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Hydrogeology Program

We try to understand the role of groundwater in the hydrologic cycle by integrating measurement and simulation. This work is carried out in the field, the laboratory, and on computers. The Hydrogeology Program at CSULB is supported by the Bert and Ethel Conrey Endowment.

Interested in becoming a Hydrogeologist? Check out some of the information at the National Ground Water Association careers website.

Announcements and News Items:

July 2015 - Matt Becker, Matt Cole (MS student), and Chris Ciervo (MS student) will be performing field experiments at the Mirror Lake Fractured Research Site with the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. These experiments are part of the Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program project awarded last year.

June 2015 - Matt Becker and Matt Cole travelled to Brittany, France, to perform some experiments in the Ploemeur Fractured Rock site in collaboration with the University of Rennes.

October 2014 - The Department of Energy Geothermal Technologies Program awarded CSULB a $505,000 grant to develop and test new hydraulic testing methods. These methods will be used to characterize flow connectivity in Geothermal fields, which is often a limiting factor in their efficiency. Dr. Becker is the sole PI with Silixa Inc. as the subcontractor. Silixa developed the fiber optic distributed acoustic sensing (iDAS) technology which will be used to sense pressure propagation through the formations. A more detailed summary can be found here.