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GRACast Web Seminar
Series on Land Subsidence, Part 3

Impacts of Land Subsidence on Water Delivery Infrastructure and Ongoing Management Efforts

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)

Bob Martin, San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority
Chris White, Central California Irrigation District
Matt Hurley, Angiola Water District


James Borchers, Consulting Hydrogeologist

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Early Registration (by May 15) is $50 for Members* and $75 for Non-Members*
Registration after May 15 is $75 for Members* and $100 for Non-Members*

Considering that the federal government may be unable to provide surface water to many farmers for irrigation this season, land subsidence from increased groundwater use will likely create more trouble for infrastructure. GRA invites you to participate in a subsidence webcast intended to bring these infrastructure issues to the public.


Robert (Bob) Martin is the Manager of the Engineering and Planning Department for the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority located at the Jones Pumping Plant approximately 7 miles northwest of Tracy, California.  The San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority operates and maintains the federally owned Delta-Mendota Canal, Jones Pumping Plant, Intertie Pumping Plant, O’Neill Pump/Generating Plant, San Luis Drain and all associated facilities.  Mr. Martin is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer with the State of California and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  His civil engineering career includes 13 years with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and 21 years with the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority.  Mr. Martin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University.

Chris White is the General Manager and District Engineer for the Central California Irrigation District. He started with the District in 1993 as District Engineer developing and implementing the District’s ambitious Water Conservation Plan. He became General Manager of the District in 2000, responsible for implementing Board policy direction and protection of some of the most senior water rights in California.
Chris was Vice President of Stoddard and Associates, an engineering and land surveying consulting firm in Los Banos, California.  The company specialized in water resources planning and construction, civil engineering services, and land surveying services, for many local cities, irrigation districts and landowners in the San Joaquin Valley.  He obtained his California Land Surveyors License in 1983, and his Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in 1991.

Matt Hurley currently serves as the General Manager of the Angiola Water District, the Green Valley Water District, the W. H. Wilbur Reclamation District and the Deer Creek Storm Water District.  In addition, he is the President of the Board of Directors for the Fresno Slough Water District.  He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of California Water Agencies, representing the southern central valley area of California.

Before his current positions, he spent 30 years practicing law in the Silicon Valley with emphasis in all facets of Real Estate, Business Organizations and Estate Planning.  He also served as an elected official on the San Jose Unified School District Board of Trustees and served a term as the Board President.  He holds a BA from UC Davis and a JD from Santa Clara Law School.

James (Jim) Borchers has 35 years’ experience developing water supplies in alluvial valley aquifers and in fractured rocks in the mountains. Jim applies multidisciplinary tools to solve hydrogeologic problems, including surface and borehole geophysical instruments, aquifer tests, stream seepage studies, geochemical, water quality and isotopic data, groundwater-level and fracture-trace analyses, test drilling and coring, and borehole measurements of in-situ stress. He has authored many USGS reports, participated in numerous technical conferences and symposia, and has acted as a defense expert. He investigated effects of land subsidence on infrastructure, designed deep wells to monitor aquifer compaction, land subsidence, and groundwater levels, convened the 1995 Dr. Joseph F. Poland Symposium on Land Subsidence and edited the proceedings, and prepared reports on land subsidence for the California Water Foundation during their campaign promoting the 2015 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. 
*This GRACast will use a conference call for audio and WebEx to display the presentation slides. Each registration is allowed access via one phone line and one log in to the WebEx module. More than one person may participate per registration by using a shared computer screen and speaker phone. GRA reserves the right to invoice those individuals and/or organizations that are logged in or connected from telephone numbers that don't correspond to a paid registration.

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