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Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Fainsod Room (Littauer, 3rd floor)
Tom Gleeson, PhD Assistant Professor and CIFAR Junior Fellow Civil Engineering, McGill University
Title: From global groundwater depletion to the sustainable use of groundwater systems.
About the talk: The talk will focus on a tool, called the groundwater footprint, and its use around the world. It is the subject of a recent article that Professor Gleeson and his colleagues published in Nature.
Session Co-Sponsor: co-sponsored with the Sustainability Science Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government.
Professor Gleeson is a hydrogeologist interested in groundwater sustainability, regional- to continental-scale groundwater systems, groundwater-surface water interactions and fluid flow around geologic structures. He addresses these varied research interests by integrating disciplines that are not often combined: field methods, numerical modeling, environmental chemistry, structural geology, GIS and policy studies. His main goal is fundamental and applied research to enable sustainable groundwater use.