Welcome to KU Hydrogeology

Lindley Hall, the Dept. of Geology building.
Dr. Jim Butler of the KGS delivers the Darcy Lecture, 2007

Hydrogeology at the University of Kansas is listed among the top programs in The United States by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA top programs). 

Here are some of the reasons why:

  • Breadth of research. Our expertise and research projects range from aquifer characterization to carbon sequestration, from groundwater remediation to metals in lake sediments.
  • Wide ranging faculty expertise. Our faculty have expertise in such topics as water resource evaluation, contaminant hydrogeology, carbon sequestration, aqueous geochemistry, environmental geophysics, groundwater remediation, biodegradation of organics and geobiology of metals, and groundwater modeling.
  • Strong links with complementary researchers. The hydrogeology program in the Department of Geology is allied with the hydrogeologists and other groundwater specialists at the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS). We also have collaborations nationally and internationally with leading researchers in Canada, China, Australia, and Europe.
  • A variety of courses covering all aspects of hydrogeology. We offer courses ranging from classical, physical hydrogeology to contaminant transport, aspects of geomicrobiology, environmental geophysics, and geochemistry including specialized topics in spectroscopy.

Please follow the link below for more information about hydrogeology at KU and please feel free to contact us with any questions:

Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students
A top-ranked hydrogeology program
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
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