Brad D. Wolaver
Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
My research focuses on sustainable groundwater management for people and the environment, particularly in semiarid and arid regions, and is grouped into three unified research themes:
- Water, Energy, and Minerals: Effective groundwater management for energy and mining;
- Sustainable Aquifer Management: Groundwater flow, transport, and recharge processes; and
- Ecohydrology: Springs, groundwater-dependent ecosystems, and surface-groundwater interactions.
The hydrogeologic techniques I employ integrate and synthesize structural, stratigraphic, hydrochemical, hydrogeophysical, potentiometric, and environmental tracer data to create conceptual models that facilitate the understanding of groundwater and surface water processes.