A culmination of nearly sixty years of successful environmental engineering practice by O'Brien & Gere, Inc., this book reflects the general evolution that has unfolded in environmental practice, including the shift away from hazardous waste clean-up and effluent control to prevention of pollution, recycling, and waste minimization.
Founded in 1945, O'BRIEN & GERE developed its reputation designing water and wastewater systems for upstate New York communities and industries. Today, the O'Brien & Gere companies service a long list of local, national, and international clients, providing start-to-finish engineering, construction, analytical, specialty manufacturing, operations, and property development services to industry, municipalities, and federal agencies. O'Brien & Gere has offices throughout the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom. O'Brien & Gere's profits from this book are used to fund scholarships for engineering students. Robert Bellandi, ELS, has edited two earlier books with O'Brien & Gere Engineers on the subject of hazardous waste remediation and has recently contributed to a review of water resource and water quality management in New York State from 1789 to 1970.