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INTERA SELECTS FIRST ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP AWARD WINNER

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…

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INTERA Announces the Relocation of Hawaii Office

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…

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Shaden Musleh Joins INTERA

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…

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INTERA Creates Stewardship Award

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…

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First Employees Receive INTERA 101 Training

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,…

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INTERA Establishes Strategic Partnership with Colombia-based SHI

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…

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INTERA Staff Contribute to New Reference Book on Geological Disposal of Radioactive Wastes

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,…

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Patrick Williamson speaks on the subject of “Water Stewardship for Mining” at Medellin Gold Symposium, November 2017

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…

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David Jordan to Lead INTERA’s Water Resources Business

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…

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INTERA’s Dr. Alison Adams Selected for Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies’ 2017 Donald R. Boyd Award

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…

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Accounting for Uncertainty in Groundwater Sustainability Modeling

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…

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INTERA Coastal Engineering Project Presented with National Award of Merit by Design-Build Institute of America

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…

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INTERA’s Patrick Williamson Presents Short Course on “International Best Practices for Environmental Management of Mines” in Mexico

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…

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Dr. Bryn Kimball Joins INTERA

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…

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INTERA Uses Workify to Enhance Millennial Engagement

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…

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Dr. Alison Adams Joins INTERA

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…

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INTERA’s David Jordan Featured in Water 2120 Video

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…

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INTERA Wins Contract with Swiss Radioactive Waste Management Agency

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…

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Dr. Jean Croisé Joins INTERA

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…

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INTERAns Run for the Water

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…

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INTERA Wins Award from American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

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…

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Visit INTERA at the 2016 Texas Groundwater Summit

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…

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Kelly Hunter Joins INTERA’s Executive Team

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…

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INTERA Acquires CR Petroleum Optimization Technologies Inc.

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…

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INTERA’s Abhishek Singh Co-author on Paper Published in Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

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…

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In Memory of Dr. Daniel Erskine

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…

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INTERA Opens Office in California

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…

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Congratulations to Larry Coons on Becoming a Diplomate in Geotechnical Engineering

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…

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INTERA Helps Obtain Sole Source Designation for the Mahomet Aquifer from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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…

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INTERA Providing Environmental Consulting, Testing, and Operations and Maintenance for Remediation of the Jacksonville Shipyards

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…

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INTERA Announces the Relocation of Gainesville Office

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…

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Suzanne Busch, PE Joins INTERA’s Albuquerque Staff

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…

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New INTERA “Look”—Same Commitment to Delivering Excellence with Every Geoscience and Engineering Solution

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…

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Dr. Jack Wittman Joins INTERA

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…

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Innovative Groundwater Database Connects Energy Companies with Water-Sourcing Information

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…

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As Drought Spreads, Firms Could Be Up the Creek

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…

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INTERA Develops Breakthrough Adjoint Sensitivity Code for Coupled Surface Water-Groundwater Models

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…

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Robert Sengebush Provides Review of New Geologic Mapping Book

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…

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INTERA Acquires Ocean Engineering Associates, Inc. (OEA)

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…

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Terry Hull Joins INTERA to Lead Southeastern Division

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…

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INTERA Support Keeps New Potash Mine Project Rolling

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…

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INTERA’s Focus on National Radioactive Waste Management Programs Helps Mitigate Business Uncertainties Associated with European Economy

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…

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INTERA’s Van Kelley Comments on Impacts of U.S. Drought on Groundwater Resources

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

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…

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Rick Scadden Serves on PCB Peer Review Panel

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…

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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

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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INTERA Names Alaa Aly Vice President

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…

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INTERA’s Dr. Abhishek Singh Named New Associate Editor for the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management

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…

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INTERA Develops Adjoint Capture Function for MODFLOW

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…

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ICP Selects INTERA to Permit New Mine

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…

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INTERA’s Tampa Office Moves to a New Location

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,…

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INTERA Divests Ownership in Canadian Affiliate

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…

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INTERA’s Greg Ruskauff to Speak at the International Groundwater Symposium

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…

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Larry Coons Joins INTERA’s Albuquerque Office

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.…

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INTERA Wins Environmental Services Contract with the City of Austin

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…

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INTERA’s Abhishek Singh Lead Author on Paper Published in Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering

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…

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Dr. Steve Young Joins INTERA Team

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…

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INTERA Continuing to Support EPRI’s Oversight of DOE’s Nuclear Waste Management and Geological Disposal Programs

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…

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Navarro – INTERA Team Wins $60 Million Environmental Characterization and Remediation Contract at DOE’s Nevada Test Site

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…

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INTERA Acquires Monitor Scientific, LLC

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…

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INTERA Personnel Publish Paper on Model Averaging Techniques for Quantifying Conceptual Model Uncertainty

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…

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INTERA’s Srikanta Mishra Publishes Review Paper on Global Sensitivity Analysis Techniques

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…

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INTERA Personnel to Speak at PEST Conference

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…

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INTERA Hires John Sigda, PhD

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…

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INTERA’s Srikanta Mishra Publishes Article on Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis Techniques

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.…

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Dr. Srikanta Mishra to Teach Short Course on Global Sensitivity Analysis Techniques as Part of ModelCARE2009

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…

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Geoscientific Site Characterization

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…

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INTERA Sponsoring the American Water Resource Association’s 2008 Annual Water Resources Conference

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…

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INTERA Opens Richland, Washington Office

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…

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INTERA Approved for $900,000 Contract to Provide Environmental Services for Austin Energy

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…

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INTERA Wins Contract to Revise Groundwater Model for the St. Johns River Water Management District in Florida

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…

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INTERA Staff Members Publish Article on Texas Groundwater Availability Modeling in the August Issue of The Water Report

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…

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INTERA Names Marsh Lavenue President & CEO

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…

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INTERA Employee Receives Special Recognition for Work at NTS

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…

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Dr. Srikanta Mishra to Speak in Italy on Environmental Issues Related to Geological Storage

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…

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INTERA Personnel to Speak at American Water Resources Association Annual Conference

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…

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INTERA Sponsoring Regional Water Symposium

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,…

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INTERA to Provide Key Support on Petroleum Storage

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…

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INTERA to Provide Environmental Commissioning Services for the New City of Austin Water Treatment Plant #4

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…

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INTERA to Provide Environmental Investigation and Remediation Services to TXDOT

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…

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INTERA Employee Published on Using Decision Support

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…

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INTERA to Provide Services to the City of Albuquerque at the Former Los Angeles Landfill

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…

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INTERA Awarded Modeling Contract by NAGRA

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…

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INTERA Awarded Contract with ANDRA to Conduct Hydrogeologic Testing

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…

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INTERA Employee Published in Hydroline

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…

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INTERA Hires Peter Castiglia

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…

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INTERA Selected by South Florida Water Management District to Provide Modeling Support Services

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,…

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INTERA Awarded Contract from the University of Mississippi

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…

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INTERA Signs Contract with Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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,…

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