Jordan, P.E., a Senior Hydrogeologist in INTERA’s Albuquerque, New Mexico office, recently published an article in the spring 2007 issue of ESRI’s newsletter, hydroline. The article discusses the use of ArcGIS and ModelBuilder in the evaluation of irrigated acreages and the agricultural use of water in New Mexico. The research project was funded as part of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s Innovative Water Fund.Continue Reading
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INTERA is pleased to announce that Peter Castiglia has joined our water resources group in Albuquerque. Peter will serve as a Senior Scientist responsible for conducting and managing hydrogeologic and water planning studies involving water-supply development, water desalination, surface-water quality, water rights, and environmental assessments. His experience includes managing publicly contested drinking water projects, leading the public scoping and Native American Consultation process on behalf of federal and state agencies, coordinating environmental permits, and directing a variety of regulatory permitting and planning studies.
Prior to joining INTERA, he served as the Project Manager for the Alamogordo Regional Water Supply Project in southern New Mexico where he led the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the impacts of pumping up to 10,000 acre-feet-per year of brackish water from the Tularosa Basin, constructing and operating a reverse osmosis desalination facility, and installing a 30-mile long pipeline system. Because of its potential impacts on existing water rights, this project is highly controversial, requiring Peter to focus a large part of the EIS on public involvement and exploring alternative water rights acquisitions. Peter has a M.S. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from the University of New Mexico and a B.S. in Geology from Union College, New York. Peter also served as President of the New Mexico Section of the American Water Resources Association from 2005 to 2007.Continue Reading
INTERA has been selected by the South Florida Water Management District to provide a wide variety of modeling support services. Work under this 3-year, District-wide work order based contract will include: development, calibration, verification, and application of regional models; numerical and physical modeling; numerical and physical based model development, modification, and enhancement; modeling for storage reservoirs, water control structures, levees, wells, canals and flow-ways; data collection, analysis, and management; hydrodynamic and water quality modeling of wetlands, estuaries, and bays; development of modeling protocols, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis, IT and GIS support for modeling; model code peer reviews; and technical writing in support of new computer code user’s manuals, code theory manuals, and computer software educational programs.Continue Reading