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Geosyntec Personnel to Present at NJWEA 107th John J. Lagrosa Annual Conference and Exposition

George Hollerbach, P.E., BCEE, CSP, David Marabello, PMP, BCEE, P.E., (New Jersey), and Edward Horai, E.I.T., (New York) will make significant technical contributions to the New Jersey Water Environment Association (NJWEA) 107th John J. Lagrosa Annual Conference and Exposition at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 9–13, 2022.

George Hollerbach will receive the 2022 Water Environment Federation (WEF) Life Membership Award in recognition of more than 40 years of active participation in WEF and NJWEA at the President's Award Reception at 5:00 p.m. ET on May 9, 2022.

David Marabello will co-moderate the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEES) Technical Workshop "Resilient Utility Management - Plan, Respond, Recover and Adapt" on Monday, May 9, and the AAEES/NJWEA Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast on Tuesday, May 10. Edward Horai and George Hollerbach will each deliver a presentation at the Industrial Wastewater Operator Workshop on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

George Hollerbach is a Senior Principal Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 40 years of experience focused on water and wastewater, remediation, construction management, environmental health and safety (EHS), and pharmaceutical projects. Having a strong background in many process industries, George's specialties include industrial wastewater treatment and process emission control in the pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas, food, and pulp and paper industries.

Edward Horai is a Senior Staff Engineer based in New Jersey with experience focused on civil engineering with a concentration in environmental engineering. In addition to leading and executing numerous environmental sampling field events, his professional experience includes industrial wastewater analysis and treatment technology evaluation report preparation.

David Marabello is a Senior Engineer based in New Jersey with more than 35 years of experience in the environmental engineering industry. His practice focuses on the areas of site assessments/investigations, remedial design, water quality evaluations, water treatment process selection, groundwater, stormwater and wastewater treatment system design, permitting, construction, and operations. He is also a Board Certified Environmental Engineer and Project Management Professional.

The NJWEA Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest conference in New Jersey to offer water quality education and training to water quality professionals from around the state and the U.S. At the conference, the full breadth of the water sector comes together in one place for attendees to explore, learn, network, grow professionally, and strengthen their connections to the water community.

NJWEA is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the water environment. Founded in 1915 the Association is the oldest organization of its kind in the U.S. With a membership of 2800 engineers, operators, scientists, students, and other professionals, NJWEA is an environmental leader in New Jersey.

Geosyntec Participation

AAEES WORKSHOP - Resilient Utility Management - Plan, Respond, Recover and Adapt
Moderators: David Marabello, Geosyntec; David Vaccari, Stevens Institute of Technology; Jay Surti, Greeley and Hansen, LLC
Date/Time: Monday, May 9, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. ET
The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) workshop will cover the topic of resiliency in utility management and will include presentations regarding the management of risks to minimize interruptions and ensure efficient operations for safeguarding public health and the environment. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners defines resiliency as robustness and recovery characteristics of utility infrastructure and operations, which avoid or minimize interruptions of service during an extraordinary and hazardous event. Criteria to assess a utility's resiliency can be further described as: Robustness - ability to absorb shocks and continue operating; Resourcefulness - ability to skillfully manage a crisis as it unfolds; Rapid Recovery - ability to restore services as soon as possible; and Adaptability – incorporate lessons learned and enhance resilience. Water and wastewater utilities today face a diverse array of risks. Some of the risk categories include climate change risks (flooding, sea-level rise), aging infrastructure risks, social challenges, extreme manmade or natural events, impaired water resources (e.g., from nutrients), and power outages.

AAEES/NJWEA Wesley Eckenfelder Memorial Breakfast
Moderators: Chris Uchrin, Rutgers University; David Marabello, Geosyntec
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at 7:00 – 8:15 a.m., ET

Achieving Compliance at a Pharmaceutical Facility Through an Integrated Approach
Session: Industrial Wastewater Operator Workshop
Presenter: George Hollerbach, Geosyntec
Date/Time: Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., ET

Introduction and Status of Anaerobic Treatment
Session: Industrial Wastewater Operator Workshop
Presenters: Ed Horai, Geosyntec
Date/Time: Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., ET

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Learn more about George: George Hollerbach | Geosyntec Profile
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