Robert N. Farvolden, Ph.D., was one of the
early pioneers in the development of modern hydrogeology as both a
science and a profession.
A Canadian, he studied at the University of Illinois and worked at
the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada, focusing on regional
hydrogeologic issues and the interaction between groundwater and surface
water. In the early 1970s, he moved to the University of Waterloo in
Ontario, Canada, where he founded what would grow to be one of the
largest and most progressive institutions for the study of groundwater
science in the world. The vast majority of his work focused on the
development and management of safe water supplies for populations in
underdeveloped areas. Farvolden also served as senior scientist for NGWA.
To participate in the Farvolden Award competition, a student needs to submit a paper or poster abstract to the NGWA Groundwater Summit
call for abstracts. Selection of abstracts is done by members of NGWA.
Student abstracts that are selected will be eligible for Farvolden
S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc. began supporting the Robert Farvolden Awards in 2011 and plans to do so through 2015. NGWREF and S.S. Papadopulos awarded four $1,000 scholarships to students for their presentations or posters given at the 2014 NGWA Summit*.
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Donate to the Farvolden Awards Fund.
If you have questions or desire further details about this program, contact Rachel Geddes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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