Groundwater and Surface Water Supply Studies and Development

Geosyntec provides a wide range of specialized services in the areas of water resources, water supply development, and water conservation. Our practitioners develop and enhance sustainable water resources while balancing the benefits between population centers and water-dependent ecosystems. The holistic approach our practitioners provide regarding the design and implementation of effective and sustainable solutions identifies and addresses known and unknown issues related to surface water and groundwater supplies.

Geosyntec's industry-leading scientists, engineers, and permitting specialists provide clients with integrated solutions that balance water supply development and ecological health. We offer our clients a complete understanding of their specific water cycle, allowing them to optimize their system performance and make informed decisions.

The challenges associated with water supply development differ greatly between regions. Through our holistic approach and diverse group of practitioners, we meet various needs, ranging from municipalities and water utilities to private companies that require a water supply for industrial uses or to provide bottled drinking water. To address these many different needs and challenges, our practitioners offer a wide array of services designed for water supply development including initial source analyses, water quality evaluation, water rights investigations, permitting and design of treatment and conveyance systems, and construction management. Examples of these diverse services include:

Source Analyses

Our practitioners provide detailed source assessments for both surface water and groundwater by identify potential issues regarding water rights, water quality, and reliability. We perform robust alternatives analyses that present clients with a comprehensive understanding of the potential impacts associated with diversions from a surface water body, extraction from a groundwater aquifer, and the interaction of groundwater and surface water.

Stormwater Management

Geosyntec's engineers and scientists recognize stormwater as a resource that can be a key component of an effective water management strategy for many different types of political, fiscal, and climate change scenarios. To assist urban planners and other clients capitalize on this resource, we offer a highly specialized combination of disciplines within the framework of integrated water resources. Our water supply engineers, water quality specialists, hydraulic engineers, floodplain managers, hydrogeologists, and rainwater harvesting specialists frequently provide clients progressive solutions that address multiple challenges associated with stormwater management.

Stream Flow Analyses

Geosyntec's professionals apply multidisciplinary analyses to develop an understanding of the trade offs between riparian condition and stream flow diversion for water supply and hydropower development.  Our water resource engineers work closely with our in-house geomorphologists and specialists in wetland and fishery management to provide clients with a thorough understanding of potential influences of diversion strategies on ecosystem performance.

Computational Modeling

We apply both public domain and proprietary surface and groundwater models to generate informative data that allow clients to consider potential impacts of water supply development on an area or to optimize the operation of existing water supply systems.

Water Rights and Use Permitting

Geosyntec regularly consults with clients in the preparation of water rights and permits for submittal to multiple government agencies for review and approval. Preparing permits ahead of their submission and review often involves the application of multidisciplinary analyses that identify strategic opportunities for clients to expedite approvals and achieve significant cost savings.

Production Well, Diversion, and Conveyance System Design

Geosyntec engineers engage with clients to develop a complete understanding of their needs and regulatory requirements related to consistent water delivery for their communities or industrial purposes. With this knowledge, we frequently design production wells, diversion facilities, piping systems, and instrumentation networks that exceed expectations and allow clients to meet water supply needs.

Reliability Improvement and Performance Optimization

Many of Geosyntec's clients have water supply systems and infrastructure that are aging and show signs of decreasing performance. We work closely with such clients, using tools ranging from geophysical analysis of their conveyance systems to optimization modeling of their well fields and diversion facilities, to ensure water supply systems operate at maximum efficiency.

Water Conservation

We assist public and private entities to improve their understanding of their specific water cycle, allowing them to improve system performance, manage water demand, and improve overall water use efficiency, often allowing for significant, long-term savings in operational costs.

Geosyntec maintains in-house capabilities to support most aspects of water resources and water supply development, including watershed analysis; design of large-scale aquifer tests; groundwater and surface water modeling; production well design; surface water monitoring network design; geochemical assessment and modeling; geophysical and seismic testing and analysis; wetlands and stressed vegetation analysis; and water supply system monitoring and optimization. We also provide construction management and monitoring services that ensure client systems are built as designed and perform effectively.

Advancing the State of the Practice

As leaders in the industry, we installed and currently maintain one of the first solar-powered satellite telemetry monitoring networks for providing real-time data access on water-level trends from production wells located in remote regions of Florida.  Geosyntec also performs innovative seismic assessments to evaluate the vulnerability of water infrastructure to fault movement in California and our innovative use of stable isotope tracers to delineate movement of groundwater within watersheds is becoming widely accepted within the regulatory community.

Lead Consultants

  • Nancy Bice, P.G., CEG
    Nancy Bice is a Senior Principal Engineering Geologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of sites impacted by volatile organi ...
  • Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM, PMP
    Rula Deeb is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on private practice and academia addressing the cross-media fate a ...
  • Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
    Mike Kavanaugh is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of consulting experience focused on the areas of water quality, water treatment, and groundwa ...
  • David Adilman, P.G.
    David Adilman is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Massachusetts focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater as well as the design and implementation of large-scale co ...
  • Andrew Barnes, P.G.
    Andrew Barnes is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 20 years of environmental consulting experience focused on remedial investigations, feasibility studies, groundwater r ...
  • Michael Berman, P.E., CHMM
    Michael Berman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 18 years of experience focused on evaluating the nature and extent of environmental contamination or developing models ...
  • Karen Berry-Spark
    Karen Berry-Spark is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the characterization and remediation of sites impacted by chlor ...
  • Warren Brady
    Warren Brady is a Principal Geochemist based in Louisiana with more than 20 years of experience focused on the assessment and remediation of industrial, municipal, and federal sites contaminated wi ...
  • Michaye McMaster, M.Sc
    Michaye McMaster is a Senior Principal Remediation Scientist based in Ontario with more than 15 years of experience focused on the development, field testing, and general application of in situ bio ...
  • Randy Brandt, P.G.
    Randy Brandt is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on hydrogeology with special emphasis on the return of sites environmentally impacted ...
  • Susan Hill, P.E.
    Susan Hill, P.E., a Senior Principal at Geosyntec, is an Environmental Engineer with more than 30 years of experience focused on the investigation and remediation of sediment mega sites. She has wo ...
  • Robert Ettinger
    Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the fate and transport of contaminants in the unsatur ...
  • Haydar Azzouz, P.G.
    Haydar Azzouz is a Senior Consultant Geologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on the maintenance and closure of municipal solid waste and hazardous waste landfill ...
  • Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G.
    Todd McAlary is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 25 years of international consulting experience focused on the evaluation of contaminant fate and transport in soil and groundwater. ...
  • Peter Zeeb, Ph.D., P.G., LSP
    Peter Zeeb is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Massachusetts with more than 20 years of experience focused on investigation and remediation strategy at some of the most challenging sites ...
  • Evan Cox, M.Sc.
    Evan Cox 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 ...
  • Neal Durant, Ph.D.
    Neal Durant is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites. Neal serves ...
  • David Folkes, P.E.
    David Folkes is a Senior Principal Environmental Consultant based in Colorado with more than 35 years of experience focused on environmental and geotechnical consulting throughout the United States ...
  • Beau Hodge, P.G.
    Beau Hodge is a Principal Geologist based in North Carolina with more than 25 years of experience focused on environmental site investigation and remediation with a focus on recalcitrant compounds ...
  • Duane Graves, Ph.D.
    Duane Graves is a Senior Principal Scientist based in Tennessee with more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental biotechnology; environmental forensics; in situ groundwater, soil, and ...
  • Sam Williams, P.G.
    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 ...
  • Douglas Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP
    Doug Larson is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than 30 years of experience focused on the investigation and cleanup of hazardous waste sites thr ...
  • David Major, Ph.D., BCES
    David Major is a Senior Principal and the Managing Director of Savron based in Ontario with more than 30 years of experience focused on negotiating, managing and directing the development and deplo ...
  • Robert Anderson, LHG, CWRE
    Bob Anderson is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist with more than 30 years of experience focused on water resources development and management for clients in the western United States. His technical ...
  • Mark Grivetti, P.G., CHG, CEG
    Mark Grivetti is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on characterization and remediation of hazardous waste sites, surface and ground ...
  • Chris Herin, P.G.
    J. Chris Herin is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist practitioner in the field of environmental risk management and minimization based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on the ...
  • Tom Peel, Ph.D.
    Tom Peel is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental science and engineering including the development of regulatory and risk-based strateg ...
  • Mary deFlaun, Ph.D., BCES
    Mary deFlaun is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in New Jersey with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and implementation of in situ remediation technologie ...
  • Scott Drew, LSRP
    Scott Drew is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of experience focused on the fields of environmental technology, site remediation, and environmental ch ...
  • Todd Hagemeyer, P.G.
    Todd Hagemeyer is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on development of environmental management solutions for the manufacturing and ser ...
  • Michael McGuire, P.E.
    Michael McGuire is a Senior Principal Environmental and Civil Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on characterizing and remediating sites affected by past ind ...
  • Julie Konzuk, Ph.D., PEng
    Julie Konzuk is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Canada with more than 10 years of experience focused on working with clients on the application of specialized technologies to remediate ...
  • David Reynolds, Ph.D., PEng
    David Reynolds is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Ontario focused on the development and implementation of groundwater remediation technologies and management strategies for comp ...
  • Michael Lodato, P.G.
    Michael Lodato is a Principal Geologist based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on the field of hydrogeology, site assessment, and remediation using innovative technologies. ...
  • Neil Davies, C.Eng., P.E.
    Neil Davies is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on the environmental remediation of former industrial manufacturing ...
  • Bertrand Palmer, Ph.D., P.E.
    Bertrand Palmer is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on developing innovative approaches and designs for projects involving site assessme ...
  • Todd Creamer, P.G.
    Todd Creamer is a Principal Geologist based in New England with more than 20 years of experience in environmental consulting services, surface water hydrology, and oil and natural gas exploration a ...
  • Sean Ragain, R.G.
    Sean Ragain is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Oregon with more than 25 years of experience focused on providing hydrogeologic and environmental consulting services to both private industry c ...
  • Brent Miller, P.E.
    Brent Miller is a Senior Principal Chemical Engineer based in Washington with more than 24 years of consulting and industry experience focused on the evaluation, design, construction, operation, an ...
  • Bruce Marvin, P.E.
    Bruce Marvin is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 15 years of consulting experience focused on remediation strategy development, technology selection, eng ...
  • James Langenbach, P.E.
    James Langenbach is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer for Geosyntec Consultants based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on assisting clients with environmental assess ...
  • Peter de Haven, P.E.
    Peter de Haven is a Senior Principal Engineer based in North Carolina with 20 years of experience focused on site characterization, data management and analysis, numerical modeling, and both the co ...
  • Peter King, P.E., LSP, LEP
    Pete King is a Principal Engineer based in New England with more than 30 years of experience focused on the integration of environmental regulations and policies with his clients' industrial, insti ...
  • Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
    Chriso Petropoulou is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Illinois with more than 25 years of consulting experience focused on a wide variety of clients in the industrial manufacturi ...
  • Marcus Ford, CGeol.
    Marcus Ford is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in the United Kingdom with more than 20 years of experience focused on the assessment of contaminated land and groundwater remediation, partic ...
  • Cuneyt Gokmen, P.E.
    Cuneyt Gokmen is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer with more than 20 years of experience focused in the areas of civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering. Cuneyt specia ...
  • Thierry Sanglerat, P.E.
    Thierry Sanglerat is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of consulting experience focused on groundwater and soil remediation, brownfield site redevelopmen ...
  • James Linton
    James Linton is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience focused on site assessment and remediation. He specializes in innovative contaminated site ...
  • Robert Glazier, P.G.
    Robert Glazier is a Principal Environmental Consultant based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on site remediation, risk assessment, and environmental permitting associated ...
  • Gary Wealthall, Ph.D.
    Gary Wealthall is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Toronto with more than 20 years of experience focused on contaminant hydrogeology research and practice. He advises regulatory authoriti ...
  • John Gallinatti, CHG
    John Gallinatti is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on quantitative hydrogeology, including groundwater modeling, environmental fa ...
  • Eric Nesbit, P.E.
    Eric Nesbit is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer with more than 15 years of experience focused on program management, executing environmental remediation actions, removal actions, and remed ...
  • Brian Hitchens, P.G., CHG
    Brian R. Hitchens is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on the evaluation and improvement of groundwater and surface water impacted ...
  • Robert Ferree, CPG
    Robert Ferree is a Principal Geologist based in Michigan with more than 30 years of experience focused on hydrogeologic investigations; remedial investigations; underground storage tank (UST) remov ...
  • Gordon Thrupp, Ph.D., P.G., CHG
    Gordon Thrupp is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on evaluating geological and hydrogeological conditions. He has specialized in quantita ...
  • John Seymour, P.E.
    John Seymour is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Illinois with over 30 years of experience focused on site remediation, deep foundation engineering, and construction management. His clien ...
  • Veryl Wittig, P.G., CHG
    Veryl Wittig is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on complex environmental site assessment, hazardous materials management, and reg ...
  • Rich Kraft, P.G., CEG, CHG
    Richard Kraft is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on diverse hydrogeologic and environmental investigation and remediation. ...
  • Robert Veenstra
    Robert Veenstra is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Missouri with more than 30 years of experience focused on developing and managing complex soil, groundwater and sediment investigation ...
  • Gregory Menniti, P.E., P.S.
    Gregory Menniti is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in West Virginia with more than 35 years of professional experience focused on challenging projects related to water, wa ...
  • Lisa Van Tassell, P.E.
    Lisa Van Tassell is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on soil and groundwater remediation systems; site investigation and c ...
  • James Wang, Ph.D., P.E.
    James (Yu-Sheng) Wang is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Maryland with more than 18 years of experience focused on developing and applying innovative assessment and remediation technolo ...
  • Tom Krug, P.Eng.
    Tom Krug is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Ontario focused on the evaluation and development of innovative strategies and technologies for remediation of complex contaminated propertie ...
  • Eric Smalstig, P.E.
    Eric Smalstig is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of environmental consulting experience focusing on industrial facilities (production and waste management) a ...
  • Jamey Rosen, P.Geo.
    Jamey Rosen is a Principal Geoscientist based in Ontario with more than 20 years of experience focused on information management system design and development and geographic information systems (GI ...
  • Jim Wragg, FGS
    Jim Wragg is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Delph with more than 20 years of experience focused on the detailed investigation, assessment and remediation of contaminated soil and ground ...
  • Jimmy Whitmer, P.G., CHMM
    Jimmy Whitmer is a Senior Principal Geologist and Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience directing multidisciplinary projects focused on water supply development, sit ...
  • Eric Tollefsrud, P.G.
    Eric Tollefsrud is a Principal Hydrogeologist based in Minneapolis with more than 25 years of environmental consulting experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil, soil vapor ...
  • Bruce Sass, Ph.D.
    Bruce Sass is a Senior Consultant, Environmental Scientist, and Geochemist based in Ohio with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and implementation of chemical process impr ...
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