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Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit

Larry Malizzi

OBG, Part of Ramboll experts recently took part in the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary’s Science and Environmental Summit on January 27-30, 2019 in Cape May, New Jersey. Held every two years, the summit focuses on developing practical solutions to challenges facing the tidal Delaware River and Bay. This year’s su...

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National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management

Murat Utku, PhD, PE

In December, OBG, Part of Ramboll (formerly OBG) participated in the National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management, hosted by Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) and the Coastal States Organization (CSO) in Long Beach, California. The six-day Summit focused on the theme, Investing in Our Coasts: Environment, Economy, Cu...

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Protecting New York lakes from harmful algal blooms

Tony Eallonardo, PhD,

Over the last decade, harmful algal blooms have been increasing in prevalence across New York State and continue to threaten drinking water quality and recreational activities nationwide. In New York, more than 150 water bodies experienced HABs in 2017, resulting in more than 100 beach closures. The Threat A harmful algal bloom, often...

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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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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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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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Natural resource damage assessment and restoration

Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, NY

OBG has more than 30 years of experience evaluating the effects of chemical and petroleum releases, including natural resource damage assessment (NRDA), for a variety of state and federal regulatory programs at more than 100 sites across the U.S.  Through this experience, OBG has developed a variety of techniques to...

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A pragmatic approach for establishing natural resource damage assessment baseline

Denise Kay,
Denise Kay, PhD

Establishing an ecological baseline for restoration and natural resource damage assessment from a spill event can be very different from establishing a baseline for a CERCLA site. OBG’s Denise Kay, PhD recently discussed these differences, as well as the benefits of using a pragmatic approach, at the Law Seminars In...

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Environment Virginia Symposium 2018

OBG experts share latest thinking and technologies in the environmental industry

OBG experts and thought leaders shared some of the latest thinking and technologies in the environmental industry—from in situ stabilization (ISS) for coal ash remediation and sediment management to invasive species and real-time electronic data collection—at the recent Environment Virginia Symposium. The annual symposium, which took...

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