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Trevor Joseph Joins Stantec as California’s Hydrogeology Practice Lead

Parul Dubey on December 13, 2018 - in News, People

SACRAMENTO, CALIF., NYSE, TSX:STN: Trevor Joseph has joined global engineering, consulting, and architecture firm Stantec as the Hydrogeology Practice Lead for California, strengthening the firm’s groundwater service capabilities across California and the West. Based in Sacramento, Calif., Joseph will spearhead Stantec’s groundwater services strategy in California, collaborating closely with North American market sector leaders and global practice leaders.

Joseph has more than 20 years of experience working across a wide variety of high-profile project types within the water sector. In his previous role at the Department of Water Resources (DWR), Joseph was instrumental in developing the State’s regulatory and implementation framework for California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), one of the most forward-thinking public policy constructs for water management in recent years. While working as a supervising engineering geologist in DWR’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Office (SGMO), he provided guidance and recommendations on key policy decisions to influential decision makers.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Trevor to our team,” says Kari Shively, Stantec vice president, Water, based in Sacramento. “The integral role Trevor played in developing the framework for California’s SGMA will be an invaluable asset for our team as we look to grow Stantec’s California groundwater services practice across California and beyond.”

In his role, Joseph will work closely with the firm’s established water resources planning and management team in California to develop and pursue opportunities for sustainable, integrated surface water and groundwater management. This includes helping clients with:

  • The implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, including the development of Groundwater Sustainability Plans.
  • Water transfers, aquifer storage and recovery, indirect potable reuse, groundwater banking, and other applications to support groundwater management and recovery.
  • Groundwater as a component of stormwater and related regulatory programs.


Registered as a Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in the State of California, Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from California State University Sacramento. Joseph recently received acknowledgement from the Association of California Water Agencies’ Board of Directors for his efforts in the implementation of the SGMA. 

Joseph previously worked at MWH, a Broomfield, Colorado-based global engineering, consulting and construction management firm focused on water and natural resources for built infrastructure and the environment. Stantec acquired MWH in 2016.


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