Katherine L. White

Senior Engineer

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Expertise:

Ms. White has been a practicing engineer for more than 20 years, with responsibility for a broad range of projects involving groundwater management, water supply reliability, water resources engineering, water quality and groundwater contamination investigations, water rights and litigation support. She is recognized for her careful attention to her clients, and the detail and accuracy of her work. She is experienced in regional hydrogeologic studies including groundwater basin characterization, field investigations, groundwater monitoring system design, and groundwater contamination assessments. For example, she recently served as Project Engineer for a plan to optimize available surface and imported water and groundwater for a water district in an agricultural area in the Central Valley. The plan documents water use and demand across the Districtís 129,000 acre-service area and outlines guidelines for optimizing the timing and water type that should be made available for surface delivery versus groundwater recharge. Her organizational and analytical capabilities have been key to this systematic evaluation.

Kate has considerable Urban Water Management Plan, water supply assessment, and CEQA experience. Notably, she was project manager for the water supply sections of an Environmental Impact Report for the Marin County General Plan Update, which included various alternatives for residential development in unincorporated areas of the County. The EIR was recognized by the Association of Environmental Professionals as its 2008 Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document.

She also has served as the Project Engineer for several salt/nutrient management plans (SNMPs) prepared in accordance with the SWRCB Recycled Water Policy that include stakeholder participation, basin characterization, salt loading analysis with calibration to historical trends, development of a monitoring plan and implementation measures, and definition of goals and objectives.

Academic Background and Professional Credentials:

Registered Civil Engineer, California, No. C44262

MS, Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
BS, Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1983