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Geosyntec Staff Contribute to the 2019 Battelle Sediments Conference

Geosyntec professionals will make a substantial technical contribution at Battelle's Tenth International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in Louisiana on February 11-14, 2019.

Geosyntec-led contributions include four platform chairs, eight platform presentations, one panelist, two short-course instructors, and two poster presentations. Geosyntec has also collaborated with universities and other parties in the preparation of conference materials delivered by others. Geosyntec professionals will be at booth #132 to meet with attendees and answer questions about contaminated sediments.

The Battelle Sediments Conference series is a forum for sharing research results, practical experiences, and opportunities associated with investigating, remediating, and restoring the environmental and economic vitality of waterways. Managing these aquatic systems requires complex actions that affect a diverse group of stakeholders and touch a wide range of environmental, economic, political and social issues.

The conference offers eight short courses, more than 540 platform and poster presentations in 43 technical sessions, 12 learning lab demonstrations, and 78 exhibitors. There will also be multiple daily networking opportunities including, breakfasts, beverage breaks, and two poster receptions.

Geosyntec Contributions

Platform Chairs

Title: Cap Design and Modeling
Platform Chair: Howard Cumberland
Time: Session B1, Feb. 12

Title: Cap Construction and Operation
Platform Chair: Chris Greene
Time: Session B2, Feb. 12

Title: Sediment Bioremediation
Platform Chair: Heather Rectanus
Time: Session B6, Feb. 13

Title: Groundwater/Sediment/Surface Water Interactions
Platform Chair: Bob Veenstra
Time: Session D3, Feb. 12

Platform Presenters

Title: Multi-Objective Cap Design for Ecological and Armor Layers at the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site
Presenter: Mark Schillinger
Time: Session B1, Feb. 12

Title: Management of Dredged Debris during the Gowanus Canal Pilot Study
Presenter: Darrell Nicholas
Time: Session B4, Feb. 12

Title: PCB Source Control through Creek Bank Stabilization
Presenter: Alan Fowler
Time: Session D3, Feb. 12

Title: Actively Shaken In Situ Deployment: An Innovative Approach to Accelerate Equilibrium in Passive Samplers
Presenter: Meg Jalalizadeh
Time: Session E2, Feb. 12

Title: Prioritization of Exposure Pathways at Sediment Sites Impacted by Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances
Presenter: Jennifer Arblaster
Time: Session A7, Feb. 14

Title: Ex Situ Chemical Availability Recontamination Grab Observation (ESCARGO) for Rapid Assessment of Sediment Amendments
Presenter: Jason Conder
Time: Session D4, Feb. 13

Title: Application of a Benthic Impact Model to Assess Potential Risks from Choccolocco Creek Sediment
Presenter: Jason Conder
Time: Session D7, Feb. 14

Title: Decision Support Monitoring for Effective Stormwater Source Control
Presenter: Marc Leisenring
Time: Session E5, Feb. 13

Panel Participants

Title: Incorporating Sustainability Principles in Superfund Sediment Remediation Projects
Moderator: Steven Nadeau
Panelists: Anne Fitzpatrick, Eric Stern, Sabine Apitz, Peter Brussock
Time: Track A, Feb. 13

Short-Course Instructors

Title: Expanding the Use of In Situ Solidification/ Stabilization to Provide Additional Tools for the Management of Impacted Sediments
Instructor: Christopher Robb
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, Feb. 12

Title: Operationalizing Sustainability Concepts in Sediment Remediation Decision Making
Instructors: Anne Fitzpatrick and Amanda McNally
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Feb. 12

Poster Presenters

Title: Optimizing Dredged Material Management at Gowanus Canal
Presenter: Jessie Fears
Time: Session B5, Feb. 12

Title: An Overview of In Situ Stabilization/Solidification Design in Sediment Sites
Presenter: Dogus Meric
Time: Session B11, Feb. 13

Geosyntec staff who have made contributions to other conference presentations include:

Poster Presentation: Comparison of Lower Duwamish Waterway Baseline Sediment Results with Sediment Transport Model Predictions and Historical Data
Contributing Coauthor: Anne Fitzpatrick

Platform Presentation: Comprehensive In Situ and Ex Situ Passive Sampling Programs to Investigate Freely-Dissolved Metals, Inorganic Analytes, OCPs, and PCBs
Contributing Coauthors: Lauren Wellborn, Jason Conder, Matt Vanderkooy

Poster Presentation: Peepers for Sediment Porewater: Doing it Right and Doing it Better
Contributing Coauthors: Steve Sande, Matt Vanderkooy, Meg Jalalizadeh, Jason Conder, Chris Martin

Platform Presentation: DIY Sustainability Assessment: Social, Environmental, and Economic Impact and Benefit Sustainability Analysis
Contributing Coauthors: Anne Fitzpatrick, Amanda McNally

Platform Presentation: Urban Runoff Sources and Their Effect on Coastal Sediment Recontamination
Contributing Coauthors: Megan Otto, Brandon Steets

Platform Presentation: Improved Tools and Methodologies for Evaluating the Impact of Stormwater Metal Release on Sediment Recontamination
Contributing Coauthors: Eric Strecker, Brandon Steets, Megan Otto

Platform Presentation: A Case Study Involving California’s Latest Sediment Tool: Human Health Sediment Quality Objective Tier III Assessment.
Contributing Coauthor: Wendy Hovel

Downloadable Brochures

Sediment Management Brochure (PDF 7.6 MB)
Geosyntec Sediment Qualifications Brochure (PDF 2.2 MB)
Geosyntec Sediment Qualifications Large Brochure (PDF 4.9 MB)

More Information

About the event: https://www.battelle.org/newsroom/conferences/sediments-conference.
Program for the conference:  2019 Battelle Sediments Conference Program
For consultation regarding remediation and management of contaminated sediments, contact Susan Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..