Maureen K. Reilly

Principal 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. She has substantial training and experience in many relevant computer applications, including databases, programming languages, and geographic information system (GIS) technologies. Maureen is versed in numerical methods and analytical and semi-analytical groundwater modeling and has applied her modeling skills to various groundwater supply and groundwater quality projects in California, Nevada, Texas, and Hawaii.

Maureen is an experienced project manager who is recognized for her responsiveness to her clients. As project manager, she has led many projects focusing on water supply and demand. Maureen has completed multiple urban water management plans (UWMPs)-specializing in those with significant groundwater use-and including regional UWMPs. She has been the project manager for over fifteen 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.

She has been involved in groundwater basin management throughout her career; her experience predates passage of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) in 2014. She has contributed to several Groundwater Sustainability Plans (GSPs) in compliance with the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), where she has applied her experience with groundwater modeling, numerical methods, water quality analysis, and water balance analyses in the context of SGMA groundwater management. She has contributed to GSPs in multiple basins including North San Benito, Indio, Temescal, Bedford-Coldwater and the critically overdrafted Kern County basin. She has contributed to development of several models (including a highly dynamic Kern Fan Model) with particular expertise in water budgets. Currently, she is assisting with SGMA implementation in multiple basins including improvement of monitoring programs and annual reporting.

She also has developed experience with management of adjudicated basins (Antelope Valley and Santa Maria Valley), where she has supported the respective judgments with her experience with groundwater basin issues, and comprehension of adjudication rules and regulations.

Ms. Reilly serves on the Association of California Water Agency (ACWA) Agriculture, Water Management and Groundwater Committees.

Professional Credentials and Academic Background:

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