Lisa Porta, P.E.

Senior Water Resources Engineer
California Water Strategy Lead

Areas of Specialization

Groundwater Modeling

Water Supply Planning

Impact Analysis

Groundwater Management

Lisa Porta’s expertise includes groundwater and integrated water planning, and she has worked extensively on water resource studies across California and the Western United States. She has developed groundwater models and planning documents for several state and local agencies that are helping water and irrigation districts to better manage their groundwater supplies and to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment (related to California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act [SGMA] and Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program [ILRP]).

In addition to her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Lisa completed a two-year, bilingual engineering preparation program in Southern France. She has an international background and is fluent in French, German, and Italian.

Lisa Porta

At A Glance

Experience since 2008

M.S., Environmental Science & Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

B.S., Biological Systems / Agricultural Engineering (Water Specialty)
Texas A&M University

Select Publications / Community Involvement

Hydro Note: Keep Calm and SGMA On!

Hydro Note: SGMA Experts Interpret DWR’s GSP Assessments

M&A’s Lisa Porta attends International Groundwater Conference in Paris

Board of Directors, Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA), 2019-2021