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Dr John A Cherry

IAH Worldwide Groundwater Congress

John A. Cherry holds geological engineering degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and the University of California Berkley and earned a PhD in hydrogeology from the University of Illinois.

He co-authored the textbook “Groundwater” with R.A. Freeze (1979) and co-edited and co-authored several chapters in the book “Dense Chlorinated Solvents and Other DNAPLs in Groundwater” (1996).

He has participated in developing technologies for groundwater monitoring and remediation, co-holds several patents, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has received awards from scientific and engineering societies in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

He held the Research Chair in Contaminant Hydrogeology at the University of Waterloo from 1996 to 2006 and is currently the Director of the University Consortium for Field-Focused Groundwater Research. Dr Cherry is also a principal investigator at the Morwick G360 Groundwater Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph. John was named the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate by the Stockholm International Water Institute.

He received the prestigious 2016 Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize. John is leading the “Groundwater Project”, which is committed to advancing education by creating and making available online free high-quality groundwater educational material for all. He will host a special session on the “Groundwater Project”, showcasing African and other contributions.