Department of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, China Geological Survey(CGS)
Remarkable achievements of hydrogeological survey in China for recent years
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
Groundwater management Downunder – lessons learnt from the Australian experience
University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS-Amherst)
Do you know where your catchment ends? The role of inter-basin groundwater flow and hydrogeologic transience in hydrologic processes
University of Colorado
Fluid injection induced seismicity: A hydrogeology perspective
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Global challenges and local solutions in karst hydrogeology
Oklahoma State University
Electrical hydrogeology: A picture is worth 1000 wells
University of Oulu
Groundwater dependent ecosystems of the boreal landscape
Seoul National University
Exploring better and new utilizations of groundwater in Korea
Jeju Province Development Corporation (JPDC)
Creation of economic value and social contribution using groundwater resources
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN)
Global sustainability with groundwater in Asia
Voss , Clifford
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Modelling that informs practical management of hydrogeologic resources
Prof. Dr. Makoto Taniguchi is a hydrogeologist and a deputy director-general at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Japan. He received PhD in the field of groundwater hydrology from The Tsukuba University, Japan in 1987. He is currently the Vice President of International Association of Hydrogeologists, the president of the Japanese Association of Groundwater Hydrology. He served a coordinator of UNESCO GRAPHIC Project, the Associate Editors of Ground Water and Hydrological Processes, a Vice President of the International Committee of Groundwater of IAHS under IUGG. He has worked on groundwater projects around world in particular Asia, authoring or co-authoring over 120 articles and 8 books including "Groundwater and Subsurface Environment in Asia (Springer)"
Dr. Kang-Kun Lee is a full professor of Hydrogeology at Seoul National University, Korea. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. He has been studying groundwater in Korea since he joined Seoul National University in 1993. He was the president of the Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment during 2011-2012 and is the 39th president of the Geological Society of Korea. He is the editor-in-chief of Geosciences Journal and served as associate editors for Journal of Hydrology and Hydrogeology Journal, and national representative of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences.
David Boutt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University in 1997 and 1999. His MS work focused on understanding the impacts of land-use change on groundwater quantity and quality at the watershed-scale. He earned his Ph.D. from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, New Mexico, USA) in 2004 and held a postdoctoral position at Sandia National Laboratories before joining the faculty at UMass-Amherst in 2005. During his Ph.D. research he was awarded an AGU Horton Research Grant. Dr. Boutt's dissertation work focused on the coupling of fluid flow and deformation in fractured and faulted media through the development of discretely-coupled fluid-solid models. His current research program focuses on understanding the role of groundwater in catchment-scale hydrologic processes. This involves delineating the contribution of groundwater storage to stream flow generation, spring discharge, and hydrologic budgets. He maintains an active and dynamic research laboratory with dedicated students ranging from undergraduates to PhD students. His research interests have taken him on board the Japanese Drilling Vessel Chikyu during IODP Expedition 319 - the first riser drilling operation in IODP history - to wild of the Atacama desert in Chile. Some of his current work is focused on understanding the origin of lithium-rich continental brines in northern Chile and in the Great Basin of the western United States. Dr. Boutt has also contributed extensively to understanding the hydrogeology of a former cranberry bog that is part of the largest freshwater restoration project in New England (http://www.livingobservatory.org). A list of his publications can be found at https://blogs.umass.edu/dboutt. Boutt has served the hydrogeologic and broader geoscience communities by serving on proposal review panels and volunteer boards. Boutt has been a member of GSA since 1997 and has convened many topical sessions at GSA national meetings. He is currently an editor for the journal Hydrological Processes, and he was previously an associate editor for Hydrogeology journal.
Todd Halihan, Ph.D., P.Gp.Dr. Halihan is a Professor of Geology at Oklahoma State University and Chief Technical Officer for Aestus, LLC. Dr. Halihan’s professional interests center in subsurface characterization and sustainable water supply. He has been an associate editor for Ground Water and has served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. He served as the Chair of the Hydrogeology Division and the South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America. He currently serves on the Oklahoma governor’s Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity. Dr. Halihan’s has worked on over 200 different research and commercial sites in over 30 U.S. states and overseas. His international research work has occurred in Australia, Bahamas, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico along with a number of other countries on a commercial basis. He has also spent a significant amount of time in his home state of Oklahoma evaluating the Arbuckle Group of carbonates and associated springs. Dr. Halihan is the recipient of the Karin and Robert J. Sternberg Award for Excellence, the Partners in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of Interior, and the Sterling L. Burks Award for environmental research. He is also a professional driller in the state of Oklahoma and a PADI divemaster. He has provided input to stories on CBS, Fox News, NPR, CNBC, Popular Science, the New Yorker and the New York Times.
Bjørn Kløve is a professor in water resources engineering at University of Oulu, Finland. He obtained his PhD in 1997 from Lund University, Sweden. Thereafter, he worked at Norwegian Centre for Soil and Environmental research (later Bioforsk and NIBIO). His research focus on hydrological processes studies using hydrologic and isotopic measurements, remote sensing and numerical modelling to understand complex ecosystems and to explore and mitigate impacts of land use and climate change. Much of the research relate to understanding wetlands and peatlands under environmental change.
Dr. Clifford I. Voss is a senior scientist with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). He is an internationally recognized expert in: groundwater modeling; development, management and protection of groundwater; coastal groundwater and seawater intrusion; subsurface toxic waste isolation, energy production and storage; evaluation of climate-evolution impacts on hydrology of regions with ground ice and permafrost. Cliff lectures worldwide on these and related subjects and was selected as the 2015 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer by the Geological Society of America. His scientific interests include: addressing hydrogeologic heterogeneity; flow, solute and energy transport physics; behavior of fluids with varying density; phase change in geothermal and frozen systems; inverse modeling and network design; evaluating large aquifer systems with only sparse data. The SUTRA computer code, developed and maintained by Cliff and USGS colleagues, has become a standard tool for groundwater assessment, making possible hundreds of practical and research investigations worldwide since its release. Examples of Cliff’s work include: nuclear waste repository safety (Germany, Japan, Sweden), transboundary water resource management (Nubian Aquifer of Egypt, Libya, Sudan, and Chad), sustainability of water supply (arsenic-free groundwater supply from Bengal Aquifer of India and Bangladesh), seawater intrusion and coastal groundwater management (USA), evaluation of water resources emergency (2004 tsunami in Thailand), and assessment of climate-evolution impacts on permafrost-mediated hydrology (Alaska, USA), in part using simulation methodology for groundwater flow with freeze/thaw recently developed by Cliff and colleagues. Cliff is Executive Editor of the official IAH journal, Hydrogeology Journal, which has become a premier venue for worldwide progress in theoretical and practical hydrogeology and groundwater-resource management during his leadership.
Nico Goldscheider is professor for hydrogeology and director of the Institute of Applied Geosciences at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), one of the largest research and education institutions in Germany, created in 2009 by the merger of the traditional University of Karlsruhe and a national research center. He studied geology and geoecology at the University of Karlsruhe, where he also completed his PhD thesis in 2002, in the field of karst hydrogeology. From 2002 to 2010, he worked as senior lecturer and researcher at the Centre of Hydrogeology at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2011, he was professor for hydrogeology and geothermics at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, until he was appointed at KIT in 2011. His research includes karst and alpine hydrogeology, tracing techniques, groundwater quality and contamination, protection and management of groundwater resources, and aspects of microbiological and ecological groundwater research. From 2009 to 2017, he served as chairman of the IAH Karst Commission. In this role, he has established the “Young Karst Researcher Prize”, and he has initiated and led the World Karst Aquifer Mapping (WOKAM) project, which was accomplished in 2017. He served as Associate Editor of Hydrogeology Journal and Journal of Hydrology, and has now been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the German journal “Grundwasser” (groundwater). He has published an international textbook (Methods in Karst Hydrogeology, with D. Drew) and more than 80 journal papers.
Kyong-soo OH is the President of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province Development Corporation. He graduated from Korea University in 1982 and completed PhD course in Korea University Graduate School of Information Security in 2014. He has served as a representative of Lotte Data Communication and Hyundai Information Technology for 14 years. He also served as president of Korea Information Security Industry Association, Korea Software Industry Association, and Korea Information Processing Society. In 2010, he was awarded the Korea Tilt Tower Industry Medal from Republic of Korea. He published a book, 'Manage myself through Memo'.
Shemin Ge is a Professor and current Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado, USA. She received her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University in 1990, subsequently worked at S.S. Papadopulos and Associates, and joined the University of Colorado in 1993. At the confluence of subsurface fluid flow physics and rock mechanics, Dr. Ge’s early research examined the effects of tectonic deformation on paleo-fluid flow systems in sedimentary basins. She moved on to explore earthquake-induced groundwater flow as natural experiments to reveal hydrologic properties of aquifers and explore the mechanisms of seismicity induced by reservoir operation and wastewater injection. Another thread of her research relates to groundwater resources and surface-groundwater interactions under a changing climate with a focus on headwater regions. She also ventured into fracture flow and fault zone hydrology, as well as subsurface thermal energy transport and storage. Dr. Ge served the hydrogeologic and broader geoscience communities in various capacities. She chaired the Hydrogeology Program Planning Group for the Ocean Drilling Program from 1999 to 2002. She was Editor for Hydrogeology Journal and Associate Editor for Geofluids and Journal of Ground Water. In 2012-2014, she served as Program Director for the Hydrologic Sciences Program at the US National Science Foundation. She was the 2016 distinguished Birdsall-Dreiss lecturer of the Geological Society of America Hydrogeology Division..
Dr Martin S Andersen is a groundwater researcher with over 65 journal publications in a diverse range of topics including physical, geochemical and ecological processes in aquifers and their interactions with surface waters. Martin is an Associate Professor at UNSW, Sydney and the Director of the Connected Waters Initiative Research Centre (CWI: http://www.connectedwaters.unsw.edu.au/) and the Program Director of the NCRIS Groundwater Infrastructure Program (http://www.connectedwaters.unsw.edu.au/ncris).
Hao Aibing, Ph.D.,a hydrogeologist, is Director General of Department of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, China Geological Survey (CGS). He is also the chief managers of “Program of Comprehensive Geological Survey of Important Economic Zones and Urban Clusters” and “Project of National Groundwater Monitoring Network Construction” carrying out by CGS. He worked at China Institute of Geo-Environmental Monitoring during 1990-2008, and received his Ph.D. from China University of Geosciences in 1997. During this period he has mainly focused on groundwater study in China’s northwest arid regions, and accomplished over 20 projects mainly focus on regional hydrogeologic investigation, groundwater modeling, geochemical evolution of groundwater, etc. He moved to CGS in 2009 and became to be a planner and organizer of the hydrogeology and environmental geology programs financed by central government. He has published (most in Chinese) more than 60 journal papers.