Brad WolaverResearch Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology
Brad Wolaver's research focuses on sustainable groundwater management for people and the environment, particularly in semiarid and arid regions, and is grouped into three research themes:
1. Water, Energy, and Minerals: Effective groundwater management for energy and mining, with focuses on groundwater monitoring for CO2 geologic sequestration and groundwater evaluation for unconventional energy projects;
2. Sustainable Aquifer Management: Groundwater flow, transport, and recharge processes; and
3. Ecohydrology: Springs, groundwater-dependent ecosystems, instream flows, and surface-groundwater interactions.
The hydrogeologic techniques I employ integrate and synthesize structural, stratigraphic, hydrochemical, hydrogeophysical, potentiometric, and environmental tracer data to create conceptual models that facilitate the understanding of groundwater and surface water processes.
Brad Wolaver is a Research Associate at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, at The University of Texas at Austin. He has a BS and PhD from The University of Texas at Austin and a MS from the University of Arizona Department of Hydrology and Water Resources. He was a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Earth Sciences Department of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. He also worked as a consulting hydrogeologist for several years on groundwater projects in Southern California and Texas prior to his PhD.
Fulbright Scholar in Environmental Sciences - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile (1996 - 1997)
Referee, Hydrogeology Journal, (2007 - 2011)
Referee, Ground Water, (2007 - 2011)
Referee, Environmental Earth Sciences, (2007 - 2011)
Sustainable groundwater management that balances needs of agriculture and groundwater-dependent ecosystems in Northeast Mexico (in Spanish), Congreso de Investigadores de Cuatrocienegas, Cuatrocienegas, Mexico (2007)