The Company

From the pioneering groundwater work by our founder in the 1960’s, to today’s team of engineers, geologists and hydrologists our focus has been on robust solutions to clients groundwater resource needs

1965-70

Dr. Williams is awarded a PhD in groundwater hydrology and joins LADWP

• Developed an electrohydraulic arch tool to clear clogged artesian wells
• Developed shape charge explosive device to lower into basaltic aquifer wells to improve water production.

1970-78

Dr. Williams returns to consulting, with stints in Iran, India and with the UN Development Program

• Developed First Seawater Intrusion Barrier in Middle East in conjunction with friend and colleague Neil Cline, Former GM of OCWD and SAWPA
• Gorgon Project –150 deep-water supply wells with Joe Sovella, former GM of Laguna Beach WD
• First Use of SCADA systems for Remote Monitoring and Management of Wellfields along Caspian Sea

1978

Geoscience Support Services is incorporated

1979

Geoscience develops current aquifer zone testing methods

• Screens groundwater quality prior to Well construction
• Current best practice used industry-wide

1980

Design of the world’s largest aquifer model in collaboration with Roscoe Moss Company

• Full scale well model used to develop current best design practices for water well screen and filter pack

digital groundwater model

1981

First modern digital computer groundwater models

• Groundwater computer modeling code developed for Orange County Water District Seawater Intrusion Barrier and Rancho California Water District

1981

First groundwater audit completed for Rancho California Water District. Sets paradigm for contents of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014

1985

Publication of Modern Techniques in Water Well Design

• Established Well and Filter Pack design, which is current best practice
• Serves as basis for current Well Design Standards adopted by AWWA

1988

Supported Brazilian oil company Brasoil in litigation against the Government of Libya

• Centered on Great Manmade River Project involving more than 700 wells that failed due to faulty design
• Settled by International Arbitration

1994

Diamond Valley Lake Recovery Well project

• Lead groundwater hydrology firm for project

1995

Collaboration with the USGS to review first integrated groundwater models and code

• Geoscience partners with USGS to review new Modeling Code
• First USGS Integrated Surface Water and Groundwater Model

GSSI Hard hat

1999

Antelope Valley Adjudication begins

• Development of groundwater model

2005

Development of Slant Well technology for seawater desalination intakes

• Current best practice for seawater intakes in California

Slant well

2007

First Slant Well completed

2015

Supported litigation between Disi Water Company and the Government of Jordan

2015

Antelope Valley adjudication finalized

2016

Begin development of largest integrated groundwater model in California

• Incorporates 5 groundwater basins in Santa Ana River watershed
• Used as project planning and permitting tool by multiple agencies

2018

Develop remote instrumentation for well construction management

2022

Geoscience Slant Well technology serves as foundation for approval of the Doheny and Monterey Desalination Plants