Maureen K. Reilly

Senior Engineer

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Ms. Reilly is recognized for her systematic approach to projects, applying sophisticated technical tools to the resolution of water resource issues. As project manager, she has led many projects focusing on water supply and demand. Maureen has been involved in water supply assessment (WSA) projects, Urban Water Management Plans, and Annual Reports for regional agencies. She has prepared nine successful WSAs in compliance with California Senate Bill 610. These have addressed a variety of proposed developments — residential, commercial, industrial and institutional (even a hospital, mine, and wallboard factory) — in locations from Santa Clara County to Imperial County. These assessments require description of the service area, evaluation of current and future water demands, assessment of available water supply under normal rainfall and drought conditions, and documentation of threats to the available water supply. All of her SB 610 projects have benefited from her coordination of involved planning and water agencies.

Maureen is experienced in analytical and semi-analytical groundwater modeling programs, numerical methods, water quality analysis, and water balance analyses, all in the context of groundwater management. She has prepared water balance studies in a variety of environmental settings ranging from urbanized Southern California areas to agricultural basins in Central California, and an alpine valley in the Sierra Nevada. She has developed several models including a basin-wide model for the City of Corona Groundwater Management Plan. Currently she is the key person for application of the Trinity and Carrizo Aquifer numerical models, working for the City of Dallas, Texas, to assess their long range water supply scenarios.

She is experienced in many relevant computer applications, including databases, programming languages, and geographic information system (GIS) technologies. Maureen uses these tools to compile and summarize data for many purposes, to present relevant data for non-technical audiences, or to aid model development.

Academic Background and Professional Credentials:

Professional Civil Engineer California, No. C67841
Professional Civil Engineer Texas, No. 109539

MS, Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2002
BS, Systems Engineering, University of Virginia, 2001