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!

Dr. Parker Awarded Women of Distinction Honouree

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Beth Parker has been honoured as a 2019 recipient of the Women of Distinction™ award, in support of the Guelph YMCA.

Women of Distinction™ is a celebration of women who are role models, pioneers and outstanding achievers – they improve the quality of life in our community.

The 2019 Women of Distinction™ fundraising event will take place on Thursday May 2, 2019 at the River Run Centre and will celebrate and empower 20 remarkable role models, pioneers, and outstanding achievers from the Guelph community. Women of Distinction™ supports Guelph Y programs for girls and women at all stages of life in Guelph and Wellington County.

To learn more about this exciting event, please visit the Guelph YMCA Women of Distinction™ website.