INTERA and Stratecon Establish Strategic Partnership




INTERA Incorporated and Stratecon, Inc. are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership to provide Groundwater Sustainability Planning (GSP) services under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). A California-based consulting firm, Stratecon combines the disciplines of economics, finance, natural resource management, and policy to develop innovative solutions to commercial and public water policy issues. These disciplines, combined with INTERA’s recognized expertise in hydrogeology and groundwater resources, provide the partnership with the complete set of skills and experience needed to streamline the development of technically-sound and defensible GSPs. Since sustainable groundwater management involves far-reaching policy decisions that define how water will be managed for many years to come, it is paramount that these decisions combine the best available science, data and economic analysis with stakeholder involvement. The INTERA-Stratecon partnership integrates expertise in hydrogeology and economics to develop and deliver this information.

The INTERA-Stratecon Partnership confronts the challenge that policy decisions must proceed in the face of volatile and potentially unknown hydrologic conditions.  To that end, they believe that a critical component of GSP planning includes adaptive management based on risk assessment and risk management.

“The strategic alliance between INTERA and Stratecon will allow us to focus on the important political and economic issues of groundwater management, as well as the hydrogeologic issues,” said David Jordan, Vice President and lead of INTERA’s Water Resources line of business.

“The strategic alliance assures that policy development and implementation is based on sound science integrated with economic analysis of policy alternatives,” said Stratecon President, Rodney T. Smith, Ph.D.

About Stratecon. Stratecon is a California-based strategic planning and economics consulting firm specializing in water. The company provides advisory services in the acquisition of water rights throughout the western United States and in the sale and leasing of water rights and water supplies to public and private sector water users, as well as proprietary research services and expert testimony. Stratecon brings together the disciplines of economics, finance, natural resource management and policy to develop innovative solutions to commercial and public water policy issues. Additional information about Stratecon is available at

About INTERA. INTERA is an employee-owned geosciences and engineering consulting firm with over 170 employees and a 44-year track record of delivering technically-sound and reliable solutions to water resources, environmental, coastal, and radioactive waste isolation challenges. The company’s water resources services encompass groundwater sustainability planning, groundwater and surface water modeling, water rights analysis, groundwater recharge evaluations, alternative water supply planning, and wellfield siting, design, installation, and optimization. INTERA has 14 offices worldwide, including in Torrance, CA. Additional information about INTERA is available at

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