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James M. Emery, P.G. -- President and CEO

James Emery JME@eggi.com has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Emery & Garrett Groundwater Investigations, LLC since 1989.  He is an exploration hydrogeologist, groundwater development, and well field design specialist and has participated in or supervised over 1,400 groundwater development and protection programs for major municipal and private water development projects throughout the eastern United States.  In addition, he has been involved in several international projects including water supply development programs in the countries of Somalia, Sudan, and South Africa.  Emery & Garrett Groundwater Investigations, LLC (EGGI), for which he founded in 1989, has become well known for their expertise in groundwater development, monitoring, management, and protection. EGGI is professionally recognized by the United States Geological Survey and National Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers as a leader in groundwater resource investigations and groundwater protection for public water supplies.

Publications

Foster, Peter J., Emery, James M., and Hardcastle, Kenneth C., 2012, The Impacts of the Earthquake that Struck Near Mineral Virginia on Groundwater Resources in Northern Virginia.  Presentation at the 61st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Asheville, North Carolina.

Emery, J.M. and Hardcastle, K.C.,2011, Abstract, The Impacts on Groundwater Resources in Northern Virginia that were caused by the recent 5.8-Magnitude Earthquake in Mineral, Virginia

Brooks, J.A. and Emery, J.M., 2011, Evaluating Recharge Sources for Bedrock and Sand & Gravel Production Wells, The 2011 New Hampshire Water and Watershed Conference, March 25-26, 2011, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Brooks, J.A., and Emery, J.M., 2010, NH Water Works Association, April Technical Meeting, Presentation: Water Supply Development from Bedrock Aquifers in Newmarket, New Hampshire.

Appointed member of the Loudoun County Water Resources Technical Advisory Committee (WRTAC), Loudoun County, Virginia, and Chairman of the Groundwater Protection Committee.  He has served in this capacity for a period of 12 years.

Selected Speaker, “Groundwater Resource Evaluation and Protection Practices,” Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, Warrenton, Virginia.

Selected Speaker, “Groundwater Resource Evaluation and Implementation of Groundwater Resources Management and Groundwater Protection Practices,” Shenandoah Valley Watershed Roundtable Conference, James Madison University.

Selected Speaker, “Groundwater Development in Fractured Bedrock Aquifers in the Georgia Piedmont” – Georgia Water and Pollution Control Association, Inc. Annual Conference and Exposition, Cobb-Galleria Center, Smyrna, Georgia.

Selected Speaker, “Groundwater Resource Evaluation of the Augusta County Region and Development of Groundwater Protection Ordinance,” Augusta County Board of Supervisors.

Emery, J.M., Crawford, T.J., and Karr, P.R., “Groundwater Development for Public Water Supply -- A Case Study -- Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority -- Cobb County, Georgia,” -- Proceedings of the Georgia Water Resources Conference, University of Georgia.

Selected Guest Speaker -- Georgia Rural Water Association Fall Conference, Helen, Georgia -- Groundwater Development in North Georgia -- A Viable Alternative for Public Water Supply.

Emery, J.M., and Crawford, T.J., “Groundwater Exploration and Development in Cobb County for the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority, Mountain Park Area 3” -- Georgia Geological Society 29th Annual Field Trip, Atlanta, Georgia, Guidebook Volume 14, Number 1.

Marts, J.M. and Emery, J.M., 2007, High Resolution Monitoring of Specific Conductivity as a Proxy for Chloride in a Valley-Fill Aquifer in Ashland, New Hampshire.  Poster presentation at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.

Foster, Peter J., Hardcastle Ken C., Brooks, John A., and Emery, James M., 2006, Groundwater Exploration and Development in Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Mesozoic Culpeper Basin, Fauquier County, Virginia – A Case Study; Geo. Soc. Am., Abs. and Prog., v. 38, no. 3, p. 12.

Selected Speaker, “Water Resources in New Hampshire – Emerging Law and Recent Developments,” New Hampshire Environmental Law Workshop presented by Pierce Atwood, LLP, September, 2005.

Selected Speaker, “Groundwater Resource Evaluation and Groundwater Protection Practices,” Fauquier County Board of Supervisors, Warrenton, Virginia, May 2005.

Selected Speaker, “Groundwater Resource Evaluation and Groundwater Protection Practices,” Shenandoah Valley Watershed Roundtable Conference, James Madison University.

Selected Speaker, “Groundwater Development in Fractured Bedrock Aquifers in the Georgia Piedmont” – Georgia Water and Pollution Control Association, Inc. Annual Conference and Exposition, Cobb-Galleria Center, Smyrna, Georgia.

Selected Speaker -- American Water Resources Association (AWRA) National Symposium -- Future Availability of Groundwater Resources, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Emery, J.M., and Tinkham, D.J., “Groundwater Exploration and Development in Fractured Bedrock in the Piedmont,” American Water Resources Association -- National Symposium on Groundwater Availability in the Piedmont.

Selected Speaker -- Groundwater Exploration and Development in Fractured Crystalline Bedrock of the Piedmont, United States Geological Survey, “Groundwater Exposition”, Savannah, Georgia.

Selected Guest Speaker -- Groundwater Seminar, Virginia Regional Health Department, Office of Water Supply Programs.

Selected Guest Speaker -- Development/Protection of Groundwater Resources in Fractured Crystalline Bedrock Aquifers, United States Geological Survey, Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Hardcastle, K.C., Brooks, J.A., Emery, J.M., and Tinkham, D.J., Remote Sensing of Groundwater-Controlling, Bedrock Fracture Systems:  Photolineament and Magnetometer Analyses in the Culpeper Basin, Virginia, Geol. Soc. Am., Abs. and Prog.,v. 23, no. 1, p. 41.

Selected Guest Speaker -- Georgia Municipal Association, Results of Groundwater Development in Fractured Crystalline Rock Aquifers, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Selected Guest Speaker at the University of New Hampshire -- Groundwater in New Hampshire's Future -- a Symposium.  Topic:  “Impact of Gravel Mining on Groundwater Quality.”

Selected Speaker -- Conference on Groundwater Development from Fractured Bedrock Sources in the Piedmont of the Eastern United States, Charlotte, NC, U.S. Geological Survey.

Selected Panelist -- Conference on Groundwater Development from Fractured Bedrock Sources in the Piedmont of the Eastern United States, Charlotte, NC, U.S. Geological Survey.

Emery, J.M., Decade of North America Geology Project/Geological Society of America ... Hydrogeology of North America Volume, Chapter 21 -- Regional Synthesis of Northeast Appalachians/United States Department of Interior -- Geological Survey.

Selected Guest Speaker at the National Association of Groundwater Scientists National Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.  Topic:  “Remote Sensing and How it Relates to Groundwater Exploration.”

Emery, J.M., and Cook, G.W. IV, “ Determination of the Nature of Recharge to a Bedrock Fracture System,” National Water Well Association Technical Division Eastern Regional Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

A member of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Quality Engineering Rock Well Study Committee which determined state guidelines for municipal rock wells.

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Recognized experts in groundwater exploration, development, management, and protection.