Geothermal Surveys, Inc. (dba
GSi/water) was established in the early 1960s. The company
specializes in the exploration and production of ground water
resources and related applications. The technical member of
our company are geologists, geophysicists and ground water
Our services encompass a broad
spectrum including development of ground water as a resource,
leakage identification in dams and other impoundments, and
identification and monitoring of moving fluids. We work domestically
We utilize programs of integrated
geology, geophysics and hydrology to identify the best possible
well locations for our clients. We design and oversee the
processes of drilling, construction, and testing of wells
as part of services.
We use various geophysical techniques
to help us solve complex ground water problems. One of these
techniques, the use of shallow ground temperatures to identify
and trace the movement of underground fluids, was developed
and pioneered by our company and was the basis on which the
company was founded.
We create high-level graphics
to help us interpret the complex conditions that characterize
the ground water environment in which we work, and to communicate
the results to our clients.
PRESS RELEASE - FOR
Named Principal Hydrogeologist at GSi/water
Surveys, Inc., (dba GSi/water) is pleased to announce that
Thomas J. Calabrese,
PG, has been named Principal Hydrogeologist for the firm.
Mr. Calabrese brings 30 years of diverse water resources experience
to the company. He will work with Dr.
Joseph H. Birman, PG, CHG, CEG, PGP, in this role. Dr.
Birman, founder of the firm and inventor of the geophysical
method that uses temperature as a tracer of ground water movement,
said, "I am delighted to have Tom back with us. His experience
with our thermal method allows us to transitioin GSi/water
to a new era while maintaining continuity and technical excellence
for our existing clients."
Calabrese worked for GSi/water for several years before moving
on to a nationwide ground water consulting firm. For the last
15 years he has been President and Principal Hydrogeologist
for his own firm, EnviroLogic
Resources, Inc. based in Portland, Oregon. His experience
as a small business owner and technical practitioner was important
to GSi/water in its search for an eventual successor to Dr.
Birman. In addition to the classical ground water exploration
programs and thermal monitoring conducted by GSi/water, Mr.
Calabrese has skills in water quality, water rights, environmental
cleanup, and environmental stewardship.
am excited about the opportunity to take GSi/water into the
next stage as a consulting firm and I've always enjoyed working
with my mentor, Joe Birman," Calabrese said. "I
intend to expand the range of services we provide to our clients,
providing a foundation for growth both for the firm and its
staff. We cand o more and be more of a full-service firm.
I look forward to the opportunity Joe has provided."
Calabrese has shown himself to be an innovator in the environmental
field. He is responsible for the development of GreenGolfUSA.com,
and GreenParksUSA.com, websites focused on providing Integrated
Pest Management and Best Management Practices programs for
golf courses and municipalities. He directed the development
of next generation guidelines for environmental stewardship
planning for these types of facilities as well. He is proficient
in water quality issues related to pesticides and other pollutants
in storm water, surface water, and ground water. And, he has
performed environmental investigations and remediation at
sites ranging from gas stations to State and Federal Superfund
Calabrese is a Registered Professional Geologist in California,
Oregon, and Washington; a Licensed Hydrogeologist in Washington;
and a Certified Water Rights Examiner in Oregon.
has already taught us things we have only had peripheral awareness
of as a company," said Dr. Birman. "I am satisfied
that GSi/water will be in capable hands." Dr. Birman
plans to continue to work for the firm and focus on research
into other applications of the thermal technique.