The 2016 Keith E. Anderson Award for outstanding contributions to the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) will be presented at the 2016 Groundwater Week on December 6-8, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to DBS&A Founder and principal hydrologist, Daniel B. Stephens, Ph.D., P.G., P.Hg. Dr. Stephens has led several NGWA short courses, made more than 20 presentations, and has authored/co-authored 10 papers for NGWA’s two peer-reviewed journals, Groundwater® and Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation®, and authored the 1995 book, Vadose Zone Hydrology. His contributions include serving on the NGWA Board of Directors, Scientists and Engineers Board of Directors, Membership Standing Committee, Policy and Code of Regulations Standing Committee, and Scientists and Engineers International Committee. Dr. Stephens was nominated by W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., P.G., C.Hg., C.P.G., from California State University at Fullerton. Dr. Laton stated that, “Throughout the last 42 years, Dan has served with energy and dedication, bringing forth his extensive hydrologic and geological experience, as well as his passion for protecting groundwater, to advance the goals of NGWA.”
Throughout his professional career, Dr. Stephens has been called upon to provide technical support in hydrogeology on projects of national significance. As a member of the faculty of New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Dr. Stephens developed the first course entitled ‘vadose zone hydrology’—an important contribution to the scientific community and source of personal pride for Dr. Stephens. This field of study has allowed applied analyses of vadose zone processes to help understand infiltration, quantify groundwater recharge rates, and monitor and model subsurface contaminants. His expertise in hydrology has been applied to litigation and other investigations related to development of technical opinions regarding the source and distribution of contaminants attributed to numerous Potential Responsible Parties (PRPs). Click here for more information about vadose zone hydrology.
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