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  • California Groundwater Upcoming Events Calendar - Symposia, Workshops, Courses
    18 2016 March 2016 Emerging Contaminants Summit Westminster CO March 1 2 2016 Sacramento Branch Meeting Summary of Managed Aquifer Recharge Concepts and Planning Methods March 9 2016 Sacramento CA GRA Cast Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Draft GSP Regulations March 15 2016 San Francisco Branch Meeting Quality of Groundwater Used for Public Drinking Water Supplies in California March 16 2016 Berkeley CA Water Education Foundation 2016 Executive Briefing March 17 2016 Sacramento CA GRA Cast Land Subsidence The Lowdown on the Drawdown March 23 2016 Annual Legislative Symposium How to Fund Groundwater Sustainability Symposium March 30 31 2016 Sacramento CA April 2016 Southern California Branch Meeting 2016 Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science April 8 2016 Orange County Water District Fountain Valley CA GRA Cast Water Well Rehabilitation Reviewing the Process and Evaluating Methods Utilized April 13 2016 Sacramento Branch Meeting Understanding Groundwater Data Collection Use and Sharing Practices for Sustainable Groundwater Management in California April 13 2016 Sacramento CA San Francisco Branch Meeting Exploring California s Hydroscapes April 20 2016 Berkeley CA GRA Cast Time Series and Spacial Data Analysis for Hydrogeologic Conceptual Model Development and Hypothesis Testing April 27 2016 May 2016 GRA Cast Using Disparate Process Oriented

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  • GRA Branches - California Groundwater Resources Association
    of California The in state branches conduct monthly meetings as well as periodic workshops and seminars Click for news and event information specific to each branch Central Coast Sacramento San Francisco Bay Area San Joaquin Valley Southern California To reach branch representatives directly please visit the Branch Officers page Join the GRA Email List to receive email news and event updates for your branch GRAC org Copyright 2014 Groundwater Resources

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  • California Legislative Report - Summer 2015
    their groundwater sustainability plans and the subsequent evaluation of those plans The Governor s proposal also includes additional staff to implement specific requirements of SGMA such as the adoption of basin boundaries and best groundwater protection practices GRA remains engaged with staff at the DWR and the State Board responsible for implementation of the Act DWR has published a Draft Strategic Plan for its Sustainable Groundwater Program that outlines DWR s responsibilities vision and key actions for developing regulations and providing assistance to local agencies in accordance with the SGMA The draft plan is available at http www water ca gov groundwater sgm index cfm As expected many bills have been introduced that are aimed at making changes to the Act GRA Supported Opposed Legislation Currently GRA has taken a support position on one bill described below The Legislative Committee is continuously reviewing bills as they are amended and is closely monitoring all groundwater bills SB 20 Pavley Makes well completion reports available to the public with specific requirements a request must be on a form identifying requestor s name address and reason for request b a disclosure statement regarding the appropriate use of the data c release must comply with the Information Practices Act and d authorizes DWR to charge a fee for providing the reports Continued Changes in the Legislature With the election of former Senator Mark DeSaulnier to Congress on November 4 2014 a vacancy was created in Senate District 7 The primary election was held on March 17 2015 No candidate captured more than 50 of the vote so a runoff election between Assemblymember Susan Bonilla and fellow democrat Mark Glazer will be held on May 19 2015 There have been changes in the committees most important to GRA Senator Vidak replaced Senator Fuller on the

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  • Education Committee Launches New Initiative
    or who recently published groundwater related research More than 120 faculty members at over 30 California colleges and universities are represented in the database and regularly receive updates on GRA activities The database is used for such purposes as 1 communicating information about GRA and its services and programs to faculty and students 2 providing a list of potential speakers for GRA events or branch events and 3 locating experts with research and discipline interests related to groundwater The list is also dynamic i e it will be expanded upon as the committee receives suggested additions As part of its web based outreach the Education Committee also maintains a website with student internship opportunities An original idea to bring GRA representatives to campuses as speakers transformed and culminated in the initiation of the David Keith Todd Lecturer Series with Prof Prem Saint from Southern California and Prof John Bredehoeft from Northern California being the inaugural David Keith Todd Lecturers in GRA s anniversary year 2011 The two lecturers each are scheduled to speak at more than half a dozen colleges and GRA branches Their tour closes with presentations at the Biennial Groundwater Conference The Education Committee is proud of accomplishing this speaker series and will continue to plan these events A significant initiative of the Education Committee is the GRA WEF Water Education Foundation Scholastic Fund Program which we established with big support from GRA branches a few years ago By 2010 five GRA branches participated in the program which raises scholastic support at the branch level at the state level during membership drive and from individual donors To facilitate donations from private donors we recently initiated a collaboration with WEF through which tax deductible 501 c 3 donations to the Scholastic Fund Program can be made The Committee s

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  • HydroVisions Newsletter
    17 Number 1 Spring 2008 Nanomaterials New Emerging Contaminants and Their Potential Impact to Water Resources Volume 16 Number 4 Winter 2007 Volume 16 Number 3 Fall 2007 Volume 16 Number 2 Summer 2007 Age Dating Water Wells and Words Volume 16 Number 1 Spring 2007 Fingerprinting Water Volume 15 Number 4 Winter 2006 Using Pharmaceuticals and Protective Care Products PPCPs as Forensic Indicators Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater Symposium Highlights and Summary Volume 15 Number 3 Fall 2006 Nitrate Forensics Expanded Article by William E Motzer Ph D PG Volume 15 Number 2 Summer 2006 Wells and Words By David W Abbott P G C Hg Todd Engineers DNAPL Symposium Summary Article By Bettina Longino Geomatrix Consultants Inc Volume 15 Number 1 Spring 2006 Volume 14 Number 3 Winter 2005 Corrections to Winter 2005 Issue Current State of the Practice of Perchlorate Forensics William E Motzer PhD Volume 14 Number 3 Fall 2005 Correct figure for Wells and Words article Volume 14 Number 2 Summer 2005 25th Biennial Groundwater Conference 14th Annual GRA Meeting Volume 14 Number 1 Spring 2005 Geologic Insight to Lucerne Valley GW Basin Volume 13 Number 4 Winter 2004 GRA CPR Report Summary Hatch Parent GRA Letter to CPR Commission Sept 2004 GIS Groundwater Storage Case Study Can Turmeric Reverse Effects of Perchlorate by Rebecca Chan Discovery Science Award winner as an 8th grader Volume 13 Number 3 Fall 2004 Volume 13 Number 2 Summer 2004 Volume 13 Number 1 Spring 2004 Cover Story Related Legal Aspects of Emerging Contaminants Moving Targets by Brian S Haughton Volume 12 Number 4 Winter 2003 Volume 12 Number 3 Fall 2003 Volume 12 Number 2 Summer 2003 Volume 12 Number 1 Spring 2003 Volume 11 Number 4 Winter 2002 Volume 11 Number 3 Fall 2002 Volume 11 Number 2

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  • GRA Annual Awards - Lifetime Achievement and Kevin J. Neese
    2011 2008 Dr Perry L McCarty 2007 Dr Herman Bouwer 1927 2013 2006 Glenn A Brown PG CEG 1924 2015 2005 Dr Luna B Leopold PG 1915 2006 2004 Dr John D Bredehoeft 2003 Rita Schmidt Sudman 2002 Thomas W Dibblee Jr PG 1911 2004 2001 Carl J Hauge PG CEG 2000 Dr Joseph H Birman PG Gp CEG CHg 1999 Dr David Keith Todd CE 1923 2006 1998 Eugene E Luhdorff Jr PE 1930 2010 Kevin J Neese Established in 1999 to honor the late GRA Director geologist and attorney the Kevin J Neese award recognizes a recent significant accomplishment by a person persons or entity that fosters the understanding development protection and management of groundwater Previous Kevin J Neese Award recipients include 2014 Governor Jerry Brown for his vision and leadership in development of the sustainable groundwater management legislation 2013 Santa Clara Valley Water District for implementing its unique Domestic Well Testing Program 2012 David L Orth General Manager of the Kings River Conservation District for his leadership and dedication to the collaborative initiatives to develop the Upper Kings River Basin Integrated Regional Water Management Plan 2011 Sacramento County Environmental Management Department for its Abandoned Well Program 2010 Senator Fran Pavley for leadership in the enactment of the comprehensive statewide groundwater level monitoring legislation in California 2009 U S Geological Survey California Water Science Center for development of a new three dimensional groundwater modeling tool for California s Central Valley and report Groundwater Availability of the Central Valley Aquifer 2008 Orange County Water District for its Groundwater Replenishment System GRS a new water purification plant that became operational last January 2007 University of California Cooperative Extension UCCE Groundwater Hydrology Program for its efforts to engage scientists regulators farm advisors dairy industry representatives and dairy farmers to better understand

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  • Join GRA Email List
    Coast Sacramento Southern California San Francisco Bay San Joaquin Valley Out of State Other Title Company I am interested in receiving email regarding the following items Sacramento Branch San Francisco Branch Central Coast Branch San Joaquin Valley Branch Southern California

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  • Disclaimer Regarding GRA Website Content
    Further GRA makes no claims promises or guarantees about the absolute accuracy completeness or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents No warranty of any kind implied or expressed or statutory is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources Reference in this website to any specific commercial products processes or

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