Ernest Rossano

Ernie RossanoMr. Ernest Rossano is a Senior Partner within ERM based in Melville, New York. He has 28 years of varied hydrogeologic experience, including 3 years as a Project Manager for the United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Division on Long Island. His experience includes the design of monitoring well networks for volatile organics, hydrocarbons, and collection of basic hydrogeologic parameters; seismic, downhole geophysical, and sample log analysis and correlation; supervision and analysis of pump tests in confined and unconfined strata; numerical modeling of ground water flow and solute transport; and management of large scale remedial investigations and remedial actions.

His experience includes work in unconsolidated sediments and in fractured rock environments. Mr. Rossano has extensive experience with the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program which includes the successful completion of several projects in the New York City area.

Mr. Rossano is also an acting board member for the New York City Brownfield Partnership, whose mission is to provide benefits to the communities we serve by working to redevelop brownfield areas in New York City.

Mr. Rossano has worked closely with the ERM Foundation which was established to enable ERMers around the world to make a direct contribution to a more sustainable world through providing technical support, volunteering their time, raising & donating funds and other forms of practical support for environmental initiatives. Foundation projects generally relate to one or more of the following criteria:
•    Carbon reduction
•    Clean water & sanitation
•    Environmental education
•    Conservation & biodiversity

His work with the foundation has included being the liaison for multiple projects on Long Island with the South Shore Estuary Reserve and the Cornell Cooperative Extension. He has also worked extensively on charitable projects in Tanzania related to education support and clean water supply.

Registrations & Professional Affiliations
•    Certified Professional Geologist
•    National Ground Water Association
•    American Institute of Professional Geologists
•    Association of Ground Water Scientists & Engineers

Fields of Competence
•    Management of ground water pollution investigations
•    Analysis of surface and ground water flow systems
•    Surface and subsurface water quality monitoring
•    In-situ permeability testing
•    Infiltration testing
•    Stratigraphic analysis, correlation and interpretation
•    Multi-media sampling
•    Tank removal and associated soils assessment
•    Aquifer test analysis
•    Ground water modeling
•    Fate & Transport modeling
•    Applied geophysics
•    Municipal water supply
•    Soil Vapor Extraction
•    Air Sparging
•    Bioventing/Biosparging
•    Design & Installation of Horizontal Wells
•    Construction Management
•    Data Management using GIS Systems

Education
•    M.S. Hydrogeology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1992
•    B.S. Geology, Southampton College, New York, 1984