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STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS

 
Technical Firsts
Specialized Services
Clients
Protocols and Standards

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WestWater (WWR) and its sister companies can provide a wide range of consulting service.  Hydrogeological services are provided by AGW Consultants (AGW).  Environmental services are provided by Turner Environmental Consultants (TEC).

 in the areas of 

Water rights technical support (WWR)
Expert testimony in valuation of water resources and water assets (WWR)
Landman services including land ownership identification, title searches, title abstracts, attorney's title opinions and land leasing for water (WWR)
Brokerage of water rights, water utilities, bulk water, spring water (WWR)
Ground-water exploration, development, protection (AGW)
DRASTIC analysis (AGW)
Wellhead protection and vulnerability assessments (AGW)
Geographic Information System applications (WWR)
Water well permitting (WWR)
Drilling program evaluations through sister firm (AGW)
Well drilling methods (AGW)
Well log interpretations (AGW)
Water well design, construction supervision, testing (AGW)
Equipment specification (WWR)
Underground injection well permits and design (AGW)
Discharge plans (TEC)
Saturated and vadose zone hydrology and modeling (AGW)
Contamination transport modeling through (TEC)
Hydrogeochemistry  (TEC)
Water corrosion potential studies (AGW)
Hydrogeochemical modeling
Ground water tracer studies (AGW)
Water system design and construction supervision (AGW)
Wastewater lagoon liner design and construction supervisor (TEC)
Environmental Site Assessments, Phases I, II, and III (TEC)
LUST site investigations and remediation (TEC)
Waste water lagoon leak detection (TEC)
Litigation support (WWR,  AGW, TEC)
  

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FIRSTS line

Dr. Turner was associated development of new technologies over his career.  Many of them are described below.

THERMONICS (1971) 
Thermonics geophysical methods developed by Dr. William Turner for: 

Tracing buried paleostream channels. (New Mexico, Arizona, Ecuador) 
Tracing movement of water through large earthen dams in the United States and abroad (Tarbella, West Pakistan; Wolf Creek, Kentucky) 
Tracing movement of petroleum product plumes in meandering paleostream channels 
Locating optimum well sites. (Tucson, Arizona; Chapucal, Ecuador) 

COMPUTER MODELING (1972)  
Creation and commercialization of digital computer models of ground-water systems for the Santa Fe Basin, New Mexico the Capitan Reef Aquifer near Carlsbad, New Mexico and the Tucson Basin in  Arizona.

GROUND WATER TRANSPORT MODELING (1972)  
Commercial computer modeling of ground-water contaminant transport using mixing cell methods in conjunction for litigation in the southern part of the Tucson Basin to track the movement of ground-water contamination from copper-mine tailings piles. 

ZETA-SP AND ELECTROSPOT - LOCATION OF LEAKS IN LINED PONDS (1973)  

Dr. Turner developed the Zeta-SP and Electrospot methods of locating leaks in lined wastewater impoundments.  He has applied the method to pump-storage projects, industrial wastewater lagoons, and municipal wastewater aeration ponds. 

UNDERGROUND INJECTION PERMITTING (1976)
Dr. Turner was the first in New Mexico to work on the permitting of a commercial underground injection well for Beker Industries in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Work included injection and casing integrity tests, aquifer analysis, and computer modeling of contaminant transport. 

DISCHARGE PLANS (1976)  
Dr. Turner prepared the first Discharge Plan in New Mexico in 1976 for Plateau Refining Co. and Beker Industries. He also carried out discharge plan studies for Phillips Uranium and Gulf Mineral Resources Corporations in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico and several large residential developments. 

FIELD GEOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1978)  
Dr. Turner  was the first  in the United States to field a mobile, laboratory grade, gas chromatograph with detection limits of specific CFC tracers of 0.01 parts per trillion. The laboratory was used for a number of projects including determination of sources of water at the Taos Ski Valley for the New Mexico State Highway Department; tracing ground- water flow beneath an earthen dam embankment at the Cholla electric power plant near Holbrook, Arizona; and tracing of sea water circulation patterns in an Alaskan fjord. 

AQUATRACE - TRACERS (1978)  
First commercial application of proprietary conservative CFC tracers in ground water now widely used by others. 

SUPERFUND WORK (1981)
Dr. Turner was the first scientist in New Mexico to work on a Superfund site in 1981; namely, the Albuquerque South Valley Superfund Site. He has also carried out work on the Phoenix, Litchfield Superfund site for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where his task was to analyze all consultants reports, RI/FS and OUFS documents and to completely reanalyze all basic data to determine the party(ies) responsible for the TCE contamination and to assign liability. As part of this work effort, he was responsible for evaluating site history and use, the source of contamination, the extent of contamination, the rate of plume movement, and the mass of contaminant within the soil horizon and the ground water. 

FIRST FUNCTIONAL WEB-BASED MARKETPLACE FOR WATER, WATER
    RIGHTS AND WATER ASSETS (1999)

In 1999, WestWater created the first web-based marketplace for water, water rights, utilities, spring sources, bulk water, bottled water and other water assets under the name WaterBank®The site has become successful because WaterBank® personnel are highly experienced with more than 40 years in the regulatory and business aspects of water asset marketing.

WATERBANK INVESTORS I FUND (2004)
WestWater, recognizing the need for a fund to create water-related projects and to support new water supply and wastewater technologies from the very early seed capital stage is in the process of assembling the  WaterBank®  Investors I Fund.  The fund seeks to raise up to $25 million and it has identified three initial projects.  These include support of a new desalination technology, a new drilling technology and the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Nevada.  Other projects on the horizon include pipeline water supply projects and other technologies. The fund will commence in July 2004.
 


SPECIALIZED SERVICES  

Dr. Turner through AGW Consultants has carried out hydrogeochemical projects and has specified drilling equipment for purchase for water development projects around the world (Bolivia, Zaire, Brazil, etc.). He has participated in the evaluations of multi-million dollar ground-water development projects in a number of countries (Somalia, Tunisia, Burkina Faso, Honduras). Dr. Turner has conducted mine ground-water -inflow studies in Sierra Leone, China, Australia, and the United States. 

Dr. Turner has provided and is now providing expert witness services in State and Federal administrative hearings and courts.  He has provided invited testimony before committees of both houses of the Federal Congress and the New Mexico State Legislature.

Dr. Turner is an expert in the hydraulic analysis of spring systems.  He has analyzed more than 60 springs worldwide during his career.

Dr. Turner is also an expert in water chemistry, photogeology, the valuation of water sources, water rights, and bulk water. 

Dr. Turner through WestWater Resources has conducted historical research in support of water rights validation.  He performs services as a landman in chaining and curing title to property and water rights.

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Dr. Turner has had a wide range of clients a few of whom are listed below: 

Water Rights Technical Support:

 

 

Nexant, Inc.  Valuation of water rights (WWR)

Phillips Uranium Corporation - Filed applications for 30,000 acre feet of water rights, provide technical support and chains-of-title. (pre-WWR)

R.H. Hudson - Filed declarations for acequia water rights and technical support

National Park Service - Consultation on water rights and hydraulic analysis of Lehman
Spring for Great Basin National Park. (AGW)

Government of Cyprus - Conduct geological mapping of 120 square miles and
hydraulic analysis of 56 spring systems. (Peace Corps)

Vista de Oro de Placitas - Move water rights. 
Delashe, LLC, Acquire water rights for housing development, Quitclaim Deeds,
Changes of Ownership, Enlarge Areas of Use, Proofs of Well Completion, Proofs of
Beneficial Use.(WWR)
P.G. Corp. - Move water rights. 
T.C. Horton Interests - Carry out regional hydrological study in support of 3,000 acre foot water rights application. (AGW,)
Winfield Farms - Conduct historical research to verify priority date of 189 acre feet of water rights. 
Rovens Lamb LLP, Provide expert testimony on valuation of spring.(WWR)
WayCor - Move water rights, Proof of Beneficial Use. (WWR)

Hydrological Services:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Branch  (AGW)
U.S. National Park Service  (AGW)
U.S. Agency for International Development  (AGW)
New Mexico Attorney General (AGW)
New Mexico Environment Department, Underground Storage Tank Bureau  (AGW)
Empresa Municipal de Agua Potable de Guayaquil (Hydrotechnics)
U.S. Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (AGW)
World Bank (Hydrotechnics)
United Nations (AGW)

Engineering Projects:

Vallecitos Domestic Mutual Water Association - Water system design, New Mexico 
Armand Hammer United World College - Wastewater lagoon liner, Wastewater
treatment system upgrade, Conservation plan, New Mexico. (TEC)
Riverside Construction - Landfill closure, New Mexico (TEC)
Ken Huse - Landfill gas survey, New Mexico (TEC)
TAMS International - Tarbella Dam seepage analysis, West Pakistan (Hydrotechnics)

Environmental Site Assessments:

Taco Bell  (TEC)
Metlife Capitol Corporation (TEC) 
Mark Twain Kansas City Bank (TEC
Kelco Mechanical  (TEC)
Chevron (TEC)

Oil and Gas Industry:

Plateau Refinery - Discharge plan and environmental monitoring for 600 properties
Beker Industries - Discharge plan and UIC permits (Hydrotechnics)
Pride Energy Company - Underground injection well permitting (AGW)
Playa Energy & Minerals - Environmental Assessment of 600 oil and gas wells within
a 14,000 square mile area  (TEC)

Mining Industry:

Phillips Uranium - Discharge plans, mine shaft dewatering, hydrogeology, New Mexico 
Flour Corporation - Coal mine dewatering projects, China, Australia, U.S. 
Noranda Mining Co. - Mine shaft dewatering, New Mexico 
Ranchers Exploration - Lagoon seepage detection, New Mexico 
Nord Resources - Ground water development, California 
Sierra Leone Development Corp. - Open pit mine dewatering, West Africa 
Sohio Uranium - Ground water development, discharge plans, monitoring,
New Mexico 
Kennecott Copper - Tailings-related, ground-water contamination study,
New Mexico 
ASARCO - Molybdenum exploration, Arizona 

Process Industries:

National Beef Packing - Ground water development, Kansas 
Earth Minerals Extraction Co. - Lagoon leakage detection, Canada 
Plateau Refining - Environmental permits and monitoring, New Mexico 
Marathon Oil Company - Refinery water supply, Illinois 

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PROTOCOLS AND STANDARDS line

WestWater adheres to the highest professional standards in the performance of projects.  WestWater follows all pertinent published protocols and standards. WestWater regularly enters into confidentiality and non-circumvention agreements.   

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