Soil/Groundwater Contamination Characterization & Cleanup
CERCLA/Superfund PRP Strategy Development & Support
RCRA Corrective Action Negotiation, Planning & Implementation
Insurance Claim Technical Analysis & Underwriting Support
Groundwater Resource Exploration & Development
B.A., Geology - Occidental College
Anthony (Tony) Ward is a California Professional Geologist with over 40 years of experience in the environmental and water supply fields, serving in technical, client leadership, and management/operational roles. His experience includes groundwater resource development in large basins; soil and groundwater contamination characterization and remediation of diverse and complex industrial facilities; high-level agency negotiations regarding complex matters; property redevelopment; assessment of prospective school properties; and landfill characterizations, closures, and redevelopment.
Tony’s diverse and extensive experience in applied hydrogeology, along with his many years of experience in advocating and negotiating positions on behalf of the regulated community, have been applied in directing the performance of projects and services including CERCLA PRP strategy development, Preliminary Endangerment Assessments (PEAs), Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Studies (RI/FS), Removal Action Workplans (RAWs), Remedial Action Plans (RAPs), and Remedial Design and Implementation Plan (RDIP) development and implementation.
As a Project Coordinator/PRP group Common Consultant, he is also experienced with RCRA Part B Permit preparation, closure, and post-closure plan development and RCRA Corrective Action strategy, negotiation, planning, and implementation. He is a common consultant to responsible party groups.
With extensive experience in the environmental elements of transactions within the real estate sector, Tony has lead teams in large-scale environmental due diligence for mergers and acquisitions; landfill studies, remediation, closure, and redevelopment; California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and public participation support; and California School Property Evaluation and Cleanup.
Tony has also provided expert witness and litigation support on various environmental and water supply matters, and supported with claims review and underwriting for new policies in the insurance sector.
As a Director Emeritus of the Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA), which he co-founded in 1992, Tony is very familiar with evolving groundwater and environmental issues faced by the regulated community.