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  • GRACast Web Seminar - Biofilm 101
    problems caused by biofilms will be discussed in conjunction to the types of microbes associated with the various problems The current regulated bacterial component coliforms will be reviewed in light of its relationship to biofilm The testing and evaluation methods for biofilm will be outlined including the predictability of coliform presence In addition the resolution to biofilm build up in the groundwater system will be covered noting the proper controls required for effective disinfection and continued monitoring and maintenance Register Today Early Registration by June 10 is 75 for Members and 100 for Non Members Registration after June 10 is 100 for Members and 125 for Non Members SPEAKER BIO Roger Miller holds degrees in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Central Missouri and serves as a technical consultant for Water Systems Engineering Inc Roger has over 35 years of experience in multiple areas of the water industry His work has involved research development project oversight and technical training for source water supplies to finished water transmission and storage Roger has served on numerous committees and training programs within national state and local water organizations Mr Miller has authored articles in the Water Well Journal and other similar water industry publications and is a regular presenter at the NGWA national conference Mr Miller can be reached at 785 242 6166 or email rdmiller h2osystems com MODERATOR BIO Tom McCarthy works for the City of Anaheim as the Water Planning and Resources Manager in the Public Utilities Department He also has professional experience working with private firms on water resources and management problems around the world He is a State of California registered professional civil engineer as well as a California registered professional geologist Mr McCarthy has a Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences from the University of Oregon and

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/gracast/gracast061516.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • GRA's 2016 Conference and 25th Annual Meeting
    success stories including agricultural water conservation efforts and walk away with concepts and solutions that they can apply to their local groundwater management issues Cooperating Organizations California Department of Water Resources Water Education Foundation Association of California Water Agencies State Water Resources Control Board San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board United States Geological Survey California Department of Toxic Substances Control California State University East Bay Orange County Water District International Association of Hydrogeologists CONFERENCE DETAILS The two day conference features an opening plenary session concurrent sessions on groundwater supply management and quality contamination lunch presentations President s Reception Collegiate Colloquium GRA s 2016 Northern and Southern California David Keith Todd Lecturers exhibitors poster presentations and a final panel of industry leaders Featured sessions and topics for podium and poster presentations include Drought and Climate Change Managing for Uncertainty Case Studies and Success Stories Agriculture Municipal and Industrial Future Climate Change Scenarios Development by DWR and Local Planning for Risk and Reliability SGMA Legal Policy and Compliance GSA Formation Update Pros and Cons of GSAs versus Adjudications GSA Coordination Multiple GSAs and Inter and Intra basin Coordination Development and Integration of Groundwater Sustainability Plans Best Management Practices SGMA Technical Challenges for Groundwater Sustainability Plans Data Availability and Assistance for GSAs Innovations in Modeling and Data Management Finding Common Ground Groundwater Monitoring Networks Are They Adequate Well Registration and Extraction Reporting Basin Boundaries and Priorities How Have They Changed SGMA Funding Mechanisms How will GSAs Raise Money for Planning Administration and Plan Implementation Federal State and Local Funding Opportunities Cost Sharing and Innovative Approaches Other Considerations Prop 218 and Prop 26 and Impact Fees Uplands and Lowlands Surface Water Groundwater Interaction Quantifying and Understanding Surface Water Groundwater Interactions Assessing Impacts on Beneficial Uses Stormwater Capture Opportunities Conjunctive Use Regional Water

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/am2016.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • California Oil, Gas and Groundwater March 10-11, 2016
    base of fresh water and constructing multiple depth monitoring wells will be covered In addition there has been significant activity related to the State s Underground Injection Control UIC program and the issues of exempt aquifers versus non exempt aquifers that will be covered at the symposium Injection wells and ponds pits have been the waste disposal options of choice for many oil and gas operators for decades but recently this practice has come into question where the disposal may be going into non exempt aquifers and numerous injection wells and disposal ponds are being investigated and shut down The California Oil Gas and Groundwater 2016 Symposium is intended to provide the latest information on the successful applications and or problems encountered with the current requirements for groundwater monitoring and protection related to oil and gas activities in California It is intended for petroleum and groundwater geologists engineers policy makers regulators legislators academia and other interested parties to learn about current practices operations and requirements and the successes and challenges that create the context for the relationship between petroleum production and groundwater management in California Likely Topics to Be Covered Include Latest Regulatory Requirements and Activity related to oil gas and groundwater Impact of current low oil prices and California Drought on exploration Statewide Groundwater Monitoring Program Results near Oil and Gas Fields Groundwater Management Plans and Data Collection under SB4 and SWRCB Rules Case studies of successful plans Challenges getting plans approved What s working what s not How to find base of fresh water Where do I find data for my plans Practical Implementation of plans Alternatives to standard methods Underground Injection Control and Aquifer Exemptions What is the process who makes the decisions and what are the rules Is usable groundwater at risk Produced Water Reuse Recycling

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/am2015.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • Central Coast Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    present it may be difficult to identify plume margins and determine the extent of contamination at a site Chemical and isotopic environmental tracers can be used to identify the source and hydrologic history including age time since recharge of water and contaminants within large plumes and the processes affecting contaminant concentrations The use of these environmental tracers coupled with hydrologic data will be examined at selected sites in southern California SPONSORS The David Keith Todd Lecture series is supported by the generous contributions of these organizations The Central Coast Branch would like to thank Dudek for sponsoring this event MEETING LOCATION The meeting will held at The meeting will held at UCSB Bren School Room 1414 AGENDA 6 00 to 6 15 PM Registration Networking 6 15 to 7 00 PM Dinner Announcements Business Meeting 7 00 to 8 00 PM Keynote Speaker COST Members 35 00 Non Members 45 00 Students 10 00 REGISTRATION The Central Coast Branch is using GRA s online registration for this meeting The online reservation process is quick and easy You may pay by credit card online or checks at the door Please register before Thursday May 12 at 3 00 PM so we can arrange for the food and drinks Thanks IMPORTANT BRANCH NEWS The Branch is dedicated to increasing awareness of issues related to groundwater in the Central Coast Region as well as to providing a forum for groundwater and hydrogeology professionals to gather and discuss developments in their field We are actively seeking suggestions for future meeting locations or other ways to improve access to our meetings across the varied landscape of the Central Coast SCHOLASTIC SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM The Central Coast Branch initiated a 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 Scholastic Sponsor for a future event please contact a Branch Officer Sponsors will be recognized at our meetings and on the GRA website MEETINGS OF THE CENTRAL COAST GRA Meetings of the Central Coast Branch of the GRA will be held approximately every second month If you would like to make a presentation at an up coming meeting of the GRA Central Coast Branch please contact Tony Morgan tonym unitedwater org or 805 525 4431 or Jeff Kubran jkubran dudek com or 805 963 0651 STUDENTS Do you have interesting project data from your research on the geology and hydrogeology of the Central Coast area The GRA would love to hear about the results of your research projects If you would like to present your research at a future meeting please contact Tony Morgan or Jeff Kubran and we will get you the appropriate details GRA WEBSITE Visit the GRA at www grac org The GRA website includes information on the following topics the GRA of California the state wide organization membership the local branches and their activities job announcements updates on legislation affecting groundwater and links to members

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/centralcoast.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • San Francisco Bay Area Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    closing and remediating hazardous waste sites Mr Lewis has over 34 years of experience conducting water resources and contaminant hydrogeology projects He obtained his A B degree in geology with an emphasis in water resources from Occidental College He has worked for the Department of Water Resources State Water Resources Control Board and the US Environmental Protection Agency s Headquarters on loan from DTSC Mr Lewis is the State Representative on the U S EPA s Groundwater Forum and served for over two decades on GRA s Board of Directors Kimiko A Klein Ph D is a staff toxicologist emerita with the Human and Ecological Risk Office of the DTSC She is a regulatory toxicologist and risk assessor and has worked for the DTSC since 1990 She was involved in the training and use of a multimedia exposure model CalTOX that included modules for sensitivity and uncertainty analysis of various exposure parameters 1993 1997 in the creation of the DTSC Guidance for the Evaluation and Mitigation of Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air 2005 the publication of California Human Health Screening Levels CHHSLs 2005 and the update of the DTSC Preliminary Endangerment Assessment PEA Guidance Manual 2015 Dr Klein has taught numerous courses in regulatory risk assessment and exposure assessment at professional societies the University of California at Davis Chulalongkorn University and Cheng Mai University in Thailand and has co authored papers and textbook chapters on human health risk assessment Dr Klein was honored on the State of California Women s History Calendar as an environmental scientist June 2013 Myrto Petreas is the Chief of the Environmental Chemistry Branch of DTSC She is a chemist and epidemiologist interested in exposure assessment She manages interdisciplinary studies to assess exposures to environmental contaminants and their health effects to humans and wildlife Her Branch provides analytical and consultation support to DTSC and Cal EPA on dioxin like chemicals flame retardants Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances PFASs and other chemicals of emerging concern She serves on national and international committees on issues related to dioxin like chemicals and flame retardants She is the recipient of several federal grants and has numerous publications Location Directions HS Lordships 199 Seawall Drive Berkeley CA 94710 510 843 2733 Schedule of Events 5 30 6 30 No Host Social and Registration 6 30 7 30 Dinner and Announcements 7 45 8 30 Speakers Presentations 8 30 8 45 Questions and Answers Dinner Choices Fish Baked Fresh Atlantic Salmon with herb butter served with rice pilaf and fresh seasonal vegetables Meat Chicken Jerusalem Chicken breast with artichokes and mushrooms with a chardonnay cream sauce 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 Please pay on line by credit card or at the meeting by cash or check payable to GROUNDWATER RESOURCES ASSOCIATION GRA If you pay online by credit card please check in at the venue with David Abbott so

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/sanfrancisco.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • GRA-WEF Scholastic Fund Program
    Education Foundation Foundation joined to form the GRA WEF Scholastic Fund Program The Program continues GRA s longstanding Scholastic Fund Program and it allows GRA to expand the Program with leadership from GRA s Branches and GRA s Education Committee Contributions to the Program are considered a charitable contribution to the extent provided by law since the Foundation is a 501 c 3 non profit charitable organization The Foundation s mission is to create a better understanding of water resources and foster public understanding and resolution of water resource issues through facilitation education and outreach The new partnership commenced with a generous challenge contribution from Steve Zigan President and founder of Environmental Resolutions Inc ERI recently merged to form Cardno ERI Mr Zigan is a frequent participant at GRA Southern Branch meetings and has contributed to the GRA scholarship fund previously His challenge initiated the Fund receiving a greater number of contributions than usual To make an online contribution to the GRA WEF Scholastic Fund Program please use the following link http www watereducation org gra water education foundation scholastic fund program Past recipient programs have benefitted students at the University of California Berkeley California State University Fullerton and California

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/scholasticfund.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • Mission and Objectives - California Groundwater Resources Association
    the development of alternative technologies and standardization of methods to advance investigation management and protection of California s groundwater resources Develop a pro active role with the legislature as an authority on technical groundwater issues The Groundwater Resources Association assumes a leadership role in communicating the needs and values of our industry to government officials and the public Through GRA you can help influence the future groundwater policy of the State of California Events Activities Seminars GRA organizes educational seminars throughout the year covering technological advances new strategies and recent policy developments in groundwater Publications GRA publishes HydroVisions This newsletter brings together technical papers legislative developments coming events and job announcements of interest to the groundwater professional Additionally the GRA publishes GRA Membership Directory This publication lists all members company affiliations and specialty areas Annual Meeting Once a year GRA meets and stages two full days of seminars classes and presentations on the latest developments in groundwater assessment remediation and management Suppliers present the latest in test and other equipment and technical papers are posted for members to peruse Branch Activities The GRA has local branches that meet regularly and feature speakers on current relevant groundwater topics These meetings are

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/about.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • GRA Membership Benefits and Categories - California Groundwater Resources Association
    include regulation evaluation development remediation or investigation of groundwater groundwater supplies or groundwater resources groundwater related technology field groundwater related law or planning or education related to earth science engineering environmental natural sciences or physical sciences Regular members are voting members Cost Regular Member Individual voting 125 00 Federal State Government Employee Member Any federal or state government employee interested in the groundwater resources of California and who supports the stated purposes and objectives of the Association Cost Federal State Government Employee Member voting 100 00 Associate Member Any person interested in the groundwater resources of California and who supports the stated purposes and objectives of the Association Associate members are non voting members Cost Associate Member Individual non voting 100 00 Student Member Student members will be currently registered full time students who have provided verification of student status Student members are non voting members For more information on student membership benefits click here Cost Student Member Individual non voting 10 00 Organization Corporate Group Membership A group of persons each of whom satisfies the criteria for Regular membership collectively may join the Association as an organization whether corporate governmental or otherwise however only the individuals are entitled to

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