Jun 07, 2012

Four Students Receive Awards for NGWA Ground Water Summit Presentations

The Farvolden Awards are given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA

The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation awarded a total of $3,000 in Farvolden Awards to four students for paper or poster presentations made at the 2012 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Ground Water Summit, which took place in May in Garden Grove, Calif.

Given in honor of the late Dr. Robert Farvolden, former senior science counsel for NGWA, the $750 scholarships were awarded based on the quality of the presentation, content (including contribution to groundwater science, engineering, management or policy) and demonstrated insight on the chosen topic.

The awards for 2011 through 2013 are underwritten by S.S. Papadopulos & Associates Inc.

The 2012 Farvolden Award winners are:

  • Zijuan Deng, Flinders University, Australia, for the paper, “Cautions in Using Chloride Mass Balance Method for Groundwater Recharge Estimation in Coastal Areas with Vegetation Changes;”
  • Waldy Fernandez, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Texas, for the poster, “Assessment of Radon and Other Groundwater Quality Parameters Near a Uranium Mining Site;”
  • Rebecca Nelson, Stanford Law School, Palo Alto, Calif., for the paper, “Groundwater and Ecosystems: A Survey of Regulatory Mechanisms for Making the Connection;" and
  • Elizabeth Schaller, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Ariz., for the poster, “Influence of Springs WATER Geochemistry on Geomorphology and Vegetation Cover at Springs Ecosystems.”

Learn more about the Farvolden Awards.