Tuesday, September 25, 2018

7:00AM-3:00PM
REGISTRATION (Grand Ballroom Foyer)

8:00AM-9:00AM
WELCOME AND OPENING SESSION (Grand Ballroom)

9:00AM-9:10AM
STUDENT FLASH PRESENTATIONS (Grand Ballroom)

9:10AM-9:50AM
BREAK (Grand Ballroom)

10:00AM-11:55AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Capitol Ballroom – Salons 1-4)

Funding for Groundwater Improvement (Salon 1)
Moderator: Chris Petersen, GEI Consultants

Significant funds are available for the protection and improved management of groundwater resources in California. This session highlights current and potential future sources of funding and provides practical insights on how to access these funds for your projects.

  • How Can You, as a GSA Access Funding for Your GSP Projects and How Do you Maximize the Opportunities Available to You
    Leslie Dumas, Woodard-Curran
  • Financing Options for GSA, What Are Your Options to Leverage Your Funding?
    Sanjay Gaur, Raftelis*
  • Department of Water Resource Funding Opportunities
    Carmel Brown, Department of Water Resources
  • State Water Resources Control Board Funding Opportunities
    Meghan Tosney, State Water Resources Control Board

Lessons Learned from Groundwater Management in Western States (Salon 2) 
Moderator: Lisa Porta, Jacobs

California is trailing behind other western states in regulating groundwater resources management; neighboring states have experimented with different forms of groundwater management over the past few decades. What can California water managers learn from challenges and solutions implemented in other states? Speakers in this session will share their valuable insights on their own methods, and trials at better water and groundwater management in the West.

  • Sustainable Groundwater, A Key Part of Albuquerque’s 100-year Water Plan
    Steve Shultz, Jacobs
  • Managing Groundwater in Nevada, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    Jason King, Nevada Division of Water Resources
  • Oregon Groundwater Sustainability DIPLOMA Framework
    Todd Jarvis, Institute for Water & Watersheds at Oregon State University

High Resolution Site Characterization (Salon 3)
Moderator: Murray Einarson, Haley & Aldrich

Environmental site characterization in the 20th century was hindered by a poor understanding of contaminants in the subsurface and low-resolution site characterization technologies. In the last two decades, applied research and new High-Resolution Site Characterization (HRSC) technologies have revealed important insights on the scope and methods of site characterization that is needed for accurate risk assessments and effective remediation.

  • Multi-Method High Resolution Characterization of Contaminant Distributions in Sedimentary Versus Igneous Rock Settings
    Beth Parker, University of Guelph
  • High Resolution Mass Discharge Evaluation at a Chlorinated Solvent Release Site in Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Owen Miles, Haley & Aldrich
  • Rapid DNAPL Source Zone Characterization with Dye-Enhanced Laser-Induced Fluorescence (DyeLIF)
    Randy St.Germain, Dakota Technologies

CV Salts and Nitrate Control Program (Salon 4)
Moderator: Richard Meyerhoff, GEI Consultants

Through the stakeholder-led initiative CV-SALTS, the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board is adopting a prioritized Nitrate Control Program for discharges to groundwater and a phased Salt Control Program for discharges to surface water and groundwater. This session will describe these programs, the technical basis for their establishment, and their expected impact on groundwater management and agriculture in the Central Valley of California.

  • CV-SALTS: Establishment of a Phased and Prioritized Approach to Manage Salt and Nitrate in the Central Valley
    Richard Meyerhoff, GEI Consultants
  • Technical Approaches for Salt and Nitrate Management to Achieve Groundwater Quality Sustainability
    Vicki Kretsinger, Luhdorff & Scalmanini Consulting Engineers
  • Balancing Economic Sustainability and Water Quality – A New Approach for Permitting Nitrate
    Theresa Dunham, Somach Simmons & Dunn
  • Meeting “Best Practical Treatment and Control” for Nitrogen Management in Agriculture
    Parry Klassen, East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition

12:00PM-1:30PM
LUNCH (Grand Ballroom)

1:40PM-3:35PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Capitol Ballroom – Salons 1-4)

Recharge…What is it good for? Everything! (Salon 1)
Moderator: Adam Hutchinson, Orange County Water District

Join us as we explore the wide-ranging potential benefits of managed aquifer recharge (MAR). MAR goes beyond just aquifer replenishment and groundwater levels. MAR projects, when well-planned and coordinated, can support flood risk reduction, ecosystem enhancement, subsidence mitigation, agricultural land preservation, a flexible water supply for multiple purposes, among other benefits. This two-part session hopes to inspire MAR practitioners to look beyond sustainable groundwater management and look instead to sustainable water resources management.

  • Call to Action: Recharge Plan for California White Paper
    Graham Fogg, UC Davis
  • Santa Ana River Watershed Water Banking Project
    Bob Tincher, San Bernardino Valley MWD
  • Evaluating Central Valley Agricultural Recharge Impacts on Water Availability with C2VSIM
    Helen Dalke, UC Davis
  • Understanding Recharge Complexity from Time-Lapse Monitoring at a Multi-Year On-Farm MAR Site
    Craig Ulrich, Berkeley National Lab

Data: The Essential Element of SGMA (Salon 2)
Moderator: Steven Springhorn, Department of Water Resources

This session will highlight the importance of data collection in Sustainable Groundwater Management, dealing with issues associated with data collection and analysis, and utilizing data to address key requirements of SGMA.

  • Digitization of Well Log Records and the Problem of Dirty Data
    David Shimabukuro, CSUS, Dept. of Geology
  • Growing Big Data-Bridging Technology and Data Collection for Better Basin Management
    Melody Bailey, Mojave Water Agency
  • The Unknown Unknowns - GSPs and Information Discovery
    Tony Morgan, PG, CHG, Consulting Hydrogeologist
  • Concepts for Assessing Sustainable Yield Through Reporting on Groundwater and Storage Conditions
    Tony Cauchi, GHD

Vapor Intrusion (Salon 3)
Moderator: Gina Plantz, Haley & Aldrich

The potential migration of subsurface soil vapor to overlying and nearby buildings is increasingly what drives environmental investigations and cleanups; especially at sites undergoing redevelopment.  VI practitioners and PRPs in California have been facing recent challenges of guidance documents in flux and varying opinions by state regulators.  Come listen to representatives from CalEPA and nationally-known experts as they share their insights and recommendations on assessing and managing sites impacted by VI.

  • Summary of State Approaches to VI – 2018 Update
    Rich Rago, Haley & Aldrich
  • A Cal/EPA Unified Approach to Evaluating and Managing Vapor Intrusion Risk
    Claudio Sorrentino, CalEPA, DTSC
  • Building-Specific Attenuation Factors from Flow and Vacuum Measurements
    Todd McAlary, Geosyntec Consultants
  • TCE Toxicity Battlefield 2018 – New Challenges and Risk Management Strategies
    David Gillay, Barnes & Thornburg

Tools for Groundwater Supply and Quality Management in Irrigated Agriculture (Salon 4)
Moderator: Thomas Harter, UC Davis

Irrigated agricultural groundwater basins in the Western U.S. are increasingly regulated for improved groundwater quality and supply management. New management approaches are needed to meet these challenges and new tools must be developed that help address critical sustainability issues in western US irrigated agriculture. Promising and novel project designs and modeling tools are emerging for more effective and efficient support of decision-makers and stakeholders in local and regional programs and agencies overseeing sustainable groundwater supply and groundwater quality management. Some highlights are introduced in this session.

  • Monitoring, Assessing, and Managing Groundwater in Agricultural Regions for Compliance
    David Rudolph University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Alluvial Aquifer Filtration as a Pre-treatment Option for ASR in Irrigated Agriculture
    Jason Keller, GeoSystemsAnalysis Inc.
  • The Value of Tightly-Integrated Hydrologic and River-Operations Models on Water Resources Planning and Management
    Eric D. Morway, USGS, Nevada Water Science Center

3:35PM-4:00PM
BREAK (Capitol Ballroom Foyer)

4:00PM-5:00PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Capitol Ballroom – Salons 1-4)

Recharge…What is it good for? Everything! Part 2 (Panel Discussion) (Salon 1)
Moderator: Kamyar Guivetchi, California Department of Water Resources

Join us as we explore the wide-ranging potential benefits of managed aquifer recharge (MAR). MAR goes beyond just aquifer replenishment and groundwater levels. MAR projects, when well-planned and coordinated, can support flood risk reduction, ecosystem enhancement, subsidence mitigation, agricultural land preservation, a flexible water supply for multiple purposes, among other benefits. This session hopes to inspire MAR practitioners to look beyond sustainable groundwater management and look instead to sustainable water resources management.

  • Hicham ElTal, Merced Irrigation District
  • Ryan Luster, The Nature Conservancy
  • Simon Jankowski, USGS
  • Nick Blom, Almond Farmer, Modesto Irrigation District
  • Cindy Tejada, US Army Corps of Engineers

SGMA Planning (Salon 2)
Moderator: Tim Godwin, California Department of Water Resources

  • Water Budget Practitioner's Handbook: An Overview
    Abdul Khan, California Department of Water Resources
  • 25 Years into a Southern California Adjudication: A SGMA Look Forward
    Lance Ekhart, Mojave Water Agency

CalEPA Vapor Intrusion Guidance Updates - Status and Implications (Panel Discussion) (Salon 3)
Moderator: Gina Plantz

CalEPA has been developing a consistent approach for evaluating the vapor intrusion pathway (VI) throughout California, which relies heavily on recommendations within the USEPA 2015 VI Guidance. Utilizing the new CalEPA VI Guidance Supplement may lead to a significant amount of additional data collection and may make it challenging to close out sites where future buildings are planned.  Please join this panel discussion which will provide updates on the guidance supplement, as well as challenges and successes to date, including development of a California-specific VI database.

  • Claudio Sorrentino, CalEPA, DTSC
  • Adrienne LaPierre, RPS Environmental
  • Peter Weiner, Paul Hastings
  • Robbie Ettinger, Geosyntec Consultants

The Future of Groundwater – an Agricultural Perspective (Panel Discussion) (Salon 4)
Moderator: Jack Rice

In many areas of California, farmers and ranchers are grappling with some very challenging groundwater issues. This panel will discuss, from the perspective of agriculture, a few of those topics, including pumping allocations, fallowing, groundwater trading, and groundwater recharge.

  • Greg Wegis, Wegis & Young
  • Sarge Green, California Water Institute, Fresno State
  • Norm Groot, Monterey County Farm Bureau

5:00PM-7:00PM
PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION (Grand Ballroom)

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

6:00AM-7:00AM
DARCY DASH 5k

7:00AM-3:00PM
REGISTRATION (Capitol Ballroom Foyer)

8:00AM-9:55AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Capitol Ballroom – Salons 1-4)

Rehab---Not Just for Hollywood (Salon 1)
Moderator: Chris Johnson, AEGIS Groundwater Consulting LLC

This session will explore the latest and greatest approaches to rehabbing your wells to keep them in tip-top shape.

  • Well Problem Evaluation and Rehabilitation
    Mike Schneiders, Water Systems Engineering
  • Integrated Well Rehabilitation
    Jim Bailey/Andrea Wicklein, Shannon-Wilson/Pigadi
  • Well Rehabilitation with Injection
    Tom Morris, West Yost Associates

SGMA Planning II (Salon 2)
Moderator: Tim Godwin, California Department of Water Resources

Good planning is the key to success in SGMA. Groundwater Sustainability Plans must cover the groundwater management concepts of old, while emphasizing the new concepts of sustainability introduced in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

  • Mythbusters - Addressing Common Misconceptions to Improve Development of Sustainable Management Criteria
    Tori Klug, EKI Environment and Water, Inc.
  • Working Backwards to Identify Key Data Resources for Developing Sustainable Management Criteria
    Claire Kouba, Dudek
  • Defining and Calculating "Agreeable Impacts" and "Sustainable Yield" for Groundwater Systems
    Ruth Langridge, University of California, Sant Cruz
  • Incorporating Drought Uncertainty into the GSP Planning Process
    Jill Weinberger, Dudek

Trends in the Environmental Management of 1,4 Dioxane and PFASs (Salon 3)
Moderator: Erika Houtz

This session will focus on multiple aspects of the environmental management of 1,4-dioxane and poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Advancements in analytical and site characterization techniques as well as innovative laboratory and field scale approaches to treating both these classes of chemicals will be presented. Regulatory actions impacting the manufacture, release, and environmental management of PFASs and 1,4-dioxane will also be discussed.

  • PFAS Site Characterization Techniques
    Erica Kalve, Arcadis
  • Accelerated Deployment and Startup of Ion Exchange Groundwater Treatment System Addresses PFAS Contamination at Australian Air Base
    Steven Woodard, ECT2
  • A View from the (Redox) Tower: Biotransformation of PFAS Components in Fire-Fighting Foams under Different Redox Conditions
    Shan Yi, UC Berkeley
  • California's Proposal to Regulate Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Certain Consumer Products to Protect Public and Environmental Health
    Simona Balan, DTSC

Oil, Gas and Groundwater (Salon 4)
Moderator: Ted Johnson, Water Replenishment District of Southern California

Protection of groundwater from oil and gas activities such as well stimulation, produced water, and underground fluid injection remain an area of critical concern in California and beyond. Questions include 1) Where are protected groundwater resources? 2) How close are oil and gas operations to protected groundwater and what is the geology between the two? 3) Is there evidence of oil and gas fluids mixing with protected groundwater and if so, how did they get there? and 4) Have oil and gas operations impacted and changed water quality in groundwater basins? The USGS, in partnership with state and federal agencies, is working to help answer these questions through a detailed framework of cutting-edge scientific research and mapping studies in numerous California oil and gas fields that overlie or are near protected groundwater. Results are starting to be released and will be shared with the audience at this informative conference session.

  • A Multi-Tracer Approach for Understanding Mixing Between Groundwater and Oil-Field Water, Southern San Joaquin Valley, California
    Peter McMahon, USGS, Denver
  • Aquifer Architecture and Groundwater Quality in the Tulare Formation, Lost Hills-Belridge Oil Fields Area, Kern County, California
    Janice Gillespie, USGS, Utah
  • Mapping Groundwater Salinity Adjacent to Selected Oil and Gas Fields in the Southwestern San Joaquin Valley Using Airborne Geophysics
    Lyndsay Ball, USGS, Denver
  • A Comparison of Methods that use Produced Water Geochemistry and Borehole Geophysics to Map Deep Groundwater TDS in and Around Oil and Gas Fields
    David Shimabukuro, CSU Sacramento

9:55AM-10:25AM
BREAK (Capitol Ballroom Foyer)

10:30AM-12:25PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Capitol Ballroom – Salons 1-4)

New Frontiers in Well Design (Panel Discussion) (Salon 1)
Moderator: Kevin McGillicuddy

Join us for presentations from foremost well design experts on how to construct the best wells using the most advanced techniques.

  • Seawater Intake Systems Utilizing Slant Wells
    Mark Williams and Dennis Williams, Geoscience
  • Optimizing the Performance of ASR Wells; New Design and Operational Techniques
    Gary Gin, Leonard Rice Engineers
  • Application of Directional Drilling Techniques for Ground Water Production
    Chris Harich, XRI Blue
  • Horizontal Collector Wells Demonstrate How to Maximize Production from Shallow Aquifers
    Henry Hunt, Layne-Ranney Wells

Bringing Clarity to Water Quality Issues Under SGMA (Salon 2)
Moderator: Jim Strandberg, Woodard & Curran

Managing water quality under SGMA to avoid undesirable results may be challenging in light of existing state-wide and regional regulatory water quality programs. Gain insights to address existing and potential degradation of water quality in GSPs, possible synergies with existing nonpoint source regulatory programs, and a screening-level approach to evaluate vertical pollutant migration.

  • Addressing Degradation of Water Quality in Groundwater Sustainability Plans
    Monica Reis, California Department of Water Resources
  • Water Quality and SGMA: Complement or Consolidate?
    Natalie Stork, P.G., California State Water Resources Control Board
  • At the Nexus of Water Quality and SGMA: The Central Valley’s Salt and Nutrient Management Plan
    Patrick Pulupa, Esq., California Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Identifying Areas of Concern for Nonpoint Source Pollutant Migration through Inactive Supply Wells: A Potential Screening Approach for SGMA
    R.M. Gailey, P.G, C.HG., Consulting Hydrogeologist

Trends in the Environmental Management of 1,4 Dioxane and PFASs (Salon 3)
Moderator: Erika Houtz

This session will focus on multiple aspects of the environmental management of 1,4-dioxane and poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). Advancements in analytical and site characterization techniques as well as innovative laboratory and field scale approaches to treating both these classes of chemicals will be presented. Regulatory actions impacting the manufacture, release, and environmental management of PFASs and 1,4-dioxane will also be discussed.

  • Challenges and Options for the Analysis of 1,4-Dioxane
    Charles Neslund, Eurofins
  • The Evolution of a 1,4-Dioxane Groundwater Remediation Site: From Hi-Resolution Characterization to Full Scale Remedy
    Matt Carney, Arcadis
  • Advances In 1,4-Dioxane Biodegradation at Low Concentrations
    Matt Thomas, Ph.D., P.E., Geosyntec
  • Heat-activated Persulfate in situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) of Co-Contaminants 1,4-Dioxane and Perfluorocarboxylic Acids (PFCAs)
    Emily Cook, UC Berkeley

The Underground Seen: Advanced Subsurface Visualization (Salon 4) 
Moderator: John Jansen, Collier Consulting

You probably haven't heard of it...Groundwater studies are often hindered by high costs for data collection which results in under sampling and poor characterization of the subsurface. This session will present new advances in subsurface imaging technologies that will help you better visualize the subsurface and improve the design and success of your projects.

  • Defining Aquifer Architecture Using Seismic and Sequence Stratigraphy in the Los Angeles Basin, California: a Foundation for Assessment and Management of Groundwater Resources
    Kenneth D. Ehman, Chevron Energy Technology Company
  • Seismic Geomorphology for Groundwater Investigations
    Finn Michelsen, Collier Consulting
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR): An Emerging Geophysical Technology for Water Resource Applications
    Lauren Handley, Leonard Rice Engineers
  • Mapping Geology, Groundwater, and the Very Near-Surface with Airborne Electromagnetics
    Theodore H. Asch, Aqua Geo Frameworks, LLC

12:30PM-2:20PM
AWARDS LUNCHEON AND GRA ANNUAL MEETING (Grand Ballroom)

2:30PM-5:00PM
CONCURRENT ACTIVITIES

Identifying and Considering Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems Under SGMA (Salon 1)
Presented by: Melissa Rohde, The Nature Conservancy
(FREE - Pre-Registration Required)

This is your opportunity to do a preliminary assessment of the GDEs in your basin with support from TNC and other practitioners. Whether you are a board member on a GSA, a consultant developing a GSP, or an interested stakeholder trying to understand how GDEs fit into GSPs – this is the workshop for you!

TBD (Salon 2)

Poster Session (Salon 3)

Here’s a hypothesis: you can learn as much from a 5 minute conversation with a colleague in front of a well-designed poster as you can at a full-length presentation. Help test this by visiting the poster exhibit, which is full of exciting research, innovative projects, and passionate groundwater professionals with big ideas!

Sustainable Practices in Wine Making & Wine Tasting (Salon 4) 

Explore sustainability with your mind and your palate in a unique afternoon workshop featuring local sustainable vineyards! Winemakers will be at hand representing the finest vines from sustainably farmed, local vineyards. Water (quality?) plays a major role in the terroir management for growers and winemakers. Learn about terroir parameters and enjoy the rich and complex flavors their interactions build. Explore the role of water management in the wine industry now and into the future and see if you can tease out which vintages take advantage of the mineral complexities from groundwater-grown harvests and those benefiting from surface water irrigation!

6:00PM-8:00PM
VENDOR RECEPTION (Grand Ballroom)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

7:00AM-12:00PM
REGISTRATION (Capitol Ballroom Foyer)

8:00AM-9:55AM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Capitol Ballroom – Salons 1-4)

Take me to the (Ground)Water: Hot Legal Issues in Groundwater Law (Salon 1)
Moderator: Jena Acos, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

This session presents a summary of hot topics in California groundwater law. These topics will be presented by the most knowledgeable leaders in this space.

Modeling Sustainable Groundwater Conditions I (Salon 2)
Moderator: Ali Taghavi, Woodard & Curran

This session presents discussions on integration of groundwater models with reservoir operation simulations, and a review at latest state of Central Valley modeling

  • Stream Depletion Factors, Unit Response Functions, and Streambed Properties for Modeling Lagged River Depletions Due to Well Pumping
    James McCord, GeoSystems Analysis, Inc.
  • Salinity Demand and Reservoir Operations in the Second Version of One Water Hydrologic Flow Model
    Randall Hanson, ONE Water Hydrologics, Inc.
  • Linking an Integrated Hydrological Model with Reservoir Operations for the Central Valley
    Tariq Kadir, California Department of Water Resources
  • Updates and Enhancements to the C2VSimFG to Support SGMA Implementation
    Tyler Hatch, California Department of Water Resources

Advances in Remediation (Salon 3)
Moderator: Eric Suchomel, Geosyntec Consultants

Remediation approaches and technologies have advanced greatly since the pump-and-treat era of the 1980s and 1990s. Even ZVI reactive barriers, ISCO, and In-Situ Bioremediation now seem like mature technologies. Today's remediation solutions feature established and novel technologies deployed in more targeted and sustainable ways than ever before. New techniques and metrics for performance monitoring ensure that money expended on these new remediation solutions is money well spent!

  • The Horizontal Reactive Media Treatment Well (HRX Well) -- A New Technology for Passive In-Situ Remediation
    Craig Divine, Arcadis
  • Colloidal Activated Carbon as a Treatment Solution for Back Diffusion
    Dan Nunez, Regenesis
  • STAR (In Situ) and STARx (Ex Situ): Overview and Full-scale Applications of Smoldering Combustion for the Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Liquid Organic Wastes
    Gavin Grant, Savron Solutions
  • Lessons Learned from Implementation of a Potable Water Wellhead Treatment System for a Long-Chained Perfluoroalkyl Acid
    Michael Martin, Integral Consulting

Collegiate Colloquium (Salon 4)
Moderator: Jean Moran, California State University East Bay

The Collegiate Colloquium will feature student research on topics ranging from the fate and transport of nitrate, to geophysical methods for examining hydrostratigraphy, to future stressors on GDEs. The colloquium is a showcase for innovative research, with dynamic presentations by future groundwater professionals.

  • Effects of future Anthropogenic Stressors on Groundwater Dynamics within Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
    Cab M. Esposito , CSU Chico
  • Improved Understanding of Hydrostratigraphy and Saltwater Intrusion from Airborne Electromagnetics
    Ian Gottschalk, Stanford
  • Nitrate in California Groundwater: Isotopic Composition and Spatial Denitrification Trends
    Nate Veale, California State University East Bay
  • Potential for Managed Aquifer Recharge combined with an innovative underground dam solution: a feasibility study for California
    Marc Ohmer, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Vadose Zone Nitrate Transport Dynamics Resulting from Agricultural Groundwater Banking
    Nicholas P Murphy, UC Davis

9:55AM-10:25AM
BREAK (Capitol Ballroom Foyer)

10:30AM-12:25PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS (Capitol Ballroom – Salons 1-4)

Take me to the (Ground)Water: Hot Legal Issues in Groundwater Law (Salon 1) 
Moderator: Jena Acos, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

This session presents a deeper dive as to the way in which the issue of groundwater and surface water interaction will factor into the development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014.

Modeling Sustainable Groundwater Conditions II (Salon 2)
Moderator: Ali Taghavi, Woodard & Curran

This session presents major factors to consider in use of models for groundwater basin management, including water budgets, climate change, hydrogeologic conceptual models, and economic implications of sustainability

  • Water Budget and Water Quantity Risk Assessment to Ensure Sustainable Water Supplies in the Region of Waterloo
    Patricia Meyer, Matrix Solutions, Inc.
  • Climate Change Implications on SGMA Implementation
    Tara Moran, Stanford University
  • The Role of Economics in Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development
    Duncan McEwen, Economics Resources Associates
  • Building Hydrogeologic Conceptual Models from Airborne Electromagnetic Data: Developing the Optimal Workflow
    Rosemary Knight, Stanford University

Alternative Regulatory Policies and Evaluation Metrics (Salon 3) 
Moderator: Alyx Karpowicz, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Regulations are an important driving force behind environmental cleanup and site restoration. California has been a leader in developing and streamlining regulatory approaches and programs since the dawn of the environmental era in the 1970s. As knowledge of subsurface contamination and associated threats of subsurface releases to human health and the environment has increased, California's approaches to regulating cleanup of those sites have evolved.

  • California's Low-Threat Underground Storage Tank Case Closure Policy
    Matthew Cohen, California State Water Resources Control Board
  • Using Residual LNAPL Hydrocarbon Concentrations in Soil to Guide Cleanup at Industrial Sites with Historical Hydrocarbon Contamination
    Ann Partmann, Stantec
  • Regulatory Perspective on Closing Complex Sites
    Alec Naugle, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • The Closer Mentality - From USTs to Dry Cleaners
    Elizabeth Schwartz, TRC Solutions

New Advancements (or Innovations) in Groundwater Analysis Tools and Technologies (Salon 4)
Moderator: Lisa Porta, Jacobs

Come find out about innovative field technologies and method improvements for better groundwater supply management; and discover outside the box analytical tools for water resources assessments and impacts determinations. This session will get you thinking of different ways to approach your water resources management challenges with a lineup of out-of-state and international speakers.

  • Glass Bead Filter Media: Higher Well Efficiency and Reduced O & M Costs
    Reinhard Klaus, RKP Consulting
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling for Water Supply Applications
    Jacob Gallagher, Directed Technologies Drilling
  • Quantifying Mountain System Recharge Processes in Semi-Arid Catchments
    Hoori Ajami, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California Riverside
  • Keep It Simple, Stupid? An analytical decision-support tool for quantifying depletions of interconnected surface water due to groundwater pumping
    Samuel C. Zipper, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Victoria


12:30PM-1:50PM
LUNCH (Grand Ballroom)

2:00PM-3:00PM
CONCURRENT SESSIONS

David Keith Todd Lecturer - Southern California (Salon 1&2)
Moderator: Wes Miliband, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

  • Building Bridges to a New World in Water Resource Management
    Kirby Brill, P.E., Former General Manager, Mojave Water Agency

David Keith Todd Lecturer - Northern California (Salon 3&4)
Moderator: Stephanie Diaz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • The Consequences of Groundwater Sustainability in California
    Jeffrey Mount, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at University of California, Davis

 

*invited