Dr. Stephens on Expert Technical Review Team

Dr. Stephens is applying his specialized technical expertise in vadose zone hydrology and numerical modeling of groundwater contamination as part of an Independent Technical Review of Los Alamos National Laboratory Chromium Interim Measures and Plume Characterization. The ITR will evaluate interim measures to prevent migration of the hexavalent chromium plume beyond the LANL boundary, obtain required data and conduct Corrective Measures Evaluation.

TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference

Meet DBS&A and GLA staff at exhibit #811 at Texas’ premier environmental education forum on air and water permitting, oil and gas, industrial and solid waste management, compliance and enforcement, and remediation programs—Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Environmental Trade Fair and Conference on May 14-15, 2024, in Austin, Texas.

ENR Top Design Firm

Geo-Logic Associates (GLA), with wholly owned subsidiaries Clear Creek Associates, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Kunkel Engineering Group, Geo-Logic Peru, Summit Water Resources, and The MINES Group, was ranked among the Engineering News-Record Top 500 Design Firms (#245).

Numerical Modeling to Estimate Groundwater PFAS Migration

Dr. Botros will be presenting “Numerical Modeling to Estimate Groundwater PFAS Migration Downgradient of Air Force Base AFFF Source Area” at the NGWA Groundwater in the PFAS Era: Stressors, Protection, and Compliance event taking place on April 16 -17, in Tucson, Arizona.

2024 New Mexico Water Workshop

DBS&A engineers Chase Stearnes, Grace Herrmann, and Chris King will be presenting at the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) 9th Annual 2024 New Mexico Water Workshop taking place from April 4 to 5, 2024, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme for the 2024 Workshop is “Ripple Effect: Addressing Water Scarcity”. Senior Engineer Jennifer Hill will also be in attendance.

Funding to Address PFAS or Emerging Contaminant Concerns

The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (DWSRF) are administering money through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address PFAS or emerging contaminant concerns.

No Safe Level of Lead Exposure

Safe drinking water requirement: Public and tribal water systems must submit initial water service lines inventories by October 16, 2024 to comply with U.S. EPA Lead and Copper Rule Revisions. DBS&A can provide a GIS-based inventory, online mapping, and federal funding assistance support.

Texas Rural Water Association

The Texas Rural Water Association RuralWaterCon is taking place from March 26 to 28 in San Antonio, Texas. DBS&A’s Vice President Kevin Hopson, PG, and Staff Engineer Eve Liywalii, EIT, will be present at exhibit #823 to discuss how we help address the issues and challenges of managing and operating a water or wastewater utility.

PFAS in Vertebrate Animals at Desert Oasis

Jean-Luc Cartron, PhD, co-authored the Environmental Research article “Extraordinary levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in vertebrate animals at a New Mexico desert oasis: Multiple pathways for wildlife and human exposure”.

Dr. Schnaar Presenting on Geologic Sequestration Modeling

Dr. Schnaar will present on the EPA Permitting Process for UIC Class VI Injection Wells and Current Industry Status at the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage event in Houston on March 11-13.