In May 2012, several of the Project’s key technical and scientific experts participated in two public lectures at the University of Redlands. These lectures provided an opportunity for the community to learn more about the physical investigations and technical work conducted in support of the Project.
The first lecture featured Dennis Williams, Ph.D, PG, C.Hg and Miles Kenney, Ph.D, PG to discuss the geology and hydrogeology of the watersheds tributary to the Project area.
The second lecture featured Terry Foreman PG, C.Hg. and David P. Groeneveld, Ph.D and focused on the impacts analysis conducted for the proposed Project, including the chemistry and composition of the dry lakes.
A video of each experts’ presentations is available below.
About the Experts –
Dr. Williams (University of Redlands Class of 1962) has 35 years of experience in ground water hydrology. He is currently a part-time research professor at the University of Southern California’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department where he has taught graduate level classes in geohydrology and groundwater modeling since 1980.
Dr. Kenney has over 20 years professional experience in the geotechnical engineering and environmental industry with an emphasis on evaluating seismic hazards, desert Geomorphology, stratigraphy, and structural Geology.
Mr. Foreman has over 30 years of consulting experience in water resources projects, mostly in the Southwestern United States. He has authored over 30 technical papers and presentations and is a Registered Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in California.
Dr. Groeneveld’s 30-plus-year career has focused on the ecology, hydrology and management of rangeland, riparian and shallow groundwater habitats including directorship of the five-year-long hydro-ecophysiology studies of Owens Valley native vegetation.