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  • INTERA Wins Contract with Swiss Radioactive Waste Management Agency October 02, 2018
    INTERA has won a 3-year contract with the Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) to support the deep boreholes project (TBO) with the performance, analysis, and documentation of hydraulic packer tests in vertical and inclined boreholes. The hydraulic packer tests will be performed at depths ranging between 30 to 1400 m ...
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  • INTERA AND STRATECON ESTABLISH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP September 20, 2018
    Thursday, September 20, 2018 INTERA Incorporated and Stratecon, Inc. are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership to provide Groundwater Sustainability Planning (GSP) services under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). A California-based consulting firm, Stratecon combines the disciplines of economics, finance, natural resource management, and policy to develop innovative solutions to commercial and ...
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  • INTERA Supports the Society of American Military Engineers’ Annual Education & Mentoring Fund Golf Tournament August 28, 2018
    In conjunction with the 2018 Small Business Market Research Fair, the San Antonio Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) held their annual golf tournament on August 14, 2018 to raise money for an education and mentoring fund. In support of this effort, INTERA sponsored a team and hole at the event. When ...
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  • INTERA CLIMBS TO NO. 161 ON ENGINEERING NEWS RECORD’S LIST OF TOP 200 ENVIRONMENTAL FIRMS FOR 2018 August 09, 2018
    For the third consecutive year, INTERA is included on Engineering News Record's (ENR) list of top 200 environmental firms. Ranked at No. 161 on the 2018 list, INTERA is up 20 spots from last year. INTERA's President and CEO, Dr. Marsh Lavenue, stated that "We are excited to see INTERA's advancement in the ENR top ...
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  • INTERA SELECTS FIRST ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD WINNER July 17, 2018
    INTERA has awarded Mary Wilkins, Project Associate, with the first annual Ron Lantz Stewardship award. Her proposal was one of four judged on the criteria of planning concept; cost and schedule; and impact, results, and sustainability. With her $10,000 stipend, Mary will develop a prototype of a free literacy improvement app for iOS and Android, called ...
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  • INTERA Announces the Relocation of Hawaii Office July 09, 2018
    INTERA is pleased to announce the relocation of our Hawaii operations to a more well-suited location in east Oahu, where we will continue to serve our valued local clients. The new office, located near Coconut Grove in Kailua, Hawai`i, is in closer proximity to our commercial, state, county, and municipal water agency clients, and will ...
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  • Shaden Musleh Joins INTERA June 21, 2018
    Shaden Musleh, technical expert in western water rights and prior appropriation doctrine, has joined INTERA’s Water Resources Division in Boulder, Colorado as a principal water resources engineer. He has over 23 years of demonstrated and proven experience in water rights and water resources planning and management. Mr. Musleh has developed cooperative solutions to water resources ...
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  • INTERA Creates Stewardship Award May 14, 2018
    INTERA’s founder, Dr. Ron Lantz, has always set a strong standard for stewardship within the company and in the community. To recognize the duty that all INTERA employees have to stewardship, the company has created the Ron Lantz Stewardship Award. The mission statement of the award is: To empower INTERA employees to act as stewards ...
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  • INTERA Scientists Serve as Judges in Regional Science Festival May 08, 2018
    INTERA’s Beronica Lee-Brand and Shannon George recently volunteered as judges in the Junior/Senior Division of the 2018 Austin Energy Regional Science Festival—a competition for 3rd through 12th grade students from 23 school districts and 12 counties in Texas. With over 3,500 students and families in attendance, it is among the largest of the 13 regional ...
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  • First Employees Receive INTERA 101 Training May 02, 2018
    INTERA’s President & CEO, Dr. Marsh Lavenue, and Mr. Bryan Leach, the principal author of the course materials and course facilitator, held the first INTERA 101 training for a group of 24 employees. The 1-day course is comprised of five modules that provide an overview of INTERA’s history, corporate culture, the consulting business model, customer ...
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  • INTERA Incorporated Featured in The Culture Book April 26, 2018
    INTERA was recently featured as one of the companies highlighted in a new book on Culture called The Culture Book; Volume One: When Culture Clicks. The book provides best practices and open playbooks and real practicum in use by 32 different companies focused on corporate culture. As stated on the website http://gettheculturebook.com/ : “The Culture ...
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  • INTERA’s Pat Jurcek Selected for Wisconsin AWRA 2018 Annual Distinguished Service Award April 10, 2018
    Pat Jurcek received the Wisconsin AWRA Annual Distinguished Service Award for 2018. This honor is awarded to those who have made exceptional contributions to enhance the quality of water resources in Wisconsin and serve the goals of the Wisconsin AWRA. The award is based on service to the AWRA and service to the state. His ...
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  • INTERA Corporate Headquarters Relocates to Arboretum Area in Austin, TX March 13, 2018
    INTERA is pleased to announce the relocation of our corporate headquarters to the Arboretum area in northwest Austin, Texas. As of March 5, 2018, our new address is: 9600 Great Hills Trail, Suite 300W Austin, Texas, 78759 Phone: 512.425.2000 Please stop by and visit our beautiful new home!
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  • INTERA Establishes Strategic Partnership with Colombia-based SHI January 18, 2018
    INTERA has formalized a strategic partnership with Servicios Hidrogeologicos Integrales (SHI) of Medellin, Colombia. SHI offers a wide range of technical services focused on the evaluation, development, and management of water resources for private and public-sector clients. The partnership provides INTERA with national expertise on Colombian water rights, permitting, and groundwater resources in support ...
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  • INTERA Staff Contribute to New Reference Book on Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes January 18, 2018
    INTERA’s Dr. Michael Apted is a co-editor of a new reference book on the geological disposal of radioactive wastes called Geological Repository Systems for Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuels and Radioactive Waste, 2nd edition, published by Elsevier/Woodhead Publishing. The papers included in this volume, authored by leading international experts, critically review state-of-the-art technologies and ...
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  • Patrick Williamson speaks on the subject of “Water Stewardship for Mining” at Medellin Gold Symposium, November 2017 January 05, 2018
    Patrick Williamson, Principal Hydrogeochemist at INTERA, was invited by the organizer of the 2nd Medellin Gold Symposium to speak about water-related risks to mining companies. His talk focused on the financial, reputational, operational, and environmental risks associated with water usage by mines, best practices for water stewardship by mines, and the technical aspects of ...
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  • INTERA and Its Founders’ Contributions to Digital Computer Modeling in Hydrogeology November 22, 2017
    After reading a recent article in the journal Groundwater by Dr. Fred Molz (2017) regarding the history of digital computer modeling of groundwater systems, INTERA President and CEO, Dr. Marsh Lavenue, realized part of the story was missing. In a Letter to the Editor of Groundwater, Dr. Lavenue provides written comments on the contributions that ...
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  • David Jordan to Lead INTERA’s Water Resources Business November 04, 2017
    David Jordan, a Principal Hydrogeologist and Vice President in INTERA’s Albuquerque office, has assumed the leadership role for the company’s water resources line of business. Announced at INTERA’s annual leadership meeting, Van Kelley, a Senior Vice President and the former water resources lead said, “I look forward to David’s contributions and know he has the ...
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  • INTERA Helps with the Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Houston October 06, 2017
    After witnessing the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey to so many of his fellow Houstonian’s homes, Wade Oliver, Manager of INTERA’s Houston operations, organized a volunteer day to assist with the cleanup of a water-damaged home. All Hands ( www.hands.org ), a volunteer-powered disaster relief organization dedicated to rebuilding hope for people impacted by natural ...
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  • INTERA to Sponsor 2017 Clay Conference in Davos, Switzerland September 22, 2017
    INTERA Incorporated Swiss Branch (INTERA) will be one of the sponsors for the 7th International Conference on Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement (Clay Conference) at the Congress Center in Davos, Switzerland, between September 24 and 27. The Clay Conference is held for clay and clay mineral specialists and scientists working ...
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  • INTERA’s Dr. Alison Adams Selected for Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ 2017 Donald R. Boyd Award September 21, 2017
    Dr. Alison Adams, PhD, PE, a Principal Hydrologist at INTERA Incorporated (INTERA), has been selected to receive the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ (AMWA’s) Donald R. Boyd Award. Her efforts to incorporate climate change into both operational planning and long-term water supply activities during her tenure as Chief Technical Officer for Tampa Bay Water, the largest ...
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  • Accounting for Uncertainty in Groundwater Sustainability Modeling September 11, 2017
    Dr. Abhishek Singh, a Senior Environmental Scientist and Manager of INTERA’s California operations, was recently featured in Western Water’s Summer 2017 edition in an article entitled, “Now Comes the Hard Part: Building Sustainable Groundwater Management in California.” California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), enacted in 2014, establishes a new structure for managing California’s groundwater resources ...
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  • INTERA Ranks No. 181 on ENR’s 2017 List of Top 200 Environmental Firms August 16, 2017
    INTERA is included in the Engineering News Record’s (ENR) list of the top 200 environmental firms for the second consecutive year. INTERA ranked 181 on the 2017 list—up 11 spots from the 2016 rank of 192. INTERA’s President and CEO, Dr. Marsh Lavenue, said “Congratulations goes to every INTERA employee. This is excellent news and ...
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  • INTERA Coastal Engineering Project Presented with National Award of Merit by Design-Build Institute of America August 03, 2017
    INTERA served as a consultant on the Sisters Creek Bridge Replacement Design-Build Project (Project), which just received the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) National Award of Merit. The Project is one of four winners in the Transportation category for the year 2017. The Project’s goal was to replace the existing bascule bridge ...
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  • INTERA’s Patrick Williamson Presents Short Course on “International Best Practices for Environmental Management of Mines” in Mexico July 19, 2017
    Principal Hydrogeochemist Patrick Williamson recently presented a one-day short course on “International Best Practices for Environmental Management of Mines” at the Forum Internacional de Capacitación y Educación Minera (FICEMIN) in Zacatecas, Mexico. The course provided students with an overview of best management practices for mine environmental management, with a focus on the two topics ...
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  • Dr. Bryn Kimball Joins INTERA July 14, 2017
    Bryn Kimball, PhD, has joined INTERA’s Southwest Mining and Water Resources Division in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bryn is a geochemist with expertise and interests focused on solving geochemistry problems associated with mining operations. She brings to INTERA her expertise in designing and implementing geochemical field sampling programs, analytical techniques, and the design and application of ...
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  • INTERA’s Dan Haddock Moderates Panel on Groundwater Challenges and Progress in Utility Planning June 13, 2017
    The new director of the water utility services for INTERA is attending an annual conference in Philadelphia focusing on long-term water management planning. Daniel Haddock, PE, is one of a panel of experts sharing experience on water resource management at the 2017 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE). Dan will be ...
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  • INTERA Uses Workify to Enhance Millennial Engagement May 10, 2017
    For the past year, INTERA has been using Workify, a people management software platform, to gain insight into employee engagement. This has led to finding new ways to successfully hire and retain millennials and integrate them into the company’s 40-year tradition of high-quality geosciences and engineering consulting. INTERA’s President and CEO, Dr. Marsh Lavenue, recently ...
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  • Dr. Alison Adams Joins INTERA May 05, 2017
    Dr. Alison Adams, PE has joined INTERA as a Principal Water Resources Engineer working out of our Tampa, Florida office. She has worked in Florida on large-scale water supply and management issues for over 25 years, and served as the Chief Technical Officer for Tampa Bay Water (TBW) over the last few years. She has ...
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  • INTERA’s David Jordan Featured in Water 2120 Video March 30, 2017
    David Jordan, PE, a Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist with INTERA, was recently featured in a video developed by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Authority) in Albuquerque, New Mexico to promote its Water 2120 Plan. The 100-year water plan was developed with support from INTERA and other contractors. INTERA’s role as the ...
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  • INTERA Wins Contract with Swiss Radioactive Waste Management Agency February 20, 2017
    INTERA has won a 3-year contract with the Swiss National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) to conduct model-based assessments of the impact of repository-induced effects on the long-term performance of repository systems. The work will examine two repository types—high-level waste (HLW) and low-and intermediate-level waste (L/ILW)—and is aimed at determining whether site ...
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  • Dr. Jean Croisé Joins INTERA February 02, 2017
    We are pleased to announce that Jean Croisé has joined INTERA as a Principal Scientist in the company’s branch office in Switzerland. With a PhD in civil engineering and a MS degree in water and environmental engineering, he an expert in conducting in-situ hydraulic investigations in porous and fractured rocks and performing synthesis and numerical ...
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  • Visit INTERA at the 2017 Waste Management Symposia Conference in Phoenix, Arizona February 01, 2017
    INTERA will be exhibiting our environmental restoration and radioactive waste isolation services at the 2017 Waste Management Symposia Conference being held March 5 - 9 at the Phoenix Convention Center. In addition, two INTERA staff members are presenting papers at the conference. Dr. Sunil Mehta will present “Performance Assessment for the Waste Management Area C ...
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  • INTERAns Run for the Water November 06, 2016
    INTERA employees donned their running shoes to join more than 1,000 participants in the Gazelle Foundation’s 10th annual Run for the Water. The charity run included 5-kilometer, 10-mile, and children’s 1 kilometer races that took place in downtown Austin, TX. INTERA runners included Tricia Johnson, Gloria Teague, Joe Galemore, Jevon Harding, and Mary Wilkins (pictured ...
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  • INTERA Wins Award from American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers October 12, 2016
    INTERA was recently presented with the 2016 Industry Service Award from the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). Gloria Teague, PE, CFM, an agricultural engineer in INTERA’s Austin office, accepted the award “For exceptional service to the agricultural and biological engineering profession and support to the ASABE Texas Section” at the Society’s annual ...
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  • INTERA Helps Establish 100-Year Water Plan for the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, New Mexico September 23, 2016
    INTERA’s role as the prime contractor and overall project manager for developing a water plan for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Authority) has resulted in a plan that was not only approved unanimously by the Water Authority’s Governing Board, but one that puts the agency at the forefront of water planning in ...
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  • Visit INTERA at the 2016 Texas Groundwater Summit August 17, 2016
    INTERA will be exhibiting our water resources services at the 2016 Texas Groundwater Summit (Summit) being held August 23-25th at the San Marcos Embassy Suites and Conference Center, San Marcos, Texas. In addition, two INTERA staff members, Steve Young, PE, PG and Wade Oliver, PG will be actively participating in the Summit. Dr. Young will ...
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  • INTERA Ranks No. 192 on ENR’s 2016 List of Top 200 Environmental Firms August 10, 2016
    For the first time, INTERA is included in the Engineering News Record (ENR) 2016 list of the top 200 environmental firms. This survey ranks the top firms in the dynamic environmental services sector based on participants’ 2015 global revenue from market segments that include hazardous waste, nuclear waste, air, water, wastewater treatment, environmental management, and ...
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  • Kelly Hunter Joins INTERA’s Executive Team May 27, 2016
    Mr. Kelly Hunter has joined INTERA as Sr. Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this role, he will lead INTERA’s corporate sales strategy, teaming negotiations and sales generation activities for federal clients (US Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and Army Corps of Engineers) and support the company’s line of business sales leads ...
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  • INTERA Acquires CR Petroleum Optimization Technologies Inc. May 24, 2016
    May 23, 2016. INTERA has acquired CR Petroleum Optimization Technologies Inc. to expand the company’s capabilities in the energy sector. Also based in Austin, Texas, CR Petroleum Optimization Technologies provides production optimization services and software to the oil and gas industry. CR Petroleum Optimization Technologies’ software combines data-driven analytics with physical reservoir engineering principles to ...
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  • Visit INTERA at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s 2016 Environmental Trade Fair and Conference May 02, 2016
    Stop by booth #308 and visit INTERA at the Environmental Trade Fair and Conference (ETFC) being held May 3-4, 2016 at the Austin Convention Center. The ETFC is Texas’ premier environmental education forum featuring topics such as waste management, air quality, and many more. INTERA will be highlighting our environmental site investigation and remediation services.  
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  • INTERA’s Rob Sengebush Publishes Article on Coastal Aquifer in California January 15, 2016
    INTERA’s Robert “Rob” Sengebush recently co-authored an article on the history and groundwater quality of an alluvial aquifer in the lower San Diego River Valley. Published in the November 2015 edition of Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, the article presents a hypothesis describing the Quaternary history of the Valley based on similar histories elsewhere along the ...
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  • INTERA’s Dr. Raz Khaleel Authors Textbook on Flow Through Heterogeneous Geologic Media October 08, 2015
    Dr. Raziuddin “Raz” Khaleel, a Senior Hydrogeologist at INTERA, is one of three authors of a new textbook that integrates classic principles of flow through porous media with recently developed stochastic analyses to provide new insight on subsurface hydrology. The book not only presents theories, but also emphasizes their underlying assumptions, limitations, and the potential ...
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  • INTERA’s Abhishek Singh Co-author on Paper Published in Journal of Hydrologic Engineering August 20, 2015
    INTERA’s Dr. Abhishek Singh is a co-author on a paper published in by the Journal of Hydrologic Engineering that describes the essential elements of uncertainty analyses in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and discusses their purpose, use, and relationships in decision making. It also includes recently available information from the literature and from numerous papers presented ...
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  • In Memory of Dr. Daniel Erskine July 24, 2015
    It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our good friend and colleague Dr. Daniel Erskine. We were very fortunate when Dan decided to join INTERA as a Principal Geologist and Geochemist in 2006. He was a key member of INTERA’s mining consulting group and played an integral role in helping recruit and ...
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  • INTERA Opens Office in California July 14, 2015
    INTERA is pleased to announce the opening of our first office in California. “The opening of a California office is an important milestone for us”, said INTERA’s President and CEO, Dr. Marsh Lavenue. “Over the last few years we have successfully supported our California clients’ water-resource management needs through the development and application of groundwater ...
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  • INTERA Team Publishes Paper on Deep, Non-Potable Water Supply for Proposed Mine June 16, 2015
    Albuquerque, New Mexico – Ocotober 30, 2014 –An INTERA team of scientists and engineers, led by Senior Hydrogeologist Peter Castiglia, has published the results of their work on supplying the Ochoa Mine Project (Project) with deep, non-potable water from the Capitan aquifer in southeastern New Mexico, U.S.A. The paper, which is published in the journal ...
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  • Congratulations to Larry Coons on Becoming a Diplomate in Geotechnical Engineering June 01, 2015
    INTERA Principal Engineer, Larry Coons, PE, PHg, BCEE recently became certified by the Academy of Geo-Professionals of the American Society of Civil Engineers as a Diplomate in Geotechnical Engineer (D.GE). This certification denotes advanced, specialized knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering. Mr. Coons was certified after undergoing a rigorous credential review process that demonstrated his ...
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  • INTERA Helps Obtain Sole Source Designation for the Mahomet Aquifer from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency May 01, 2015
    Al Wehrmann, PE, PH, DWRE and Jack Wittman, PhD, PH of INTERA’s Midwestern Division were part of a team that successfully obtained a sole source designation for the Mahomet Aquifer System located in east-central, Illinois. The sole source aquifer designation was granted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) because contamination of the Mahomet Aquifer ...
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  • INTERA Providing Environmental Consulting, Testing, and Operations and Maintenance for Remediation of the Jacksonville Shipyards April 20, 2015
    INTERA is providing risk assessment, permitting, engineering design, and groundwater modeling services for the environmental remediation of the City of Jacksonville’s Shipyards site. Under contract to Mechling Engineering & Consulting, selected by the City in November 2014 to lead this high profile project, INTERA is playing a key role in the assessment of submerged land which ...
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  • INTERA Announces the Relocation of Gainesville Office April 09, 2015
    INTERA’s Gainesville, Florida office has relocated to a new address. As of April 13, 2015, our address is: 2114 NW 40th Terrace, Suite A1 Gainesville, FL 32605 Phone: 352-332-232335 Specializing in coastal engineering services, our Gainesville staff offers expertise and experience in shoreline protection, regional sand management, ecosystem restoration, dredged material management and flood protection. We are also recognized ...
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  • INTERA’s Jack Wittman Leads Study on Water Resources of Indiana August 29, 2014
    Commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation, INTERA Principal Geoscientist, Dr. Jack Wittman, recently led a 6-month study of Indiana’s water resources and the impacts these resources have on the ability to sustain economic development across the state. The results of the study are included in a report titled “Water and Economic Development in ...
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  • INTERA Supports Water Authority in Its Efforts to Promote Aquifer Clean-Up June 06, 2014
    In this article in the Albuquerque Journal, Bernalilo County Commissioner, Maggie Hart Stebbins, writes this opinon piece, which includes a reference to INTERA's support:   In my role as County Commissioner and member of the Water Authority board, I am often asked what action the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is taking on the Kirtland Air ...
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  • Dr. Mick Apted Discusses Waste Isolation in Shale in USA Today March 19, 2014
    by Wendy Koch, USA TODAY Shale is already a source of the U.S. natural gas boom, but new research suggests it could help the expansion of another energy source: nuclear power. Could shale rock spur another energy bonanza? It's already helped create a surge in U.S. oil and natural gas production, and research today suggests it could ...
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  • Suzanne Busch, PE Joins INTERA’s Albuquerque Staff February 04, 2014
    Albuquerque, NM – INTERA is pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Suzanne Busch, PE to the company’s Albuquerque-based environmental engineering team. A registered professional engineer in New Mexico, she brings 30 years of experience in engineering design and management of civil infrastructure projects, including the operation and maintenance of remediation systems at active and former ...
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  • New INTERA “Look”—Same Commitment to Delivering Excellence with Every Geoscience and Engineering Solution January 01, 2014
    We are pleased to announce that 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of INTERA’s founding as an environmental consulting firm. In recognition of this important milestone, we are unveiling a new corporate logo. The new logo retains design elements from our former blue “wave” logo while incorporating additional earth tones that more accurately reflect the breadth ...
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  • INTERA’s Terry Hull Weighs in on Casino Site Flood Risk: November 27, 2013
    Building rising at casino site despite early flooding concerns City paid $30,000 to consultant to appeal federal decision barring construction A $400 million gambling complex that will house a "world-class" casino is rising along Baltimore's Russell Street — land that until last year was barred from construction because of the risk of flooding. City officials' high hopes for ...
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  • Dr. Jack Wittman Joins INTERA November 06, 2013
    Wittman will be supporting strategic expansion of water supply engineering services in the Western U.S. Austin, TEXAS — November 6, 2013 – INTERA, a leader in geosciences and engineering consulting, is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jack Wittman to INTERA’s water resources team. Dr. Wittman’s three decades of water supply experience includes municipal well ...
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  • Former Groundwater Director of St. Johns River Water Management District in Florida Joins INTERA August 20, 2013
    Doug Munch has joined INTERA as a principal hydrogeologist. A professional geologist registered in Florida with 40 years of experience, Doug served as Bureau Director of Ground Water Programs at the St. Johns River Water Management District for 33 years. He has led a wide variety of groundwater monitoring and characterization efforts including hydrogeologic field ...
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  • Innovative Groundwater Database Connects Energy Companies with Water-Sourcing Information July 25, 2013
    INTERA’s Database Saves Time, Money and Resources for Oil and Gas Companies AUSTIN, TEXAS, July 25, 2013 – INTERA, a leader in Texas water resources, is releasing the first comprehensive complementary database of groundwater resources in Midland County, Texas – an epicenter for unconventional exploration and production. The new database includes aquifer locations and depths; well yields, locations, ...
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  • As Drought Spreads, Firms Could Be Up the Creek July 17, 2013
    By: Constance Gustke, Special to CNBC.com Three straight years of blistering drought have strained Texas' water resources. Some cities like Midland are already steeply raising their water prices. But it's not just residents of the Lone Star State feeling parched. Texas-based companies are scrambling to reduce their water usage and enact long-term water management plans as a critical business ...
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  • INTERA’s David Jordan Lead Author on Paper Published in Journal of American Water Resources Association July 16, 2013
    INTERA's David Jordan is the lead author on a paper published in the Journal of American Water Resources Association that describes the process of developing an independent, accurate, and scientifically justifiable evaluation of irrigated areas in the Lower Rio Grande Valley for the period spanning from the mid-1970s to the present. The abstract can be ...
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  • INTERA Develops Breakthrough Adjoint Sensitivity Code for Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Models July 03, 2013
    In the assessment of sustainable groundwater development, capture functions, graphically displayed by capture maps over the modeled domain, are used to optimize the location of pumping wells, timing of pumping and other well field design features. Capture functions denote the fraction of the pumped water drawn from a selected source of supply (groundwater storage, ET, enhanced recharge, boundary flux ...
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  • Van Kelley Featured in New York Times Article June 08, 2013
    Experts Urge Focus on Aquifers in Push for Water From Mexico By Julian Aguilar As Texas lawmakers say farmers in the Rio Grande Valley are hurting because Mexico is not honoring a treaty on surface water delivery, experts caution that greater attention should be paid to water deep below the surface. At least 20 aquifers stretch across the ...
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  • Robert Sengebush Provides Review of New Geologic Mapping Book May 02, 2013
    For Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, a journal published quarterly by the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists and the Geological Society of America, INTERA’s Robert Sengebush provided review of the book entitled “Basic Geologic Mapping, Fifth Edition”by Richard J. Lisle, Peter Brabham, and John Barnes. This small-format book is intended for use by geology students ...
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  • Richard Scadden Interviewed on Environmental Challenges Associated with Decommissioning Coal Power Plants May 01, 2013
    In a recent interview, INTERA’s Richard Scadden, PE commented on some of the challenges, including types of contaminants typically encountered, in decommissioning coal power plants. His comments appear in an article in Managing Power and can be viewed at:http://www.managingpowermag.com/govenment_and_regulatory/441.html
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  • INTERA Acquires Ocean Engineering Associates, Inc. (OEA) April 03, 2013
    Deal marks milestone in growth strategy in the water and infrastructure sectors INTERA, a leader in risk and uncertainty analysis in the environmental, water resource, and waste isolation markets, has acquired Gainesville, Florida-based Ocean Engineering Associates, Inc. (OEA), a leading coastal engineering, sediment transport and hydrodynamic modeling firm. The addition of OEA expands INTERA’s capabilities in assessing ...
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  • INTERA Sponsors Well Aware’s Shower Strike 2013 January 02, 2013
    INTERA is sponsoring a water-awareness event to be launched March 22, 2013. Shower Strike is an event created by Well Aware, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed in 2006 to provide life-saving water for those who have none. They are a grassroots group reaching out globally for a solution to the suffering caused by water scarcity in ...
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  • Terry Hull Joins INTERA to Lead Southeastern Division December 07, 2012
    INTERA is pleased to announce the addition of Terry Hull, P.E., to the company’s executive team. Mr. Hull brings additional water resources expertise to INTERA, including flood risk, water quality, environmental restoration, hydraulics, sediment transport, and coastal engineering.  He will lead an expansion of INTERA’s operations in the southeastern United States where he will assume ...
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  • INTERA Support Keeps New Potash Mine Project Rolling October 01, 2012
    For the past two years, INTERA has been providing technical and management expertise in support of Intercontinental Potash Corporation's (ICP) efforts to open a new potash mine in Lea County, New Mexico. INTERA's contributions have included coordinating the overall permitting requirements at the project and finding a suitable groundwater source to support mine operations. After ...
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  • INTERA’s Focus on National Radioactive Waste Management Programs Helps Mitigate Business Uncertainties Associated with European Economy September 04, 2012
    In an article that appears in the June-July 2012 edition of the Environmental Business Journal, INTERA’s President and CEO Dr. Marsh Lavenue discusses the company's strategy of building a presence in Europe while mitigating business uncertainties associated with the financial crisis by focusing first on the long-term projects related to radioactive waste management and second ...
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  • INTERA’s Van Kelley Comments on Impacts of U.S. Drought on Groundwater Resources August 15, 2012
    In a recent interview, Mr. Van Kelley, a Vice President and Senior Hydrogeologist at INTERA, commented on the severity of the U.S. drought and its impacts on groundwater resources such as the Ogallala Aquifer. His comments appear in an article on Reuters which can be viewed at:http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/15/us-drought-usa-cure-idUSBRE87E0XE20120815
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  • INTERA’s Dr. Abhishek Singh Co-Organizes and Moderates Special Session at CMWR June 22, 2012
    INTERA’s Abhishek Singh co-organized and moderated a special session at the 19th Annual Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR) International Conference held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on June 17-21, 2012. The special session dealt with optimization and uncertainty of water resources from a systems perspective.  Dr. Singh is a recognized expert in ...
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  • INTERA Personnel Present Papers at 2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress May 25, 2012
    Six INTERA staff members, Drs. Neil Deeds, Bill Linderfelt, Banda Ramarao, and Abhishek Singh and Messrs. David Jordan and Daniel Lupton, presented papers on a wide range of topics at the Environmental & Water Resources Institute’s 2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress held in Albuquerque, New Mexico from May 20 -24. The conference focused ...
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  • Rick Scadden Serves on PCB Peer Review Panel May 24, 2012
    Rick Scadden, a Principal Engineer at INTERA, recently participated on a polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) peer review panel for the EPA’s Office of Research and Development. Panel members provided review and comments on the draft report entitled Laboratory Study of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Contamination and Mitigation of Buildings, Part 4, Evaluation of the Activated Metal Treatment ...
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  • Article on Uncertainty in Water Planning by INTERA’s Director of Hydrologic Services, Dr. Barney Austin, Appears in Austin American Statesman April 26, 2012
    A recent article, written by Dr. Barney Austin, describes the uncertainties associated with current water management plans in Texas and identifies some potential methods of addressing these uncertainties. To view the article, which appeared in the April 26th edition of the Austin American Statesman, click here.
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  • Former Chairman & President of BP America Joins INTERA Incorporated Board of Directors March 14, 2012
    INTERA, a leader in geosciences and engineering consulting, is pleased to announce the addition of Bob Malone to its board of directors. A 37-year veteran of the energy and mining industry, Malone served as the past chairman and president of BP America Inc., at the time the largest U.S. producer of oil and natural gas. “The ...
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  • INTERA’s Cody Hudson Works to Provide Safe Drinking Water to Village in Kenya January 26, 2012
    During the first three weeks of 2012, INTERA’s Cody Hudson was in Kenya working to provide safe drinking water to approximately 2,000 people in the village of Tot. The project was spearheaded by an Austin, TX non-profit organization called Well Aware. As a technical advisor, Cody is supporting Well Aware’s efforts to reach out globally ...
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  • NPR Interview with Dr. Barney Austin, INTERA’s Director of Hydrologic Services January 25, 2012
    A panel of water experts from INTERA, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) answered questions on the state of Burnet and Llano Counties’ water supply. The water issue workshop, organized by the Burnet County Commissioners Court, was an interactive panel of some ...
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  • INTERA Personnel Discuss Impacts of Texas Drought on Water Resource Consulting Business November 25, 2011
    In an article that appears in the November 25th edition of the Austin Business Journal, INTERA Chief Executive Officer, Marsh Lavenue; Sr. Vice President, Van Kelley; Director of Hydrologic Services, Barney Austin; and Senior Water Resources Engineer, Neil Deeds, discuss the 45% growth of INTERA’s water division as a result of drought conditions.  To view ...
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  • INTERA Names Alaa Aly Vice President October 27, 2011
    INTERA is pleased to announce that Dr. Alaa Aly has been promoted to Vice President. He will be in charge of the company’s northwestern U.S. operations. This includes INTERA’s Richland office and on-site staff supporting environmental restoration efforts at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Hanford site. Dr. Aly has been with INTERA since 2001 and ...
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  • INTERA’s Dr. Abhishek Singh Named New Associate Editor for the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management October 25, 2011
    The Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management has named INTERA Senior Environmental Scientist, Abhishek Singh, Ph.D., as an Associate Editor to the Editorial Board. In this capacity, Dr. Singh will evaluate technical papers and articles covering a variety of topics including systems analysis (i.e., optimization, uncertainty analysis, and water resource decision-making) and evolutionary optimization and ...
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  • INTERA Wins Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Project in Japan October 19, 2011
    INTERA, in association with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), was recently awarded a contract with Japan Carbon Capture and Storage Company (JCCS), a consortium of over 30 companies, to support the geological sequestration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Japan. Geological sequestration involves the long-term underground storage of greenhouse gases, such as CO2, ...
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  • INTERA’s Larry Coons Receives 2011 Excellence in Reclamation Award September 09, 2011
    On September 8th, 2011, the Mining and Minerals Division of the New Mexico Energy, Mining and Natural Resources Department presented INTERA's Larry M. Coons, P.E. with the 2011 Excellence in Reclamation Award for his work at the former Velarde Mill near Velarde, New Mexico. From the early 1980s until 2005, the Velarde Mill processed mica ...
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  • INTERA Develops Adjoint Capture Function for MODFLOW June 15, 2011
    Scientists and engineers at INTERA have completed the initial development of a new subroutine to MODFLOW-2005 that allows efficient calculation of capture functions, commonly used in the management of groundwater resources. Capture functions quantitatively define the net contribution of surface water relative to withdrawal from wells in the aquifer. Evaluation and mapping of capture functions ...
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  • ICP Selects INTERA to Permit New Mine April 20, 2011
    Intercontinental Potash Corp (ICP) has selected INTERA to assist in the environmental permitting work required to open and operate the Ochoa Sulfate of Potash mining project located in Lea County, New Mexico. INTERA Senior Hydrogeologist, Peter Castiglia, will lead the permitting effort. Mr. Castiglia has managed publicly contested drinking water projects, aquifer tests and analyses, ...
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  • INTERA’s Tampa Office Moves to a New Location April 12, 2011
    INTERA's Tampa office has moved to a new address located at 4111 Land O'Lakes Boulevard, Suite 104, Land O'Lakes, Florida 34639. The new office provides much needed space to accommodate additional technical staff who are serving a growing list of water resource clients and projects throughout Florida. For more information, contact our Tampa office manager, ...
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  • INTERA Divests Ownership in Canadian Affiliate December 23, 2010
    Effective December 23, 2010, INTERA has reached an agreement to divest its shareholding in its Canadian affiliate INTERA Engineering Ltd. As part of this transaction, Intera Engineering will be changing its name in early 2011. With over 150 employees, INTERA looks forward to continuing to provide excellent customer service from offices in Texas, Florida, New ...
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  • Dr. William (Bill) Linderfelt Joins INTERA’s Albuquerque Office December 02, 2010
    INTERA is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Bill Linderfelt to the INTERA Albuquerque office as a Principal Hydrogeologist. Bill has over 25 years of experience in hydrogeology and environmental science focused on the development of conceptual and numerical flow and transport models of complex groundwater and surface water systems. He has applied a ...
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  • INTERA’s Dr. Mick Apted Publishes Book on Disposal of Radioactive Wastes in Geological Repositories November 22, 2010
    INTERA's Dr. Mick Apted and co-editor Professor Joonhong Ahn of UC Berkeley have recently published a book entitled "Geological Repository Systems for the Safe Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste". The scope of the book, issued as Volume 9 in the Woodhead Publishing Series on Energy, covers multiple aspects for the safe disposal ...
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  • INTERA’s Greg Ruskauff to Speak at the International Groundwater Symposium September 04, 2010
    INTERA's Greg Ruskauff will be presenting "Assessing the Regulatory Consequences of Underground Nuclear Weapons Testing with Parameter and Conceptual Uncertainty - Frenchman Flat, Nevada," at the International Groundwater Symposium in Valencia, Spain, September 22-24, 2010. For additional information on the conference; visit the IAHR International Groundwater Symposium 2010 website. View the abstract of Mr. Ruskauff’s paper ...
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  • INTERA Receives 2010 Excellence in Reclamation Award from the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division August 20, 2010
    INTERA Receives 2010 Excellence in Reclamation Award from the Mining and Minerals Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals & Natural Resources Department for Work at JJ No. 1 Mine Site The JJ No. 1/L-Bar Site consists of a former uranium mill (referred to as L-Bar Mill) and a former underground uranium mine (referred to as ...
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  • Larry Coons Joins INTERA’s Albuquerque Office July 02, 2010
    INTERA is pleased to announce the addition of Larry Coons, PE, PHg, DEE, to the INTERA Albuquerque office as a Senior Engineer. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the areas of site characterization, remedial system design, landfill gas engineering, performance assessment of waste repositories, and expert testimony. Larry is a licensed professional ...
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  • INTERA Wins Environmental Services Contract with the City of Austin June 01, 2010
    INTERA was recently awarded a 2-year contract with the City of Austin's Public Works Department to provide environmental engineering and consulting services for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. Anticipated work assignments will involve: environmental assessments; petroleum storage tank issues; storm water pollution prevention plans; spill response and spill prevention and countermeasures plans; site remediation; landfills ...
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  • INTERA’s Abhishek Singh Lead Author on Paper Published in Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering April 28, 2010
    INTERA's Dr. Abhishek Singh is the lead author on a paper published in the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering that describes the development of an interactive evolutionary optimization framework for hydrologic model calibration. This framework proposes using novel 'human-based' learning models, specifically image-based machine learning (IBML), that reduce the need for continuous expert interaction ...
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  • Dr. Steve Young Joins INTERA Team April 27, 2010
    INTERA is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Steve Young to the INTERA Austin office as a Principal Engineer. Dr. Young has more than 29 years experience in characterizing and solving groundwater supply and remediation problems. His specific areas of expertise include application of flowmeter pumping tests and sedimentological facies models to characterize aquifer ...
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  • INTERA’s Dr. Abhishek Singh to Speak at ASCE World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2010 March 23, 2010
    Dr. Abhishek Singh is co-chairing the 8th Groundwater Symposium for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) World Environmental and Water Resources Congress being held in Providence, Rhode Island from May 16 – 20, 2010. The Groundwater Symposium will consist of more than 85 talks spread over 24 sessions, with speakers from academia and industry ...
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  • In Remembrance of Former INTERA Senior Scientist, Dr. Mark Reeves March 16, 2010
    Dr. Mark Reeves, a Senior Scientist at INTERA from 1978 to 2000, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2010 in Katy, Texas at the age of 72 years. Mark played a key role in INTERA's corporate history. He was an expert mathematical modeler with over 30 years of experience in the ground-water area. From a background ...
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  • INTERA Continuing to Support EPRI’s Oversight of DOE’s Nuclear Waste Management and Geological Disposal Programs January 29, 2010
    In an effort to restart America's nuclear industry, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the formation of a Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future to provide recommendations for developing a safe, long-term solution to managing the Nation's used nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. In light of the decision not to proceed with ...
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  • Dr. Mick Apted Lectures on Various Aspects of the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes December 31, 2009
    INTERA's Dr. Michael "Mick" Apted served as a lecturer for an International Atomic Energy Administration (IAEA) training course titled "The Key Components in a Programme for the Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste." As one of six international lecturers, Dr. Apted gave presentations on topics that included the nuclear fuel cycle and the generation of radioactive waste; ...
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  • Navarro – INTERA Team Wins $60 Million Environmental Characterization and Remediation Contract at DOE’s Nevada Test Site December 17, 2009
    On October 1, 2009, Navarro Nevada Environmental Services, LLC (NNES), a new company formed by INTERA and its partner, Navarro Research and Engineering (Navarro) of Oak Ridge, TN, officially initiated work on the environmental characterization and remediation contract at the Nevada Test Site under the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Site ...
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  • INTERA Awarded Contract to Assess Abandoned Uranium Mines December 15, 2009
    INTERA has been awarded a 3-year contract by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department's Mining and Minerals Division to assess over 35 abandoned uranium mines located throughout New Mexico on federal and private lands. Abandoned uranium mines left a legacy of radiological contamination throughout the state and the Mining and Minerals Division ...
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  • INTERA Acquires Monitor Scientific, LLC December 14, 2009
    INTERA Incorporated, an international environmental and water resources consulting firm headquartered in Austin, Texas, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Monitor Scientific LLC, a Denver-based consulting firm specializing in radioactive waste management services. With experts in geochemistry, radiochemistry, and nuclear and chemical engineering, Monitor Scientific provides services concerning the development of design and safety ...
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  • INTERA Personnel Publish Paper on Model Averaging Techniques for Quantifying Conceptual Model Uncertainty November 19, 2009
    INTERA staff members, Abhishek Singh, Srikanta Mishra, and Greg Ruskauff, recently published an article in Ground Water entitled, "Model Averaging Techniques for Quantifying Conceptual Model Uncertainty." The article provides a comparative assessment of various model averaging techniques (GLUE, MLBMA with KIC, MLBMA with BIC, and AIC-based model averaging) used to quantify the impacts of conceptual ...
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  • Dr. Robert W. Andrews Rejoins INTERA as a Principal Scientist October 13, 2009
    INTERA is pleased to announce the addition of Robert (Bob) Andrews, PhD to our Las Vegas, Nevada office. Dr. Andrews will serve as a Principal Scientist in INTERA's Federal-International Division supporting ongoing projects in the areas of performance assessment and hydrogeologic characterization. Prior to rejoining INTERA, Dr. Andrews spent eight years with Bechtel-SAIC Company, LLC ...
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  • INTERA’s Srikanta Mishra Publishes Review Paper on Global Sensitivity Analysis Techniques October 02, 2009
    Dr. Srikanta Mishra, INTERA's Director of Waste Isolation Services, recently published an article in Ground Water entitled, "Global Sensitivity Analysis Techniques for Probabilistic Ground Water Modeling." The article, co-authored by INTERA staff members Neil Deeds and Greg Ruskauff, describes global sensitivity analysis techniques that are better suited for analyzing input-output relationships over the full range ...
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  • INTERA Personnel to Speak at PEST Conference August 31, 2009
    INTERA's Dr. Marsh Lavenue, Greg Ruskauff, PHg, and Tom Clemo will speak at the 2009 PEST Conference being held at the Bolger Center, Potomac, Maryland, November 2-4, 2009. The PEST Conference is bringing together scientists, engineers, and academicians who develop and apply numerical models to help solve a variety of environmental and related problems to ...
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  • INTERA Hires John Sigda, PhD July 29, 2009
    INTERA is pleased to announce the addition of John Sigda, PhD, as a Senior Hydrogeologist with our Western Division based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Sigda has a PhD in earth and environmental science and a MS degree in Hydrology both from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology as well as a BS degree ...
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  • INTERA’s Srikanta Mishra Publishes Article on Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis Techniques July 15, 2009
    Dr. Srikanta Mishra, INTERA's Director of Waste Isolation Services, recently published an article in the Journal of Hydrodynamics entitled, "Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis Techniques for Hydrologic Modeling." The article provides an overview of various uncertainty analysis techniques that enable the mapping of model input uncertainty into uncertainty in model predictions. Two case studies are presented ...
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  • Dr. Barney Austin Joins INTERA as Director of Hydrologic Services July 13, 2009
    INTERA is pleased to announce the addition of Barney Austin, PhD, PE to INTERA's Austin, Texas office. Dr. Austin will serve as Director of Hydrologic Services, leading INTERA's corporate services in the area of hydrology and hydraulics engineering. Prior to joining INTERA, Dr. Austin spent 10 years with the Texas Water Development Board where he ...
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  • Dr. Srikanta Mishra to Teach Short Course on Global Sensitivity Analysis Techniques as Part of ModelCARE2009 June 01, 2009
    Dr. Srikanta Mishra, INTERA's Director of Waste Isolation Services, will be teaching a short course on Global Sensitivity Analysis Techniques for Groundwater Models as part of the ModelCare2009 Conference in Beijing, China. The short course will be begin on Friday, Spetember 19, 2009, prior to the ModelCare2009 Conference which officially opens September 20th. The course ...
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  • INTERA Personnel to Speak at the 2009 Devils Hole Workshop April 17, 2009
    Greg Ruskauff, PHg, and Tiraz BIrdie, PhD, both Senior Hydrogeologists in INTERA's Las Vegas, Nevada project office supporting environmental restoration of the Nevada Test Site, will speak at the 2009 Devils Hole Workshop being held May 6th and 7th at the Death Valley National Park Visitor Center in Devils Hole, Nevada. Additional details on their ...
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  • INTERA to Exhibit at U2009 in Keystone, Colorado, May 10-13, 2009 April 17, 2009
    INTERA is exhibiting at the U2009 Global Uranium Symposium at the Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colorado, May 10th-13th. The symposium brings together experts in the field of uranium exploration, mining, processing and permitting as well as health and safety. INTERA invites you to visit us at the symposium in booth #36.
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  • Geoscientific Site Characterization October 17, 2008
    Ontario Power Generation is working to design, construct, license, and operate a deep geologic repository (DGR) for the long-term storage of low and intermediate level radioactive waste on lands adjacent to the Western Waste Management Facility in Kincardine, Ontario. The DGR will be located 2,150 feet below the surface, beneath very thick layers of limestone ...
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  • INTERA Sponsoring the American Water Resource Association’s 2008 Annual Water Resources Conference October 10, 2008
    INTERA is sponsoring the American Water Resource Association's Annual Water Resources Conference being held in New Orleans, Louisiana from November 17th through the 20th. Patrick Tara, PE, a Senior Water Resources Engineer and Manager of INTERA's Lutz, Florida office, is moderating a technical session at the conference entitled "Watershed Planning and Management – Hydrologic Data" ...
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  • INTERA Wins $15M Subcontract with CH2M Hill to Support Environmental Restoration at DOE’s Hanford Site October 01, 2008
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced in June that CH2M HILL LLC was selected to provide environmental restoration services at the Hanford Site's Central Plateau under a $4.5 billion, 10-year (five-year base period and five-year option period) contract. The Hanford Site is a DOE facility covering over 500 square miles north of Richland Washington.' As ...
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  • INTERA Opens Richland, Washington Office October 01, 2008
    In conjunction with work on the Hanford Plateau Remediation Contract, INTERA has opened a corporate office in Richland, Washington to provide an off-site work location for personnel supporting the contract at Hanford and to provide a base for pursuing other business opportunities in the environmental and water resources areas in the northwestern U.S. The new ...
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  • INTERA Approved for $900,000 Contract to Provide Environmental Services for Austin Energy September 25, 2008
    The Austin City Council approved staff recommendations to award a 3-year contract to INTERA for providing Austin Energy (AE), the city-owned electric utility, with environmental consultation, engineering and project management services to assist the Environmental Care & Protection Section in addressing existing and future environmental concerns within its area of responsibility. INTERA and a team ...
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  • INTERA Wins Contract to Revise Groundwater Model for the St. Johns River Water Management District in Florida September 24, 2008
    Through a highly competitive procurement process, INTERA was determined by the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) to be the most qualified firm to perform a planning level assessment of the potential impacts of projected 2030 groundwater withdrawals on groundwater levels, stream base flow and Floridan aquifer spring flow rates throughout the eastern portion ...
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  • INTERA Staff Members Publish Article on Texas Groundwater Availability Modeling in the August Issue of The Water Report September 15, 2008
    INTERA's Van Kelley, PG and Neil Deeds, PE, in conjunction with the Texas Water Development Board's Dr. Robert Mace, published an article in the August 2008 issue of The Water Report entitled "Groundwater Availability Modeling - The Texas Experience." The article provides background information on the comprehensive water use planning process in Texas, fundamental aspects ...
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  • INTERA Names Marsh Lavenue President & CEO July 15, 2008
    INTERA is pleased to announce Dr. Marsh Lavenue as the company's new President and Chief Executive Officer. Since joining INTERA in 1985, Dr. Lavenue has served in a variety of positions including Albuquerque Group Manager, Director of Marketing and Sales, Vice President of Western Operations and, most recently, as Senior Vice President of INTERA's Performance ...
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  • INTERA Employee Receives Special Recognition for Work at NTS June 11, 2008
    Greg Ruskauff, INTERA's Modeling Manager for supporting environmental restoration efforts on the Underground Test Area (UGTA) Sub-Project at the Nevada Test Site (NTS), received special recognition from the National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office for his lead effort in completing the draft Frenchman Flat Corrective Action Unit transport modeling report "on time and at ...
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  • Dr. Srikanta Mishra to Speak in Italy on Environmental Issues Related to Geological Storage April 10, 2008
    Dr. Srikanta Mishra, Group Manager, Systems Modeling, has been invited to present a series of talks at the forthcoming international meeting on Environmental Issues Related to Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide and Nuclear Wastes to be held in Trieste, Italy, 14-18 April. This invitation-only meeting, jointly sponsored by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) ...
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  • INTERA Personnel to Speak at American Water Resources Association Annual Conference October 30, 2007
    INTERA's Dr. Alaa Aly, P.E., Peter Castiglia, David Jordan, P.E., Patrick Tara, P.E., and David Lawler will speak on technical topics that include multivariate statistical methods for source water analysis, uncertainty analysis for hydrologic integration processes, bi-national groundwater resources, decision support systems, estimating un-gaged flows, and developing water resources with the Peace Corps. Additional details ...
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  • INTERA Sponsoring Regional Water Symposium August 16, 2007
    INTERA is a proud corporate sponsor and exhibitor at the 2007 Regional Water Symposium sponsored by Southwest Hydrology and the Arizona Hydrological Society. This year's theme is "Sustainable Water, Unlimited Growth, Quality of Life – Can We Have it All?" The symposium is being held August 29 thru September 1, 2007 at the Westin La ...
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  • INTERA to Provide Key Support on Petroleum Storage August 14, 2007
    INTERA, serving as a key subcontractor to Southwest Geological and Environmental Services, will provide engineering services at leaking petroleum storage tank (LPST) sites in the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's (TCEQ) Western Region. Work will include conducting testing to support remediation system design, preparing corrective action plans, developing bid packages and providing oversight for the ...
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  • INTERA Signs Contract with Southwest Florida Water Management District August 08, 2007
    Under a 5-year contract with the Southwest Florida Water Management District, INTERA will provide a variety of water resource support services including establishing minimum flows and levels (MFLs) for rivers and streams to protect the District's ecosystems and water resources, geographic information system (GIS) services, as well as statistical and numerical modeling support.
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  • INTERA to Provide Environmental Commissioning Services for the New City of Austin Water Treatment Plant #4 July 27, 2007
    A team led by INTERA has been selected to provide environmental commissioning services for the new City of Austin Water Treatment Plant 4 (WTP 4). INTERA will serve as part of the Environmental Commissioning Team (EC Team) along with representatives from the City's Watershed Protection and Development Review Department, Austin Water Utility, Public Works Department, ...
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  • INTERA to Provide Environmental Investigation and Remediation Services to TXDOT July 27, 2007
    INTERA has been selected for an indefinite delivery contract with the Environmental Affairs Division of the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to provide a wide variety of environmental investigation and remediation services at TXDOT facilities and right-of-ways across Texas. Anticipated work includes conducting hazardous materials site investigations, risk-based assessment modeling and evaluations, corrective actions for ...
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  • INTERA Employee Published on Using Decision Support July 20, 2007
    David Jordan, P.E., a Senior Hydrogeologist at INTERA, has recently published an article in the July/August 2006 issue of Southwest Hydrology on using decision support systems (DSS) in the area of water resource management to help balance stakeholders' competing demands for limited water supplies. DSS allow considerations, such as minimum river flows for ecosystem sustainability, ...
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  • INTERA to Provide Services to the City of Albuquerque at the Former Los Angeles Landfill July 19, 2007
    INTERA has won a contract to provide the City of Albuquerque's Environmental Health Department with technical support services at the former Los Angeles Landfill. The former landfill, approximately 77 acres in size, was in operation from approximately 1978 to 1984 and primarily accepted municipal waste (residential and commercial); however small quantities of medical waste and ...
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  • INTERA Awarded Modeling Contract by NAGRA July 15, 2007
    INTERA has been awarded a contract by NAGRA (the Swiss national agency for radioactive waste disposal) to develop a three-dimensional site scale model for a proposed waste repository in Switzerland. The three-dimensional modeling will simulate two-phase flow associated with the operational and post closure period of a low/intermediate-level and high-level radioactive waste repository. To complete ...
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  • INTERA Awarded Contract with ANDRA to Conduct Hydrogeologic Testing July 11, 2007
    INTERA Incorporated, in association with Saunier & Associates and Solexperts, was recently awarded a contract with the French national radioactive waste management agency (ANDRA) to conduct hydrogeologic testing in deep boreholes near the Underground Research Laboratory (URL) at Bure in Meuse/Haute-Marne, France. As the agency responsible for the long-term storage of radioactive waste in a ...
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  • INTERA Employee Published in Hydroline June 19, 2007
    Jordan, P.E., a Senior Hydrogeologist in INTERA's Albuquerque, New Mexico office, recently published an article in the spring 2007 issue of ESRI's newsletter, hydroline. The article discusses the use of ArcGIS and ModelBuilder in the evaluation of irrigated acreages and the agricultural use of water in New Mexico. The research project was funded as part ...
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  • INTERA Hires Peter Castiglia June 18, 2007
    INTERA is pleased to announce that Peter Castiglia has joined our water resources group in Albuquerque. Peter will serve as a Senior Scientist responsible for conducting and managing hydrogeologic and water planning studies involving water-supply development, water desalination, surface-water quality, water rights, and environmental assessments. His experience includes managing publicly contested drinking water projects, leading ...
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  • INTERA Selected by South Florida Water Management District to Provide Modeling Support Services June 14, 2007
    INTERA has been selected by the South Florida Water Management District to provide a wide variety of modeling support services. Work under this 3-year, District-wide work order based contract will include: development, calibration, verification, and application of regional models; numerical and physical modeling; numerical and physical based model development, modification, and enhancement; modeling for storage ...
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  • INTERA Awarded Contract from the University of Mississippi May 30, 2007
    INTERA was awarded a contract from the University of Mississippi to support the development of GIS-based database and vulnerability analysis tools for Mississippi groundwater, surface water resources, and dams. The project scope includes developing complete inventories of critical infrastructure and key resources and performing vulnerability assessments to identify potential areas of weakness and provide guidance ...
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  • INTERA Signs Contract with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California May 22, 2007
    INTERA has signed a contract with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to provide technical service for the evaluation of crop, land, and irrigation management practices. The Metropolitan Water District service area covers approximately 5,200 square miles and includes portions of six California counties including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and ...
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  • INTERA to Provide Sandoval County with Hydrologic Services May 05, 2007
    Under an indefinite scope and delivery contract awarded in 2006, INTERA is providing Sandoval County with hydrologic services to determine/recommend the most appropriate and economical sources for water, improvements to existing systems, and other work necessary to ensure continued and future sources of water in the various areas of the County. INTERA has recently been ...
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  • INTERA Relocates Corporate Office in Austin, Texas May 01, 2007
    After 10 years at the 9111A Research Boulevard address, INTERA has moved our corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas to 1812 Centre Creek Drive, Suite 300. The new location includes additional office space to accommodate the company's growing staff.
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