October 11, 2013

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Geosyntec Practitioners to Present at International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air in San Diego

Practitioners from the Geosyntec family of companies will be among the presenters at the 23rd Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air, set for March 18-21, 2013, in San Diego.

Presented by the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS), the conference facilitates the exchange of information on technological advances, new scientific achievements, and the effectiveness of standing environmental regulation programs. Attendees exchange findings, ideas, and recommendations during a diverse technical program customized each year to meet the changing needs of the environmental field.

Sam Williams, P.G., a principal hydrogeologist based in California, will be the moderator and a platform presenter for the March 19 afternoon session, "Hydraulic Fracturing - Environmental Implications." Mr. Williams also is a member of the West Coast Scientific Advisory Board for the AEHS Foundation, which develops each year's conference.

Additional platform presenters and workshop leaders representing Geosyntec and its subsidiary, EnviroGroup, at this year's event include:

Monday, March 18

Ravi Arulanantham (Oakland)
1-6 p.m. — Workshop Presentation

"Groundwater Cleanup Program Overview, Low-Threat UST Case Closure Policy, and SWRCB LUFT Guidance Manual"

Tuesday, March 19

Nicholas Godinez (San Diego)
8 a.m. - Noon — Session Platform Presentation

"The Implementation of Enhanced In-Situ Bioremediation of Groundwater (34 to 58 ft. Below Ground Surface) Using KB-1 Microbial Culture to Degrade Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds to Innocuous End Products"
Session 2: Bioremediation

Todd McAlary (Toronto)
1:05 p.m. — Workshop Presentation

"Focus on Spatial Variability: Building-to-Building Differences in Indoor Air Concentrations from Several Sites with a Large Number of Buildings"

Sam Williams (San Diego)
1:30 - 5:30 p.m. — Session Moderator and Platform Presentation

"Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing: What's with all the Hype and Hysteria?
Session 1: Hydraulic Fracturing - Environmental Implications

Jeffrey Kurtz and Dave Folkes (EnviroGroup — Northern Colorado and Denver)
1:55 p.m. — Workshop Presentation

"Focus on Temporal Variability: Analysis of Long-Term Unmitigated Data from Apartment Buildings at CDOT MTL Site and Single Family Homes at the Redfield Site"

Wednesday, March 20

Sam Williams (San Diego)
9 a.m. - Noon — Session Platform Presentation

"What Hunting, Fishing, and Remediation have in Common (Part II)"
Session 2: Regulatory Permitting For Groundwater In Situ Remediation

Ruth Custance (Santa Barbara)
1:30 - 5:30 p.m. — Session Platform Presentation

"Estimating Volatile Organic Compound Concentrations in Utility Trenches at Contaminated Sites"
Session 1: Risk Assessment/Risk Management

Randy Putnam (EnviroGroup - Denver)
1:30 - 4 p.m. — Session Platform Presentation

"Treatment of 1,4-Dioxane in Groundwater"
Session 2: Emerging Contaminants

Thursday, March 21

Jeffrey Kurtz (EnviroGroup — Northern Colorado)
8:30 a.m. - Noon — Session Platform Presentation

"Fan Longevity and Performance for Long-Term VOC Reduction at the Redfield Site"
Session 3: Vapor Intrusion

An additional group of practitioners from Geosyntec and EnviroGroup are scheduled to present five poster sessions during the week's events. These include:

Tuesday, March 19

Mark Davidson (Pasadena)
"CFC-113 Degradation in the Presence of Elevated Sulfate"

Christopher Gale (San Diego)
"Multiple Remedies for Rapid In-Situ Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents - Results and Lessons Learned"

Brian Hitchens (San Diego)
"PCBs in the Urban Environment: Implications for Long-Term Sustainability of Low-Threshold Sediment Remediation"

Wednesday, March 20

Eric Lovenduski (EnviroGroup — Albany)
"Variation of Vacuum Readings in a Large Scale Sub-Slab Depressurization System"

Susan Welt (EnviroGroup — Albany)
"The Value of Open Communication"