Research by WRRS Alumnus, Dr. Khalil Lezzaik is Broadcast by Arabic Scientific Community

Congratulations, Khalil! SOURCE: Arabic Scientific Community Organization. A recent study shows that groundwater in the Arab region is being depleted by demographic pressure and climate factors. The study was published in the journal Hydrological Journal in August. The study, conducted by the Lebanese researcher at the University of Georgia, USA, Khalil Lezzaik and his colleague Adam…

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Rachel Rotz was selected again for the Gary and Lorene Servos Scholarship for Groundwater from the Society for Exploration Geophysicist (SEG) to investigate the effects of precipitation dynamics on the formation and degradation of inland freshwater lenses in northern Kuwait. This makes her a double awardee having won it last year as well. In 2016,…

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Michael Durham was awarded the CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship for 2017

Michael Durham was awarded the CUAHSI Pathfinder Fellowship for 2017, which provides funding to graduate students in hydrology to conduct comparative research by adding an interdisciplinary dimension to their projects. His proposal, “Assessment of water resources through the development and evaluation of enhanced hydrologic measurements in arid and semi-arid environments” looks to address limitations in…

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WRRS student, Sage Maher, won first place in a soil judging contest

UGA Geology student, Sage Maher, won first place in the 2016 Southeast Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Contest. Sage won by a margin of more than twenty points, which is a record for the competition! The WRRS lab congratulates Sage! Great job! A prestigious, carved plaque and bragging rights are the first place prizes. Click here…

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Khalil Lezzaik successfully defended his doctoral dissertation

Khalil Lezzaik successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on June 20, 2016 entitled, “AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER SCARCITY AND RISK CONDITIONS IN THE ARAB MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA REGION”. Congratulations, Khalil.

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Dr. Milewski appointed to Board of Directors for US Chapter of IAH

Dr. Milewski was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the US Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. He will be directing the newly formed Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network (ECHN).

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Rachel Rotz Successfully Defends Master’s of Science Thesis

Rachel Rotz successfully defended a Master’s of Science Thesis on June 17, 2016, entitled, “Investigating the Effect of Recharge on Inland Freshwater Lens Formation  and Degradation in Northern Kuwait.” Rachel will continue her  studies  at UGA in the Fall and pursue a Ph.D. in the Department of Geology under the advisement of Dr. Milewski.            …

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Wondwosen Seyoum dissertation defense

Mr. Wondwosen Seyoum successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Friday, April 15th entitled, “Satellite Remote Sensing and Modeling of the Hydrosphere for Understanding Terrestrial Water Cycle Dynamics at Different Scales.”

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Exchange program in Turkey to start in fall

SOURCE: THE RED&BLACK The Department of Geology will send two students every semester for the next five years for an exchange program in Turkey, said Dr. Adam Milewski, assistant professor of Geology. Starting in fall 2016, the students will study at Middle East Technical University. It is ranked as the No. 1 university in Turkey…

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UGA Geology students win “Watershed Stories” contest

A new initiative on campus, Watershed UGA, aims to improve the awareness and sustainability of campus waterways.  The group recently solicitated a Watershed UGA Multimedia Contest. Undergraduate students, Tony Maraes and Bobby Ikebudu teamed up with Dr. Adam Milewski (mostly moral support) to create a video about Lake Herrick titled, “Make a Difference Today with…

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