Water Security in a Snow-Free Future: The Science of Subsurface Water Storage

Ate Visser | 23-ERD-039

Executive Summary

We will enhance the applicability of state-of-the-art isotopic tracers and machine learning techniques to advance our understanding of the complex hydro-geological and ecosystem interactions that underly groundwater recharge processes. If successful, we will provide new national and regional climate resilient water supply solutions, focused on subsurface water storage, in response to a snow-free future in the Western United States. 

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Ate Visser, Jean Moran, Emilio Grande, “Climate Impacts on Groundwater Recharge and Quality” (Presentation, LLNL Climate Research Seminars @ DWR, September 5, 2023). 

Ate Visser, “Climate Impacts on California Water Resources” (Presentation, Tri-Labs Climate Security Workshop, Livermore, CA, Dec 8, 2022).

Ate Visser, Richard Bibby, Erik Oerter, Mike Singleton, Jory Lerback, “Isotopic Tracers to Understand Recharge Processes and Groundwater Quality” (Presentation, Taking the Pulse of the Planet: Sensors to Solutions for Groundwater Science and Management in California’s San Joaquin Valley, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, June 2-3, 2023). 

Ate Visser, “Water Security in a Snow-free Future: The Science of Subsurface Water Storage” (Presentation, Board of Governors Science and Technology Committee Lightning Talk. LLNL, Livermore, CA, September 18, 2023).