Benjamin Alter Authors Environmental Textbook

FAIRFIELD NJ AND NORWOOD MA…ISSUED OCTOBER 12, 2012… Benjamin Alter, PG, LSRP and Principal at GZA GeoEnvironmental, is the author of the textbook Environmental Consulting Fundamentals; Investigations and Remediation which was recently published by CRC Press.

Alter is a Senior Vice President in the northern NJ office of GZA GeoEnvironemntal, Inc. He is a professional geologist and a Licensed Site Remediation Professional in the state of New Jersey. He holds a M.S. degree from Cornell University and a M.B.A. from Columbia. He is a former adjunct professor at City University of New York.

The textbook introduces the basic building blocks of environmental consulting. Coverage ranges from an overview of regulations and the science underlying environmental processes to a discussion of environmental problems such as asbestos and lead-based paint. The book emphasizes the thought processes that go into designing an environmental study, interpreting the data, and selecting the next step – be it further investigation or remediation. The textbook has received excellent reviews.

“With his experience in the field and his years of teaching environmental engineering, Ben has created a wonderful teaching tool and resource for young people looking to enter the industry,” said William R. Beloff, President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. “It is an easy to read textbook that will also serve as a reference source We wish Ben every success with his book.”