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Kansas Geological Survey senior scientist James J. Butler Jr., Ph.D., has been chosen as the 2007 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer in Ground Water Science by the National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation (NGWREF).
As the Darcy Lecturer, Butler will spend the year speaking at colleges and universities throughout the world to educate and generate interest in ground water science. He will offer two lectures—one focusing on ground water modeling and the other on phreatophytes (plants that use ground water) in semiarid zones.
Requests for the Darcy Lecturer for the 2007 calendar year will be accepted only by completing the online request form found on the National Ground Water Association Web site at http://www.ngwa.org/forms/darcylectureform.html. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2006.
Butler’s lectures are as follows: