Helping NMED Tackle PFAS Contamination

DBS&A has been awarded a contract to support the NMED in determining the extent of PFAS impacts to surface water and groundwater in the vicinity of Cannon and Holloman Air Force Bases in Curry and Otero Counties, New Mexico. DBS&A will assist with defining the extent of contamination and developing a clean-up remedy that reduces risks to human health and the environment.

Staff Fulfills Family’s Wishlist for the Holidays

As part of ongoing efforts to support our local communities, DBS&A staff generously donated items and gift cards to an “adopted” family from PB&J Family Services whose mission is to help at-risk children to grow and develop to their full potential in nurturing families within a supportive community.

David Manoukian Earns Professional Geoscientist License

Congratulations to David Manoukian on earning his Professional Geoscientist license from the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists! David joined DBS&A in our Austin office in 2019 and specializes in collecting and interpreting field data, oversight, data management and interpretation of geophysical well logs; drilling and installation of groundwater monitoring wells; and general hydrogeologic support.

Amy Ewing Interviewed by National Ground Water Association

In an interview, DBS&A Hydrogeologist and Project Manager Amy Ewing, PG, shares details about the project that was selected as the winner of this year’s Groundwater Supply Award from the National Ground Water Association at the 2020 Groundwater Week and the Groundwater Summit.

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from DBS&A and all of us in the GLA Family!

Dr. Schnaar Presents on Toxicity, Occurrence, Fate and Transport of PFAS Chemicals

Gregory Schnaar, PhD, PG, DBS&A’s Director of Expert Services and Principal Environmental Scientist, will present on “Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Forensics: How to Identify Sources of Contamination” at the Law Seminars International PFAS Litigation in the Northeast virtual conference on October 29 – 30.

DBS&A at Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge

Amy Ewing, PG, Hydrologist, presented on Managed Aquifer Recharge and Water Supply Resilience in Albuquerque,” work done in collaboration with DBS&A’s Christopher Wolf, PG, and Katherine Yuhas of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority at the 17th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge earlier this month.

Career Opportunity!

DBS&A is hiring a highly motivated Marketing and Proposal Coordinator, preferably in Albuquerque, New Mexico or Austin, Texas, to help to pursue projects that address clients’ challenges related to management and development of natural resources and the environment. Learn more.   

Tom Golden Leads DBS&A Austin Engineering

Texas-licensed Professional Engineer Thomas Golden, PE, has returned to DBS&A’s Austin office. With 20 years of experience (13 engineering at DBS&A), he will be responsible for ensuring excellence in the quality of our design of environmental investigations and remediation of soil and groundwater; design and permitting of landfills, waste disposal facilities, stormwater, water supply, and wastewater projects; and field and laboratory data analysis.

Dr. Schnaar Presenting on PFAS

Dr. Gregory Schnaar, PG, Principal Hydrogeologist, will share important information about PFAS sources, fate and transport, and forensic methods for source determination in his presentation, “PFAS: Wide-Ranging Sources and Impacts to Water Supplies” at the AGWT Arizona webinar on September 24, 2020 co-organized with support from the Arizona Hydrological Society, Environmental Professions of Arizona, Arizona Water Association and the Air & Waste Management Association-Grand Canyon Section.