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Talk – USGS Water Science Centers: Serving our Communities with Science

March 6, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free

Ocean wavesThe talk will be held virtually via Zoom and in-person at 107 Norman Smith Hall, UMaine.

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  • In-person attendance: Masks are required for all Mitchell Center talks.

Speaker: John Bumgarner, Director, New England Water Science Center, US Geological Survey

John Bumgarner is the Director of the USGS New England Water Science Center (NewEng WSC). As a Hydrologist and Supervisory Hydrologist with the USGS, John has conducted and coordinated a variety of hydrologic studies in the USGS Texas WSC and Upper Midwest WSC and was the Director of the New Mexico WSC from 2016 to 2020. John joined the New England WSC in February of 2020 and is privileged to work with the Center’s over 170 incredibly talented staff completing a diverse scientific program in the areas of hydrologic monitoring, water-quality assessments, hydraulics, environmental hydrology, watershed and urban hydrology, integrated computational modeling, statistical analysis, and geospatial studies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Prior to joining the USGS in 2010, John earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas and worked as an environmental consultant where his major projects included computational modeling of hydrologic systems and assessments of water availability, water quality, environmental flows, and contaminated sediments.



March 6, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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107 Norman Smith Hall
Mitchell Center - UMaine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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