Future of water and hydrogeologic investigations focal points of 2018 McEllhiney lectures

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WESTERVILLE, OH -- Looking at the disparity between water data and how water sources are developed is one of the topics being offered to selected hosts during the 2018 William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology. A second presentation deals with how collecting high-density electrical data allowing for new advancements in hydrogeology illustrates that significant changes to groundwater resource development have arrived.

McEllhiney Distinguished Lecturer Todd Halihan, Ph.D., P.Gp., will offer these lecture choices:

“The Future of Water: Data or Instincts?” examines data on the hydrologic cycle suggesting that water may be being developed incorrectly ignoring complicated groundwater systems that need to be defined on the meter scale

“Electrical Hydrogeology: A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Wells” reveals how electrical data can allow for the determination of the location of flowpaths, find meter-scale structures that may change conceptual models, and monitor life in the subsurface as it grows.

Halihan is a professor of geology at Oklahoma State University and chief technical officer for Aestus LLC. His professional interests center in subsurface characterization and sustainable water supply. Halihan has been an associate editor for Groundwater®, and has served as secretary-treasurer of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists and as 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.

Named in honor of the founding president of the National Ground Water Association, the William A. McEllhiney Distinguished Lecture Series in Water Well Technology is made possible by a grant from Franklin Electric.

The NGWA Foundation makes the McEllhiney Lecture available at no fee for presentations to organized groups of water well contractors, and other qualified and interested parties. Meetings and/or conventions of state and/or regional associations are eligible, as are foreign associations of groundwater contractors, academic institutions teaching water well technology, gatherings of water well regulators, and other bodies with a direct identifiable interest in water well design and construction. Click here to learn more about the lecture or request a presentation.

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