Liz M. Elliott
Expertise:Ms. Elliott is a licensed Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist with 25 years of consulting experience. She has extensive experience with groundwater management, hydrogeologic characterization, numerical modeling, remedial investigation, 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. Clients value her ability to combine rigorous application of hydrogeologic principles with advanced analytical techniques to support multidisciplinary water resource problems.
Ms. Elliott helped secure grant funding and assisted in the preparation of Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) for several groundwater basins in California in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). She works with multiple Groundwater Sustainability Agencies (GSAs) on various GSP implementation projects including GSP Annual Reports, GSP monitoring network improvements, and grant applications for GSP implementation funding.
In addition to her extensive SGMA experience, Ms. Elliott also assists clients with 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 impacts analyses for CEQA and NEPA.
Ms. Elliott is an experienced public speaker and has presented results of her work at many public meetings and 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. She serves on the Association of California Water Agency (ACWA) Groundwater Committee.
Professional Credentials and Academic Background: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