Harsh Anurag, Ph.D. (Minnesota) coauthored a paper entitled "Assessing Future Climate Change Impacts on Groundwater Recharge in Minnesota" that was published in the Journal of Hydrology in Volume 612 in September 2022. Harsh was the lead author and his coauthor was G.-H. Crystal Ng. Harsh Anurag is a Senior Staff Professional based in Geosyntec's Minneapolis, Minnesota office, specializing in hydrologic modeling. As part of his research focus, he analyzed future recharge trends in Minnesota using…
Jenny Ramirez, Ph.D., (Ontario) and Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present "Dam Breach and Inundation Analysis for the Tailings Storage Facility at a Gold Mine in West Africa" at the Canadian Dam Association's (CDA) Annual Conference at the St. John's Convention Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland at 2:30 p.m. on October 18, 2022. Jenny and Sean's coauthors are David Espinoza and Jeremy Morris, Geosyntec Consultants. Jenny Ramirez is a Project Professional in Ontario, Canada,…
Amanda McNally, P.E. and Ron Arcuri, P.G. (Pennsylvania) will present "Environmental Due Diligence Overview" at the Allegheny County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program: Environmental Due Diligence Overview and Navigating the ESG Roadmap at the Koppers Building E.P. Mellon Room in Pittsburgh, PA at 12 p.m. on October 13, 2022. Amanda is discussing "Navigating the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Roadmap," and Ron covers the "Environmental Due Diligence Overview." Amanda McNally is an engineer and…
Practitioners from Geosyntec and ATM, a Geosyntec company, will make meaningful contributions to the Southeast Stormwater Association's (SESWA) 17th Annual Regional Stormwater Conference at the Hilton Head Marriott in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, October 5 through 7, 2022. Steve Peene, Ph.D., (Florida) a Senior Principal with ATM, chairs the SESWA's legislative committee and leads an ad hoc committee developing a new stormwater utility factsheet that addresses the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). This document will…
David Major, Ph.D., BCES, (Ontario) coauthored a paper titled "Carbon Injection to Support In-situ Smoldering Remediation" that was published in Remediation: The Journal of Environmental Cleanup Costs, Technologies, and Techniques on September 22, 2022. David Major was the lead author, and his coauthors were Gillian Wilton and Jason Gehard, both of the University of Western Ontario. Dave is a Senior Principal at Savron, a Geosyntec company. With more than 30 years of experience, he is…
Svetlana Taylor (Illinois) Authored a Paper titled "Integrating Sewage Thermal Energy Use (STEU) and Other Emerging Water‐Energy‐Waste Technologies into Decentralized/Distributed Systems" for The Water Research Foundation. Svetlana Taylor is an engineer in training (EIT) with an educational background in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She offers clients extensive knowledge of conventional and innovative technologies with applications spanning the entire water sector, including drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and surface water.…
Geosyntec professionals will speak, present, and teach at RemTEC and Emerging Contaminants Summit at The Westin Westminster in Westminster, Colorado, October 4 through 6, 2022. Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM PMP, Robert Ettinger, Julie Chambon, Ph.D, P.E., Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., Megan Houlihan (California), Leah MacKinnon, P.Eng. (Ontario), Chris Shores, P.E. (North Carolina), Alexandra Ambrosino (Maryland), and Jean Zodrow, Ph.D (Colorado), will be participating, presenting, and leading workshops. In addition, Rula Deeb and Heather Rectanus, Ph.D, P.E.…
Kaylin McDermett, coauthored a paper on her Ph.D. research titled "Assessing Potential Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Trophic Transfer to Crickets (Acheta domesticus)" in the Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (ET&C) published September 14th, 2022. Manuscript coauthors include faculty at Texas Tech University, including Dr. Todd Anderson, Dr. Andrew Jackson, and Dr. Jennifer Guelfo. Kaylin began with Geosyntec at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Office in April 2022. She has completed her Ph.D. research in Civil/Environmental Engineering at…
George Hollerbach, P.E., BCEE, CSP, Edward Horai, (New Jersey), Rishab Mahajan, P.E., CFM, CPSWQ, (Illinois), Adrienne Nemura, P.E., Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio), and Steve Peene, Ph.D., (Florida), will present at WEFTEC, the annual technical conference of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 10–12, 2022. George Hollerbach is a Senior Principal Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 35 years of experience focused on…
Daniel Espinoza, Mehdi Khalili, Ph.D, P.E., Julia Roberts (Maryland), Liz Smith (Virginia), Jamey Rosen, P.GEO., and Sheldon Liu (Ontario) and will be attending and staffing a booth at the 47th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations from October 4 through October 7, 2022 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Geosyntec practitioners assisted in planning for this year's conference. Jamey Rosen, as Chair of the Information Management Systems Committee, oversaw the…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D., (Florida) and Jill Gaffigan (Georgia) coauthored "Hillsborough County, FL Addresses Covid-19 Collection Issues" published in the WasteAdvantage Magazine on June 30, 2022. Marc and Jill"s coauthor was Damien Tramel of the Hillsborough County, Florida, Department of Solid Waste. Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management as a public agency manager and consultant. Jill Gaffigan is a Senior…
In August 2023, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will impose a new rule (10 CSR 7.015(9)(B)2) for major wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with phosphorus discharges. Additional treatment may be necessary to meet the new total phosphorus limit of 1 mg/L as an annual average based on the design flow. Alternatively, the WWTP can achieve an overall reduction of influent total phosphorus concentration of 75 percent. Combined sewer systems have the option to request alternative…
Ali Ebrahimi, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), Logan Brant, Ph.D., P.E. (Texas), Alex McKenzie-Johnson, L.G., L.E.G., P.G. (Texas), and Bailey Theriault, P.G., L.G. (New Hampshire) will attend and present at the 2022 International Pipeline Conference (IPC2022) at the Hyatt Regency Telus Convention Center in Calgary, Alberta. The conference will be held September 26 through 30, 2022. Ali Ebrahimi is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 15 years of experience focused on the…
Eric Kovich, P.E. (Florida) will be one of three panelists discussing PFAS Remediation Challenges in the Liquid Terminals Industry during the International Liquid Terminals Association's (ILTA's) Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security (EHS&S) Committee Meeting at the Omni Parker House in Boston, Massachusetts, at 11:10 a.m. EDT on September 20, 2022. The title of his discussion is "Environmental Remediation Considerations" regarding PFAS Firefighting Foams. Eric's co-presenters are Elizabeth Denly of TRC Companies and Kent Sorrenson of…
Douglas Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) will be one of five instructors of the Princeton Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology Course Brasil Edition 2022. The course will be held September 26 through 30, 2022, at the Hotel Mercure Jardins in Sao Paulo. Doug's topic is "Remediation Engineering" and includes soil and groundwater remediation technologies such as bioremediation, in situ chemical oxidation, soil vapor extraction and air sparging. Doug will also discuss methods to evaluate and address…
Travis Kline, MEM, BCES (Washington, D.C.), Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly, Ph.D. (Georgia), and Jay Thompson, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) will present at the 30th Fall Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on September 21–23, 2022. Geosyntec is a Platinum Sponsor of the event. Travis's co-presenters are Lawrence Schnapf, Schnapf LLC; Pamela Elkow, Corporate Law Partners; and Peggy Otum, WilmerHale. Travis Kline is a Senior…
Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. (Texas) will present "Geotechnical Characterization of an Offshore Frontier in East Africa" during a webinar hosted by the Society for Underwater Technology—U.S. Branch (SUT-US). This hour-long event will be held at 9 a.m. CST on Thursday, September 22, 2022, and can be accessed at Geotechnical Characterization of an Offshore Frontier in East Africa - Society for Underwater Technology in the U.S. (sut-us.org) Rodolfo Sancio is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer…
Mike Jenkins, Ph.D., P.E. (Florida) of ATM, a Geosyntec Company, will present at the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association's (ASBPA) National Coastal Conference, "Shifting Shores, Surf, and Sediment," at the Westin Long Beach Hotel & Resort in Long Beach, California on September 13-16, 2022. He will present on lessons learned during the execution of the Twin Rivers Park Shoreline Protection and Enhancement project that ATM completed for Martin County. Mike is a Senior Principal…
Geosyntec staff will make a significant technical contribution at the Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) Conference at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland, on September 18 through September 22, 2022. Geosyntec staff have coauthored and will present six technical papers, in addition to moderating multiple technical sessions. Our professional staff actively participating at ASDSO 2022 conference include John Barrett, Emily Campbell, P.E., Fred Chandler, P.G., Christopher Conkle, P.E., G.E., Lucas de Melo,…
Rebecca Denney (Texas) will present "Transferred Emissions: New Pressures in the Energy Sector" at Marcellus Shale Coalition's Shale Insight Conference at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, at 3:15 p.m. EDT on September 28, 2022. Geosyntec will be sponsoring her talk. Chuck Whisman, P.E., (Pennsylvania), Amy Mifflin (New Jersey), Eric Kovich, P.E., (Florida), and Ken Smith, P.G., (Pennsylvania) will also attend. Rebecca Denney is a Senior Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Professional with 10…
ATM is one of four firms working with Carnival Cruise Line in East Grand Bahama on its cruise port to relocate and transplant coral reefs to help protect the ecosystem. The cruise line selected ATM because of its familiarity with conditions at the site. In 2019, ATM and CSA, Inc. prepared a benthic study, which "examines organisms that make up bottom communities in lakes, oceans and streams to determine environmental health and conduct environmental impact…
Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE (Georgia) will present "Accounting for Uncertainty in Settlement Analyses" at GeoCarolinas 2022 at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina at 2:10 p.m. ET on September 13, 2022. Geosyntec's Weston Shin, P.E. (South Carolina) will also be in attendance. Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product characterization, and the permitting and…
Ken Yass, P.E., CHMM, (Wisconsin) will present "Building Environmental Compliance Programs that Outlast the Great Resignation" and Tina Liu, P.E., (Missouri) will present "Understanding the Macro Problem that is Microplastics at the Midwest Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC) at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, September 13 and 14, 2022. In addition to Ken and Tina, Geosyntec's Phil Harvey, P.G., (Missouri), Suzanne Gabriele (Colorado) Jessica Yeager P.E., LSP (Kansas), and Michael Jury, P.G.,…
Geosyntec Consultants is pleased to announce we have moved to a larger office space in Ottawa, Ontario to accommodate additional practitioners and expanded service offerings. Our new address is 1173 Cyrville Road, Suite 210, Ottawa, Ontario K1J 7S6. The Ottawa office, which joined offices in Guelph, Toronto, Waterloo, and Saskatoon, has served Ontario and northern New York since the office opened in February 2021. Since its opening, the office has supported projects including remediation and…
Andy Simons, P.G., Elisabeth Hawley, P.E., and John Merrill (California) will present at the 5th Annual Western Groundwater Conference of the Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) of California at the Sacramento Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, California from September 19 through 21, 2022. Andy Simons is a Senior Geologist based in California. He has 17 years of professional experience performing and managing site investigations and remediation activities on a variety of projects. Andy's experience…
Brandon Steets, P.E., (California) will present "Understanding the Now: How Have Fecal Indicator Bacteria Sources Been Reduced and What Lessons Have Been Learned from those Efforts" at the California Bacteria Summit at the CalEPA Building in Sacramento, California, at 9:20 a.m. PDT on September 15, 2022. The event is being organized and co-hosted by the California Water Boards and the California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA), and it can also be viewed remotely. Dr. Jared Ervin…
Geosyntec practitioners Phil Benson, P.E., PMP (Washington, D.C.), Tasha Kamegai-Karadi, P.E. (California), and Kirk Craig, P.E., PEE (Arizona) will present "Water Reuse Programs—Preserving a Vital Resource for Tomorrow" on September 6 from 5 to 6 p.m. as part of the Stevens Institute of Technology's 2022 Sustainability Seminar Series. The event will be held as a live webcast using Zoom. Phil is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of…
Geosyntec will deliver several presentations at the 9th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference (incorporating the 3rd International PFAS Conference) in Adelaide, Australia on September 11–15, 2022. Paul Nicholson, P.Eng, (Ontario), Parsa Mohajeri, Ph.D., and David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng., (Sydney), will be delivering four presentations at the conference. Paul Nicholson is a Principal Engineer based in Ontario with more than 18 years of experience in environmental consultation with a focus on assessment and mitigation related to…
Mike Hardin, P.E., Ph.D., CFM (Florida) will present "Evaluation of the Field Performance of a Baffle Box with Bold & Gold Upflow Filter for Nutrient Removal" at the 33rd Annual Technical Symposium of the Florida Lake Management Society (FLMS) at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida, at 9:05 a.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022. Mike Hardin is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Florida with more than 14 years of experience,…
Geosyntec practitioners will deliver seven presentations at the 65th Annual Meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino on September 12 through 17, 2022. Jared Warner, P.G., CEG, CPG; Ron Johnson, P.E.; G.E.; Jay Griffin, P.E.; Chris Corder, P.G.; Alex Greene, P.G., CEG (California); Adam Katlein, CEM; and Molly Small, P.G. (Nevada) and will present during the technical program. Additionally, Geosyntec is sponsoring three technical…
A Summary for Oil and Gas Operators On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. This comprehensive climate-change-focused energy policy is likely to bring lasting change to the energy and transportation markets. One section within it, the Methane Emission Reduction Program (Sec. 60113), aims to cut methane emissions through incentives and penalty fees. The legislation allocates $850 billion in incentives until 2028 for methane mitigation and monitoring, including methane mitigation…
Geosyntec Practitioners Maria Florberger, Ph.D. (Sweden), Thomas Jansson (Sweden), Jim Wragg (United Kingdom) and Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. (United Kingdom) will attend and present at Nordrocs 2022 at the Scandic Holmenkollen Hotel in Oslo, Norway, September 5 through 8, 2022. Dr. Florberger will present two posters titled "Site-specific risk assessment of a site impacted by PFAS" and "Risk assessment of the soil ecosystem function using the TRIAD approach (chemistry, ecotoxicology and ecology) at a site impacted…
Geosyntec and Savron, a Geosyntec company, staff delivered platform and poster presentations at the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) annual per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Meeting in Long Beach, California from July 18 through July 21, 2022. Jean Zodrow, Ph.D. (Colorado) and Laura Kinsman (Ontario) delivered poster presentations, and Dave Major, Ph.D. (Guelph) and David Reynolds, Ph.D., P.Eng. (Sydney) gave platform presentations. In addition to…