Groundwater expert Dr. Edward Mehnert to present 2016 James W. Moore
Lecture September 29
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[September 21, 2016]
DECATUR – Dr. Edward Mehnert, senior geohydrologist
with the Illinois State Geological Survey at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is one of the top experts on
groundwater and surface water topics.
Dr. Mehnert will discuss details of the Mahomet Aquifer and
other water resources in Illinois on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7
p.m. in Perkinson Music Center’s Kaeuper Hall on Millikin
University’s campus. This event is free and open to the public;
no reservations or tickets required.
Dr. Mehnert is a technical advisor to the Mahomet Aquifer
Consortium and the Regional Water Supply Planning Committee of
East-Central Illinois (local groups concerned about water supply
planning and groundwater protection). In his applied research,
he uses modeling to evaluate groundwater-surface water
interactions, estimate recharge at the watershed scale and
investigate groundwater flow and contaminant transport issues.
Dr. Mehnert is currently participating in geologic carbon
sequestration research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy
through its carbon sequestration regional partnership and
research program and through its Energy Frontiers Research
In the past, Dr. Mehnert has received research funding from
USEPA (STAR grant program), and various state and county level
departments in Illinois. He serves several national
organizations as a manuscript reviewer (associate editor for
Ground Water) and has organized conference sessions at meetings
of the American Geophysical Union and Geological Society of
America. In 2016, Dr. Mehnert served on the GHGT-13 Expert
Review Panel for the International Energy Agency.
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Dr. Mehnert holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from
Oklahoma State University, a Master of Science in Civil Engineering
from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For more details on Dr. Edward Mehnert, visit http://www.isgs.illinois.edu/about-isgs/staff-directory/edward-mehnert.
Dr. Mehnert’s appearance is Millikin University’s 2016 James W.
Moore Lecture. The lecture was established in 1991 to honor the late
James W. Moore of Decatur. Moore’s children, Madeline and James
“Mac” Moore, created the endowed fund to present speakers on campus
who represent “innovative or progressive political or artistic
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