Geosyntec News and Events

Anne Fitzpatrick, LHG (Washington) and Amanda McNally, P.E. (Pennsylvania) will lead a workshop on "Tools for Evaluating Sustainability at Tier 2 Sites" at the 34th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy Conference in Amherst, Massachusetts from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2018.Their co-presenters are Sabine E. Apitz, Ph.D. (SEA Environmental Decisions), Deborah Edwards, Ph.D. (ExxonMobil), and David Harrison, Ph.D. (NERA Economic Consulting). The conference is coordinated by the Association for…
Marc Rogoff (Florida) will represent Geosyntec and provide expert solid waste advisory services for a three-stop tour in Boston, Connecticut, and Chicago) as part of the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) reverse trade mission (RTM), China Clean Energy Study Tour for Urban Waste Management, in October and November 2018. The program is designed to familiarize urban policy leaders from China with U.S. urban waste recycling and sustainable construction solutions, policies, best practices, technologies, products…
Mark Johnson (Washington, D.C.) and Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New York) will be attending the New York State bar Association Environmental & Energy Law Section Fall Meeting 2018. Mark Johnson is a Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 20 years of experience focused on earth site investigation and remediation, groundwater assessment and remediation, subsurface vapor intrusion to indoor air, environmental management assessment and systems, and brownfields redevelopment planning and design. Seth is a…
Danielle Kerper, P.G., QSD, QSP, QISP, Kathleen Harrison, P.G. QSP, QSD, QISP, ToR, and Julie Riggio, QISP, QSP (California) will participate in the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) 34th Annual Environmental Conference at the San Diego Convention Center on September 27-28, 2018. Danielle assembled and will moderate a panel presentation entitled "Environmental Compliance Challenges and Impacts to the Cannabis Industry" on the 28th. This panel brings together a consultant, attorney, and state agency representative to discuss…
Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) will present "Value: Waste Reuse Solutions to Discharge for Industry" at the One Water for Manufacturing workshop at the Water Environment Federation and Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) on September 29, 2018. Joe Cleary is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 42 years of experience focused on industrial wastewater, water reuse, waste to energy, and groundwater remediation. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is a…
Evan Cox, M.Sc. (Ontario) will present "Effective Treatment of Chlorinated Solvents in Clay and Silt Using Electrokinetic Techniques" during the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) webinar number 80 at 12:00 p.m. EST on October 4, 2018. Evan is a Senior Principal Remediation Scientist based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience focused on managing and directing soil and groundwater remediation projects dealing with emerging…
Raphael Siebenmann P.E. and Robert Dunn (Georgia) presented "Case Studies on Application of Unmanned Aerial Systems" to the Alabama Mineral Institute at The University of Alabama's Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa on September 13, 2018. The presentation detailed the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS, i.e. drones) at four project sites, with a focus on lessons learned and applicable technology transfer to multiple scientific and engineering practice disciplines. Specific applications discussed included the use of…
Daria Akhbari, Ph.D. (California) coauthored an article entitled "Convective Carbon Dioxide Dissolution in a Closed Porous Medium at Low Pressure" in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics on pages 56-87 in Volume 854 in the November 10, 2018 edition. His coauthors were Baole Wen, Li Zhang, and Marc A. Hesse. Daria is a Senior Staff Scientist based in California focused on groundwater modeling, field work, subsurface sampling, oversight of drilling operations, groundwater remediation, groundwater flow, contaminant…
Seth Kellogg, P.G. (New Jersey) provided testimony about Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on behalf of the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) at an U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hosted public meeting in Horsham, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2018. Her testimony highlighted concerns for private well owners including funding for sampling, technical assistance in addressing PFAS contamination, educating private well owners, and best practices for protecting source water from contamination. Seth is a Senior Geologist based…
Nick Muenks (Missouri) will present "Tips and Best Practices for Successful Permit Applications" at the 2018 Missouri Water Seminar at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Columbia, Missouri at 3:20 p.m. on September 12, 2018. Nick is a Senior Scientist based in Missouri with more than 15 years of experience addressing a diverse range of water quality issues such as remedial site investigations, stormwater characterization, agricultural and urban BMP performance, watershed management, development…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) will be a featured speaker at Energy Bar Association's (EBA) Environmental Regulation Committee and Northeast Chapter for an afternoon program at Sidley Austin LLP in New York City on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. This program will focus on Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) and other emerging contaminants that are ubiquitous in industrial and consumer products. Other featured speakers are Steven Humphreys, Counsel, Kelley…
Pete King, P.E., LSP, LEP (New Hampshire) was recently elected for a two-year term as President of the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC-NH). ACEC's mission is to improve the business of engineering through government advocacy, political action, and business education. Pete has been involved with ACEC-NH for over 15 years, including six years on the Board of Directors, and has served on several committees, including Membership, Programs and Events,…
Todd DeJournett (Minnesota) will give a presentation entitled "Industrial Stormwater and Road Drainage – Challenges and Opportunities" at the MnDRIVE Water Technology Listening Session to be held at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul campus on Friday, September 7. Todd's talk will provide an update on industrial stormwater quality issues in Minnesota, discuss challenges with roadway runoff in urban watersheds, and identify opportunities and barriers associated with industrial stormwater reuse. Todd is a Senior Engineer…
The Kings Mountain Energy Center Project involved Geosyntec's environmental and engineering services to support the construction of NTE Energy's new 475 MW combined cycle power generation station located on an undeveloped parcel near the Town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina. Geosyntec provided a broad range of environmental consulting and permitting services, including environmental due diligence, natural resources assessments, wetlands delineations and jurisdictional determination, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) coordination, and air permitting support. Don Goebel is the…
Amanda Hughes, Ph.D. (Illinois) will participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 24th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Massachusetts, September 5-7, 2018. Eighty-four of the brightest young engineers in the United States were selected to take part in the symposium. The symposium will cover cutting-edge developments in Quantum Computing, Technology for Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, Resilient and Reliable Infrastructure, and Theranostics. Engineers ages 30…
Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) and George Hollerbach, P.E., CSP (New Jersey) will present "Pharmaceutical Wastewater Treatment Trends and Key Issues" at the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) Technology Transfer Seminar from 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. on September 11, 2018. Joseph Cleary is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 42 years of experience focused on industrial wastewater, water reuse, waste to energy, and groundwater remediation. George Hollerbach is…
Geosyntec recently presented on "Microbial Source Tracking" at the Georgia Association of Water Professionals (GAWP) Annual Conference. The topic generated interesting discussions on how municipalities target illicit discharges to comply with their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit. Include link to Geosyntec's content here Erica Tillinghast, PE (GA), CPESC is a Project Engineer based in Kennesaw, Georgia with more than nine years of professional and research experience in water resources and environmental engineering specializing…
Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP (Massachusetts) will moderate a roundtable discussion titled "The Use of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) at Industrial and Military Facilities: Technical, Regulatory, and Legal Issues." Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) will serve as a panelist, providing the consulting/engineering perspective on the issues. The seminar will be hosted live from noon to 2:00 p.m. EST on September 12, 2018 at the ELI headquarters in Washington, D.C. and will also be…
As in previous years, Geosyntec will be a Gold Sponsor of the 13th Annual Georgia Environmental Conference (GEC) at the Jekyll Island Convention Center in Georgia on August 22-24, 2018. Ganesh Krishnan, P.E., CPESC, D.WRE (Georgia) is a Steering Committee member for the Georgia Environmental Conference and serves as the Scholarship Committee Chair. Chris Saranko, Ph.D. will present on changes to the methodology for deriving Risk Reduction Standards (RRS) for soil and groundwater included in…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California), Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California), and Lange Jorstad, Ph.D. (Sydney, Australia) will be leading a Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CARE) workshop "Technical and regulatory issues resulting from the use of PFAS at contaminated sites" in Sydney, Australia on August 27 from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. and again in Melbourne, Australia on August 30 from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. These one-day workshops will provide…
Sandra Owens, CHMM, CSP (Florida) will present "Section 112(r)(1) The General Duty Clause Under RMP" at the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) 2018 National Conference in Reno, Nevada from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. on August 27, 2018. Sandy is a Senior Scientist with more than 20 years of experience in environmental, health and safety compliance with specific technical expertise in process safety management (PSM) and risk management programs (RMP) compliance. She performs PSM and…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) will be moderating and Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D. (Maryland) will be a panelist in a session entitled "Cost Effective Organics Collection and Processing Out in the Country" at the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA) WASTECON 2018 at Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee on August 20-23, 2018. Geosyntec is sponsoring the session and the Young Professional Oganization of SWANA at WASTECON. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more…
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