Principal Engineer Axel Rieke attended the California Stormwater Quality Association 2019 Annual Conference this month. The CASQA Annual Conference offered a unique opportunity to interact with professionals in the stormwater field. Each year the conference draws leading members of the stormwater community including local, state, and federal decision makers, stormwater program coordinators, contractors, consultants, engineers, lawyers, scientists, and planners. Over 1200 participants arrived for three days of in-depth training and discussions addressing a wide-range of challenges and opportunities facing stormwater practitioners in California and beyond.
Principal Engineers Nancy Hendrickson and Ana Demorest just returned from the Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Both Nancy and Ana have worked on MGP projects throughout their 30-year-careers. The conference provided an opportunity to share experiences and through technical presentations, panels, and posters and interacting with representatives from over 50 companies including utilities, regulatory agencies, universities, consulting firms and contractors.
In 2018, Northgate’s Principal Geologist Maile Smith took part in two volunteer delegations as part of the TechWomen program, traveling to both Nigeria and Malaysia. In 2019, as Northgate continues our social responsibility and commitment to mentoring women in science, Maile is headed to Uzbekistan. The purpose of the delegation trips is to engage and encourage women to consider a career path in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). While women are gaining numbers in traditionally male-dominated fields, they are still significantly outnumbered in STEM. Among girls, interest in STEM begins to wane in early adolescence. We believe it is […]
Earlier this spring, Northgate Engineer Nicky Robinson presented at the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation’s 28th Annual International West Coast Conference on Soil, Water, Energy and Air. Nicky presented a remediation case study entitled, “Minimizing Environmental Exposure by Incorporating Redevelopment Design in Remediation of Former Wood Treatment Facility”. Her poster explored the management and mitigation of a 12-acre remediation of soil, groundwater, and soil vapor at a site that historically served as a wood treatment facility and an oilfield for the past 70 years. The site was impacted with pentachlorephenol, metals, VOCs, dioxins/furans, and methane. The remedial […]
Northgate was recognized and awarded for 10 years in the Alameda County Green Business Program, a member of the California Green Business Network. Over the past decade, Northgate has prioritized conserving resources and preventing pollution in our office facilities, operations, and projects. Going beyond program compliance in the areas of waste, energy, water, pollution prevention, and air quality, we seek out creative and holistic solutions to reducing our environmental footprint in the communities where we work and live. Our green business practices under the program include: Reducing water use Conserving energy Promoting and incentivizing alternative transportation for employees Eliminating and […]
Northgate is proud to have once again presented at the State of the Estuary Conference. The State of the Estuary Conference focuses on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges. This year, The 13th Biennial State of the Estuary Conference was held at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, CA. Northgates presented posters included: Applications of UAS (Drones) for Aerial Mapping for Shoreline and Wetland Restoration and Management; presented by Pascual […]
Northgate was pleased to share the story of one of our Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS/drone) projects at the 2017 CalGIS/LocationCon conference in Oakland. In its 23rd year, The CalGIS Conference is considered a premier venue to discuss geospatial technologies. Northgate associate Taylor Bennett presented a case study from our successful drone mapping and imagery project at the Montezuma wetlands restoration site in the San Francisco estuary. At the Montezuma wetlands, Northgate and our partner, GeoWing Mapping Inc., conducted a high-resolution aerial survey of a 2,150-acre portion of the Suisun Marsh, which is now being restored from farmland to its original wetland state. […]
Northgate is proud to once again sponsor and exhibit at the Bay Area Open Space Council’s 2017 conference, “Eyes on the Horizon, Boots on the Trail.” The conference was held in Richmond, California in May and brought together more than 500 members of the Bay Area’s land conservation community, including policymakers and conservation professionals. Northgate participated as a sponsor at the Watershed Level. Northgate’s exhibit featured the numerous open spaces in the San Francisco Bay Area it has helped bring back to health for the enjoyment of the community and restored ecological function. Northgate has contributed its expertise in environmental assessment and cleanup to the benefit of living shorelines, […]
Time flies when you’re having fun! There are only three more days of the professional mentorship component of the 2016 TechWomen program that began on September 19 at 37 host companies across the San Francisco Bay Area. Northgate has been a proud participant since the first year of the program in 2011, and has hosted TechWomen Emerging Leaders (ELs) from Morocco, Sierra Leone, Tunisia, and South Africa. This year Northgate is mentoring two ELs: Lisette Shyamba from Rwanda and Ozoda Ismailova from Uzbekistan. During the 15 days that the ELs are at their host company’s office, they work alongside their […]
This past weekend, Northgate celebrated Earth Day by lending a hand at projects around Oakland. One group helped the Sierra Club Tree Team put 21 trees in the ground at the Learning Without Limits School at 40th Avenue and Carrington Street. Check out the great photos.