Brandon Steets, P.E., (California) Jared Ervin, Ph.D., (California), and Avery Blackwell, P.E. (California), coauthored a paper entitled, "Sources of Low Level Human Fecal Markers in Recreational Waters of Two Santa Barbara, CA Beaches: Roles of WWTP Outfalls and Swimmers," which was published in the journal Water Research on June 20, 2021. Dong Li was the lead author, and other coauthors were Laurie Van De Werfhorst, Jill L. S. Murray, Naresh Devarajan, and Patricia A Holden.…
Jason Conder, Ph.D., (California) and Jennifer Arblaster (Vermont) coauthored an article entitled "Strategic resources for assessing PFAS ecological risks at aqueous film forming foam sites" that was published in Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management on pages 746-752 in Volume 17, Issue 4. Their coauthors were Jeanmarie Zodrow, Barry Kelly, Frank Gobas, Jamie Suski, Erin Osborn, Meredity Frenchmeyer, Craig Divine, and Andrea Leeson. Jason Conder is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15…
Charbel Abi-Nahed, Hannah Chessell, Ali Nasseri-Moghaddam, Ph.D., P.Eng., David Drago (Ontario), and Jim Hansen, P.E. (Illinois) coauthored an article entitled "Challenges Faced in Toronto's Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project" for publication in the Summer 2021 issue of Canadian Geotechnique. Charbel Abi-Nahed is a is a Staff Professional based in Ontario with experience providing support for geotechnical engineering tasks, secant pile wall installation, borehole drilling, field supervision, laboratory testing, and reporting of both…
Mollie Taylor (Florida), Robert Dunn (Georgia) and Wade Burcham, P.E., LEED AP, BD+C (Alabama) will present at the Alabama Water Resources Conference at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. Mollie Taylor is a Senior Staff Scientist with more than 10 years of experience, focused on watershed management and estuarine habitat quality. Robert is a Water Resource Scientist and Aquatic Ecologist based in Georgia, focused on natural resource and ecological consulting for streams, rivers,…
Geosyntec's Christopher Wessel, P.E., QSD/QSP (California) and Chris Conkle, P.E., G.E. (California), attended the grand opening of Argo Drain Sub-basin Facility in Marina Del Rey, California on June 17, 2021. The $35.8 million stormwater project, which included planning, design, and construction contributions by Geosyntec for the City of Los Angeles, captures stormwater from the Los Angeles International Airport area, removes debris and trash, and pretreats it before infiltrating it into the underlying soil and groundwater.…
Melissa Setz (Georgia) is featured in the "Women in Industry" section of the United States Society on Dams (USSD) summer 2021 edition of its Dams & Levees bulletin. USSD's Women in Industry spotlights exceptional women professionals who have achieved success through their invaluable leadership, innovation and commitment to the dam and levee industry. It recognizes the women who are driving change within the industry, breaking down barriers and creating new possibilities for the next generation…
Geosyntec is expanding services to new and existing clients from our new location at 9300 West 110th Street, Suite 645, Overland Park, Kansas. Geosyntec is expanding our client services in the Kansas City area with a new office in Overland Park. This office will help our clients create exceptional solutions for a broad range of geo-environmental needs. These include assessment and remediation of contaminated soil, sediment, and groundwater; guiding clients through complex remediation and site…
Geosyntec practitioners will contribute to sessions for the 35th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School presented by the Florida Environmental Network and the Florida Chamber Foundation at the JW Marriot in Marco Island, Florida, July 21-23, 2021. Presenters include Matt Wissler, Eric Sager, Mark Ellard, Joe Applegate, and Jim Langenbach. Be sure to stop by and meet with Geosyntec Staff at booth 200 in the convention hall at the JW Marriot. Matthew Wissler, P.G. (Florida) is…
Alex McKenzie-Johnson, L.G., L.E.G., P.G. (Texas) spoke about Geosyntec's capabilities, the impact of pipelines on the environment, and the impact of the environment on pipelines on IDTMyWay, a podcast for the IDT EXPO, on June 30, 2021. Alex McKenzie-Johnson, Principal Engineering Geologist based in The Woodlands, Texas office, focuses on identifying and assessing geohazards and developing geohazard management programs with an emphasis on the pipeline industry. He has more than 18 years of experience managing…
Gloria Teague (Florida) led a one-day course entitled "An Introduction to Python for Scientists and Engineers" as part of the Florida Section of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (FASABE) Continuing Education Program hosted by the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern on July 9, 2021. Gloria Teague is a Project Water Resource Engineer based in Florida with more than 10 years…
James Rayner, FGS (United Kingdom) will present "Gravel Bed Reactors: A Semi-Passive Treatment for Metals and Inorganics' at the 14th International Mine Water Association Congress Virtual Event at 2:20 p.m. BST (GMT+1) on July 14, 2021. James' Geosyntec co-presenters are Silvia Mancini, Ph.D., Rachel James, and Evan Cox (Ontario, Canada) James Rayner, Senior Hydrogeologist at Geosyntec, has more than 18 years of experience in the assessment, management and remediation of contaminated land in the United…
Brandon Steets, P.E. (California) and Wayne Amber Ph.D., (Michigan) will present "PFAS in Stormwater: Treatability and Implications of Emerging Water Quality Standards for Dischargers" at Michigan's Remediation and Risk Management Webinar Series from noon to 1 p.m. EDT on July 29, 2021. Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) regulations, water quality…
Wetland and stream delineations and permitting are among services Geosyntec provides and creates seamless solutions for, in order to serve our clients in the Appalachian Basin Region and beyond. These services work in concert with other Geosyntec capabilities critical for the region, such as geotechnical and civil engineering for geohazard and stormwater management, wastewater process engineering, and environmental liability and remediation management. "Geosyntec is very collaborative, and the saying that our company is one office…
Brandon Steets, P.E., (California) and Jared Ervin Ph.D., (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Bather Shedding as a Source of Human Fecal Markers to a Recreational Beach" that was published in Frontiers in Microbiology on June 25, 2021. Dong Li was the lead author, and other coauthors were Laurie Van De Werfhorst, Jill L. S. Murray, Naresh Devarajan, and Patricia A Holden. Brandon Steets is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20…
Climate change processes including sea level rise, extreme weather events, and regional drought are causing unprecedented impacts to our environment and infrastructure. This webinar series explores the incidence of these climate change driven impacts, and presents management paradigms and technology approaches for enhancing water resiliency. Covering a broad range of topics related to water and climate resiliency these webinars will address issues of concern for a variety of stakeholders including municipalities, industry, utilities, regulatory agencies,…
Kyle Carlton, P.G. (Florida) was featured in REGENESIS article entitled "Client Spotlight: of Kyle Carlton, Project Geologist for Geosyntec Consultants, Inc." on June 4, 2021. Kyle Carlton, Project Geologist based in Florida, has more than 14 years of experience focused on assessment and environmental remediation of commercial and industrial sites. He was highlighted in this article for being a valued client and partner in environmental remediation; and appreciated for his enthusiastic and specialized approach in…
Ogul Doygun, Ph.D. (California) coauthored a paper entitled "Large-Strain Damping of Sands: Parameter Effects" that was published in the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in volume 147 on August 2021. Ogul was the lead author, and his coauthors were H. G. Brandes and C. P. Polito. Ogul Doygun is a Senior Staff Professional based in California focused on civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, and construction quality assurance. His experience also includes geotechnical design for various…
Gloria Teague was awarded the Outstanding Professional Engineer Award from the Florida section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (FASABE) at the 2021 FASABE Annual Conference in Daytona Beach Shores, Florida on June 10, 2021. Gloria Teague is a project water resource engineer based in Florida with more than 10 years of experience focused on developing creative solutions to give water resource managers the tools they need to make informed decisions and…
Patricia Varela, Ph.D. (Texas) will receive the Emerging Leader Award from the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas at the Young Professionals Networking event - Young Professionals: Diversify Your Network, on August 18, 2021. Patricia Varela is a Project Professional based in Texas, focused on geotechnical and geological surveys, risk and reliability studies, geohazard investigations, and integrated site characterization. Patricia was also highlighted in an article by Women Offshore for her work in the…
Frank Stillo, Ph.D. (North Carolina) will co-present "Total Worker Health® Pandemic Strategies and Lessons Learned" at the 68th CSHEMA Annual Virtual Conference, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 CST on July 27, 2021. Frank's co-presenters are Emily McAden and Maija Solvita Leff, UNC's Carolina Prosper Project. Frank Stillo is a scientist with more than 15 years of experience in environmental consulting and University EHS. His brings a broad range of disciplines to clients, such as human…
Michael Berman, P.E., CHMM (Washington, D.C.), Jeremy Morris, Ph.D., P.E., and David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. (Maryland) will present as part of a panel on "Climate Change Extreme Events: Forecasting and Managing Financial Risks" at 12 p.m. -1:30 p.m. EDT on Wednesday June 30th, 2021. The event is part of Geosyntec's Water and Climate Change Webinar Series. Geosyntec has assembled a multi-faceted team of experts to discuss the response to climate change extreme events from a…
Geosyntec is a corporate member and active participant in DRI, particularly with the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law committee, and is sponsoring the virtual Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar on Thursday, June 17, 2021. Geosyntec practitioner Amanda Hughes, Ph.D. (Indiana) serves on the DRI Planning Committee and will be attending with Geosyntec's Kathleen Brannen-Donnelly, Ph.D., (Georgia); Polina Jones (Maryland); Jeff Thompson, Ph.D. (California); and Matthew Goguen (Maryland). They will be joined by several environmental…
Matthew Jenny and Mike Burcham, P.E. (North Carolina) will present "Beginning with the End in Mind: How Site Conditions Affect Managing Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Design at Brownfields Sites" at the Georgia Brownfields Seminar to be held virtually June 22-23, 2021. Matthew and Mike will be joined by Peter Grant from EPRO. The Georgia Brownfields Seminar provides quality education opportunities with a wide range of participants, including leading development, legal, engineering, risk management, economic development, and…
Geosyntec Consultants is proud to announce that we have received accreditation as a Certification Body for the MiQ Standard. MiQ is an independent, not-for-profit partnership between RMI and SYSTEMIQ, focused on facilitating a rapid reduction in methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by creating a differentiated market for natural gas for buyers and sellers. MiQ's certification process includes independent audits of a company's methane intensity, operating practices and monitoring technology deployment by accredited…
We are pleased to announce that as of May 24 Geosyntec has operations in Sweden. Our new office, located in Stockholm, strategically expands Geosyntec’s European presence beyond our existing footprint in the UK and Ireland. This expansion furthers our capacity as a diverse, multinational consulting and engineering firm working with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Geosyntec served its first client…
Yiding Zhang, Ph.D., (California) coauthored an article entitled "Performance Analysis of the χMD Matrix Solver Package for MODFLOW-USG" for publication in Groundwater on May 12, 2021. Yiding's coauthors were Motomu Ibaraki, Ohio State University; Richard Niswonger, U.S. Geology Survey; and Sorab Panday, GSI Environmental. Yiding Zhang is a Senior Staff Professional based in California with experience in hydrogeology, water resources, numerical and analytical modeling, data visualization, and data analysis with machine learning and data mining…
Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, and Samir Ahmed, P.E. (Florida) lead the design for a municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill closure in Ghana, West Africa. Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah has more than 30 years of consulting and research experience focusing on the design, permitting, construction, operation, and closure of containment systems for solid, hazardous and radiological wastes, sediments, and surface impoundments; and geosynthetics applications in civil engineering. Samir Ahmed has more than 5 years of consulting experience…
Geosyntec assisted with investigation and evaluation of offshore soils at selected locations for an inter-array cable and potential export cable routes for an offshore wind farm location off the coast of New Jersey. The investigation included vibrocore sampling, borehole sampling, ball and piezocone Cone Penetration Testing (CPT), and Thermal Resistivity Testing. Geosyntec's scope of work included: provide offshore support for CPT and sampling activities with personnel certified in Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training…
David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E. will be the keynote speaker at the Rio Tinto JORC Competent Persons Workshop 2021 for North America on June 10 and for the Asia Pacific on June 23. The keynote, entitled "Money isn’t everything: Integrating non-financial risks into financial decision making in the mining sector" is part of an internal global conference within Rio Tinto’s JORC Competent Persons, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves Community of Practice. David is a Senior Principal…
Rachel Zajac-Fay (Florida) will present "Communication Programs and Guidelines: Let's Take Action" at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America 42nd Annual Meeting on November 14-18, 2021. Rachel's co-presenters are Shawn Sager and Jacquelyn Clarkson. Rachel Zajac-Fay is an environmental scientist with more than 13 years of experience on hazardous waste site characterization and remediation projects and ecological risk assessment. She has conducted numerous projects under the CERCLA and RCRA programs at…
Robert Ettinger, Elham Shirazi, Ph.D. (California); Paul Nicholson, P.Eng., Darius Mali, P.Eng., Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G., (Ontario); and Chase Holton, Ph.D., P.E. (Colorado) made significant contributions to the Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation Focus Issue on Vapor Intrusion released in May 2021. Robert Ettinger is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on soil vapor extraction system design, vapor emission estimation, and subsurface contaminant vapor…
Ali Ebrahimi, P.E. and Rodolfo Sancio, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. (Texas) will exhibit at the IDT EXPO on Pipeline Inspection & Monitoring Technologies on June 4, 2021. Ali Ebrahimi is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 16 years of experience focused on civil and geotechnical engineering. Ali has experience in site characterization, real-time geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring, soft soil design and evaluation, and project management and budget/schedule control. Rodolfo Sancio is a…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) and Bill Gaffigan, CVA (Georgia) coauthored a paper entitled "First of Two Parts Planning for Uncertainty in Solid Waste Agencies" that was published in the Spring 2021 issue of Talking...TRASH, the SWANA Florida Sunshine Chapter's Newsletter, on pages 4-7. 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. Bill Gaffigan is…