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  • Central Coast Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    the February 4th meeting Please send your nominations for the officer positions to Tony Morgan Central Coast Branch President tonym unitedwater org by 5 00pm on Tuesday February 2nd and they will be added to the ballot Nominations will also be accepted at the meeting MEETING LOCATION The meeting will held at Calleguas Municipal Water District 2100 Olsen Road Thousand Oaks California 91360 6800 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 Dr John Izbicki 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 Tuesday February 2 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 and other related and notable web sites MEET YOUR FUTURE EMPLOYER There is no better way for students and recent graduates to learn about the organizations active in the groundwater resources business than to attend the Branch meetings Representatives of the region s environmental and engineering consulting companies drilling

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/centralcoast020416.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • Role of Models and Data in Implementing SGMA
    due by January 31 2020 for critically overdrafted basins and two years later for the other high and medium priority basins To help the newly forming Groundwater Sustainability Agencies get a running start GRA is organizing a workshop to provide information on the role that models and data play in meeting SGMA requirements and enabling well informed management decisions The two day workshop features topics critical to the success of GSP development and implementation including The State perspective on models and data in support of GSP development implementation Water budgets what they are minimum data requirements how best to quantify and how they inform basin management Undesirable results modeling and data approaches and case studies Case studies of models currently used in basin management Addressing uncertainty in data and models Leveraging key data sources and data management considerations Post audits updating and continual improvement of models Including economics in models providing decision support How to use model results in GSP development and implementation Monitoring vs Models the challenge of developing a successful GSP with finite resources Hotel Information Hyatt Place UC Davis 173 Old Davis Road Davis CA 95616 USA hyattplace com Deadline for Discounted Hotel Reservations is January 8

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/role-of-models.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • Sacramento Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    imprint of man kind from the marine environment to the exposure of Terra Firma at over 8 000 ft above the marina Please join us for an evening of dazzling entertainment ruckus stories of reckless rocks and the unreason of mankind for this timeless photographic tour covering 300 000 000 years of geologic paleontologic and modern archeologic impressions from a lunatic fringe in 30 minutes or more 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 Smith at 707 374 4300 or 209 712 9020 or judie woodwarddrilling com MEETING LOCATION Aviator s Restaurant within Sacramento Executive Airport 6151 Freeport Blvd Sacramento CA Aviator s Restaurant at Executive Airport is located within the aircraft Terminal Building Thomas Bros Map Book page 317 grid C6 Plenty of free parking AGENDA Social Hour 5 30 6 30 pm Announcements Dinner 6 30 7 30 pm Presentation 7 30 8 30 pm COST and RSVP Costs and menu are shown below GRA is unable to assure food and room for you without an RSVP Using GRA s automated RSVP process is quick and painless If you RSVP by noon on Monday February 8 2016 the meeting costs are Members Non Members Students 27 00 32 00 10 00 Usual great food including two meat entrées salad rice potatoes vegetable and Iced Tea A No host beer and wine bar will be available Retired professionals receive a 10 rounded to the nearest dollar discount on any meal If you RSVP AFTER noon on Monday February 8 2016 or walk in a 3 00 surcharge will

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/sacramento011016.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • San Francisco Bay Area Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    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 Speaker 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 100 U S Geological Survey reports and journal articles and worked internationally with the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Indian Government Dr Izbicki was the California Groundwater Resources Association David Keith Todd Lecturer southern section for 2015 and received the California GRA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 Location Directions Spenger s Fresh Fish Grotto 1919 Fourth Street Berkeley CA 94710 510 845 7771 Schedule of Events 5 30 6 30 No Host Social and Registration 6 30 7 30 Dinner and Announcements 7 45 8 30 Keynote Speaker 8 30 8 45 Questions and Answers Dinner Choices Fish Grilled Atlantic Salmon with Northwest Berry Sauce Meat Grilled Chicken Breast Marsala Vegetarian Pasta Primavera with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables DINNER COSTS 45 for members 50 for non members 10 for

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/sanfrancisco021716.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • Sacramento Branch News and Events - California Groundwater Resources Association
    to help managers overcome the challenges of decentralized management and facilitate data sharing and integration SPEAKER Tara graduated from the University of Calgary Canada with a first class honors degree in Environmental Science with a specialization in water isotopes for resource management She completed her Ph D in Geography also from the University of Calgary in 2011 She is now program lead for Stanford University s Sustainable Groundwater program with Stanford s Water in the West where she works with researchers from Stanford University to develop practical science based research and solutions to address issues of western water scarcity This research is developed in conjunction with policy makers to ensure that it informs the most pressing water management challenges Prior to moving into the program lead role Tara worked as a Research Associate in Stanford University s Department of Geophysics deploying groundwater imaging technologies During that time she developed a strong sense of the challenges facing groundwater managers throughout the state and a desire to help address these issues through multi disciplinary research efforts Before starting at Stanford University Dr Moran worked with a variety of stakeholders in natural resources management both as a consultant and academic Tara has published numerous research papers and policy reports focusing on water resource management and water isotope thermometry Her most recent publications focus on challenges and potential solutions for successful SGMA implementation 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 Smith at 707 374 4300 or 209 712 9020 or judie woodwarddrilling com THIS MONTH S SPONSOR California Laboratory Services will be celebrating

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/branches/sacramento.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • GRACast Web Seminar - Sustainable Groundwater Management Act - Draft GSP Regulations
    18 years of combined experience 13 years providing environmental and water resources consulting services to private and public sector clients and more than 5 years working on a variety of legislative mandated programs and projects for the State He is experienced in managing multi disciplinary teams on geologic geotechnical hydrogeologic hazardous waste investigations and water resource planning and development projects Mr Joseph s experience has focused primarily on water resources planning and groundwater development conducting projects pertaining to conjunctive use planning and implementation including aquifer storage and recovery as well as groundwater supply water well drilling aquifer testing and analysis groundwater monitoring network design water quality characterization well and pump station design and general groundwater research Recently Mr Joseph has implemented and managed DWR s Integrated Regional Water Management IRWM grant programs evaluated stream depletion impacts and advanced groundwater substitution transfer and conjunctive use programs He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from California State University Sacramento Steven Springhorn PG is a Senior Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources DWR Sustainable Groundwater Management Section in Sacramento Steven has over 10 years of experience working on a variety of legislatively mandated programs and projects for the State including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Integrated Regional Water Management IRWM technical assistance IRWM grant administration evaluation of stream depletion impacts and groundwater substitution transfer and conjunctive use programs Steven received an M S in Geology from California State University CSU Sacramento and a B S in Geology from CSU Chico Steven is a California Professional Geologist MODERATOR BIO John Lambie is a consulting hydrogeologist and groundwater hydrologist in private practice with E PUR He has a Bachelor s and Master s degree from MIT in geology sediment mechanics and water resources engineering John is a Professional Geologist Certified

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/gracast/gracast031516.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • GRACast Web Seminar - Land Subsidence: The Lowdown on the Drawdown
    topography Groundwater pumping has increased during periods of drought to compensate for reduced surface water availability in some areas that historically depend on it resulting in large and rapid groundwater level declines Additionally in some areas where surface water is a minor component of the water supply or where land use has changed to more water intensive uses groundwater levels have declined during both drought and non drought periods While more focus has been placed on the visible repairable infrastructure damage from subsidence compaction of the aquifer system permanently decreases its capacity to store water This presentation will include discussions of subsidence processes measurements analyses and consequences by exploring selected case studies throughout California including the San Joaquin Valley the Coachella Valley and or the Mojave Desert Register Today Early Registration by March 18 is 75 for Members and 100 for Non Members Registration after March 18 is 100 for Members and 125 for Non Members SPEAKER AND MODERATOR BIOS Michelle Sneed is a hydrologist with the U S Geological Survey and has been with the California Water Science Center since 1994 She received her B S and M S degrees in geology from California State University Sacramento where she periodically teaches geology classes She has published many studies on land subsidence related to fluid pressure changes in areas throughout California and other areas in the Western United States Ms Sneed integrates various methods of land surface elevation and elevation change measurement including spirit leveling Global Positioning System extensometry and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar InSAR techniques to leverage the diverse spatial and temporal scales of the datasets Analyses and simulations have focused on the preconsolidation stress vertical hydraulic conductivities and the elastic and inelastic compressibilities storage of aquifer system components based on hydrogeological structure land surface elevation changes and groundwater

    Original URL path: http://grac.org/gracast/gracast032316.asp (2016-05-02)
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  • Annual Legislative Symposium & How to Fund Groundwater Sustainability Symposium
    or match and Generating revenue to implement your Groundwater Sustainability Plan GSP With the passage of Proposition 1 water resources funding has received new attention Speakers from State and Federal programs will identify how to find funding sources apply for and implement projects using grant funds Experts will discuss the various grant programs how to meet grant criteria and what successful grant funded projects have looked like Agency funding for the development of GSAs and GSPs will also be covered as well as different vehicles for funding including green bonds mechanisms for assess and collecting fees for GSA and recent relevant Prop 218 happenings joint agency cost sharing and successful pump tax programs Questions Contact Chris Petersen at 916 631 4597 Agenda March 30 2016 ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SYMPOSIUM California s Quest for Sustainable Groundwater Supplies Marching Ahead After suffering another year of historic drought and a State of Emergency declared by Governor Brown California remains poised in 2016 for the extension of Emergency Drought Regulations promulgated by the State Water Resources Control Board But will 2016 also be a year of finding and finalizing solutions for long term groundwater sustainability Join us for a dialogue on this and other subjects with California s most influential Legislators and Administration Officials California Water Action Plan 2016 Update SGMA updates including Groundwater Sustainability Agency formation progress and challenges regulations for evaluating and implementing Groundwater Sustainability Plans Alternative Plans and coordination agreements California Water Fix update identifying water available for groundwater replenishment Propositions 218 and 26 updates and much more This year s invited speakers will include Senate and Assembly Water Committee Chairs Pavley and Levine Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon Senators Hertzberg Stone and Wolk and Assembly Members Bigelow and Eggman and Administration Officials from the Governor

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