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  • California Groundwater Resources Association, Ground, Water, Management, Protection, Education, Advocacy, Legislation
    May 11 2016 GRA Cast Life Cycle Economic Analysis of Water Wells Considerations for Design and Construction May 25 2016 SGMA Developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans for Success June 8 9 2016 GRA Cast Biofilm 101 June 15 2016 GRA Conference GRA s 25th Annual Meeting September 28 29 2016 GRA Conference Oil Gas and Groundwater 2 November 2 3 2016 CEU AWARDED FOR GRA EVENTS GRA awards CEU for attendance at its symposiums conferences courses and workshops Read More Specifically GRA is an official provider of CEU for California Registered Environmental Health Specialists REHS the California Operator Certification Program OpCert and California Minimum Continuing Legal Education MCLE GRA adheres to generally accepted guidelines for awarding the traditional CEU one CEU equals ten contact hours Attendees are responsible for inquiring with their accrediting organization agency for recognition of GRA CEU Central Coast Branch Meeting Role of Groundwater in Integrated Water Resources Management May 17 2016 UCSB â Bren School Room 1414 San Francisco Branch Meeting 11th Annual DTSC Regulatory Update May 18 2016 Berkeley CA News Updates Desperate Times Call for Sensible Measures The Making of the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act DWR Releases Draft Regulations for Managing Groundwater Basins Sustainably

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  • Executive Officers - Groundwater Resources Association of California
    Ted Johnson 2015 Ted Johnson President Chris Petersen Officer term expires 12 17 Board term expires 12 16 GEI Consultants 2868 Prospect Park Dr Ste 400 Rancho Cordova CA 95670 Tel 916 631 4597 Fax 916 631 4501 Send Email Vice President Steven Phillips Officer term expires 12 17 Board term expires 12 16 U S Geological Survey 6000 J Street Placer Hall Sacramento CA 95819 6129 Tel 916 278 3002 Fax 916 278 3013 Send Email Secretary Lisa O Boyle term expires 12 17 Geosyntec Consultants 1111 Broadway 6th Floor Oakland CA 94607 Tel 510 285 2788 Send Email Officer in Charge of Special Projects Adam Hutchinson term expires 12 18 Orange County Water District 18700 Ward Street Fountain Valley CA 92708 Tel 714 313 3898 Fax 714 378 3370 Send Email Immediate Past President Ted Johnson Officer term expires 12 16 Board term expires 12 17 Water Replenishment Dist of Southern California 4040 Paramount Blvd Lakewood CA 90712 Tel 562 275 4240 Fax 562 275 4240 Send Email Treasurer R T Van Valer Officer term expires 12 16 Roscoe Moss Company 4360 Worth Street Los Angeles CA 90063 Tel 323 263 4111 Fax 323 263 4497 Send Email

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  • David Keith Todd Distinguished Lecture Series to honor Dr. Todd for his contributions to groundwater science and technology
    quality in California GAMA PBP is a SWRCB program implemented by the USGS and designed to assess the quality of groundwater in aquifers used for drinking water supplies statewide to help better understand the risks to groundwater resources and to increase availability of information about groundwater quality to the public Groundwater provides approximately half of the water used for public and domestic drinking water supplies in California Assessment of nearly all of the groundwater used for public supply statewide indicated that about 20 has high concentrations for one or more constituents of concern High concentrations are defined as greater than state and federal maximum contaminant levels set for drinking water standards or for constituents without MCLs other human health based benchmarks On a statewide basis trace elements such as arsenic manganese and uranium were found to be more prevalent at high concentrations than either nitrate or organic compounds However different areas of the state had different combinations of constituents prevalent at high concentrations reflecting three primary factors controlling groundwater quality 1 Time Wells may tap mixtures of groundwater with ages ranging from just a few years to several tens of thousands of years and groundwater of different ages commonly has different chemical compositions 2 Hydrogeologic conditions The geochemistry of sediments and rocks through which groundwater percolates determines which constituents are available to dissolve into the water and groundwater flow patterns affect how these constituents move in the aquifers 3 Human activities Anthropogenic contaminants such as nitrate and organic compounds may be intentionally or unintentionally introduced to groundwater in agricultural urban and industrial environments Furthermore groundwater pumping and irrigation may cause changes to hydrogeologic conditions that result in changes in groundwater quality Behrooz Mortazavi Southern California Principal Water Resources Engineers Inc Lecture Title Role of Groundwater in Integrated Water Resources Management 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 Plan 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 Abstract 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 desalinated 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

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  • GRA Contemporary Groundwater Issues Council
    common interest in the management protection and use of groundwater resources in California The Council held its first workshop on April 26 2011 and has continued to hold annual workshops at UC Davis Listed below are the workshop topics and links to meeting agendas meeting summary notes and meeting outcomes Council Workshop May 13 2014 Explore Key Groundwater Management Questions and Recommendations Emanating from the Governor s Office and Identify Key Considerations and Recommendations for Statewide Groundwater Management Meeting Outcomes April 16 2013 Developing Consensus Recommendations for the Governor Regarding Groundwater Storage Groundwater Contamination and Private Well Owner Education Health March 28 2012 Focused on Improving Groundwater Data and Advancing Groundwater Data Policy in California April 26 2011 First Workshop Focused on Conjunctive Use Integrated Regional Water Management Data Management Water Quality Impacts and Disadvantaged Communities Recycled Water and Managed Aquifer Recharge in Davis CA Meeting Notes Meeting Outcomes 2015 Council Members William Alley Director of Science and Technology National Ground Water Association Jonathan Bishop Chief Deputy Director State Water Resources Control Board Stewart Black Deputy Director CalEPA Dept of Toxic Substances Control Jennifer Bowles Executive Director Water Education Foundation Kirby Brill General Manager Mojave Water Agency Gordon Burns Undersecretary California Environmental Protection Agency Dave Ceppos Managing Sr Mediator Delta Program Center for Collaborative Policy Martha Conklin Professor UC Merced School of Engineering Pamela Creedon Executive Officer Regional Water Quality Control Board Debbie Davis Franco Community Rural Affairs Advisor Governor s Office of Planning and Research Andrew Eaton Technical Director Eurofins Eaton Analytical Andrew Fisher Professor UC Santa Cruz Graham Fogg Professor UC Davis Steve Goldberg Attorney Partner Downey Brand Maurice Hall Principal M M Hall Consulting LLC Ellen Hanak Senior Fellow and Center Director Public Policy Institute of California Tim Horner Professor Chair Geology Dept CSU Sacramento Jay Jasperse

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  • Contact GRA - Submit Questions, Feedback
    to GRA Adminstrative Director Sarah Kline at skline grac org Visit the Directors and Officers pages to contact specific GRA representatives Feedback Form Your Name Organization Company City State Email required for reply Phone optional Are You A GRA Member

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  • GRACast Web Seminar - Using Disparate, Process-Oriented Data to Solve Hydrologic Problems
    issues The goal of process oriented work and collaboration is to produce â more correctâ interpretations in support of traditional field data and model analyses than is possible for individuals having limited perspectives and skill sets working alone or in â bureaucratic silosâ Over the years large societally important problems have traditionally driven basic multidisciplinary process oriented research Successful solutions to these large problems have often required the creation of diverse data sets and a high degree of collaborative interpretation by numerous researchers For local scale agencies responsible for addressing smaller scale hydrologic problems scientific collaboration is expensive and process oriented work often appears excessively detailed or unnecessary Why not simply respond solely to regulatory driven mandates by just measuring water levels or only reporting data on regulated contaminants However as even small scale hydrologic problems have become increasingly complex and as regulatory demands increase the challenge is to apply the optimal mix of innovative and basic science collaboration and communication to solve those problems Register Today Early Registration by May 6 is 75 for Members and 100 for Non Members Registration after May 6 is 100 for Members and 125 for Non Members SPEAKER BIO John Izbicki has worked for the U S Geological Survey for more than 30 years in Maryland Massachusetts and California In 2000 while working for the USGS John obtained his Ph D in Soil Physics from University of California Riverside Within California his studies have focused on understanding the physical hydrology of coastal and desert aquifer systems primarily through the application of chemical and isotopic tracers Recent work includes studies of managed aquifer recharge trace element occurrence and management in aquifers submarine groundwater discharge and bacterial source identification in urban streams and near shore ocean water Dr Izbicki has several patents published more than

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  • GRACast Web Seminar - Life-Cycle Economic Analysis of Water Wells - Considerations for Design and Construction
    provide the lesson that in some cases more expensive well installation costs pay for themselves in the early life of the well with dividends in value and economics for many subsequent years Register Today Early Registration by May 20 is 75 for Members and 100 for Non Members Registration after May 20 is 100 for Members and 125 for Non Members SPEAKER BIOS Marvin F Glotfelty R G is a co founder and Principal Hydrogeologist with Clear Creek Associates He received his BS and MS degrees in geology from Northern Arizona University and is a Registered Professional Geologist in Arizona and California as well as a Licensed Well Driller in Arizona During his professional career spanning over three decades Mr Glotfelty has been involved with the design installation rehabilitation or abandonment of over 800 water wells in the southwestern United States and he has served as Technical Director of the Arizona Water Well Association for about 25 years since 1990 Mr Glotfelty has given over 100 presentations on hydrogeologic and water well topics including lectures in 17 U S states as well as in five other international countries Australia Canada Mexico Bolivia and Columbia He has authored over 20 publications including a Glossary of Driller s Terms published by the National Ground Water Association 2004 and editorial review of Chapter 10 of the 3rd ed Groundwater Wells published by Johnson Screens Co 2007 In 1995 he received the City of Phoenix Mayor s Environmental Award for his work with rehabilitation of municipal wells to improve their water quality and he received national prominence by being selected as the National Ground Water Association s Distinguished McEllhiney Lecturer for 2012 Mr Glotfelty managed the design and installation of three Aquifer Storage Recovery ASR wells for the City of Phoenix for which the

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  • SMGA - Developing Groundwater Sustainability Plans for Success
    of SGMA Coordinating with neighboring GSAs Approaches to meet data collection management and integration requirements Developing hydrogeological conceptual models of subbasins Historic and Current Conditions Assessment Assessment of historical baseline conditions GSP Data Frameworks and Reporting Standards Approaches and tools for identifying sustainability goals sustainable yield and water budgets Developing Measurable Objectives and Minimum Thresholds for Undesirable Results Groundwater management actions on water supply and demand such as conjunctive use on the supply side and curtailment on the demand side Strategies for Adaptive Management under a GSP Groundwater management conceptual review of Best Management Practices BMPs ahead of DWR s deadline of January 1 2017 Hear the perspectives of guest panels and speakers representing California Department of Water Resources groundwater stakeholders groundwater consultants academia and other governmental agencies as well as non governmental organizations NGOs Who Should Attend Managers and technical personnel from existing or potential GSAs Water suppliers and users Government agencies involved in groundwater related topics NGOs and other interested parties CALL FOR ABSTRACTS The Symposium Organizers are soliciting Abstracts from qualified speakers on the topics described above for consideration for oral or poster presentation at the Event For consideration abstracts must be submitted by Wednesday May 18

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