Jim Riesterer, P.G.

Areas of Expertise
  • Geology, Geomorphology, HydrologyJim_Riesterer
  • Municipal, domestic and irrigation well design and drilling supervision
  • Pumping test supervision and data analysis
  • Geologic mapping
  • Geomorphic mapping for sediment/contaminant transport investigations and hydrologic and hazard mitigation investigations
  • Spring characterization and analysis
  • Application of GIS to geohydrologic problems
  • Design and implementation of groundwater models
  • Sediment and water sampling
Professional Development and Education
  • Wyoming Professional Geologist (#3540), Texas Professional Geologist (#10244), Arizona Professional Geologist (#50912), Washington Professional Geologist (#3034)
  • B.A. Geology and Economics, Whitman College, 1996
  • M.S. Geology, Idaho State University, 1998
  • Required training for LANL sediment sampling program
  • Baroid IDP, ‘Use of drilling fluids for Water Well Applications’, short course
  • National Ground Water Association, ‘Design and Construction of Wells’, short course
  • National Ground Water Association, ‘Analysis and Design of Aquifer Tests Including Slug Tests and Fracture Flow’, short course
  • OSHA 40 hour hazardous materials training
  • Lorman Education Services, ‘Water shortages and Desalination’ short course
  • Environmental Simulations Inc., ‘Introduction to Groundwater Flow and Transport Modeling Using Groundwater Vistas’ short course
  • Environmental Simulations Inc., ‘Model Calibration with PEST and Groundwater Vistas’ short course
  • CLE International, ‘New Mexico Water Law Superconference’ 2-day seminar
  • National Ground Water Association, ‘Naturally Occurring Contaminants Conference, Arsenic, Radium, Radon, and Uranium’, 2-day seminar
  • The Seminar Group, ‘7th Annual Water Rights Transfers’ 2-day seminar
  • American Groundwater Trust, ‘New Mexico Brackish Groundwater Resources’ 1-day seminar