Construction and Post-Fire Erosion and Sediment Control

Geosyntec practitioners possess the environmental technology to conceptualize and implement all aspects of sediment assessment and remediation programs.

We specialize in the assessment and remediation of sites where sediments have been impacted by a wide range of contaminants, including metals, crude oil and refined petroleum compounds, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyls.

Our conservation, remediation, and restoration experience includes sites ranging from small, intermittent flow streams to large man-made and natural lakes, as well as complex river, estuary, and harbor systems. Our multidisciplinary approach brings together nationally recognized, in-house specialists in engineering, ecology and biological sciences, risk assessment and applied toxicology, and earth sciences to address the complex issues associated with contaminated sediment management.

Our practitioners specialize in site characterization, engineering design, and construction-related services for remedial actions and site development. This includes biological assessments and monitoring, risk assessments, and National Resource Damage Assessments. We also perform feasibility/ treatability studies and provide permitting and regulatory support to clients.

Geosyntec 's innovative methods and strategies account for project success in streamlining removals to position properties for redevelopment; minimizing long-term cost exposure through alternative remedies; assessing actual risk levels, and designing facilities for operational cost savings.

In the case of large fire events, we also provide an emergency characterization of post-fire burn debris to evaluate potential impacts to human health and the environment. We conduct aerial and ground-based assessments of the potential for erosion and sedimentation hazards resulting from the fire, then collect and analyze burn debris samples.

As we survey each sampling location in the post-fire debris zone, we enter pertinent data in the field for rapid download and interpretation in a project database. Our reports then interpret and summarize our analytical results and their significance in terms of the potential hazards posed by the residual hazardous constituents detected in the burn debris. 

 

Lead Consultants

  • Eric Strecker, P.E., BCEE
    Eric Strecker is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Oregon with more than 30 years of experience focused on the design, monitoring, and evaluation of stormwater best management pr ...
  • Ganesh Krishnan, P.E., D.WRE
    Ganesh Krishnan is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 20 years of experience focused on water resources and geoenvironmental engineering. Ganesh specializes in design engin ...
  • Kim Williams, P.E., CPSWQ
    Kim Williams is a Senior Consultant Water Resources Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on civil and environmental engineering. Specializing in stormw ...
  • Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE
    Mark Ellard is a Senior Principal Water Resources and Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 25 years of experience in diverse watershed management, water quality assessment, and st ...
  • Kathleen Harrison, P.G. QSP, QSD, QISP, ToR
    Kathleen Harrison is a Principal Geologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on watershed management, stormwater pollution prevention, and erosion control. She is a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Patrick Galvin, P.E.
    Patrick Galvin is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on the design and implementation of site investigations, feasibility studies, a ...
  • Ken Susilo, P.E., CPSWQ
    Ken Susilo is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on urban stormwater management. Ken specializes in the development of mul ...
  • Tom Fendley, P.E.
    Tom Fendley is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on civil/infrastructure design, construction engineering and contract administration ...
  • 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 ...
  • Alexander Greene, P.G., C.E.G.
    Alex Greene is a Principal Engineering Geologist based in California with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on engineering geology, geotechnical engineering, and water resources ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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