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NGWA 2018 Groundwater Week

Rick Boone, CPG, CHMM

OBG's Rick Boone recently presented during the National Ground Water Association's (NGWA) 2018 Groundwater Week, a leading trade event in the groundwater industry. During the event, which took place December 3-6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rick discussed how to apply 3D visualization modeling to improve conceptual site model development and groundwater...

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WaterJAM 2018

OBG recently took park in the Virginia WaterJAM 2018 conference, hosted by the Virginia Section American Water Works Association and Virginia Water Environment Association, in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 10-13, 2018. Themed Waves of Innovation, this year's conference highlighted the water industry’s commitment to excellence in protection of the public an...

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2018 Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference

OBG recently took part in the 2018 Chesapeake Tri-Association Conference on August 28-31, 2018 in Ocean City, Maryland. The annual conference brings together water and wastewater professionals, as well as industrial and municipal planners and leaders, to share insights into the challenges facing the water industry. ...

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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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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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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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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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