Northwest Land & Water, Inc.

water resource solutions for people and the environment

Who We Are

Jim MathieuJames T. Mathieu, LG, LHg
President & Principal Hydrogeologist

Jim Mathieu brings 24 years of consulting experience to his role as president of NLW. Over the last 15 of these years, he has focused on projects that involve managing water for people, fish, and wildlife. His experience spans all aspects of water resource investigations, from field testing and data acquisition to complex hydraulic analyses and modeling. He also specializes in water supply and water rights investigations, resource protection, and the analysis of stream-aquifer interactions. Jim has successfully managed large drilling and testing investigations involving multiple subcontractors.

Education

M.S. Hydrology, 1989 University of Arizona
B.A. Geology, 1984, University of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Registrations

Licensed Geologist / Licensed Hydrogeologist, Washington
Registered Geologist, Oregon

Major Areas of Expertise

Watershed studies, water supply development, water well and wellfield design, aquifer testing and analysis, water rights assessment, hydrogeologic site assessment and characterization, wellhead protection, hydraulic continuity and hydrologic impact analysis

Laura StraussLaura Strauss, RG, LG, LHg
Vice-President & Principal Hydrogeologist / Hydrogeochemist

Laura Strauss has over 25 years of hydrogeologic consulting experience. In addition to strengths in hydraulics and conceptual modeling, she offers specialized skills in the analysis and interpretation of isotope geochemistry data. She uses a variety of tools — including databases, groundwater flow models, GIS, and Viewlog — to develop 3D subsurface models and cross-sections. Her experience also extends to artificial recharge, groundwater development / management, and environmental projects. One area of her expertise entails using isotope and hydraulic analyses to characterize the interactions between streams and underlying aquifers.

Education

M.S. Geology, 1986, University of Arizona
B.A. Geology / Environmental Studies, 1983, University of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Registrations

Registered Geologist, Arizona
Licensed Geologist / Licensed Hydrogeologist, Washington

Major Areas of Expertise

Aqueous geochemistry, isotope sampling and analysis, geochemical modeling, groundwater flow modeling, artificial recharge assessment, GIS and database development, aquifer test analysis, environmental impact analysis