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Restoring the Sauquoit Creek Floodplain in New York

Shaun Gannon, PE, D.WRE, PH, CFM, PMP

The Town of Whitestown and Village of Whitesboro in New York are prone to severe and widespread flooding of the Sauquoit Creek. These communities experienced devastating flooding from prolonged intense rainfall in July 2017, and in February 2018, unseasonably warm temperatures and rainfall again resulted in widespread flooding in the Village...

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OBG's 2017 Year in Review

Growth & Performance

The 2017 Annual Report is overwhelmingly positive and provides a window into OBG’s strong culture, talented leadership and people, and tremendous drive for results. Within this report, you will see examples of meaningful engagement shared by our people and our clients, as well as highlights of thought leadership, innovative and in...

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Improving water quality for trout in a prized recreational watercourse

Michael Rondinelli,

Trout are highly valued freshwater fish, serving an important position in the freshwater food web as both predator and prey, and providing seasonal or year-round enjoyment for recreational anglers. Trout also are sensitive to physical and chemical stressors, and therefore are excellent water quality indicators.  Because coldwater fish...

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2018 Battelle Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds

OBG exhibited and presented at Battelle’s Remediation Conference

OBG sponsored, exhibited, and presented at Battelle’s Eleventh International Conference on the Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds on April 8-12, 2018 in Palm Springs, California. This biennial conference is one of the largest, most comprehensive meetings on the application of innovative technologies and approaches for the characterization, mo...

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New York’s Water Event 2018

Lori Reid discusses one of the nation's largest drinking water treatment systems for PFAS and PFOS

OBG recently took part in the American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) New York's Water Event on April 10-12, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, New York. During the conference, OBG’s team of water exerts shared some of the latest thinking on protecting and restoring drinking water quality, and addressing em...

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Emerging Contaminants Summit 2018

OBG recently sponsored, exhibited, and participated in the Emerging Contaminants Summit on March 6-7, 2018 in Westminster, Colorado. This environmental conference addressed the investigation, assessment, and mitigation of emerging contaminants across all environmental media, including surface water, groundwater, drinking water, wastewater, recycled water, soils, and sediments, as well as...

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Advancing technical tools to improve municipal wet infrastructure

Meet Doug Jenkins, PE

Doug Jenkins, PE

Charles Douglas (Doug) Jenkins, PE joined OBG in March as Director of Wet Infrastructure, bringing leadership in the water industry and specifically in conveyance, water supply and distribution, and sewer and manhole repair and replacement. For more than 25 years, Doug has been the technical lead for major programs and projects...

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Improving performance and reliability in wastewater treatment: Q&A with Dr. Mark Greene

Mark Greene, PhD

Mark Greene, PhD is a leader in providing technical guidance for wastewater treatment and biosolids handling applications. He is an expert in biological wastewater treatment, particularly in the areas of municipal and industrial wastewater treatment, anaerobic digestion for biosolids and high-strength industrial wastewater, and environmental process research and development. He...

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Hydraulic modeling for hazard potential classification of dams

Johan Anestad and Ahintha Kandamby discussed 2D hydraulic modeling at the 2018 VA Water Conference, Richmond, VA

OBG recently took part in the Virginia Water Conference, which was hosted by the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) on March 4-6, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia.  During the conference's dam safety session, OBG's Johan Anestad, PE and Ahintha Kandamby, PhD, EIT discussed the importance of using two-dimensional (2D)...

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How local school kids help Onondaga Lake wildlife flourish

OBG’s Paul Schultz, PE, LEED AP joined Dereth Glance, Executive Director of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA), to talk about the impact local businesses and students in Onondaga County are making on the environment by collecting their food scraps and turning them into nutrient-rich compost that benefits On...

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