Geosyntec News and Events

Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.), and Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G. (Toronto) co-authored six vapor intrusion (VI) technology fact sheets recently published by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The VI fact sheets were developed by the DoD Tri-Services Environmental Risk Assessment Workgroup (TSERAWG) for the purpose of updating and supplementing the DoD Vapor Intrusion Handbook published by the TSERAWG in 2009. State-of-the-art VI assessment approaches and technologies described in the fact sheets include use…
Lance Fontenot, Ph.D., PWS (Louisiana), delivered a presentation entitled "Effects of Salt Water Intrusion on Coastal Amphibian Populations: Biodiversity and Evolutionary Perspectives" at the Louisiana Coastal Geology Symposium 2018 at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Energy, Coast & Environment Building in Baton Rouge on July 11, 2018. Lance is a Principal Toxicologist based in Louisiana with more than 20 years of experience focused on assessing the human health and ecological effects of hazardous substance releases,…
Ravi Arulanantham, Ph.D. (California), will be participating as a panelist for the seminar series: Hazardous Waste and Sites, hosted by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) in Washington D.C. on July 17, 2018. Ravi is a Senior Principal Consultant based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on risk assessment and remediation management. He is recognized as a leader in applying risk-based decision-making to the development of remediation strategies for environmentally impacted sites.…
Geosyntec will make a substantial technical contribution to the 32nd Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School produced by the Florida Environmental Network, Inc. (FENI) on Marco Island, Florida on July 17-20, 2018. Geosyntec will deliver four technical presentations, and our professionals will be at booth #320. Presenters from Geosyntec will be Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida); Paul Tschirky, Ph.D., P.Eng, D.CE (Louisiana); Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE (Florida); and Joe Applegate, P.G. (Florida). Additional Geosyntec staff…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida); Bill Gaffigan, CVA; and Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) co-authored an article entitled "Solid Waste Ratemaking: The Whys and How" published in the July 2018 Issue of Waste Advantage Magazine. This article focuses on the cost of service studies as an essential tool in managing a solid waste agency in these uncertain times. They provide opportunities for the introduction of smart technologies, cost optimization, improved customer service, and long-term financial planning.…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) will moderate a panel discussion entitled "The Chinese Import Ban - Impact on Florida: A Panel Discussion" at the 2018 Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Florida Summer Conference at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on July 16, 2018. Other Geosyntec professionals attending are Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida), Daniel Schauer, P.G. (Florida), Fred Chandler, and Jaime Feliciano. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida…
Mike Hardin, Ph.D., P.E., CFM (Florida) presented "Optimization Analysis of Lakeland's Street Sweeping Program" at the Florida Stormwater Association's 2018 Annual Conference in Fort Myers, Florida on June 14, 2018. The presentation was focused on a recent assessment of the city of Lakeland's street sweeping program. Mike's co-authors were Nick Hartshorn and Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE (Florida). Mike is a water resources engineer based in Florida with more than 13 years of experience, including…
A​ndrea Braga, P.E. , CPESC (Massachusetts); Hayley O'Grady, and Turgay Dabak, Ph.D., P.E. (Washington, D.C.), co-authored an article entitled "Performance of Two Advanced Rainwater Harvesting Systems in Washington D.C." published in the journal Water, Volume 10, Issue 5, on May 22, 2018. Their coauthor was Cecilia Lane of the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE). This paper is the culmination of an eight-year partnership between Geosyntec and the DOEE,…
Emily Stockwell (Colorado) coauthored an article entitled "Thermal Monitoring of Natural Source Zone Depletion" published in the National Groundwater Association's (NGWA) journal, Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, on May 3, 2018. Her co-authors were Kayvan Karimi Askarani, Keith R. Piontek, and Tom C. Sale. Emily's experience includes investigating and characterizing sites contaminated with light non-aqueous phase liquids (LNAPL), dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPL), and metals. Emily has assisted in selecting, implementing, and evaluating remediation strategies for…
Dimin Fan, Ph.D. (Maryland) will co-present a webinar entitled "In Situ Activated Carbon-Based Technology for Groundwater Remediation: Overview, Best Practices, and Case Studies," sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation. The live webinar will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018, 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT. Dimin will co-present work that he conducted as a research fellow with the U.S. EPA on activated carbon-based technologies for in situ groundwater remediation.…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., PE., D.GE. (Texas) and Logan Brant, Ph.D., PE. (Texas) will present "Slope Stabilization Techniques for Pipelines: Concepts" at the Marcellus Shale Coalition Technical Training at the Hilton Garden Inn in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania on June 20, 2018. Rodolfo is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Houston, Texas with more than 18 years of experience focused on geohazard evaluations, geotechnical site investigations, site development and ground improvement solutions, and advanced foundation analyses for…
Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) co-authored an article entitled "The Case for Integrated Wastewater and Stormwater Planning for Ohio"s Communities" published in the Ohio Water Environment Association"s Buckeye Bulletin Volume 91:2, Issue 2 on May 18, 2018. The article covers integrated planning and includes a section from the recently published User's Guide, available free of charge, from the Water Research Foundation "User's Guide for integrated Stormwater and Wastewater Planning." Elizabeth managed this research and Adrienne Nemura, P.E.…
Neal Durant, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.) will serve as an invited faculty member at the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI – CLE) Environmental Litigation Course in Washington D.C. on June 21-22, 2018. Neal is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites. He will join a group of distinguished environmental attorneys representing environmental law firms, state and federal environmental regulatory…
Jill Johnson, P.G. (Florida) will deliver a presentation entitled "Revitalization Case Study: Developing Trench & Fill Solid Waste" at the Annual Northwest Florida Brownfields Redevelopment Forum at the Jackson County Agricultural Center in Marianna, Florida at 9:40 a.m. on June 14, 2018. Jill Johnson is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Florida with more than 17 years of experience focused on a wide range of environmental projects, including groundwater monitoring and reporting, contamination assessments, remedial evaluation…
Jamey Rosen, P.Geo. (Ontario) will make a significant technical contribution to the International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement: Urbanization and Infrastructure Development-Future Challenges, presented by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) and the European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) in Rome, Italy on June 5-8, 2018. Jamey will be co-moderating a session entitled "Project Information Management System (PIMS) and Building Information Modeling (BIM)" and will be giving two presentations: "Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting…
Randy Brandt, P.G. (California) and Andrew Staszak (Texas) will present on "Responses to Extreme Flood Events" at the International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA)'s 38th Annual International Operating Conference and Trade Show being held at the Marriott Marquis and George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on June 11-13, 2018. Randy has more than 30 years of experience with environmental and hazardous waste issues, with specific expertise on climate change impacts to complex industrial facilities…
Savron's STARx HottpadTM project team received the 2018 Grand Prize Industrial Waste Practice Award and the W. Wesley Eckenfelder Industrial Waste Management Medal for "From Pilot to Full Scale: Development of STARx HottpadTM" by The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. On hand to accept the award at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. were Bireta (Chevron), Gavin Grant (Savron), Grant Scholes (Savron), Dave Thomas (Chevron), Jason Gerhard (University of Western Ontario), Cody…
Paul Tschirky, Ph.D., P.Eng, D.CE (Louisiana) will facilitate the resiliency planning round table at the pre-Conference Workshop for the 29th Annual Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) 2018 Joint Florida/Alabama Technical Conference at the Gulf Power Company Addison Auditorium in Pensacola, Florida from 2-5 p.m. CDT on June 7, 2018. The "Resiliency Workshop" will be organized into three 45-minute round table discussions and registrants will have the opportunity to participate in each session throughout the…
Seth Kellogg, P.G. (PA, AR, NY) (New Jersey) participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. on May 22, 2018. The purpose of the summit was to share information and develop next steps on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment. Seth participated in the summit on behalf of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) and was recommended to attend the meeting by members of the NGWA Board…
Geosyntec practitioners will present at the 2018 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 3 – 7, 2018. Geosyntec staff conducting technical presentations are Andrea Braga, P.E., CPESC (Massachusetts), Hassan Tavakol-Davani, Ph.D., P.E. (California), and David Roman, P.E., CFM, CPESC (Massachusetts). Scott Struck, Ph.D., ENV SP (Colorado) will serve as a track moderator. The conference is sponsored by the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI), which is…
Bob Bachus, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE (Georgia) will be the featured closing speaker at the 4th Annual Symposium on Geotechnical Engineering presented by the Geo-Institute Graduate Student Organization at North Carolina State University (NCSU) on June 1, 2018. The topic of Bob's presentation is "Where Are the Giants ... A Tribute to Professor George F. Sowers." Bob is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical engineering,…
Zichang Li, Ph.D., EIT. (Maryland) co-authored a paper that was published in the journal "Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Drilling & Completion" in the May 2018 issue. The paper is entitled, "A Newly Developed Wellbore-Simulation Apparatus to Study Performance of Oilwell Cements." The paper examines the in-situ performance of cement slurries, which is highly variable and difficult to predict. A laboratory-scale wellbore-simulation chamber (WSC) has been developed to replicate hydrostatic-pressure reduction in the cemented annulus…
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