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Dr. Justin C. Thompson

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The University of Texas at Austin
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Austin, Texas 78713-8924

Justin’s key expertise is water resource management and planning; a nexus of hydrology, policy, and economics. His dissertation research focused on relating groundwater management in Texas to hydro-economic impacts to pumping. Justin brings a multifaceted perspective to his research. He was an international project finance professional prior to his graduate studies and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. He has also served as a manager to a Texas wastewater utility, worked as a paralegal, and volunteered with a non-profit bringing ground/rainwater solutions to underserved communities in East Africa.

Researcher ID

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID): 0000-0001-5644-790X

Web of Science Researcher ID: GYR-0591-2022

 

Research Interests

Water resource management and planning

Hydrogeology and groundwater engineering

Numerical modeling and optimization

 

Education

Ph.D. in Geosciences | University of Texas at Austin | 2021

M.S. in Energy and Earth Resources | University of Texas at Austin | 2018

M.A. in Global Policy Studies | University of Texas at Austin | 2018

B.B.A. in International Business | Texas Tech University | 2007

 

Professional History

Postdoctoral Fellow | Bureau of Economic Geology – University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX | 2022 – Present

Graduate Research Assistant | Bureau of Economic Geology – University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX | 2018 – 2021

 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Thompson J.C. and Young M.H. A hydro-economic approach for quantifying well performance thresholds and groundwater yields. In peer review

Thompson J.C., Kreitler C.W. and Young, M.H. 2020. Exploring groundwater recoverability in Texas: maximum economically recoverable storage. Texas Water Journal, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.21423/twj.v11i1.7113

Commentaries

Thompson J.C., Kreitler C.W. and Young M.H. 2021. Reply to comment received from Robert E. Mace, published in the Texas Water Journal (2021) 12(1):202-205, regarding “Exploring groundwater recoverability in Texas: maximum economically recoverable storage,” published in the Texas Water Journal (2020) 11(1):152-171. Texas Water Journal, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.21423/twj.v12i1.7140

Reports

Schmandt J., Stolp C., Baggerman J., Blumberg S., Carter K., Dennis A.J., Havens L., Murphy L., Oaks N., Thomas L., Thompson J.C., Ward J. and Thomas S. 2018. Sustainable river management on the US/Mexico border: recommendations for the Paso del Norte, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Policy Research Project Report, No. 202. https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/70319

Models and Datasets

Thompson J.C. 2022. Well Performance Model (WPM). Texas Data Repository, Jupyter Notebook and related data. https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/Z4QT6Q

Thompson J.C. 2021. GRM: Socioeconomic Impacts of Changes in Storage. Texas Data Repository, Jupyter Notebook and related data. https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/5MUV08

Thompson J.C. 2021. Groundwater Recoverability Model (GRM). Texas Data Repository, Jupyter Notebook and related data. https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/XXQPFS

Thompson J.C. 2021. Maximum Economically Recoverable Storage. Texas Data Repository, MATLAB script.https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/ANUO7K

Conference Posters

Thompson J.C., Young M.H. and Sun A.Y. 2020. Data Imputation, Scaling, and Homogenization (DISH): Drought-Employment Nexus, AGU Fall Meeting. https://agu2020fallmeeting-agu.ipostersessions.com/Default.aspx?s=E7-C7-CC-F8-22-EC-02-B2-4B-2D-D6-A0-2A-BE-11-61

Abstracts

Thompson J.C., Young M.H. and Kreitler C.W. 2021. Exploring groundwater recoverability in Texas. GeoGulf Transactions. http://www.geogulf.org/Dt7se9/Transactions/2021/pdfs/2021_3A_Thompson1_Et_Al.pdf

Newspapers and Magazines

Thompson J.C. 2022. How much water will we need in the future? Williamson County Business Review, April. https://issuu.com/fidelispublish/docs/wbr_22_04_web_a500401c72faac

 

Presentations

Invited Talks

Exploring the policy, geoscience, and socioeconomics of groundwater recoverability in Texas. Presented to: Bureau of Economic Geology – University of Texas at Austin Tech Talk seminar series, Austin, TX. March 14, 2022.

Exploring groundwater recoverability. Presented to: Texas Water Development Board Brown Bag seminar series, Austin, TX. February 11, 2022. https://youtu.be/g8DJADfw1XE

Groundwater availability. Presented to: Texas Water Conservation Association Annual Convention, Fort Worth, TX. March 10, 2022.

Exploring groundwater recoverability in Texas. Presented to: American Ground Water Trust Annual Texas Groundwater Conference, Austin, TX. June 30, 2021.

Exploring groundwater recoverability in Texas. Presented to: Texas Water Journal webinar series, online. February 11, 2021. https://twj-ojs-tdl.tdl.org/twj/index.php/twj/exploring-groundwater-recoverability

Maximum economically recoverable storage. Presented to: Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts Annual Summit, San Antonio, TX. August 28, 2018. https://youtu.be/vMhFSPH-3-o

Contributed Talks

Exploring groundwater recoverability in Texas. Presented to: 71st Annual Gulf Coast Geoscience (GeoGulf) Convention, Austin, TX. October 28, 2021.

Exploring groundwater recoverability in Texas. Presented to: Water Climate and Environment Seminar, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. April 23, 2021. https://youtu.be/EUK8tgGeXWE

Data imputation, scaling, and homogenization (DISH): drought and employment nexus. Presented to: AGU Fall Meeting, Utility of Earth and Socioenvironmental Observations, Forecasts, and Models to Improve Drought Resilience Through Data-Informed Decision-Making e-lightening session, online. December 15, 2020.


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