San Francisco Bay Branch Meeting - "Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Technologies"

The San Francisco Bay Branch is pleased to present:

 "Groundwater Contaminants and Treatment Technologies"

Speaker: Peter S. Cartwright, PE, 2016 McEllhiney Lecture Speaker


Arsenic and nitrate are among the most pervasive naturally occurring groundwater contaminants found throughout the U.S.  This lecture addresses these specific chemicals and discusses the treatment technologies most appropriate for their removal.  It includes details of specific technology choices as a function of contaminant reduction efficacy and cost. Installation requirements are also addressed, as well as operation and maintenance.


Speaker Bio:  

Peter S. Cartwright, PE, entered the water purification and wastewater treatment industry in 1974, and has had his own consulting engineering firm since 1980. He is the technical consultant to the Canadian Water Quality Association and has provided consulting services to more than 250 clients globally. Cartwright has authored approximately 200 articles, written several book chapters, presented more than 200 lectures in conferences around the world, and is the recipient of several patents. He also provides extensive expert witness testimony and technology training courses. Cartwright holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a registered professional engineer in that state as well.


5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - No-Host Social and Registration
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Dinner and Announcements
7:45 - 8:30 p.m. - Keynote Speaker
8:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Questions and Answers


Fish – Baked fresh Atlantic salmon with herb butter, served with rice pilaf and fresh seasonal vegetables
Meat – Rosemary chicken, garlic mash potatoes and fresh vegetables
Vegetarian – Portobello mushroom ravioli with an Alfredo pesto sauce


CANCELLATION POLICY: GRA will accept cancellations with no charge until 12:00 PM (Noon) on Friday, September 16, 2016. At that time, we must submit a final head count and we will be charged accordingly. If you cancel after that time, or are a no-show, we will ask you to pay the cost of your meal(s). Thank you for your cooperation.


GRA San Francisco Bay Branch is interested in supporting university science students. Our Scholastic Sponsorship Program is an opportunity to publicize your business while contributing toward a good cause. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged in the announcement, at the meeting, and space will be provided for a small display and brochures. Please contact Abigail Madrone or at 530-756-5905 for details.

This Month's Sponser:

Woodward LogoWoodward Drilling Company, Inc. began in 1990 as a family-owned and operated business enterprise designed to provide quality first class drilling services. Wayne & Connie Woodward have a background in petroleum exploration, mining, geotechnical and environmental drilling.  Woodward is designed to respond seamlessly to the drilling trends of private and public projects needs. Efficient operation run by experienced staff, most of our drilling crews and office staff have worked here for many years. With this, our clients receive a level of personalized service unparalleled in the drilling industry.  Woodward Drilling Company, Inc. is a DBE/WMBE/SBE 8(a) Company.

Woodward Drilling supports several professional organizations that are integral to the environmental community and upcoming scholars by hiring interns and donating funds to our future’s education. By staying involved we facilitate bringing you new advancements in drilling technology and services. In addition to an assortment of drilling rigs of various use and size, we also provide water / soil hauling and waste water treatment and disposal. When you support Woodward Drilling you also support a certified minority-owned and small business enterprise that stays in the local economy.  Learn more about Woodward Drilling on the web at:

Ryan Woodward, Procurement Manager
Woodward Drilling
For a Competitive Bid Call (707) 374-4300


If you have any announcements or questions, please contact the Branch President, John McHugh ( at 510-459-0474, or Branch Treasurer David W. Abbott ( at 510-928-4543.

We are actively looking for potential speakers. If you have a topic or suggestion, please contact the Branch President, John McHugh ( at 510-459-0474




Wed, Sept. 21, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

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