Hydrology manpower

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The number of people qualified in groundwater studies ‘must more than double over the next 10 years’ if the United States is serious about dealing with groundwater contamination, according to David W. Miller, senior vice president at Geraghty & Miller, Inc., consulting groundwater geologists and hydrologists based in Syosset, N.Y.

Between 3500 and 5000 people are involved in developing and protecting groundwater resources, he told a groundwater-protection seminar earlier this month. ‘That number must grow to between 10,000 and 15,000 people if federal, state and local governments, industry, and the public are serious about minimizing the types of activities that took place in the past and taking constructive steps toward protecting groundwater resources for the future,’ Miller said.

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