Groundwater Prize

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Dr. Herman Bouwer Dr. Herman Bouwer

He is being awarded for his work on artificial recharge of groundwater.

He developed design and management criteria for optimum performance of infiltration basins and for best SAT, especially nitrogen removal.

He and his co-worker, R.C. Rice developed the Bouwer and Rice slug test for measuring hydraulic conductivities of aquifers, and improved cylinder infiltrometer procedures to correct for divergence below the cylinder to obtain a better estimate of vertical infiltration rates as occur in basins.

He also developed procedures for predicting groundwater mound formation below infiltration systems and its effect on infiltration rates. These concepts were also applied to predict effects of groundwater pumping on stream flow.

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