Project Description

The “How Groundwater Works” video describes basic groundwater concepts in relation to groundwater pollution. Some of the topics discussed include: the water cycle, geology, permeability, aquifers, groundwater plumes, and various techniques used to clean-up groundwater contamination. There is also some discussion about groundwater modeling, how modeling is used to visualize groundwater pollution, and its utility in the clean-up process. These concepts are important to understanding groundwater, groundwater pollution, and the clean-up efforts at PORTS.

Principal Investigator Bios

Jennifer Bowman
Jen Bowman manages the Voinovich School’s Environmental Management Program involving staff and students in watershed research including chemical water quality data analysis, interpretation and report writing for various projects as part of the Appalachian Watershed Research Group at Ohio University. Jen developed and manages an online database management system for area watershed groups and has done extensive research in acid mine drainage, water quality characterization and restoration.

Dr. Natalie Kruse
Natalie Kruse is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Dr. Kruse holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering and Geosciences from Newcastle University, and a B.S. in Civil Engineering with a minor in Geological Sciences from Ohio University. She completed her post-doctoral research for the Sir Joseph Swan Institute for Energy Research at Newcastle University.