WSU-2013-Geoscience-David-RudolphThe Winona State University Geoscience Department will host David L. Rudolph, the 2013 National Ground Water Association Darcy Lecturer, with his talk “Managing Groundwater Beneath the Agricultural Landscape” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Science Laboratory Center, room 120.

Rudolph will focus on how the nature of groundwater quality has been impacted by agricultural land-use practices, at both local and regional levels, with a specific focus on nitrate and microbial indicator species.

Rudolph is a geological engineer and a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and cross-appointed to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He specializes and teaches in the areas of regional hydrogeology and groundwater protection and management. Rudolph heads a research team at the University of Waterloo focused on prioritizing risk to water quality from various agricultural practices and evaluating performance of beneficial management practices or BMPs.

The Darcy Lectureship is a prestigious award that recognizes significant contributions to groundwater science over the course of a career.

For more information, contact Toby Dogwiler at 507-457-5260, email: