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Integrating floodplain and stormwater management: Q&A with Shaun Gannon

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

Shaun Gannon has more than 20 years of experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling related to watershed management, flood resiliency, dam safety regulations, interior flood control, hydraulic structures, and flood insurance studies. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Diplomate of the American Academy of...

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Pilot-testing an air sparge system for arsenic removal

A long-term cleanup of the former Vineland Chemical Company has undergone additional work over the last two years to address a re-contaminated watershed area. Since the early 1990s, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has worked to remove arsenic-contaminated groundwater, soil, and sediment from the south-central New Jersey site....

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International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2018

OBG recently took part in the 36th International Conference on Coastal Engineering 2018 (ICCE 2018) on July 30-August 3, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. During the conference, OBG’s team of experts shared how OBG’s multi-disciplinary engineering and project delivery solutions are addressing resiliency, vulnerability, and other unique challenges presented by highly comp...

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NCMA Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety School 2018

A proud business partner of the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA), OBG recently took part in the NCMA’s Environmental, Energy, Health & Safety (EEHS) School on August 6-7, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina. During the conference, OBG’s Bob Bell, PE, a water infrastructure expert, delivered a presentation on industrial wast...

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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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Improved projects through informed decision making

Steve Eckler,

Decision making is a process that requires information. Informed decision making requires information relative to several priorities, which vary depending on the proposed action. The need to understand the outcomes of our decisions promotes an information-based, decision-making process that, in the engineering realm, often considers and balances outcomes...

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PFAS regulations develop for Michigan drinking water and fish consumption

Clifford Yantz, PG

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of synthetic compounds considered as emerging contaminants. PFAS are manufactured for use in many applications, from firefighting foam to food packaging and many other consumer and industrial products. PFAS are ubiquitous in the environment, and there currently is a lack of scientific...

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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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Innovative microgrid evaluation tool helps transform utility industry: Q&A with Dr. Mohammad Mojdehi

Thought leader and industry expert in utility modernization, Mohammad Mojdehi, PhD joined OBG just three years ago and is already making an impact. We sat down with Mohammad to learn more about OBG’s energy business, his perspective on the microgrid and energy storage industry, and the innovative tool he de...

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