G³⁶⁰ MASc Student Featured in University of Guelph Virtual 3MT Competition Final

Kathleen Johnson, a G³⁶⁰ MASc student working with Dr. Beth Parker, is one of the 14 graduate students featured in the University of Guelph 3MT 2020 Final, an opportunity for graduate students to present their research in three minutes or less. Her presentation focuses on her thesis work related to “Understanding Groundwater in the City of Guelph.” Kathleen was one of top two winners for the College of Engineering and Physical Science 3MT competition in March 2020 to advance to the university competition final, which is now virtual. A panel of judges will decide who advances to the Regional Finals to be hosted virtually by the University of Windsor in September.  You can vote for your favourite presentation and help decide who will receive the People’s Choice Award. View all of the videos, including Kathleen’s here. Voting is open from June 29 to July 12.

Dr. Jana Levison Receives the IAH-CNC Early Career Hydrogeologist Award

University of Guelph Associate Professor and G360 Principal Investigator, Dr. Jana Levison, was awarded the IAH-CNC Early Career Hydrogeologist Award announced this week in recognition of her leadership and engagement in the hydrogeological community. Dr. Levison is an active researcher in the areas of agricultural impacts on groundwater quality and quantity, impacts of climate change on hydrological systems, groundwater flow and contaminant transport in fractured geologic media, and source water protection for Indigenous and rural communities. Jana has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate students about hydrogeology and has supervised over 20 students as either primary or co-advisor, to date. In the hydrogeological community, Jana has served on major conference technical committees and as an Associate Editor of the International Association of Hydrogeologists’ Hydrogeology Journal and reviewer for water related grant applications. Jana’s impact on research and contributions to the field of hydrogeology are impressive and she has established research domains with new colleagues in a collegial and highly collaborative manner. Congratulations Jana on this distinguished early career award!
 
To learn more about Dr. Jana Levisons research, please visit her personal website.

A Fellow Speaks: Beth Parker Featured in AGU Hydrology Section Newsletter

As a 2019 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Hydrology Section Fellow, Dr. Beth Parker was asked to reflect on the events that have lead to the person she is today, not only to inform the hydrology community but to inspire early career scientists to understand the different paths that a Fellow may take. Starting from an early appreciation for water and soil quality fueled by growing up on a dairy and cash-crop farm, Dr. Parker describes the value of field-based teaching and interdisciplinary work, and her career experience in both industry and academia. Read Dr. Parker’s article here.

The AGU will present and pay tribute to the 2019 Union Awardees, Fellows, Medalists and Prizes recipients tonight, at the AGU Fall Meeting, Honors Ceremony in San Francisco. The ceremony is open to the public and will be followed by a champagne reception.

Read the full December 2019 AGU Hydrology Section newsletter here to learn more about this year’s Hydrology Section Fellows, Awardees and Medalists.

Beth Parker Named 2019 AGU Fellow

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has announced the 2019 Class of AGU Fellows and will honor the 62 prominent scientists on Wednesday December, 11th at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California.

AGU Fellows are recognized for their “scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences. Their breadth of interests and the scope of their contributions are remarkable and often groundbreaking. Only 0.1% of AGU membership receives this recognition in any given year.”

Dr. Beth Parker has been recognized as an AGU Fellow for her ground-breaking work that has markedly advanced conceptual models and methods to understand contaminants in fractured porous geologic media. Dr. Parker has applied these methods at diverse types of aged contaminated industrial sites in Canada and the United States. Her work advances science and supports science-based decision-making concerning groundwater contamination and water management.

Congratulations to Dr. Beth Parker and all of the 2019 AGU Fellows on this prestigious recognition!

Read the full AGU news release here.

Two G³⁶⁰ Papers Awarded ‘Top Downloaded Article of 2017- 2018’ by Wiley

Steven Chapman and Beth Parker received a ‘Top Downloaded Article 2017-2018’ distinction by Wiley in Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation as co-authors on the paper “DyeLIF™: A New Direct‐Push Laser‐Induced Fluorescence Sensor System for Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL and Other Non‐Naturally Fluorescing NAPLsalso co-authored by Murray Einarson and Adrian Fure of Haley & Aldrich and Randy St. Germain of Dakota Technologies. The paper is an outcome of an ESTCP study “Direct-Push Optical Screening tool for High-Resolution, Real-Time Mapping of Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL Architecture” (ER-201121).

Amanda Pierce, Beth Parker, Robert Ingleton (University of Waterloo) and John Cherry received the same recognition for their paper “Novel Well Completions in Small Diameter Coreholes Created Using Portable Rock Drills.”

These papers are among the top 20 most read articles of 2017-2018 in Ground Water Monitoring & Remediation. Congratulations to each of the authors!