American Water Resources Association 
Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Section 

Welcome to the AWRA-PMAS

...providing a forum for discussion and exchange of information and ideas relative to water resources management issues specific to our metropolitan area. 

Upcoming Event

Please note new meeting date and room. Meetings will now be held on the second Wednesday of the month in the Planning Commission Conference Room, same building and floor.

A Geological Perspective on Stormwater Infiltration

Toby Kessler, PG and Trevor Woodward, PG

Gilmore and Associates, Inc.

Abstract: Understanding the geology of the Philadelphia area and processes involved with groundwater recharge is critical to design of stormwater infiltration facilities. The presentation will touch on glacial outwash sediments, urban fill, Wissahickon Schist bedrock, injection wells, and groundwater mounding, all of which influence groundwater recharge in our region. Investigative methods and project examples will be discussed.

Toby J. Kessler, PG is manager of Gilmore & Associates, Inc.’s geosciences department, with over 14 years of experience in geology, hydrogeology, and hazardous waste site assessment. Mr. Kessler has a Bachelors Degree in Geology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in Geosystems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Trevor G. Woodward, PG is an engineering geologist with over 14 years of experience in geotechnical and geologic investigations and field methods. He has a Bachelors Degree in Geology from Bloomsburg University. He is an active member of Gilmore’s Sustainable Resource and Green Infrastructure Team.

One Parkway Building 
1515 Arch Street
18th Floor Planning Commission Conference Room
Philadelphia, PA

Our meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through June.  Please click on "Events" link to register for this meeting and to see a listing of future meeting dates and topics.

2014/2015 Board Leadership

 President: Chris McEntee, Greeley & Hansen
 President Elect: Bridget Wadzuk, Villanova University  
 Vice President: Benoit Van Aken, Temple University 
 Treasurer: Bernadette Callahan, Stantec Consulting
 Secretary: Stefanie Rittenhouse, PA DEP Southeast Region
 Membership Chair: Adam Minichelli, Greeley & Hansen
 Social Co-Chairs: Nha Truong, Philadelphia Water Department
  Daniel Wible, CH2M Hill
 Student Co-Chairs: Amanda Hess, Villanova University
  Sibia Ranjbar, Temple University
 Past President: Jaclyn Rogers, Philadelphia Water Department

Thanks to our Organization Member Sponsors

- Michael Baker Jr., IncCDM - CH2M Hill -

Greeley and Hansen -

- Hatch Mott MacDonaldHazen and Sawyer -

- McCormick Taylor Engineers & Planners -

 - Philadelphia Water Department - Riordan Materials -

- Stantec Consulting -

Temple U. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sci-Tek Consultants, Inc. - Warren Glass LLP - Villanova University


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