Water Risk/Supply

Operational Resiliency
Supply Solutions
Risk Mitigation

Plant Water Solutions

Water Reuse/Recycle
Influent/Effluent Treatment

Site Water Solutions

Stormwater Infiltration/Reuse
Irrigation Management
Conjunctive Use


Corporate Strategies
Benefit Calculations
Implementation/Stakeholder Engagement



Water is fast becoming a limiting resource for industrial operations. Effective Industrial Water Management is critical for successful operations and risk mitigation. Water scarcity, water quality degradation, high operational costs, stringent discharge regulations, and risk mitigation/brand protection are all drivers for industry. At Geosyntec we provide integrated, intelligent strategies across the water cycle, to improve operating efficiency and financial performance, and to protect our clients brand while preserving water supplies into the future.

Our Solutions

  • Water Risk/Supply
  • Plant Water Solutions/Reuse
  • Site Water Solutions
  • Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility


  • Local resources connected to global experts
  • Solutions and technology to enhance operational performance
  • Consistent, seamless delivery across geographies
  • World-class health and safety performance

Our goal is to address your technical requirements while minimizing impact to your day-to-day operations. Throughout the entire supply chain of your business, whether industrial or financial, assembly line or board room, Geosyntec can increase productivity and value for you.

Water Risk & Supply

We understand that as climatic and demographic stresses increase, so do your risks related to water and your social license to operate. Our risk management programs help our clients understand risks to water resources supplying their facilities and surrounding communities while understanding the impacts of those risks to global branding and consumer revenues.

Geosyntec provides the full spectrum of surface and groundwater solutions needed to address complex issues involving existing supply and sustainable management for the future.



Responsible water stewards protect and enhance freshwater resources for people and nature. Industries’ challenge is to meet that mandate while realizing targets of
reuse, responsible discharge, and revenue. At Geosyntec, we embed a proven holistic approach to our client’s solutions. By incorporating tools such as pinch analyses, true cost of water audits, and risk assessments into the decision-making process, we can select, design, and build best fit technologies for any type of challenge. We believe a sound design basis is key to successful project delivery.


Collaborative workshop approach to develop best technical solutions for wastewater and water reuse

Integrated site water management for water reuse and conjunctive solution

Embedded sustainability targets for energy recovery, reuse, minimization, nutrient recovery, and residual waste reduction to landfill


As industry grows, so does the challenge of achieving balance between the built and natural environments. Our internationally recognized teams integrate new and alternative solutions for stormwater management to maximize reuse and provide options for discharge.  This includes passive insitu treatment technologies which return water to the environment.

Our practitioners are at the forefront of policy analyses, regulatory compliance, and technology applications that promote sustainable water resources management, conjunctive use, and ecosystem restoration.


Water Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility

As the interface between business and the environment narrows, industry is propelled into a new space of sustainable business solutions. Societal, environmental, and fiscal responsibility now have equal weight in the board room as companies seek solutions beyond financial performance.

Many companies have seen the success of a balanced portfolio of people, planet, and profit and how sustainable decisions increase the bottom line and mitigate business risks while enhancing their brand.

We guide our clients through every step of the process; from customization and implementation of sustainable corporate strategies to performance monitoring.

Corporate Strategies

Stakeholder Solutions

Restoration and Implementation

Performance Monitoring

Our Projects

Confidential Distillery Client

Technology assessment/design for water reuse and zero-liquid discharge.

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The Boeing Company used Plant 2 in Washington to assemble aircraft and manufacture airplane parts.

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Gehry Partners, LLP designed and planned the redevelopment for Facebook.

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Confidential Beverage Client Production Services

Geosyntec is the primary water resources contractor in Florida for a Confidential Beverage Client.

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Coca-Cola Water Risk Program Global Locations

Geosyntec Technical Experts advise Coca-Cola on their Source Water Vulnerability and Source Water Protection Programs.

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Wastewater Treatment Expansion for Simplot Canada (II) Limited

Geosyntec's client required technical support during the wastewater treatment system upgrade design process associated with an expansion of their facility.

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Project Spotlight

Clients choose Geosyntec based on our record of providing advice, recommendations, and solutions of exceptional value.


pH Control Wastewater Treatment System Design and Permitting Assistance for Zoetis

A pharmaceutical client’s industrial wastewater pre-treatment system was not meeting discharge limits for pH. Geosyntec provided technical support for a Pre-Hearing Brief relating to a Notice of Violation for pH exceedances. Key causes of pH exceedances were identified including lack of flow equalization and inadequate design of the pH treatment system.

Geosyntec developed and implemented a  sampling plan to evaluate wastewater characteristics.  Issues included  high 5-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), total suspended solids (TSS), and ammonia concentrations. Geosyntec reviewed chemical, physical, and biological pre-treatment options, and designed a chemical and physical treatment system to adjust the pH and TSS. Geosyntec worked with the regulators to raise the wastewater discharge limits for BOD5, TSS and ammonia to avoid expensive biological treatment system or surcharge fees. The new pre-treatment system consisted of a new equalization basin, a two-stage pH control system and bag-filtration.


  • Provided technical support for a Pre-Hearing Brief relating to a Notice of Violation for pH exceedances
  • Identified key causes of pH violations
  • Developed an integrated, phased approach to compliance, which involved a permit modification and the construction of a new treatment system
  • Negotiated the higher discharge limits for BOD, COD, NH3, and TKN
  • Developed a Technology Evaluation Report based on treatment performance and cost criteria
  • Conducted treatability testing to confirm design parameters and developed a basis of design report
  • Developed an equalization tank design for consistent wastewater characteristics
  • Provided detailed design services including construction specifications for the new treatment system
  • Provided geotechnical services and a focused feasibility study for the foundation designs of the new system
  • Assisted with sewer and discharge permit negotiations with the city, local POTW and IEPA
  • Assisted with air permitting

Geosyntec helped the owner of a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant achieve compliance with the local POTW for its wastewater treatment system.

Our Team



Bob is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist with 30 years of experience in water resources development. His technical expertise includes hydrologic characterization, aquifer characterization, groundwater and surface water interaction, probability-based analysis, surface and borehole geophysics, and flow system modeling.

Joseph Cleary, P.E., BCEE

Joe is a Principal Environmental Engineer with over 40 years of experience in industrial wastewater, water reuse, waste to energy, and groundwater remediation. His primary clientele are in the pharmaceutical, chemical, food and beverage, distillery, and pulp and paper industries.

Todd DeJournett, Ph.D., P.E.

Todd is a Senior Wastewater Process Engineer with 12 years of experience in industrial water/wastewater treatment process design and water reuse. His expertise includes process selection, troubleshooting, process modeling, and optimization. Todd’s experience includes work with manufacturing facilities, refineries, ethanol plants, power plants, and mining operations.

Janet Goodfellow, P.E.

Janet is a Principal Engineer with 19 years of experience in water and wastewater challenges for the food and beverage sector. Her areas of expertise include: upfront planning and feasibility studies, treatability and pilot studies, process development and modeling, engineering design, construction management, operation and maintenance, troubleshooting, and training services.

Michael Hayes, P.E.

Michael is a Principal Civil Engineer based in West Virginia with more than 20 years of experience focused on project management and engineering experience for client projects, including remediation of hazardous waste sites; Brownfields redevelopment; water and wastewater treatment; pumping systems and pump stations; solid waste facility capping and closure; petroleum distribution; storage tank design and containment; site investigations and wetlands mitigation.

Ganesh Krishnan, P.E., D.WRE

Ganesh is a Senior Principal Engineer with 20 years of experience in water resources and geoenvironmental engineering. Ganesh specializes in design engineering, regulatory compliance, and programmatic support for public and private sector clients throughout the United States.

Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

Chriso is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer  with 25 years of consulting experience for a wide variety of clients in the industrial manufacturing sector. Her clients include; Pharmaceuticals, foundries, metals/electroplating operations, rubber manufacturing, metal recycling facilities, malting operations, aerospace companies, automotive manufacturers, and the power industry

Adrienne Nemura, P.E., BCEE

Adrienne is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Michigan with more than 30 years of experience focused on helping clients identify cost-effective and sustainable solutions to meet their water quality goals. She has worked for more than 40 cities and wastewater utilities and also state and federal regulatory agencies, industrial facilities, airports, attorneys, consulting firms, non-profit organizations, and trade associations.

Brian Petty, P.E.

Brian is a Senior Principal Chemical Engineer with 10 years of experience in process engineering, industrial water management, site assessment, and remediation system design. His clients include electronics and aerospace manufacturers, cement manufacturers, pesticide manufacturers, and oil and gas producers.

Eric Strecker, P.E., BCEE

Eric is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer with 30 years of experience in the design, monitoring, and evaluation of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and the development of major project and watershed master plans. Eric has provided technical direction and assistance to public and private sector clients in stormwater master planning, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting, total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), Endangered Species Act compliance, contaminated sediment source control, and surface water pollution assessment and control.

Joe Volpe, P.G.

Joe is a Principal Hydrogeologist with 30 years of diverse experience in all aspects of water management. Joe has worked in the food/beverage and consumer products industry for over 20 years addressing both corporate-driven and external factors related to risk and social license to operate including water supply/management, water reuse, water treatment, climate change, global energy issues, net-zero initiatives, environmental programs, and extended producer responsibilities.

Matthew Wissler, P.G.

Matt is a Principal Hydrogeologist with 15 years of experience in the evaluation of water resources, hydrogeologic investigations relating to resource and waste permitting, and contaminated site assessment and remediation. Matt’s project management and technical expertise has helped public, private and federal sector clients in a host of industries including power and utilities, waste management, chemical manufacturing, oil and gas, food and beverage, engine manufacturing, and aerospace.


At Geosyntec, our focus is providing high-value services and solutions to our client’s challenges. Our project focus is on client service and project delivery excellence.
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