Seeking Contractor for Board of Examiners

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The Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions is looking for applicants for the Board of Examiners of Water Well Construction and Pump Installation Contractors to fill a term expiring June 30, 2019.  

The candidate must be a well construction or pump installation contractor with a minimum of ten years' experience in the well construction or pump installation business preceding their appointment.  

All members are appointed for four-year terms, but no member will be reappointed to or serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.  Members serve without compensation but will be reimbursed for actual expenses necessarily incurred in their official business. The Board meets at least once every three months (the first Monday in February, May, August, and November) and at such other times as it deems necessary or advisable.  Meetings are typically held in Room 814, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203.

Please view this document to see the duties of the Board, http://water.state.co.us/DWRIPub/Documents/duties.pdf.  

Additional information regarding the Board of Examiners can be found on the Division of Water Resources website, http://water.state.co.us/groundwater/BOE.

To apply, please fill out an online application on the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions webpage, https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application. Although applications will be considered until the position has been filled, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by June 1, 2019.

For additional information please visit, https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions

Congress passes NGWA-backed provision to boost support for household wells

December 13, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate moved quickly to pass a five-year reauthorization of Farm Bill programs on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis with the bill advancing to the president’s desk on December 12.

Contained within the legislation is an NGWA-backed provision to greatly expand the authorization for a program supporting assistance for household water wells.

NGWA joined the Rural Community Assistance Partnership in support of the expansion of the program to also allow decentralized wastewater systems to qualify for aid and to expand its funding cap.

Previously the authorization for the program was capped at $5 million per year, but the new language expands the authorization to $20 million per year through 2023. Quadrupling funding for the program will go a long way toward helping rural communities manage and protect groundwater resources for drinking water and agricultural purposes.

Also contained within the legislation is an expansion of important conservation programs such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program and the continuation of the Conservation Stewardship Program, each which provides support for water quality protection.

President Donald J. Trump is expected to sign the legislation.

Damaging High Groundwater Response Grants

High groundwater is resulting in damage to private and public property and agricultural land in certain areas of the South Platte River Basin. This is caused by a combination of natural geology and hydrology, average to above-average precipitation, increased recharge for augmentation purposes, decreased groundwater pumping and changes to how surface water is used on the South Platte. HB 15-1178 established the Emergency Dewatering Grant Program, which directed the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) to administer funds for emergency dewatering of areas in and around Gilcrest and Sterling. After several projects under this funding source, it was determined that the area of concern needed to include the entire South Platte Basin. Section 10 of HB17-1248 provided this expansion to include the South Platte River Basin and opened up project types for construction, maintenance, and monitoring of dewatering infrastructure. SB 18-218 provides additional funds for these purposes.

Download the PDF below for the full details.

Course Announcement—Spring 2018 CVEN‐5333 Surface Water Hydrology

What is this class about?

The hydrologic cycle is the heart of water resources engineering and the driving force

behind many environmental processes. In this course, we will study the movement of

water through the atmosphere, the surface, and underground, allowing us to manage

the ancient problems of floods and droughts and the modern problem of pollution. The

course will also introduce HEC‐HMS and CUHP, two common hydrology software tools.

Who should take this class?

Graduate students in hydrology and hydraulics, environmental and sustainability

engineering, or environmental sciences. Undergraduate civil engineers interested in

hydrology, now part of the Civil Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, may take this

course as a technical elective after earning an A or B in CVEN‐3313.

Instructor: David C. Mays, P.E., Ph.D. (david.mays@ucdenver.edu)

Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00—6:15 pm

Text: Bedient et al. (2013), Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis, 5th

edition, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ, ISBN 978‐0‐13‐256796‐1.

Course Announcement—Fall 2018 CVEN‐5335 Vadose Zone Hydrology

What is this class about? The vadose zone, linking the earth’s surface to groundwater, is crucial in water supply and environmental remediation. This class covers vadose zone hydrology, including infiltration, evaporation, drainage, subsurface remediation, and software HYDRUS‐1D.

Who should take this class? Current and prospective graduate students in hydrology, environmental engineering, sustainability, or environmental sciences. Undergraduate civil engineers may take this course as a technical elective after earning an A or B in CVEN‐3313.

Instructor: David C. Mays, P.E. Ph.D. (david.mays@ucdenver.edu) Schedule: Monday and Wednesday, 5:00‐6:15 pm, starting 8/20/2018 Text:    Tindall, J.A. and J.R. Kunkel (1999), Unsaturated Zone Hydrology for       Scientists and Engineers, ISBN 0‐13‐660713‐6 ← available free online

RMAG Career Fair

Seeking Volunteer Speakers, Advisors, Company Interviewers, Recruiters, and Consultants

If you have experience as a hiring manager, recruiter, consultant, or you are in human resources, we are seeking your expertise. The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists will be hosting a Career Fair on April 17th to support students and those that are seeking employment. If you can only make it for an hour of this event, we would appreciate your time. Please email staff@rmag.org by Friday, March 30th if you are interested in participating in this event.