Liz M. Elliott
Expertise:Ms. Elliott is an accomplished hydrogeologist with over 20 years of consulting experience. She has extensive experience with hydrogeologic characterization, numerical modeling, and environmental assessment projects. She has served as project manager or lead hydrogeologist on many projects involving interpretation of geologic data for development of hydrogeologic conceptual models and numerical groundwater flow models. Her consulting experience has continued to combine hydrogeology with advanced analytical techniques on a variety of multidisciplinary water resource, numerical modeling, remedial investigation and environmental assessment projects.
Ms. Elliott has helped secure grant funding and is currently assisting in the preparation of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for several groundwater basins in California in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). She is working with water agencies, irrigation districts, cities and counties to collect, compile, and analyze basin-wide hydrogeologic data. Ms. Elliott is an experienced public speaker and has presented results of her work at many public workshops and technical advisory committee meetings.
Over the last several years, Ms. Elliott has conducted a wide variety of projects including development of numerical flow models, water supply assessments, litigation support for environmental contamination, recharge feasibility assessments, groundwater basin assessments, and groundwater sections for CEQA and NEPA.
Ms. Elliott is recognized as a top-tier consultant. She is an experienced project manager, known not only for her technical expertise, but also for her communication skills, integrity, and responsiveness to clients.
Academic Background and Professional Credentials:Professional Geologist California, No. 8446 and Pennsylvania, No. PG004706
Certified Hydrogeologist California, No. 973
Certified Professional Geologist, American Institute of Professional Geologists, No. 10931
Member of the Geology and Geophysics Technical Advisory Committee for the State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists, 2017 — 2019
MS, Hydrologic Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2002
BA, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University, 1995