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Protecting watersheds and coastal settings

Meet Murat Utku

Murat Utku, PhD, PE

Murat Utku joined OBG in July, bringing leadership in protecting, sustaining, and managing natural features, facilities, and infrastructure in watersheds and coastal settings. His specialized expertise spans resiliency; climate change; ecosystem restoration and mitigation; hydraulic/coastal engineering; river, estuarine, and coastal sediment and pollutant transport processes; dredging; flood damage reduction;...

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2017 EEHS School

A proud business partner of North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA), OBG recently participated in NCMA's 2017 North Carolina Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety (EEHS) School on August 7-8 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Our team of experts exchanged ideas about current topics in air quality, water qu...

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Improving New York’s response capabilities for crude oil transportation incidents

OBG helps create inland geographic response plans for all New York counties impacted by crude-by-rail transportation

Lyle Trumbull,

Geographic Response Plans (GRPs) are location-specific plans developed to provide guidance for oil spill responses throughout the U.S.  Until recently, most crude oil transportation in the U.S. occurred via waterways on oil tankers, and as a result, most existing GRPs focus on the protection of sensitive biological...

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SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA joint summer conference

OBG energy experts took part in the SUNY/PPAA & NYAPPA joint summer conference

OBG energy experts recently participated in the State University of New York Physical Plant Administration Association (SUNY/PPAA) and New York Chapter of APPA (NYAPPA) joint summer conference: Energizing your Campus on July 11-13, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. The annual conference brings together all disciplines of facilities maintenance and planning&...

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ASSE Safety 2017 Conference

Dan Argramonte and Maureen Hoke presented during the ASSE Safety 2017 Conference

OBG environmental experts recently presented during the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference & Exposition on June 19-22 in Denver, Colorado. The annual conference brings together more than 4,000 occupational safety and health professionals to learn about best practices, case...

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Watershed/coastal science and engineering

Chris Calkins,

Our nation faces many challenges, including the threat posed to people, property, and infrastructure in vulnerable geographic settings.  While specific circumstances may vary, this vulnerability is often associated with proximity to water. Shifting weather patterns have contributed to increases in precipitation quantity, intensity, and duration, leading to stormwater issues,...

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Battelle 2017 Bioremediation Symposium

Experts from OBG exhibited and presented at the 2017 Battelle Bioremediation Symposium

OBG recently presented during Battelle’s Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. The conference, held in Miami, Florida on May 22-25, 2017, brings environmental professionals together to share the latest thinking on environmental remediation, assessment, and management. The OBG expert team delivered presentations and served as se...

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Collaboration between neighborhood group and redevelopment authority to redevelop brownfields

NRT, an OBG Company (NRT), recently took part in the Sweet Water Clean Rivers, Clean Lake Conference on May 4, 2017 in Germantown, Wisconsin. This conference brings together nonprofit, government, business, and academic organizations to learn about improving the health of watersheds through policy innovation, technical and...

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Discoveries, trends, and implications of chemicals in the Great Lakes

John Newsted discusses impact of chemicals on mink in the Great Lakes at IAGLR Annual Conference

John Newsted, PhD of NRT, an OBG Company, recently took part in the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) 60th Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research, From Cities to Farms: Shaping Great Lakes Ecosystems, on May 15-19, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. ...

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