2013 Keynote Speakers
Topic: Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions at the Watershed Scale
Jeffrey J. McDonnell
Jeffrey J. McDonnell has been the Richardson Chair in Watershed Science and University Distinguished Professor of Hydrology at Oregon State University since 1999. In July 2012, he will join the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon Canada. Jeff’s work focuses on new ways to measure, model and understand streamflow generation processes. Jeff has co-authored ~200 articles on watershed hydrology and co-edited the Elsevier textbook “Isotope Tracers in Catchment Hydrology”. He has served as the Senior Advisory Editor of the “Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences”, published by John Wiley and Sons and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the IAHS Book Series “Benchmark Papers in Hydrology”. Jeff is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the International Water Academy and recipient of several awards, including the Dalton Medal from the European Geophysical Union, the Gordon Warwick Award from the British Geomorphological Research Group, the Nystrom Award from the Association of American Geographers and a D.Sc. from the University of Canterbury. Jeff was the 2011 Birdsall-Driess Distinguished Lecturer for the Geological Society of America and 2012 Borland Lecturer for AGU Hydrology Days.
Topic: Strategies to Quantify Terrestrial System Behavior using Geophysical Data
Susan S. Hubbard
Susan Hubbard is the Director of the Earth Sciences Division and also leads the Environmental Remediation and Water Resources Program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Susan Hubbard’s research focuses on advancing the use of geophysical methods for shallow subsurface characterization and monitoring, with a particular emphasis on development of data integration methods and application of those methods to terrestrial ecosystems, water resources, and environmental-remediation problems. She co-edited the first book on hydrogeophysics and has published over 60 papers on this topic. She serves on several scientific advisory boards, including the Department of Energy Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee, which provides the most funding, nationally, for remediation science research. She is the Associate Director for the Berkeley Water Center, a Co-Editor for the Vadose Zone Journal, and an Associate Editor JGR-Biogeosciences. She is the recipient of the 2009 Frank Frischknecht award for leadership and innovation in near-surface geophysics, was the 2010 Geological Society of America (GSA) Birdsall Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, and became a GSA Fellow in 2011.
Topic: Salinity in Municipal Water Supply Wells Serving Cotonou, Benin,
Steve Silliman received his BSE in Civil Engineering from Princeton University in 1979. He completed the Masters and Ph.D. in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, in 1981 and 1986, respectively. Since that time, he has pursued research in a number of areas of groundwater hydrology ranging from wellhead protection, to chemical/microbial transport, to water-resources in developing countries (with focus on Benin, West Africa). As of July 1, 2012, Dr. Silliman is Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Prior to this position, he spent more than 26 years at the University of Notre Dame where he served as Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, as well as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Engineering. Dr. Silliman has won multiple awards for teaching, service, and research. These include the ASEE Outstanding Teaching Award as well as the ASEE Global Engineering and Engineering Technology Award (both in 2006), nomination for the University of Oklahoma World Water Prize (2009), and selection as the National Ground Water Association Distinguished Darcy Lecturer for 2011.