Water Planning with Jack Wittman

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In the second session of The Water Values Podcast, I welcome Jack Wittman, a hydrogeologist with INTERA. As described in the podcast, Jack has significant experience in all kinds of water issues and has worked all over the United States. He is a terrific resource on a host of water topics

Today, we discuss water planning with Jack (more topics were on the list, but we ran out of time) in this session of The Water Values Podcast.

In this Session, You’ll Learn about:

  • The primary requirements needed for a water plan
  • Coordinating a water plan over a statewide area that consists of diverse geographies, soil types, uses and hydrologies
  • The importance of collaboration in water planning
  • The paramount importance of data in water planning
  • The difficulty in applying quality, local but scattered data across a broader area
  • The elements of a water plan
  • The relationship between water planning and public infrastructure investment
  • Some differences between water use in the West and water use in the East

Resources and Links Mentioned in this Session Include:


Click here to download the Transcript for Session 2 of The Water Values Podcast

Thank You!

Thank you to so many people for helping get The Water Values Podcast off the ground! Your help and encouragement has been instrumental in this endeavor!

5 thoughts on “Water Planning with Jack Wittman

  1. Tim Truax

    This podcast did a great job of laying the groundwork for dicussions on a regional basis about water resources: production, use and planning. Very well done.

    1. Jack Wittman

      Thanks Tim. It is hard not to “go deep” on this subject. This week I was at the NGWA Groundwater Summit and I was disappointed by the lack of emphasis regarding the societal purpose of hydrology. I see this work as being critical to our ability to grow and sustain future economies and culture. In my next podcast we might be able to dive even deeper.

  2. Dave McGimpsey Post author

    Tim – I agree. Jack did a terrific job of doing a deep dive on issues that need to be considered when designing a water plan. Appreciate your comments and thanks for listening! Dave

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