GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION
o f C a l i f o r n i a
Central Coast Branch Dinner Meeting
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Location: UCSB – Bren Hall
"Can We Stop Undermining Our Water Supplies?
Groundwater and California's Water Future"
Dr. Jay R. Lund
of UC Davis Watershed Sciences Center
David Keith Todd Distinguished Lecturer
RSVP online at http://grac.org/event/er_regform.asp?eid=291
Carollo Engineers and Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.
|Dr. Jay Lund's work on groundwater mostly involves the integration of groundwater management with the management of surface water, water demands, and the environment. Examples include work on conjunctive use of surface and groundwater and, most recently, policy and management of nitrate contamination of groundwater. His overall research is in applying systems analysis and economic ideas to water resource and environmental problems. He has led development and application of a large-scale optimization model for California's water supply, as well as various other modeling and policy studies. In recent years he has been a principal author of several major books and reports on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and California water policy, with the Public Policy Institute of California, including Managing California's Water - from conflict to reconciliation. He is a frequent contributor to CaliforniaWaterBlog.com.
Integrating groundwater into overall water and environmental management is central to California's water future. Groundwater encompasses most of the water storage in California and is a major water source for most of the state. Cities, farms, and ecosystems depend on it for both water supply and water quality. Over time, groundwater's role has changed, from an isolated and convenient source of clean water to an increasingly contaminated and diminishing source, with increasing effects on surface water bodies, users, and ecosystems. Lowered water tables, overdraft, and accumulations of salts, nitrate, and other contaminants have brought widespread effects to almost every part of the state. This talk reviews groundwater's diverse roles in water management in California, current and growing issues for groundwater supply and management, and promising approaches to integrating groundwater into broader water and environmental management, along with surface water, demands, and infr astructu re. Political and scientific challenges for accomplishing such management also are discussed.
The Central Coast branch is pleased to have Carollo Engineers and Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. as sponsors for this meeting.
Carollo Engineers is an environmental engineering firm that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater facilities. Our staff includes civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, environmental, and instrumentation and control engineers, as well as scientists, planners, architects and CAD designers. Cities, utilities and special districts of all sizes count on Carollo to help them navigate through the increasingly complex challenges of cost-effectively and sustainably protecting public health; meeting local, state, and federal regulatory requirements; protecting the water environment; and addressing public expectations. Carollo maintains 34 offices throughout the United States, 11 within California, and has a local Ventura County office.
Since 1984, the employee owners at Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (DBS&A) have provided comprehensive services in groundwater and surface water hydrology, and soil science. Particular areas of expertise include:
• Hydrogeologic investigations
• Water resources planning and development
• Water rights
• Studies of contaminant transport in soil and groundwater • Numerical modeling
• Remediation of soil and groundwater
• Investigation and mitigation of soil vapor intrusion to indoor air
• Custom solutions for data management and mapping
• Technical support for environmental and water resource disputes
DBS&A’s Soil Testing and Research Laboratory performs analyses of consolidated and unconsolidated materials. The lab’s core capabilities are analyses of hydrologic properties, consolidation and strength, and geotechnical testing. Our clients rely on our innovation in developing custom, efficient solutions for unusual site conditions and enterprise challenges.
This meeting will be held at the University of California Santa Barbara in room 1424 of Bren Hall. The 24X bus from downtown Santa Barbara goes straight to the school and drops off next to the parking area (see map).
The Thursday, May 2, 2013 meeting agenda:
6:00 to 6:15 PM -- Registration
6:15 to 7:00 PM -- Dinner, Announcements, Business Meeting
7:00 to 8:00 PM -- Keynote Speaker
Cost: $25 members, $30 non-members, $10 for students. The scholarship fund receives $5 of the proceeds for each member and non-member RSVP.
Reservations: The Central Coast Branch is using GRA's online registration system (http://grac.org/event/er_regform.asp?eid=291) for this meeting. The online reservation process is quick and easy. You may pay by credit card (online) or check/cash at the door. Please make your reservation before before Wednesday, May 1 at noon so we can arrange for the food and drinks.
IMPORTANT BRANCH NEWS
The Branch is dedicated to increasing awareness of issues related to groundwater in the Central Coast Region, as well as to providing a forum for groundwater and hydrogeology professionals to gather and discuss developments in their field. We are actively seeking suggestions for future meeting locations or other ways to improve access to our meetings across the varied landscape of the Central Coast.
Scholastic Sponsorship Program:The Central Coast Branch initiated a scholastic sponsorship program, with local sponsors supporting our annual scholarship fund for students who are engaged in groundwater studies. If your organization is interested in participating as a Scholastic Sponsor for a future event, please contact a Branch Officer. Sponsors will be recognized at our meetings and on the GRA website.
Meetings of the Central Coast GRA: Meetings of the Central Coast Branch of the GRA will be held approximately every second month. If you would like to make a presentation at an up-coming meeting of the GRA, Central Coast Branch, please contact Tony Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-525-4431) or Ryan Drake (email@example.com or 805-882-1446). Students - do you have interesting project data from your research on the geology and hydrogeology of the Central Coast area? The GRA would love to hear about the results of your research projects. If you would like to present your research at a future meeting, please contact Tony Morgan or Ryan Drake and we will get you the appropriate details.
Meet Your Future Employer:
There is no better way for students and recent graduates to learn about the organizations active in the groundwater resources business than to attend the Branch meetings. Representatives of the region's environmental and engineering consulting companies, drilling organizations, legal firms, and various agencies (e.g., regulatory, county, public, water conservation) attend the meetings. Who knows, you may sit next to your future employer at a meeting.
Sponsors and Donations:
If you would like to sponsor a GRA Meeting or other event, or volunteer your time or services to any one of the many GRA-sponsored activities, please contact Dan Detmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 525-4431. Presently, we are in need of sponsorship or donations for our upcoming monthly meetings. Our sponsorship program has two levels:
• A cash donation of $100 will earn your company a mention in our meeting announcement as well as an opportunity to distribute information regarding services or products at our meeting; or
• For a donation of $300 or more your organization will be allotted 10 minutes to speak to the group and acquaint them with your services or products and the opportunity to distribute information.
The GRA branch welcomes any ideas for sponsorship that you may have.
Contacting the Central Coast Branch Officers: If you have questions, comments, or would just like to contact one of the Central Coast Branch officers, you will find them at the following addresses:
President -- Tony Morgan
United Water Conservation District
Vice President – Ryan Drake
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Secretary – Jeff Kubran
Treasurer – Dan Detmer
United Water Conservation District
Upcoming GRA Statewide Events:
GRACast Web Seminar -- Quantitative Analysis & Visualization of Conceptual Site Models
May 8, 2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm PDT (GMT-07:00)
GRACast Web Seminar -- Salt an Nutrient Management Plans Update, Second in a Series
May 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm PDT (GMT-07:00)
Managed Aquifer Recharge and Recovery in the Urban Environment Symposium
May 22-23, 2013 - Burlingame, CA
High Resolution Tools and Techniques for Optimizing Groundwater Extraction for Water Supply
Symposium: June 19, 2013 - Garden Grove, CA
Field Demonstrations: June 20, 2013 - Anaheim, CA
supply and quality through education and technical leadership.
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