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  • Southern California Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    California due to liquefaction of saturated granular soils and clay softening This lecture presents the basics of the analysis of landslide hazards driven by groundwater and earthquakes provides examples and illustrates the ample opportunities for hydrogeologists to contribute to the field of groundwater hazards Dr Loaiciga P E is a Hydrologist and Professor of Hydrology at the University of California at Santa Barbara He has 35 years of national and international professional experience in groundwater surface water interactions hydrologic hazards and water resources management Dr Loaiciga has worked in several cases involving landslides slope stability foundation drainage and groundwater sustainability in Santa Barbara Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties Important Branch News Scholastic Sponsorship Program The Southern California Branch continues its ongoing 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 sponsor for a future event please contact a Branch Officer To RSVP go to http www grac org screservation Location Doubletree Club Hotel 7 Hutton Centre Drive Santa Ana Tel 714 751 2400 The May 14 2014 format will consist of Registration 5 30 to 6 30 PM Dinner and Announcements 6 30 to 7 30 PM Keynote Speaker 7 30 to 8 30PM Questions and Answers 8 30 to 8 45 PM Cost 30 members 40 non members students 10 Coffee and tea included Reservations can be made online at http www grac org screservation Please RSVP by 12 00 PM Noon Monday May 12 2014 Cancellation Policy GRA will accept cancellations with no charge until 12 00 PM Noon on Monday May 12 2014 Cancellation after that time or non attendance will require full payment Send cancellation requests to dbadmin grac org Thank you for your cooperation TWO

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/southerncalifornia-20140514.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • Sacramento Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    he has designed and installed more than 260 whole rainwater catchment systems of which 98 are for potable uses only Tim is an ARCSA Accredited Professionl Master an installer and a licensed water system designer in San Juan County Over the years he has been active in training both indivduals and groups in the proper construction of rainwater catchment systems through ARCSA s training program He taught ARCSA s first Accredited Professional workshop in September 2007 in Hilo HI and has since taught numerous accreditation workshops in the United States and Canada Tim s expertise is in all phases of Rainfall Catchment passive active potable irrigation cooling tower and stormwater mitigation As the industry has grown there is an increasing number of systems being installed for commercial industrial and process uses Announcing Scholastic Sponsorship Opportunities All Proceeds to Benefit Science Students GRA Sacramento Branch has a history of supporting university level science students Our Scholastic Sponsorship Program is an opportunity to publicize your business while contributing toward a good cause The cost is minimal if interested please contact Judie Snyder Poblano at 707 374 4300 or 209 712 9020 or judie woodwarddrilling com THIS MONTH S SPONSOR Woodward Drilling Company is a WMBE DBE SBE company established in 1990 We service all of California and Nevada We specialize in Environmental and Geotechnical Drilling Woodward Drilling is always adding new services to their portfolio in efforts to help their clients complete their jobs at cost or under Woodward Drilling is proud to now have expanded to add a Waste Water Treatment and Discharge facility to their site that can treat and discharge up to 50 000 gallons a day Woodward also handles soil and water transportation and disposal for Non Haz and Haz 707 374 4300 MEETING LOCATION Aviator s Restaurant

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/sacramento-may2014.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • GRA-Cast Web Seminar on 6/11/2014: Mitigating Vapors and Minimizing Legal Liabilities from Vapor Intrusion
    and incorporating the system into the Building Plan and Schedule We will look at the different components of the mitigation system including the 1 Vapor Barrier 2 Passive Sub Slab Depressurization System 3 Active Sub Slab Vapor Extraction System and 4 Sub Slab Vapor Monitoring System Finally we will talk about the legal regulatory setting operation maintenance and monitoring of the system Karen Nardi Karen Nardi a partner in Arnold and Porter s San Francisco office is a member of the Environmental Practice Group She counsels clients on environmental regulations and represents them in enforcement actions She also works with companies to manage liabilities in business transactions A poll published by GC California magazine in December 2008 named Ms Nardi the top environmental compliance attorney in California She has also been included in the Super Lawyers list of Northern California s top attorneys nine years in a row In the 2012 edition of Chambers she was praised as a go to expert for compliance and enforcement issues and clients noted that she knows practical solutions because of her superb experience Ms Nardi holds a Master s degree in Public Policy from the Goldman School at UC Berkeley She has been a legislative analyst for the California State Assembly and an intern at the Congressional Budget Office in Washington DC She is co author of several books including the Environmental Law Handbook and Brownfields Law and Practice Ms Nardi counsels clients on wide range of environmental and safety laws Ms Nardi also represents purchasers and sellers of contaminated properties and businesses with significant environmental liabilities She coordinates environmental due diligence efforts and works with clients to allocate environmental liabilities in acquisitions mergers and real property transfers She also assists clients to obtain environmental insurance Ms Nardi assists clients in the cleanup

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/vi1cast.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • San Francisco Bay Area Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    to a commingled plume of the same contaminant TICs raise a host of ancillary issues such as the toxicological relevance of TICs and usability of TICs in risk assessments database management of TICs and whether the Water Boards DTSC EPA should direct RPs to report TICs Current regulations for drinking water recycled water and soil groundwater investigations address TICs in varying ways What strategies for addressing TICs are most effective for protecting the public while moving cases toward closure without unreasonable burdens SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Thomas Mohr is Senior Hydrogeologist at the Santa Clara Valley Water District where he manages countywide monitoring and salt and nutrient management planning He previously served as the District s Perchlorate Project Manager and Solvents and Toxics Cleanup Liaison Mohr is the principal author of the widely acclaimed book Environmental Investigation and Remediation 1 4 Dioxane and Other Solvent Stabilizers which is found in more than 100 university corporate and agency libraries in more than 15 countries He served as GRA s statewide president in 2006 2007 Mohr lives atop a solvent plume in Santa Clara with his wife and three young children This presentation reflects Mohr s independent views and research it has not been reviewed endorsed or funded by the Santa Clara Valley Water District LOCATION 2151 Laurelwood Road Santa Clara CA 95054 408 988 8411 DIRECTIONS From 101 North exit at Montague Expressway San Tomas Expressway make right at Laurelwood hotel is on the left From 101 South exit at Montague Expressway San Tomas Expressway go over 101 right on Laurelwood hotel is on the left Park in the hotel parking lot A map driving directions from your location and more info at http www hotelbiltmore com SCHEDULE 5 30 6 30 No Host Social and Registration 6 30 7 30 Dinner and Announcements 7 45 8 30 Keynote Speakers 8 30 8 45 Questions and Answers DINNER CHOICES Grilled Herb Chicken Chicken breast sautéed and topped with fresh herbs and lemon butter sauce served with roasted red potatoes and steamed vegetables Baked Salmon Filet of boneless pacific salmon baked and topped with cucumber dill sauce served with wild rice and steamed vegetables Szechuan Stir Fry Vegan Fresh vegetables sautéed in garlic topped with a mild Szechuan sauce Served with steamed rice grilled tofu DINNER COSTS 45 for members 50 for non members 10 for students Please pay on line by credit card or at the meeting by cash or check payable to GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION GRA If you pay on line by credit card please check in at the venue with David Abbott so that we can get an accurate count RSVP REQUIRED Please submit electronic reservation by 12 PM Noon Friday June 13th 2014 http www grac org reservation CANCELLATION POLICY GRA will accept cancellations with no charge until 12 00 PM Noon on Friday June 13 2014 At that time we must submit a final headcount to the Biltmore Hotel and we will be charged accordingly If you cancel after

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/sanfrancisco061814.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • GRA-Cast Web Seminar on 7/30/2014 -- Site Closure Stratgies, Part 3 -- Federal and State Regulatory Perspectives
    groundwater guidance with focus on the Groundwater Remedy Completion Strategy 3 ITRC s Foundational Contributions to the Management of Complex Cleanup Sites 30 min plus Q A Anna Willett Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council There has been a renewed interest in innovative approaches to managing the nation s toughest and highly complex cleanup sites In 2014 the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council ITRC launched a new ITRC team focused on the remediation management of complex sites Additionally ITRC has published a number of guidance documents and offered associated training courses on foundational topics that are directly relevant to the management of complex sites Applicable work in remediation process optimization remediation risk management green and sustainable remediation and integrated DNAPL site strategy has been completed and promoted by ITRC While these documents and training courses are focused on technical aspects they provide essential information aimed at reducing regulatory and other barriers to the use of new approaches Importantly they can guide the sort of regulatory flexibility that is necessary to adaptively manage complicated cleanup projects This presentation will summarize ITRC foundational contributions and linkages to current work on remediation management of complex sites 4 Final Questions Answers 10 15 min Moderated by Rula Deeb Ph D BCEEM Geosyntec Consultants SPEAKER BIOS Anne Dailey is an environmental scientist in the EPA Headquarters Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation Among other duties Anne led development of EPA s recently issued Groundwater Remedy Completion Strategy She also currently serves as the Superfund Completions Coordinator and Superfund Tribal Coordinator Prior to her move to EPA Headquarters Anne worked in both EPA Region 10 s Superfund and Water programs For more than a decade Anne worked in the Region 10 Superfund program including numerous aspects of the Bunker Hill Coeur d Alene Basin Superfund site such as site investigations remedy selection and remedy implementation Anne has a BS in Geology and a MS in Oceanography from the University of Washington Anna Willett P E is the Director of the Interstate Technology Regulatory Council ITRC where she is responsible for implementing ITRC s mission of increasing the acceptance and use of innovative environmental technologies across the nation Anna came to ITRC from Comprehensive Environmental Utility Services LLC CEUS where she was a Senior Vice President and Partner Anna was previously a Senior Engineer concentrating on remediation engineering and project management with Haley Aldrich Inc a national environmental engineering firm Earlier in her career Anna was responsible for the design implementation and evaluation of pilot and full scale in situ remediation projects as a Research and Development Manager for Regenesis a specialty chemical company that serves the remediation industry Over the course of her career Anna has evaluated a wide range of contaminated sites to determine technical and cost effective clean up strategies for specific site conditions Her expertise includes chemical and biological treatment processes for groundwater and soil as well as environmental chemistry and microbiology She has contributed to over 60 presentations and publications on remediation

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/scs3.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • 14th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge -- July 30 to August 1, 2014 - Orange, CA
    AHS are pleased to announce that Robert C Rice will receive the inaugural Herman Bouwer Award The award was created to honor the legacy of the late Dr Herman Bouwer who was one of the world s leading researchers in water resources management particularly in the area of managed aquifer recharge He authored more than 300 publications served on several US National Academy of Sciences National Research Council committees consulted on numerous recharge projects received an Organization for Economic Co operation and Development OECD Fellowship in 1964 for studying recharge in The Netherlands and Germany and gave many seminars and short courses on managed aquifer recharge in the U S India Jordan Tunisia and Morocco I am delighted to learn that Robert Rice is the inaugural recipient of the Herman Bouwer Award I clearly remember Bob s collaborative work with my father on infiltration and soil clogging studies This work eventually helped to optimize the performance of the Flushing Meadows project and other MAR projects Congratulations to Bob for his contributions over his long career and for starting this pioneering work with my father Ed Bouwer Department Chair Geography and Environmental Engineering Johns Hopkins University Robert helped Herman develop methods for determining the hydraulic properties of soils such as the air entry permeameter the seepage meter the double tube piezometer apparatus the Bouwer Rice slug test method the pit bailing method and the lateral divergence correction method for the single ring cylinder infiltrometer Robert s work was also important in the development of soil aquifer treatment SAT as he was responsible for designing and implementing many of the experiments at the ground breaking Flushing Meadows project The results from Flushing Meadows paved the way for MAR of sewage effluent Robert also helped develop our understanding of soil clogging phenomena and the wetting and drying cycle treatment commonly used to control basin clogging Bob was Herman s right hand man for many years at the USDA ARS Water Conservation Laboratory and was key to Herman implementing the research and developing many of the methods that we use today said Mike Milczarek Program Director of GeoSystems Analysis Inc After he left the Water Conservation Laboratory Robert has worked on many groundwater recharge feasibility studies and continued to push the frontiers of our understanding In a presentation he will give at the 14th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge BSMAR 14 he will present evidence that the double ring infiltrometer should be retracted as an ASTM standard and replaced with the Bouwer lateral divergence correction method Robert will receive the award at a special Herman Bouwer Awards luncheon on July 31 at the 14th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge being held in Orange CA Established in 2014 the Herman Bouwer Award will be given every two years at the Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge BSMAR to the person or agency that has significantly advanced the understanding or utilization of MAR Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities Sponsor Exhibitor registration is closed for this

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/bsmar14.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • GRA Course: Principles of Groundwater Flow & Transport Modeling - September 10-12, 2014 - Redwood City, CA
    issues Participants should have a working knowledge of the principles of groundwater hydrology and be familiar with the PC Windows environment No formal training in computer programming is necessary Course Topics principles and concepts of groundwater modeling overview of groundwater modeling software conceptual model development data collection and preparation model grid design boundary conditions concepts and application implementing rivers lakes recharge drainage and other special situations modeling multiple aquifer systems sensitivity analysis model calibration and verification contaminant transport modeling capture zone analysis Course Instructors Graham E Fogg received a B S in Hydrology from the University of New Hampshire an M S in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona and a Ph D in Geology from The University of Texas at Austin He has more than 39 yrs experience researching and teaching about subsurface water flow and pollutant transport processes and water resource sustainability Graham s research interests include characterization and modeling of subsurface complexity contaminant transport groundwater quality sustainability response of hydrologic systems to climate change and hydrogeologic processes in ecosystems among others He teaches courses at UC Davis in groundwater hydrology groundwater modeling applied geostatistics and water resources Thomas Harter Ph D received a B S in hydrology from the Universities of Freiburg Germany and a M S in hydrology from the University of Stuttgart Germany He received his Ph D in hydrology with emphasis on subsurface hydrology at the University of Arizona In 1995 he joined the faculty at the Department of Land Air and Water Resources University of California Davis Harter is in charge of the University of California Cooperative Extension Groundwater Hydrology Program His research focuses on nonpoint source pollution of groundwater groundwater resources evaluation under uncertainty groundwater modeling and contaminant transport Dr Harter has done extensive modeling of heterogeneous aquifer vadose

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/modeling.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • 23rd Annual Conference and Meeting: "2014 – The Year of Groundwater" -- October 15-16, 2014 -- Sacramento, CA
    Felicia Marcus Chair State Water Resources Control Board Mark Cowin Director California Department of Water Resources Karen Ross Secretary California Department of Food and Agriculture Panels on Challenges in Local Groundwater Management and Developing and Implementing Groundwater Management Plans to Preserve Local Control In 2015 efforts begin to implement the new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act The Annual Meeting concludes with lively panels to discuss issues constraints and opportunities for developing an effective groundwater management plan at a basin scale where multiple interests are working to meet local needs and state requirements Tim Quinn Association of California Water Agencies will discuss the new groundwater laws from the perspective of water districts Lester Snow California Water Foundation will discuss the new groundwater laws from the perspective of the Foundation A distinguished panel will discuss associated legislation policy and legal issues associated with groundwater management Additional session topics technical sessions in dual track format include Drought our Dependence on Groundwater Collegiate Groundwater Colloquium Modeling Advances Applications Wastewater Reuse Recycling Groundwater Quality Monitoring Plans for Well Stimulation Treatment Pursuant to Senate Bill 4 Climate Variability and Change Simulation of Effects Adaptation Strategies Regional Scale Management of Groundwater Quality Site Assessment Remediation For speaker and other information for each session please see the agenda GRA s 2014 David Keith Todd Distinguished Lecturers will give new presentations Jay Famiglietti NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory will present How the West Was Lost Carl Hauge former Chief Hydrogeologist for the Department of Water Resources retired will present Managing a Commons Groundwater and Surface Water at Risk Student Activities Opportunities GRA seeks to increase participation by university and college faculty and students in its programming The Collegiate Groundwater Colloquium features students who are conducting highly relevant research in the general area of the conference theme Five exciting presentations have been

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/am14.asp (2016-05-02)
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