INTERA’s Dr. Alison Adams, PE, Principal Engineer, will be speaking during an upcoming webinar held by Tech Data in partnership with Intel and Software AG on May 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT. The session is the second in a three-part webinar series entitled, Industrial IOT – Preparing Today to Further Tomorrow’s Success and will focus on navigating disruption through the power of Industrial Internet of Thing (IIoT) within the utilities space. For more information and to register, visit:https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=&eventid=2332599&sessionid=1&key=D705606BBEFBC8A325BB595F9DCBEA25®Tag=1011253&sourcepage=registerContinue Reading
Archives for May 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many non-profits in our communities are facing financial challenges paired with an exponential need of resources. At INTERA, we feel the importance of helping to support these groups and organizations that do so much in our local communities, especially during these difficult times. To help support those around us, INTERA has chosen to provide monetary contributions to the organizations listed below that were selected by our employees:
Safe Harbor Support Center focuses on supporting vulnerable children and their families, particularly those that are healing from trauma, abuse, and neglect. Safe Harbor also owns and operates a shelter for homeless teenagers in the Tri-Cities area called My Friends’ Place. Donations are helping them keep their services open and running, as well as assisting in the procurement of essential goods and food for children and families in need. To donate, please visit:https://www.safeharborsupportcenter.org/
Meals on Wheels of Central Texas, whose volunteers, despite the pandemic, have been delivering up to two weeks’ worth of nutritious meals to homebound seniors. Meals on Wheels Central Texas distributes 3,000 meals each business day to homebound older adults and people with disabilities. To donate, please visit: https://www.mealsonwheelscentraltexas.org/
Navajo and Hopi Families COVID-19 Relief Fund. Routinely, these reservations experience great food scarcity with limited running water and electricity, and now there are not enough hospitals or beds to serve the several thousand cases of COVID-19 in the communities. Donations are being used to provide food, water and sanitation supplies to their most vulnerable, as well as provide home-sewn masks for medical personnel and first responders. To donate, please visit: https://www.navajohopisolidarity.org/
Roadrunner Food Bank is the largest food distributor in New Mexico, supplying food to hundreds of other smaller organizations throughout New Mexico including soup kitchens, shelters, and schools. To donate, please visit: https://www.rrfb.org/
In the coming months, INTERA will continue to do our part and identify more groups and communities who are in need of our support. Please consider providing relief to any of our recipients or other organizations that are still facing incredible challenges during this unprecedented time. Thank you.Continue Reading
INTERA’s Jack Wittman, Vice President of Strategy and Integration, Allen Wehrmann, Principal Groundwater Engineer, and Rhett Moore, Principal Hydrogeologist, will be hosting a free webinar entitled, Bank Filtration: An Example of Increasing Resilience in a Community Water Supply, on May 19, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1205841406133059339
About the Speakers:
Jack Wittman, PhD, PH, CGWP. Dr. Wittman’s professional experience encompasses serving as a research hydrologist, technical and policy advisor to governors and tribes, groundwater modeling specialist, and consulting scientist, and applying hydrologic data and models to scientific and public policy problems. Dr. Wittman historically built a hydrological consulting firm and routinely manages interdisciplinary and often remote teams of technical specialists. In addition to his current role of managing overall business development and expanding offerings, he is INTERA’s lead for identifying and protecting intellectual property, and is one of three inventors of a patented collector well model (U.S. Patent number 7,769,574).
Allen Wehrmann, PE, PH, DWRE. Al Wehrmann has over four decades of experience in conducting groundwater quantity evaluation studies (aquifer testing and analysis, well and wellfield design, and 2D flow modeling), investigations of natural and contaminated water quality, and studies regarding the influence of monitoring well construction and groundwater sampling techniques on sample results. He has also contributed to the development of hydrogeologic siting criteria for locating hazardous and low-level radioactive waste disposal facilities. As the former Head of the Illinois State Water Survey Center for Groundwater Science, he brings experience in regional water resource assessment, planning, and management.
Rhett Moore, PE, PH. Rhett Moore has nearly three decades of experience in water resource investigations for the purposes of management, planning, permitting, and development. His project management and technical experience includes water resource assessments, aquifer testing, source-of-supply planning, and well and wellfield design. His areas of specialization are aquifer testing and characterization, application of hydrologic models, groundwater-surface water interaction, regional and local groundwater flow modeling with analytic elements, project management, water quality sampling and interpretation, water supply planning and development, and wellfield design and optimization.Continue Reading
Abhishek Singh, PhD, PE, a Principal Water Resources Engineer and Vice President of INTERA’s Western Region, recently authored an article that was featured in the April 15, 2020 issue of The Water Report. The article entitled Planning & Uncertainty, Incorporating Uncertainty into Water Management Planning (with Albuquerque Case Study) focuses on the idea that regardless of how one approaches uncertainty, implementing a rational approach to incorporating uncertainty into the planning process can provide upsides to both gains and losses. To view this article visit: https://www.thewaterreport.com/Current%20issue%202%20water%20law.htmlContinue Reading
Lakin Beal, a Hydrogeologist at INTERA, is the primary co-author of an article featured in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) published Water Resources Research Journal entitled, Stream and Spring Water Evolution in a Rapidly Urbanizing Watershed, Austin, TX. The article focuses on the geochemical processes through which municipal supply and wastewater, carbonate bedrock, and soils impact stream and spring water compositions within the Bull Creek watershed in Austin, Texas. To view the publication, click HEREContinue Reading