Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM PDT
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Sacramento AEG September 2022 Meeting

We are excited to welcome (and say goodbye to) Garry Maurath, Ph.D., PG, CHG from the California Energy Commission for our in-person meeting at Aviators on September 20 at 5:30PM! Garry will give a talk titled Groundwater and Politics of the Bahamas Or: What do the pirate Captain Morgan and Carnival cruse lines have in common? This will also be Garry's last event with AEG Sacramento before he moves out of the area so we we definitely hope to see you there! Registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members (slight increase in cost this year due to rising costs of everything). Student price is only $10 but be one of the first 5 students to RSVP and use the code STUDENT to attend for free!

5:30-6:15: Social hour

6:15-7:00: Dinner

7-7:15: Announcements

7:15-8:15: Talk

8:15-8:30: Q&A and Adjourn

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Garry Maurath has 50+ years’ experience in the design, management, and execution of hydrogeologic, geothermal, geotechnical, and environmental investigations. Dr. Maurath has conducted numerous licensing and siting studies, performed site assessments of power plants, dams, and high temperature geothermal projects, and overseen construction activities.  He has worked with Battelle Memorial Laboratory, and with Los Alamos, INEL, Savannah River, Hanford, Oak Ridge, and Sandia National Laboratories.  He has also worked on projects for the governments of Malaysia, Israel, Germany, Taiwan, Viet Nam, Nicaragua, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United States.

Some of the more notable projects that he has worked on over the years include:  Eastside Reservoir (California), Ludington Pumped Storage (Michigan), Sites Reservoir (California), Platt River (Nebraska), Lake Skinner (California), Salt Repository Program (Battelle Labs, Columbus, OH),  Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumper), Feather River Levee Rehabilitation (California), ULE/NULE Program of the Sacramento/San Joaquin delta (California), co-discoverer of the Fishlake KGRA (Nevada),  and the  Panama Canal (Panama).  He retired in July from the California Energy Commission where he worked on review and approval of power plant license applications, geothermal energy research and development projects, operational power plant licensing compliance, and power plant decommissioning and closure.  He was also the Energy Commission’s technical representative on the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant Independent Peer Review Panel.

He has published more than 40 technical papers and abstracts and done work in more than 21 countries and 26 states, and was the senior editor of Geology of the Cities of the World Special Publication 29 – Geology of Sacramento.  Along the way he has been Chair of the Sacramento Section of Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists and also sat on the board of directors of AEG.  He has represented AEG as a lobbyist for the geotechnical profession on both state and federal levels. 

Speaker Abstract:

Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamian archipelago but is also has the lowest population density of any of the islands.  Hence, the fresh-water lens of the island has been mined for decades to provide drinking water for Nassau/Paradise Island, the countries center of political power.  A unique method of groundwater mining has been perfected over the years to provide potable (by Bahamian standards) water to Paradise Island, which has over pumped it’s groundwater resources and must now rely on precipitation catch basins and daily shipments of water from Andros Island to support the local population and the tourist trade. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

To help offset event expenses and fundraise for future meetings, we are offering organizations the opportunity to sponsor meetings for $100. Sponsors will be recognized for their generous donation at the event, and their logos will be featured on our website, this landing page, and given a chance to speak at the meeting. If you are interested in attending and sponsoring our May meeting, please RSVP and chose the $100 Sponsorship registration option through the online platofrm linked above. Please also feel free to reach out to us with any questions and to submit company logos to aegsacto@gmail.com.