Sarah E. Taggart is a Staff Scientist with Advanced Land and Water, Inc. (ALWI). Ms. Taggart possesses a strong academic background in geology, soils and hydrogeology and is highly skilled in the application of quantitative methods and numerical technology applied thereto. She has also completed training in the use of GIS and GlobalMapper software and in wetland delineation. Prior to joining ALWI, her academic research focused on structural geology and geophysical mapping.
Ms. Taggart possesses proficiency in the use of field equipment and in the interpretation of field- collected data, including pumping tests, slug testing, hach-spectrophotometer analysis and other environmental monitoring equipment. Her work has included performing pumping tests and completing data analysis, evaluating water quality compliance data for evidence of quantitative susceptibility, geographic information system mapping and analysis and hydrologic data management.
Much of the work Ms. Taggart performs as a Staff Scientist entails field tests and related evaluations of proposed high-capacity water supply wells and disposal systems, and testing and monitoring existing supply and disposal systems. Based on her field observations and data collected, she interprets findings and authors hydrogeologic impact evaluations in support of permit applications and related needs.