San Francisco Bay Branch Meeting - The Role of Groundwater in Integrated Water Resources Management

 

 

 

The San Francisco Bay Branch is pleased to present:

 "The Role of Groundwater in Integrated Water Resources Management"

Featuring:

Behrooz Mortazavi,

Southern California 2016 David Keith Todd Lecturer

Wednesday, February 15th

5:30pm-8:45pm

 

Many water agencies and water resources authorities in California and around the world are interested in increasing their supply reliability during critically dry conditions.  These entities continuously try to expand use of local resources in an effort to improve water supply reliability in their region.  Use of potable groundwater, desalted groundwater, and storage of surface water or recycled water in the local aquifers are some of the elements that can enhance water supply reliability. 

Implementation of these elements requires existence of water rights, and existence of a viable water resources management plan.  In addition, water quality variations and geo-political dynamics play an important role in the structure of these management plans.

This talk reviews political, environmental, and technical challenges for implementing an integrated resources planning.  EMWD’s local resource planning will be used as a case study to demonstrate how EMWD used its available groundwater resources to implement a successful integrated resources plan in Southern California.

 

Speaker Bio:  

For over two decades, Behrooz Mortazavi was in charge of developing and implementing water resources management plans at Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD), located 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles.  During his tenure, EMWD secured its groundwater water rights after an Indian Water Rights Settlement, which was enacted by Congress; initiated an Integrated Resources Planning; designed and implemented an integrated recharge and recovery program to mitigate groundwater overdraft; and maximized the use of recycled water to meet agricultural, environmental habitat, and municipal irrigation demands in its jurisdiction. 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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. - Speakers
8:30 - 8:45 p.m. - Questions and Answers

DINNER CHOICES:

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

 

DINNER COSTS:

$45 for Members
$50 for Non-Members
$10 for Student attendees

 

THIS MONTH'S SPONSOR:

 

TBA

 

ANNOUNCING SCHOLASTIC SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT SCIENCE STUDENTS:

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 at amadrone@westyost.com or at 530-756-5905 for details.

 If you have any announcements or questions, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg (esandberg@cascade-env.com) at 415-786-7244, or Branch Treasurer David W. Abbott (dabbottgw@gmail.com) at 510-928-4543.

We are actively looking for potential speakers. If you have a topic or suggestion, please contact the Branch President, Eric Sandberg (esandberg@cascade-env.com) at 415-786-7244

When?

Wed, Feb. 15, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Event has ended

Where?

Hs Lordships
199 Seawall Drive
Berkeley, California 94710