Geosyntec News and Events

Dogus Meric, Ph.D. (Illinois) and Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont) authored sections of the recently published American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Guide (ASTM E3163 - Selection and Application of Analytical Methods and Procedures Used During Sediment Corrective Action). Dogus is a Project Professional based in Illinois with more than nine years of experience focused on the planning, execution, and management of remedial investigation, feasibility studies, remedial design, numerical fate and transport modeling, and environmental…
John Seymour, P.E. (Illinois) will be leading two sessions at the 2018 Ponded Ash Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky on October 30-31, 2018. This event is organized and hosted by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA), the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER), and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). John is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Illinois with more than 30 years of experience focused on site remediation, deep…
John Hollar, P.E. (Georgia) will moderate Session 7 entitled "Lessons Learned from Real World EMIS Implementations" at the National Association for Environmental Management's (NAEM's) 26th Annual Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability (EHS&S) Management Forum in Louisville, Kentucky on October 24, 2018. John also served on the 2018 Forum Planning Committee for this event. John is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience advising a variety of…
Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) will be a panelist in a session entitled "Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Uncertainties and Practical Implications" at the 17th Annual Environmental Law Fall Symposium Waves of Change: New Developments in Environmental Law hosted by the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on November 9, 2018. Other panelists presenting with Brandon are Sam Brown, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; and Michael…
Ken Susilo, P.E., CPSWQ (California) and Mike Houlihan, P.E. (Maryland) will participate in roundtable discussions at the Integrated Water and Stormwater Infrastructure Symposium at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington D.C. on November 1, 2018. Ken is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on urban stormwater management. Ken specializes in the development of multi-benefit, environmentally-sensitive solutions to stormwater management and water conservation design…
Jason Conder, Ph.D. and Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP (California) have been invited to present on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Fall 2018 Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (PERF) Meeting on Emerging Risk Issues at the Woodlands Resort & Conference Center in Houston, Texas on October 23, 2018. Jason will discuss PFAS ecotoxicity and ecological risk assessment, and Rula will provide an overview of PFAS chemistry, environmental fate and transport, and remediation advances. Jason Conder…
Patricia Varela, Ph.D. (Texas) is serving as Chair of The Society for Underwater Technology United States (SUT-US) Young Professionals Committee (YP) until June 2020. In this role, her duties include calling and chairing meetings, acting as an official spokesperson for the SUT-US YP in all matters, making herself available to all SUT-US YP members, and maintaining communication of presidential activities pertaining to SUT-US YP business with the SUT-US executive board and the general membership. Patricia's…
Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE and Daniel Elliott, Ph.D. (New Jersey) are scheduled to present "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives" at Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The seminar is organized by the New York Water Environment Association, Manhattan College Chapter, and the Westchester Chemical Society (a subsection of The New York Section of The American Chemical Society). The seminar is free and…
Jamey Rosen, P.Geo. (Ontario) coauthored a white paper entitled "Project Information Management Systems in the Deep Foundations Industry" that was published by the Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) in 2018. Jamey co-chairs the Project Information Management Systems Committee. His coauthors Vanessa Bateman, Massimo Mucci, and Mark Peterson are all members of the committee. The Project Information Management Systems Committee was convened in early 2018 in response to a trend in the industry towards digitalization of data…
Geosyntec is pleased to announce Alfred W. (AW) Armstrong has joined the firm as a Senior Principal in our Austin, Texas office. AW will take a leading role in the development of the firm's operational risk management practice. AW has more than 20 years of consulting experience focused in the areas of compliance assurance, operational risk management (ORM), Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management systems, procedure documentation and improvements, causal analyses, and liability assessment and…
Sam Williams, P.G., CHG (California) to present "The Buzz on Environmental Concerns Related to the Cannabis Industry" at the American Bar Association's (ABA) 26th Fall Conference: Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER) in San Diego, California from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. on October 18, 2018. Sam Williams is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination at…
Geosyntec will make a significant technical contribution at the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) Annual Conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California on October 15-17, 2018. Geosyntec-led contributions include presentations and a panel discussion. A number of the presentations will be given in partnership with clients. The CASQA Annual Conference offers an opportunity to interact with professionals in the stormwater field. Each year the conference draws members of the stormwater community including local,…
George Hollerbach, P.E., CSP (New Jersey) and Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) will present "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives" at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, during their Fall Sustainability Series from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. on October 10, 2018. This will be a live event and the seminar will be broadcast live via the Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate. George is a Senior Principal Engineer based in…
Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE (California) and David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Ontario) will present "Effective Site Characterization and Remediation Decision Making: The Value of Information" during the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) webinar number 81at 12:00 p.m. EST on October 18, 2018. Mike and David will be co-presenting with Kevin G. Mumford, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen's University. His…
Geosyntec will make a substantial technical contribution at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Foundation (AHES) Foundation's 34th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts on October 12-18, 2018. Geosyntec-led contributions include a workshop, three platform sessions, three poster presentations. Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) served on the Scientific Advisory Board. The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy at the University of…
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…
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