Geosyntec scientists and engineers have pioneered advances in bioaugmentation, vapour intrusion, Self-sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR), other low-cost in situ environmental technologies, and advances in many other fields. Geosyntec brings advanced remediation solutions to the most challenging sites in Australia and New Zealand through new and existing partnerships with local scientists, engineers, and consulting professionals.
A reliable partner for creative, cost-effective, and successful solutions, we bring a total environmental management approach to remediation, where science, policy, external and internal drivers, and all stakeholders are considered in the development of a best-value outcome for each and every client in each and every project. We set the standard for engineered solutions, scientifically rigourous investigation, and effective risk management.
Geosyntec Consultants is a specialised consulting and engineering firm with offices in Australia that work with clients to solve complex problems.
Our technical rigour and solution-focused approaches provide clients with high-value remedies at a competitive cost.
Electrokinetic-enhanced in situ biological and chemical remediation can be highly effective in low-permeability or heterogeneous systems.
Bioremediation can solve certain complex groundwater and soil contamination issues at lower costs than competing approaches.
For more than 20 years, Geosyntec professionals have pioneered the assessment and management of vapour intrusion through practice and applied research.
Offering a broad range of sediment management capabilities, we specialise in remedies for sites with contaminated sediments and surface waters.
For more information about the global resources and experience of Geosyntec, visit www.geosyntec.com
Geosyntec Consultants is proud to announce its recent contributions to the special issue on sustainable remediation in Journal of Environmental Management. Senior Consultant Garry Smith co-authored the following papers:
Geosyntec has been a consistent supporter of sustainable remediation development in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Our personnel have implemented and evaluated SR and GSR approaches at sites worldwide, and co-authored, for example, ITRC and NRC sustainability documents and short courses.
More information on our sustainable remediation capabilities can be found above.
Read the Journal of Environmental management: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03014797/184/supp/P1
Lange Jorstad (Australia) was elected President of the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) at the annual general meeting in November 2016.
The appointment followed over ten years serving in state and national committee roles with IAH Australia. The IAH is a scientific and educational charitable organization for scientists, engineers, water managers and other professionals working in the fields of groundwater resource planning, management and protection. The Australian Chapter is the largest national chapter within the IAH network, and supports the IAH mission through convening conferences, sponsoring local and international lecturers, supporting professional development courses, advocating for sound policy and management of groundwater resources, and providing financial support to groundwater students in developing countries.
Geosyntec provided NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) a half-day course on the international and local status of the effective and sustainable remediation technology Enhanced In-Situ Biological Remediation. Interest in discussion of this technology has been shown across the remediation industry, including amongst regulators in both environment protection and land use planning departments.
Geosyntec's provision of free bimonthly webinars on emerging technologies to date for Australian industry practitioners, which commenced in 2014 and are available for retrieval, has included discussion of:
For more information, contact Garry Smith: GJSmith@Geosyntec.com
Geosyntec's Robbie Ettinger, Simone Smith and Olga Stewart have joined the new Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) committee on TPH Risk Evaluation at Petroleum-Contaminated Sites. The ITRC is a United States-based organization which has made major contributions to environmental technologies innovation and to regulation in the U.S. and globally since 1995. ITRC participants include U.S. state and federal regulators, industry representatives, consultants, academia, and other stakeholders. The committee will review, update and develop guidance on methods and procedures used for evaluating TPH risk and establishing cleanup requirements.
Robbie is known to Australian and Pacific region industry practitioners through his 2014 keynote addresses at EcoForum and his consultations with state regulators regarding complex vapour intrusion projects in Australia.
Robbie, Simone and Olga have technical expertise in TPH and vapour contamination research and remediation and are available to undertake peer review roles for government and industry on Australian projects.
Geosyntec is proud to announce that Rula Deeb was invited to serve as a member of the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board's Environmental Engineering Committee until September 2018.
Rula is known to Australian and Pacific region industry practitioners due to her 2015 Geosyntec Technologies Webinar Series presentation on perfluorocarbons remediation, and her keynote presentations on emerging contaminants at Battelle conferences. Rula is a recognized international leader in emerging contaminants research and remediation and undertakes peer review roles for government and industry.
Rula Deeb is a Senior Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer with more than 25 years of global experience focused on private practice and academia addressing the cross-media fate and transport of contaminants, and the remediation of complex soil and groundwater sites impacted by non-aqueous phase liquids.
Geosyntec, a Gold Sponsor of SuRF ANZ (The Sustainable Remediation Forum of Australia and New Zealand), is a leader in incorporating international sustainability advances and local regulatory requirements into remediation design. In recognition of the growing emphasis on sustainable remediation by Australian and regional regulations, Geosyntec has recently published its Statement of Qualifications which describes our capabilities, expert personnel, and case studies in sustainable remediation
Further information on SuRF ANZ may be found at http://landandgroundwater.com/page/sustainable-remediation-forum-for-australia-new-zealand-surf-anz , and for more information on the development of sustainable remediation, contact Garry: GJSmith@Geosyntec.com
Dr. Garry Smith, Senior Consultant at Geosyntec and Chairman of the Sustainable Remediation Forum of Australia and New Zealand (SuRF ANZ), was invited to give a presentation at the 12th International Meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) held in September in Melbourne Australia. Garry's topic was "The Development of Sustainable Remediation in Australia". Other presentations included Australian and international regulators and industry practitioners from several European states, New Zealand, China, Korea, Africa and North America.
Sustainable remediation practice information currently is being provided to the remediation industry across Australia and New Zealand by SuRF ANZ through Australasian Land and Groundwater Association state capital city forums. Geosyntec is a Gold Sponsor of SuRF ANZ.
Further information on the meeting may be found at http://www.iccl.ch/meeting_melbourne.html , and for more information on the development of sustainable remediation, contact Garry: GJSmith@Geosyntec.com
Senior Consultant Garry Smith BSc, PhD, MPlan (Sydney) has co-authored an article entitled "Applying Sustainable Remediation Principles in Australasia." Garry's co-author is John Hunt, PhD, a leading Australian remediation contractor working with Ventia. The article is the first substantive Australasian publication on applying sustainability principles during remediation design and technology selection. The article appeared in the magazine's hard-copy format at the recent national Australian remediation conference Cleanup 2015 in Melbourne. The article is also published in the online edition of "Remediation Australasia," an Australian-based journal focused on news and topics of interest concerning the remediation industry.
The article is available online at: http://www.crccare.com/publications/remediation-australasia
More information: GJSmith@Geosyntec.com
Join us for a free webinar entitled "STAR and STARx: Smouldering Solutions for Contaminated Soils and Liquid Organic Wastes."
DATE: Thursday, September 3, 2015 TIME 11am-12pm AEST
FEE: Free to invited guests
RSVP: Kindly contact us by September 1, 2015 at LJorstad@geosyntec.com
More Information: http://eepurl.com/bwnj6X
The Geosyntec family of companies will have a high-profile role at the 6th International Contaminated Site Remediation Conference (CleanUp) in Melbourne, Australia. During the conference, held September 13-16, 2015, Geosyntec will have a total of 14 platform presentations, including 2 keynotes, and 3 invited speakers, as well as sponsoring and presenting a unique audience-interactive panel session on remediation and instructing two short courses. Presentations will be made by Lange Jorstad , Garry Smith , Ryan Wymore, Bruce Marvin , Helen Dawson , Dave Major , Gary Wealthall , and Dave Reynolds .
Further information about the conference can be found at:
Invited Speakers at CleanUp2015 are listed at:
For more information, please contact Dave Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org , or any of the presenters listed above.
A quiet revolution is underway in Australian environmental consulting that consolidates optimising technical effectiveness, cost-efficiency, and sustainability in projects, write Garry Smith and Lange Jorstad.
This new triple bottom line in consulting is particularly evident in the contaminated land and groundwater remediation sector, which plays such an important part in health and environment protection and in the economics of land reuse and urban renewal. The number of sites requiring remediation nationally and the complexities of site set-up and operations intersect directly with implementation costs and community and environmental impact considerations in site remediation.
Increasingly, sites that apply smart and sustainable (efficient, minimal intrusion and development-compatible) assessment and remediation techniques are gaining community and regulatory support, subject to efficient clean-up and risk mitigation.
Watch it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex2edxlvjSY
Lange Jorstad has 20 years of experience in the management of both contaminated land and hydrogeological investigations, and specialist hydrogeological support for projects.
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Sarah Schiess is a Principal based in Melbourne, Australia with 30 years of professional experience focused in the areas of groundwater hydrology and contaminated land investigation and remediation.
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Julie Konzuk has directed, managed, or provided specialist technical support for projects ranging from overall strategy development and site investigation to laboratory treatability studies.
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David Reynolds has extensive experience in the development and implementation of effective remediation and management strategies for complex and challenging contaminated sites.
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