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Leonard F. Konikow
U.S. Geological Survey
Reston, Virginia

Dr. Konikow has worked as a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey since 1972. He received a B.A. in geology from Hofstra University (1966) and an M.S. (1969) and Ph.D. (1973) in geology from The Pennsylvania State University. Af ter graduating from Hofstra, he has a summer job with a groundwater consulting company, Geraghty & Miller, Inc. This experience convinced him that using geological knowledge to help develop water supplies and protect them from contamination was chall enging, stimulating, and useful to society. Hydrogeology then became the focus of his graduate studies and research career with the USGS, where his research included the development and application of solute-transport models to groundwater contamination problems.

Dr. Konikow has published numerous papers and taught a variety of short courses related to hydrogeology and groundwater modeling. IN 1989 he received the M. King Hubbert Science Award from NGWA. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America and was the GSA Hydrogeology Division's Birdsall Distinguished Lecturer during 1985-86. He served on the editorial board of Ground Water (1993-95), as associate editor for Water Resources Research (1981-84), and as Chairman of the Hydrogeology Divisi on of the Geological Society of America (1993-94). he also served on the National Research Council's Committee on Groundwater Modeling Assessment (1987-89), and on the National Research Council's WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot Plant) Committee from 1989-97. He also served the American Geophysical Union as Chairman of the Groundwater Committee (1980-82) and the Hydrology Program Chairman (1984-87).

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