Geosyntec News and Events

Kristin Bridges, Ph.D. (Alaska) was recently interviewed as an expert panelist on Alaska Public Media's "Alaska Insight" and "Talk of Alaska" TV and radio shows, speaking on the topics of "PFAS contamination in Alaska" and "How Dangerous are PFAS Chemicals and What's Being Done to Clean Them Up?" Kristin earned her Ph.D. in ecotoxicology and was invited to be on the show to share her insights on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) risk assessment and…
Gary Wealthall, Ph.D. and Jim Wragg, FGS (United Kingdom) will present at the Contaminated Land: Applications in Real Environments (CL:AIRE) 20th Anniversary Conference in London on November 14, 2019. Geosyntec is a proud sponsor of CL:AIRE 20. Additionally, Dr. Wealthall was appointed, earlier this year, to the CL:AIRE Technology Review Group. David Major, Ph.D., BCES (Ontario, Canada) of Savron Solutions, a division of Geosyntec, will also be attending and is presenting "Smouldering Combustion for Treating…
Lynn McGuire, P.E. (California) recently joined Geosyntec Consultants as a Senior Principal Engineer. She has more than 34 years of experience as a subject matter expert in process and environmental engineering consulting applied to the growth of practice and services in air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) management for businesses supporting corporate programs, permitting, reporting, and sustainability practices. At Geosyntec, Lynn will focus on the energy sector, including energy consumers, producers, and fuels manufacturing, distribution,…
Martha Carr, P.G. (Georgia) has been re-elected as a Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). She will serve a term of two years and nine months, ending in June 2022. The Board of Directors is SWANA-Georgia's governing body that plans and oversees the operations, finances, policies, personnel, contracts, and membership requirements of the chapter. Martha is a Senior Geologist based in Georgia with more than 26 years…
Robert Glazier, P.G. (Maryland) and Allison Kreinberg (Ohio) will present "The Federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule: Implementing Groundwater Monitoring/Corrective Action Requirements" as part of the Air & Waste Management Association's (A&WMA) Webinar Series: Navigating the Changing Landscape of the Federal Coal Combustion Residuals Rule from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. E.T. on November 6, 2019. They will co-present with Carl Eldred, Attorney, Hopping Green and Sams and Brad Runkel, Professional Engineer, Consumers Energy will be moderating…
Michelle, Cho, Ph.D. and Felipe Solano (Ontario) coauthored a paper entitled "Field Trials of Chaotic Advection to Enhance Reagent Delivery" that was published in the journal Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation (GWMR) on Pages 23-29 in Volume 39 Issue three on May 23, 2019. Their coauthors were Neil R. Thomson, Michael G. Trefry, Daniel R. Lester, and Guy Metcalfe. Michelle is a Senior Staff Scientist based in Ontario, focused on the remediation of soil and groundwater…
Geosyntec practitioners will deliver a number of presentations at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario on November 3-7, 2019. Presentation topics include metals and mining; sediment; PFAS characterization and treatment; human health and ecological risk assessment; biological treatment options; sediment and water-way modeling/remediation; and passive sampling. SETAC will celebrate 40 years of science at the SETAC North America 40th Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Scientists from all sectors – academia,…
Emily Anderson (Minnesota) and Jay Thompson, Ph.D., P.E. (Minnesota) will each present a technical session at the Air & Waste Management Association Upper Midwest Section's (A&WMA-UMS's) 34th Annual Conference on the Environment (COE) at the Minneapolis Convention Center Minnesota on November 7, 2019. Emily is a Staff Scientist based in Minnesota focused on bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics/data analysis. A remediation and water treatment practitioner, she is a key contributor to projects in industries including…
Jason Conder, Ph.D. (California) and Emily Larson (Colorado) will present "Ecological Risks of Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)" for the Australasian Land & Groundwater Association (ALGA) webinar from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 12, 2019. Jason is a Principal Scientist based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on risk assessment and contaminated sediments in contaminated site assessment and management, environmental toxicology, and ecological and human health risk assessment.…
David Latham, PG, Eric Sager, P.G. (Florida), Lydia Dorrance, Ph.D. (California), and Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.), are presenting on multiple topics at the 2019 Southeast Brownfields Conference at the DoubleTree Universal Orlando in Orlando, Florida on October 27-30, 2019. Cristina Graver, P.E. (Boca Raton) will also be representing Geosyntec at the conference. David is a Senior Hydrogeologist based in Florida with over 25 years of experience focused on site assessment/remediation, environmental due diligence/compliance, hydrogeologic…
Savron has launched a new website to help clients learn about the advantages they gain with Savron's products and services. Savron is a multi-national provider of sustainable waste management and remediation solutions, specializing in the safe, energy-efficient treatment of a broad range of hazardous materials. Savron's solutions are based on patented smoldering-based technology (STAR/STARx) – an energy-efficient self-sustaining combustion process that captures and recycles the energy released from hazardous materials to destroy them in an…
Marc Rogoff, Ph.D. (Florida) was presented with the Solid Waste Association of North America's (SWANA's) Life Member Award at WASTECON in Phoenix, Arizona on October 23, 2019. Marc is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, facility site selection, property acquisition, environmental permitting, operation plan development, solid waste facility benchmarking, ordinance development, solid waste plans, financial assessments,…
Dave Himmelheber, Ph.D., P.E. (New Jersey) and Russell Hyatt (New York) co-presented a seminar at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey on sustainable beneficial use of contaminated dredged material on October 9, 2019. Dave is a Principal Engineer based in the New Jersey area and specializes in contaminated sediment management and remediation and has served as project manager and design engineer on several major projects in the New York/New Jersey area. Russell is…
Rula Deeb, Ph.D., BCEEM (California) will deliver three presentations at Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Training sponsored by the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) and Washington State Department of Ecology in Tacoma, Washington on October 24, 2019. Rula is a Senior Principal based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on private practice and academia addressing the cross-media fate and transport of contaminants and the remediation of complex soil and groundwater…
Brandon Raymond, P.E. (Massachusetts) has been selected to present to the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association's (ASBPA's) 2019 National Coastal Conference to be held at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on October 22-25, 2019. The theme of the conference is "Where Coasts and Rivers Meet." Brandon is a Project Engineer based in Massachusetts focused on modeling, designing, and constructing coastal engineering and sediment remediation projects. His other…
Helen Dawson, Ph.D. (Washington D.C.) and Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G. (Ontario) recently completed a series of vapor intrusion (VI) fact sheets to supplement the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Vapor Intrusion Handbook. Helen is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Consultant based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of experience focused on private practice, academia, and public service. Her practice spans a wide range of technical disciplines including vapor intrusion, groundwater characterization,…
Paul Tschirky, Ph.D., P.Eng., D.CE (Louisiana) presented "Design and modeling for flood risk" at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM) Architecture & Engineering (A&E) Conference at the South Congress Hotel in Austin, Texas at 8:30 a.m. on September 26, 2019. Paul is a Senior Principal Coastal Engineer based in Louisiana with more than 20 years of experience in coastal resiliency, restoration, and water management. He has provided planning, design, analysis, modeling, construction…
Several Geosyntec practitioners will participate in the 35th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on October 21-24, 2019. Jessica Yeager, P.E., LSP (Massachusetts) once again serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the conference. In addition, Geosyntec practitioners will lead several workshops, platform sessions, and poster presentations at the conference. The Annual Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water and Energy attracts a wide variety of representation…
Mark Ellard, P.E., CFM, D.WRE, FDEP (Florida) will participate in a panel entitled "Adaptation in Practice" at the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) 50th Anniversary Master Class - Climate Adaptation: Principles, Policy, and Practice in Washington, D.C. from 2:45 - 4:15 p.m. on October 30, 2019. Mark's co-panelists are Margaret E. Peloso, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Kate Johnson, Chief, Green Building & Climate Branch, D.C. Department of Energy and Environment; and David I. Maurstad, Deputy…
Andrew Brey, P.G. (Florida) co-authored a paper entitled "Appraisal of coal- and coke-derived wastes in soils near a former manufactured gas plant, Jacksonville, Florida" for publication in the International Journal of Coal Geology on August 16, 2019. Andrew's co-author was Scott Stout, NewFields Environmental Forensics Practice. Andrew is a Senior Geologist based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental site assessment and remedial investigation. He has directed manufactured gas plant…
Adrienne Nemura, P.E. and Elizabeth Toot-Levy (Ohio) will present an informational session entitled "Updated User's Guide for Considering Integrated Wastewater and Stormwater Planning" during a Water Research Foundation (WRF) web webinar on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. This web seminar is designed for utilities, municipalities, and regulatory staff who are interested in learning about or applying integrated planning for municipalities. In 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Integrated Planning…
Geosyntec is a gold sponsor for and exhibitor at the National Association for Environmental Management's (NAEM) environment, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S) Management Forum at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario on October 15-18, 2019. Come by exhibit number 105 and meet Geosyntec professionals Elaina Modlin, P.E. (Florida); Jenna Newcombe, CHMM (Massachusetts); and John Hollar, P.E. (Georgia). In addition, our team will be supported by other Geosyntec leaders including Paula Hutchison, P.Eng.; Hannah Chessell;…
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