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Course Description

This is a general introductory course on "big picture" subsurface groundwater hydrogeology processes. The course will include eight one-and-a-half-hour lectures that will cover: surface and groundwater flow, wells, water development, an overview of natural groundwater contaminant chemistry, and a brief introduction to regulatory oversight of groundwater issues in North Carolina. Time permitting, the last topic will be induced seismicity and formation stimulation (fracking). Lectures will use PowerPoint slides with brief discussions including student questions as each lecture moves along. The instructor will hand out reference/reading/geology website lists and e-mail PDF copies of references to students. There will be no homework assignments and no items will need to be purchased prior to class. The course goal is for students to learn more about groundwater hydrogeology and how it affects everyone's drinking water supply and its protection from contaminants. | Lecture (plus questions)
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