Liz M. Elliott

Senior Hydrogeologist

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Expertise:

Ms. Elliott is an accomplished hydrogeologist with over 15 years of experience based on strong academic credentials. Her master’s thesis (completed at the University of California at Davis in 2002) addressed Comparative Groundwater Flow and Transport Models to Investigate the Effect of Geologic Heterogeneity. 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.

She has particular expertise in the fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater, combining field work with advanced analytical techniques and hydrogeologic support to numerical modeling. For example, she served as Project Hydrogeologist at a contamination site in Hollister, California, where she conducted pumping tests and variable-head tests (“slug tests”) in over 30 monitoring wells to estimate values of hydraulic conductivity in a heterogeneous aquifer impacted with perchlorate. She analyzed the aquifer test data with AQTESOLVTM software using curve-fitting techniques and other analytical methods. The results were used to update an existing groundwater flow model.

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

MS, Hydrologic Sciences, University of California, Davis, 2002
BA, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University, 1995