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Darcy Lecture Series in Groundwater Science

Henry Darcy

The Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecture Series in Groundwater Science fosters interest and excellence in groundwater science and technology. It was established in 1986 and named in in honor of Henry Darcy of France for his 1856 investigations that established the physical basis upon which groundwater hydrogeology has been studied ever since.

Each year, a panel of scientists and engineers invites an outstanding groundwater professional to share his or her work with their peers and students through this lecture series. The Darcy Lecture Series is most often presented at universities and professional associations throughout the world.

Special note regarding the 2021-2022 Darcy Lecture being presented by Chen Zhu, Ph.D.

COVID-19 has necessitated changes be made to the traditional scheduling and presentations of the Darcy Lecture. Current circumstances dictate that all lectures in the first half of 2021 be presented in virtual format and these will primarily be international venues. A new request form for potential hosts to complete and submit for virtual and potential in-person presentations by Dr. Zhu to take place from June 2021 through June 2022 is now posted. Requests must be submitted online and are due by August 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Click here for more information and to access the form. (Those who submitted requests previously will receive appropriate communication on the current plan.) The Groundwater Foundation will ultimately decide if a presentation will be virtual or in-person.

Also note a separate request form for the 2022-2023 lecture will be posted pending the announcement of the chosen lecturer.

For additional information, please contact Kathy Butcher at kbutcher@ngwa.org or (800) 551-7379 — or (614) 898-7791 outside of the United States — ext. 1526.


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