RSVP Required: Please register by MondayNovember 10, so that we can provide an accurate count of the number of meals needed. Pay online by credit card or PayPal or at the door by cash or check.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM PST

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Elks Club in Goleta 
150 N. Kellogg Ave
Goleta, CA 93111

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Cheryl Ebner
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara 
805-698-1121 - cell

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Groundwater Supplies, the Drought and Conservation

Our November Presentation:  This month's topic is groundwater and its important role in avoiding a major water emergency. The Goleta Water District is blessed with a substantial amount of groundwater to fill in for the lack of water in local surface reservoirs. The wells, pumps, and tanks used to remove water from the groundwater basin have been offline for 20 years or more and require engineering and equipment in order to bring them up to the established regulatory standards. Once these upgrades are complete, the District will be able to meet most of the demand. There are some important exceptions which will be discussed. Conservation will make a difference and seems to be the most effective path to reducing demand.

Our Speaker: Tom Evans has been the Chief Engineer for the Goleta Water District for over three years. Prior to that, he worked in the Santa Barbara public works community as a consulting engineer for over 30 years. His previous assignments include the position of City Engineer for the cities of Carpinteria (25 years), Solvang (17 years), and Buellton (15 years). He started his career as a water resources planner for the County of Santa Barbara and performed the studies required for the initial vote on State Water in 1979. With his job at Goleta Water District, he has come full circle in his career, working to keep the community supplied with water during extended drought conditions.

This meeting is sponsored in part by Santa Barbara News-Press

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Where and When?  

Our meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Santa Barbara Elks Club at 150 N. Kellogg Avenue, just off Calle Real in Goleta. Please park on the mountain side of the Elks building and use the front door. SEC meets in the first room to the left. 


RSVP by the Monday before the meeting.  
If you have questions, please contact SEC's Corresponding Secretary Cheryl Ebner.


When you RSVP, you can choose either the hot meal option or an endless salad and soup bar. (If you do not RSVP, you may be limited to the salad bar option only.) Both options include drinks and dessert.

    Send questions to:

  Cheryl Ebner
Science & Engineering Council of Santa Barbara
From our Co-Presidents: 

We look forward to seeing you also at our December 10 luncheon. Our speaker will be Dr. John Bowers, Director of UCSB Institute of Energy Efficiency,"Silicon Photonics: Transforming Data Centers."  

                                                                            -- Tim Murphy and Gary Kravetz