NTH Consultants Hires Karen Okonta to Strengthen Water Resources Capabilities

Okonta to bring Additional Environmental and Hydrogeology Expertise to Water Resources Initiatives
By: NTH Consultants, Ltd.
NORTHVILLE, Mich. - Sept. 19, 2016 - PRLog -- NTH Consultants, Ltd. (NTH) today announced that that Karen Okonta will join the water resources team as a Senior Project Professional. Ms. Okonta brings more than 26 years of experience in the environmental and hydrogeology fields to NTH and she has extensive experience related to environmental monitoring, project development, and regulatory compliance. Karen will split her time between the Northville, Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio offices to strengthen NTH's capabilities and resources across these geographical markets. These markets, which NTH already serves, are areas directly affected by current water resources issues in the Great Lakes such as excessive sediment/nutrient discharge, surface water and storm water control and quality issues, and Western Lake Erie Basin degradation concerns.

"Given the emphasis in the Great Lakes Region on protecting and preserving our water resources and water quality, along with renewed effort by Michigan Office of Great Lakes on the 30-year water strategy, we are expanding our expertise and technical capabilities to support these initiatives," said David R. Lutz, P.E., Vice-President and Senior Project Engineer at NTH Consultants. "Because of this, Karen is an important strategic hire for us due to her extensive background in the implementation of environmental monitoring and regulatory compliance programs as well as various technical fields. We look forward to her strengthening our water resources services and initiatives."

Ms. Okonta, a graduate of University of Northern Iowa, is a proven leader whose areas of expertise include, waste and materials management; industrial/commercial compliance programs; development and implementation of environmental monitoring and compliance programs including landfill and pre-drill baseline monitoring; design and management of groundwater, surface water and storm water programs, and remedial investigations and corrective measures; and work with the private and public sector on regulatory compliance programs in several states.

In addition, Karen has extensive experience with beneficial use programs; SPCC and SWPP programs; NPDES permitting; modeling applications, data management and analyses, statistical evaluations, risk assessment, geochemical studies, contaminant fate and transport, and special research and development projects. She has also consulted for the International Joint Commission, a joint effort between Canada and the United States to resolve transboundary issues on shared water bodies, including the Great Lakes.

"I am passionate about the preservation of our water resources and am pleased to find that this is a priority market for NTH. After meeting with the team, I am confident that not only will NTH provide me with important experiences and exciting projects that will continue to further my career, but also that I can share my knowledge and expertise with the company. I look forward to working with this dedicated group of professionals and to contributing to our clients' success," said Karen Okonta, Senior Project Professional at NTH Consultants.

About NTH Consultants, Ltd.

NTH Consultants, Ltd (http://www.nthconsultants.com/) (NTH) is a nationally recognized engineering firm specializing in Geotechnical, Environmental, and Facilities Engineering. With industry-leading specialists in the Energy, Water Resources, Infrastructure and Redevelopment markets, NTH helps clients achieve their immediate and long-term goals. Since 1968, NTH has been confronted with some of the most challenging and complex issues facing our environment today and provides innovative and creative approaches for each project it undertakes. NTH is constantly exploring new technologies and solutions that are safe, well-developed, and cost effective for its clients. NTH is headquartered in Northville, MI and serves its diverse client base from five offices throughout Michigan and Ohio.

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