About the Class

In this session, you will gain a basic understanding of groundwater science including aquifers and aquitards, risks to ground water and local groundwater availability. You will learn about the genesis and function of our aquifers and aquitards. You will also learn about the risks to our water resources, such as contamination and over-use, and how government agencies work to protect our water resources. The presentation will also provide details regarding local groundwater availability and issues.

He worked seven years in the Groundwater Section of the Illinois State Water Survey, a division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, five years at the Olympia, WA office of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), environmental division (consulting). Doug came to Island County over 20 years ago and worked for twelve years as the County's first Hydrogeologist, leaving the county in 2008 to work for Pacific Groundwater Group in Seattle. Doug returned to county employment in February of 2012. He is married and has two children.

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