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Engineers Week 2024: The Future is for All

February 18-24 is Engineers Week. It is an annual opportunity for us to recognize and honor the incredible work of engineers and their contributions to our communities and shared future. This year, we want to emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusivity in engineering. The outlook for our discipline is bright and complex, but to […]

Becoming an Environmental Engineer: A Journey of Passion and Purpose

Environmental engineering is a fantastic field for women who want to innovate and develop solutions that protect the environment and improve living conditions to make the world a healthier place. Science and engineering have always been important in my life, but when I started in this field there were very few women. I am gratified […]

We Are on Your Side

The recent Supreme Court ruling regarding abortion rights will have lasting impacts for generations to come. Among these is that rules for women’s reproductive rights will differ from state to state. We also know from existing research that these changes will disproportionately affect people of color. These changes are not neutral—they will have a direct […]

Digging into Dams: Celebrating National Dam Safety Awareness Day

GeoEngineers is passionate about using earth science and engineering expertise to help our clients find a balance between human needs and the earth’s physical systems. Dams and hydropower are integral to so many of these things—managing natural resources, keeping the lights on, and moving goods and people. Our dam services team strives to help improve […]

A Little Hope on Earth Day

It seems like every day we see new and more worrying headlines about our planet. The ocean is rising, species are dying, and it never seems like we’re doing enough to stop it. The conversation about climate change is almost always bleak, but maybe that’s part of the problem. It can be hard to take […]

Talking Managed Aquifer Recharge at ISMAR 11

Update: ISMAR 11 is over, but you can still watch Kevin Lindsey’s MAR presentations below! We’re headed to Long Beach, California, for the 11th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge from April 11-15. Principal Hydrogeologist Kevin Lindsey, one of GeoEngineers’ leading MAR experts, will be giving two presentations on Thursday, April 14. GeoEngineers is also […]

ASTM International Phase I ESA Standard and Emerging Contaminants

Environmental regulations and best practices are constantly evolving. As a consulting firm, it’s our job to help our clients understand the regulatory landscape and predict how changes may affect their business. Right now, we’re watching PFAS.   Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are a class of synthetic fluorine compounds known for their ability to repel […]

Watching the Slopes: Landslide Mitigation and Response

Landslides are a real public safety hazard in many areas of the United States. They can have devastating effects on people and property, but because they often occur in less populated areas, the risks and causes of landslides are sometimes overlooked. I have spent most of my 40-year geotechnical career working in the Pacific Northwest […]

Caring for our Community

Over the past 18 months the GeoEngineers community has experienced unprecedented attacks on our health that we have not experienced in our lifetime and hope we never see again. As leaders of the firm, we have a legal—but more importantly a moral—responsibility to protect the health and safety of GeoEngineers’ staff and their families in […]

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 […]

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