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The Future of Water: Managed Aquifer Recharge in a Drying World

Water is one of our most valuable natural resources. A combination of increased demand and trends toward less snowpack, more intense rainfall events, and/or longer, hotter, dryer summer conditions in many regions of the United States has water managers worried. A survey by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, now several years old, found that water […]

Fingers in the Dam: Managing Risk in a Crumbling Dam Network

The United States relies on a vast network of dams to power our homes, fill our tubs, and protect our communities from flooding. Many of these dams were built during the infrastructure boom of the ‘50s and ‘60s, or even earlier, and are now in desperate need of modernization or replacement. It’s been estimated that, […]

On Earth Day, Deal More Kindly with one Another

Carl Sagan and the Pale Blue Dot There is no better time than Earth Day to take a big step back from the minutia of our everyday lives and look at the larger picture. Why is this blue globe we call Earth so important? What is at stake here? Few have answered these questions as […]

30 Years in Oregon!

The first week I started, I knew our Oregon office was going to be an adventure that I wanted to be a part of. Through the course of my first year, I really got to understand who our people are, what they are passionate about and what we excel at. I’ve seen how committed our […]

Legacy Mine Closure: Managing and Identifying your Risk

The mining industry is an essential cornerstone of our modern society. Without minerals harvested from the earth, there’d be no smartphones, computer chips or cars. But in the past, extracting minerals from the ground has been a complex and sometimes damaging process. Abandoned and legacy mines across the United States may pose risks to the […]

Five Considerations for Your Next K-12 Project

To uncover the expert insights into K-12 school projects you’ll find below, Adrienne Lindsey talked to Principal Geotechnical Engineer Julio Vela and Associate Geotechnical Engineer Morgan McArthur and collected their advice for today’s blog post. If you have additional questions don’t hesitate to contact Morgan or Julio directly through their individual bio pages. Our geotechnical […]

The Importance of Eelgrass: Regulating an Ecosystem Architect

GeoEngineers works within many complex ecosystems, where understanding the influence of each species on the overall picture is often key. Sometimes a single species can make dramatic contributions on the overall health of our natural resources. These important species are often called “ecosystem architects.” Their presence or absence often dictates whether the ecosystem functions as […]

From Medicine to Earth Doctor: Finding a New Calling as an Environmental Scientist

When Roger Chang began his undergrad studies at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT), he was thinking about entering the medical field. Not sure it was the career for him, Roger was inspired to switch to environmental science by UWT professors and mentors he respected. It paid off in ways he didn’t expect, and today […]

Creating Marshes with Recycled Sediment

The coastal marshes of Louisiana and other states are a valuable resource. Sadly, in many areas they are slowly disappearing. By working together with ports and other industries, we can use river sediment to restore shrinking marshland.

A Summer at GeoEngineers

By Olivia Hunt Olivia Hunt is a senior civil engineering student at Louisiana State University (LSU). Over the summer, Olivia has worked hard as an intern in GeoEngineers’ Baton Rouge office. Olivia shared her thoughts on the internship, industry and GeoEngineers in the blog post below. See our Students and Graduates page to find out […]

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