, CPESC, D.WRE was an invited guest lecturer at the Boston Redevelopment Authority on January 20, 2011. In his talk, "The Performance and Practice of Green Stormwater Infrastructure: Developing and Retrofitting our Urban Environments in a Changing Regulatory Climate," Marcus discussed trends and upcoming changes in clean water act compliance, performance of technologies to address these requirements, and innovative strategies for transforming the way our cities impact receiving waters.Marcus is…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Ganesh Krishnan, PE, CPESC, co-authored the article "Stormwater Compliance for Air Force Bases," which was published in The Military Engineer Online. Other co-authors were: Robert Barrett, M.SAME, Chief of the Asset Management Division at Langley Air Force Base; Shawn Holsinger, PE, Client Services Manager of EM-Assist; and Russell Adams, Program Manager of Water Quality at Robins Air Force Base.The article provides insight into Section 438 of the Energy Independence and Security Act…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Geosyntec's Robbie Ettinger and Todd McAlary, PEng, PG, served as instructors for the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council's (ITRC) two-day training course, "Vapor Intrusion Pathway: A Practical Guideline," on January 20 - 21, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. Robbie and Todd, both internationally recognized vapor intrusion experts, discussed innovative strategies to conduct site screening and investigations, tools for data collection and evaluation, and mitigation options.For more than 15 years, Robbie's practice has focused…
BATON ROUGE, La. — Geosyntec Consultants welcomes Andrew Goldberg and Anica Haynes to its Baton Rouge, La., office.Andy and Anica bring extensive experience in securing regulatory authorizations for new and existing energy facilities, including pipelines and natural gas storage facilities, electric power generation and transmission, and alternative energy facilities. They specialize in the development and comprehensive environmental permitting of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulated and non-FERC regulated natural gas storage and pipeline transmission projects.…
DELAND, Fla. — Geosyntec Consultants announces the opening of its new DeLand, Fla., office. Geosyntec established this location to expand its presence in the central Florida area, including those that have come to rely upon the firm's expertise in water resources engineering and solid waste management. The DeLand office is Geosyntec's eighth office in Florida."We are eager to grow and increase our presence in central Florida, and DeLand is a particularly exciting location for Geosyntec…
AUSTIN, Texas — Geosyntec staff member Brandon Klenzendorf, PhD, CPESC, co-authored the article "Impact of Bridge Rail Geometry on Floodplain Analysis" published in the December 2010 issue of the ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. Brandon's co-authors were Michael Barrett, Research Associate Professor, and Randall Charbeneau, Professor of Civil Engineering, from the Center for Research in Water Resources at The University of Texas at Austin.In the article, the authors investigated the hydraulic effects of various bridge…
BOSTON, Ma. — Geosyntec Consultants announces the addition of several key staff to its Water and Natural Resources practice. They bring exceptional capabilities and complement Geosyntec's company-wide practice specialties related to Low Impact Development (LID) design, source water assessments, watershed management, lake and pond management, and streambank assessments and restorations. "These recent additions to our team strengthen our ability to deliver nationally-recognized expertise in water resource management," said Geosyntec principal, Steven Roy, LEED AP. "Our…
SAN FRANCISCO — Geosyntec Consultants and the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board are co-hosting a Stormwater Harvesting Workshop on December 6, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.This free workshop is open to the general public and is targeted to municipalities, engineers, consultants, and regulators to gain a better understanding of how various stormwater harvesting techniques (cisterns, blue roofs, underground detention basins, etc.) can effectively meet new requirements in the Municipal Regional Stormwater…
PHOENIX — Geosyntec Consultants announces the opening of its new Phoenix office. Geosyntec established this location to better serve its clients based in the Phoenix area and southwestern United States, including those that have come to rely upon the firm's expertise in innovative site characterization and remedial technologies, environmental compliance and permitting, infrastructure assessment, engineering, and design; mine reclamation and litigation support."We were fortunate to find key personnel to assist with our rapidly growing client…
PRINCETON, NJ — Chris Voci, PG, recently spoke at the 26th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy. The conference, presented by the Association for Environmental Health & Sciences Foundation and commonly referred to as the "UMass Soils Conference," was held at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (UMass) from October 18 — 21, 2010.Chris' presentation, as part of the conference's bioremediation platform, was entitled "Combining Bioaugmentation Cultures to Treat Complex Mixtures of…
HUNTINGTON, W.V. — Several Geosyntec staff presented with client representatives of CSX Transportation (CSXT) at the 2010 Railroad Environmental Conference on October 26 - 27 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The conference provides an opportunity for the railroad environmental community to exchange views and learn about new techniques and technologies.Below is a list of Geosyntec practitioners who presented at the conference. __Duane Graves, PhD, and CSXT's Paul Kurzanski presented "Cost Saving Measures and…
Philip Reidy, PE, is presenting on innovative water conservation and site water control approaches at the Toxic Use Reduction Institute's (TURI) Continuing Education Conference in Norwood, Mass., on November 3, 2010. TURI helps Massachusetts companies and communities discover innovative, cost-effective ways to reduce toxic chemical use at the source, and encourages water conservation as part of their resource conservation agenda.Philip is an industry leader in the design and technology development of innovative rainwater harvesting and…
LOS ANGELES — Several Geosyntec practitioners will share their stormwater expertise at the California Storm Water Quality Association (CASQA) Sixth Annual Conference in Rancho Mirage, Ca., on November 1 - 3, 2010. Their workshop and presentation topics range from low impact development (LID) to bacteria-related Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). Geosyntec is a leader in stormwater management, applying the latest proven approaches and technologies to protect and improve water quality.Practitioners, along with the titles of…
LOS ANGELES — In early October, the City of Malibu opened its new Legacy Park, which features a first-of-its-kind technical advancement in addressing water quality and supply along with meeting recreational and habitat needs. The park serves as a multi-purpose water resources facility designed to remove bacteria, metals, nutrients, and debris from the stormwater runoff affecting Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon, and ultimately, the Pacific Ocean.Legacy Park, described as an "environmental cleaning machine," is capable of…
BOSTON, Ma. — Steve Roy,LEED AP, a Principal in Geosyntec's Boston office, spoke at the recent Water and Energy in Changing Climates Sustainability Symposium in Pittsburgh, Penn. The conference was sponsored by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC), which represents state ground water managers and industry personnel from around the United States. GWPC, a national association of state ground water and underground injection control agencies, promotes the protection and conservation of ground water resources for…
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