Chad N. Taylor

Vice President and Principal Hydrogeologist

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Mr. Taylor is a licensed Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist with over two decades of experience in groundwater basin management, sustainable groundwater management, conceptual hydrogeologic model development, water supply planning and exploration, protection of groundwater resources, design of water supply wells, and soil and groundwater contamination investigations. Mr. Taylor has worked on groundwater projects throughout California and Colorado and well versed in the hydrogeology and regulatory framework in both states. Mr. Taylor is a native of California, having grown up in the foothills of Fresno County, where he has strong ties to local groundwater issues.

Mr. Taylor has been responsible for a range of projects involving groundwater sustainability, groundwater recharge, groundwater basin evaluations, groundwater resource assessment and management, design and installation of water supply wells, aquifer test data, and groundwater flow modeling. Mr. Taylor also has extensive knowledge and experience with the development and analysis of large and intricate datasets, with a focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) spatial and three-dimensional data development and analysis. This includes development of two and three-dimensional representations of groundwater systems, creation of unique customized analytical tools, and the development of numerical groundwater models. Mr. Taylor specializes in developing meaningful and useful conceptualizations of groundwater systems and communicating technical concepts to clients and the public.

Chad regularly works for public and private sector clients, including water districts, city and county governments, and developers on projects ranging from long range planning to the development of new sources of water supply. Chad has spent many years working with Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) in compliance with the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), including modification of groundwater basin boundaries, grant funding assistance, and Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) preparation and implementation. He is an active member of the California water resources planning community; he is a regular participant in several water-industry professional organizations and serves on the Association of California Water Agency (ACWA) Groundwater Committee.

Professional Credentials and Academic Background:

Professional Geologist California, No. 8443
Certified Hydrogeologist California, No. 915

BS, Earth Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, 1999