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Today we’re taking a look back at a 2013 Expo presentation by NGWA member W. Richard Laton, Ph.D., PG, CPG, of California State University, Fullerton, Santa Ana, California.
Hydrogeology 101 gives a better understanding of the implementation and result of proper well design and construction, which also provides an introduction/refresher on hydrogeology and the hydrologic cycle. The session also covers various types of aquifers and groundwater quality.
A little background on Laton…. An NGWA Scientists and Engineers Division member and active Association volunteer, he’s currently an associate professor of hydrogeology in the Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Fullerton. Passionate about teaching students practical knowledge they can apply to real-world circumstances, he teaches classes ranging from hydrogeology, environmental sampling, and groundwater modeling to oceanography and geology. Laton has also taught at the Western Michigan University Field Camp for the past 15 years. Topics covered during these 50-hour, weeklong intensive courses include drilling techniques and sampling, aquifer testing, and remediation technologies.
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