Water Management Software Technology Workshop

Presented on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Water Resources Team at Olsson is working on groundwater management projects across the US. The goals of these projects often include:

  • Evaluating the impacts of new water uses on existing wells and stream flow
  • Evaluating the impact to groundwater supplies with changes in groundwater pumping rates
  • Developing wellhead protection area maps

Over the last several years, these projects have compelled us to explore, develop, and implement a wide variety of software technologies including groundwater modeling. This session will provide an opportunity to learn about the software technology we leverage to accomplish our project goals.  We will provide a highly interactive workshop to stimulate your imagination with ideas of how you might be able to apply the state-of-the-art in software technology in your work protecting our groundwater supplies.

Karen Griffin, PG
Water Resources, Olsson
Karen Griffin is a professional geologist managing multidisciplinary projects focused in the fields of geology and hydrogeology. She received her bachelor’s degree in geology from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and her master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She began her career in environmental geology working for Metcalf & Eddy in Santa Barbara. She moved to Boulder, Colorado and worked on the restoration and cleanup of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Denver. She is currently the Groundwater Technical Leader for Olsson’s Water Resources Team in her hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska.

James Schneider, PhD
Water Resources, Olsson, Lincoln, NE
As a Senior Scientist with Olsson since 2015, Jim conducts and manages a wide variety of water management studies. As former Deputy Director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources Jim advised and assisted the director in department management and in formulating state water policies. Jim has a B.S. and M.S. in Geology from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of South Florida.
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