Geosyntec News and Events

Joe Cleary, P.E., BCEE (New Jersey) is scheduled to co-present the topic "Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: Status and the Treatment Alternatives" at Stevens Institute of Technology (Stevens) in Hoboken, New Jersey from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET on March 21. The presentation will focus on source control techniques and wastewater treatment alternatives in response to active pharmaceutical ingredients including personal care products, endocrine disrupting compounds, as well as antibiotic and antimicrobial agents that are present…
Deran Pursoo (Arizona), Dave Folkes, and Ted Kuehster (Colorado) are contributing authors for an article entitled "Site-Redevelopment for Commercial Expansion Using Plastic-Dome Forms for Aerated Floor Construction" in the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Environmental Managers (EM) Magazine March 2018 issue. The article discusses commercial expansion over former industrial parcels and landfills with contaminated soils via utilization of low-cost methane mitigation systems that use a sub-slab matrix of thermoplastic, structural domes, to provide sub-floor…
An article about SiREM's Waterloo Membrane Sampler (WMS) was featured on the cover of the journal Environmental Science, Processes and Impacts on pages 1363-1373 in Issue 11 in November 2017. SiREM is a division of Geosyntec. The article is entitled "Experimentally validated mathematical model of analyte uptake by permeation passive samplers." The mathematical model, which was applied to the WMS sampler, provides a valuable tool to predict changes in uptake rates during sampling, to assign…
Marc Rogoff received the Distinguished Individual Achievement Award (DIAA) from the Collection and Transfer division of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) at its 2018 Technical Division Awards at SWANApalooza in Denver, Colorado on March 6, 2018. According to SWANA, "Rogoff has been involved with SWANA since its early origins and was recognized for his support of integrated solid waste management planning, specifically his rate study work helping communities understand the financial requirements…
Tyler McNabb (Tennessee) will deliver a presentation entitled "Overview of the Vapor Intrusion Regulatory Environment and Associated Risk Drivers" to the Health Environment Economic Development Industry at the Tennessee Environment Conference from 10:45-11:20 a.m. on March 14, 2018. Tyler McNabb is a Senior Staff Geologist based in Tennessee currently focused on site investigations; soil vapor surveys; soil and groundwater remediation involving chlorinated solvents, PCBs, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons; and conducting Phase I Environmental Site Assessments…
Dogus Meric (Illinois) will present "A Few Simple Forensics Methods Helped PRPs to Pay No More than Their Equitable Share of Clean-up Costs" during a Midwestern States Environmental Consultants Association (MSECA) Webinar from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST, March 22, 2018. Dogus will discuss the use of environmental forensics to reduce Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) liabilities. People that register to the webinar through the following link will get a free registration:…
Ron Arcuri (Pennsylvania) served as a contributing author for a recent publication by the National Groundwater Association entitled "Groundwater and PFAS: State of Knowledge and Practice." The document summarizes the known science and knowledge related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). It describes the fate, transport, risk communication, remediation, and treatment of PFAS, as well as current assessment technologies, methods, and field procedures. The document was prepared as a series of chapters that provide a…
Marc Rogoff (Florida) was recently interviewed for an article entitled "Year in Review: Driving Efficiency and Production" in Waste Advantage Magazine in volume nine, number two, February 2018 issue. The article looks at changes and how smart technologies became more popular in 2017. It also examines several major changes that altered the views of the industry toward collection and recycling. In the article Marc and others discuss changes in the past year concerning the waste…
Todd DeJournett (Minnesota), and James Wang (Maryland) co-authored a poster, entitled "Removal of Per and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) with RO and NF Membranes – Implications for Concentrate Management," which Todd will present at the American Membrane Technology Association's (AMTA's) Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida at 5:00 p.m. on March 14, 2018. Todd DeJournett is a Senior Engineer based in Minnesota with more than…
Geosyntec was selected by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation as the prime consultant and engineer to update the County's 1996 LA River Master Plan. Key subconsultants joining Geosyntec on the Master Plan team are the celebrated architect/design firms OLIN and Gehry Partners. Nonprofit River LA will lead the development of an extensive and inclusive community engagement and outreach process. Kearns & West,…
Scott Walker (Texas) will contribute to a panel discussion on Shifting Environmental Policies at the Shifting Policies for a Shifting Environment: Environmental Policy Symposium hosted by the American Bar Association (ABA) at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Mississippi from 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. CT on March 8, 2018. The panel session is entitled "WOTUS: Clear as Mud Shifting Policies for a Shifting Environment: Environmental Policy Symposium" Scott is an environmental…
Mike Kavanaugh (California) and Doug Larson (Massachusetts) will be teaching the Princeton Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology Course in San Francisco, California on March 12-16, 2018. Mike and Doug will be teaching along with Robert W. Cleary, Princeton Groundwater, Inc.; John A. Cherry, University of Guelph Bernard H. Kueper, Department of Civil Engineering, Queen's University; and David Kaminski, QED Environmental Systems. The course is approved by the Connecticut LEP Board for 40 hours of CEC credits…
Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE, (Georgia) will present the 2018 ASCE Karl Terzaghi Lecture at the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo in Orlando, Florida from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on March 8, 2018. His lecture, entitled "Geotechnical Stability of Waste Fills – Lessons Learned and Continuing Challenges," will address the reasons behind recent failures of waste fills (e.g., landfills, CCR impoundments, mine tailings piles) and how we might reduce these occurrences…
Brandon Steets (California) will deliver a presentation entitled "Industrial Stormwater Litigation: Leveraging Lessons Learned to Avoid Future Risks" to the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on March 8, 2018. Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in California with more than 17 years of experience focused on helping clients develop cost-effective solutions to their complex regulatory compliance issues related to state and federal water quality requirements…
Geosyntec professionals will be actively participating in 2018 Illinois Association Floodplain and Stormwater Management (AFSM) Annual Conference at Tinley Park Convention Center in Illinois on March 14 - 15, 2018. Geosyntec attendees for the event are: Lee Hauser, Matt Bardol, and Rishab Mahajan (Illinois IAFSM was founded in 1986 by professionals interested in and responsible for floodplain and stormwater management in the State of Illinois. The IAFSM is a local chapter of the Association of…
Mark Davidson (California) will present at the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Conference at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown in Tennessee, at 10:10 a.m. on March 1, 2018. His technical session, entitled "CSI Nashville: Environmental Forensics," will explore the latest forensic tools for assessing fate and transport of contaminants, including compound-specific isotope analysis, molecular biology techniques, and the best science for vapor intrusion cases. Mark will be co-presenting with James Slaughter, Esq. (Beveridge & Diamond)…
Rodolfo Sancio (Texas) will present at the 2018 Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) Research Exchange Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Miami in Florida during Track Two from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. on March 7, 2018. His presentation is entitled "Guidelines for Management of Geohazards Affecting the Engineering and Construction of New Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines." His co-authors were Anthony Rice, Jean Audibert, David Morgan, and Jordan Rattray. Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE is a…
Geosyntec staff will deliver technical presentations at the 2018 International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Florida on March 5-10, 2018. Geosyntec Staff will also be at Pavilion #172 if you would like to meet or talk with us. The International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo is a joint effort of the ADSC-The International Association of Foundation Drilling, DFI (Deep Foundations Institute), G-I (Geo-Institute of American…
Adrienne Nemura (Michigan) and Rishab Mahajan (Illinois) delivered a presentation entitled "Mixing Zones – How can they be utilized?" to the DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup on February 1, 2018. The presentation covered Clean Water Act regulations regarding mixing zones and a case study on the use of a mixing zone study to demonstrate compliance with existing ammonia criteria. The meeting included an update from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) and participants discussed…
Integrated models are valuable planning tools that can be used to investigate upgrades and configuration modifications to wastewater treatment systems. A team of Geosyntec wastewater treatment process modeling specialists recently authored a white paper that describes Geosyntec's novel integrated modeling approach for estimating the cost of compliance decisions and optimizing capital/O&M costs based on the permittee's preferred spending plan and risk tolerance. Geosyntec's approach can also estimate risks of non-compliance based on uncertainty in feed…
Performing appropriate environmental assessment, environmental permitting, geotechnical engineering, restoration design, and programmatic environmental compliance work are all important aspects of managing pipeline exposures around waterbody crossings. A challenging component of this work is understanding and managing pipeline exposures for system integrity. Exposed pipelines have an increased potential for abrasion, corrosion, impact, and structural stresses that could compromise the safety and integrity of pipes. Maintenance and restoration work on pipeline exposures must therefore be planned, prioritized,…
SiREM (a division of Geosyntec) has launched an independent website for the Waterloo Membrane Sampler TM (WMS). WMS is a unique passive sampler that can be used for indoor air, ambient air, sub-slab vapor and soil gas sampling of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). WMS was developed at the University of Waterloo by Drs. Tadeusz Górecki and Suresh Seethapathy. The researchers had identified a need for a passive sampler with resistance to water vapor, which can…
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