Professor David Kenneth Kreamer
David Kreamer, Ph.D. is a Professor of Geoscience, and past Director of the interdisciplinary Water Resources Management Graduate Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Dave serves as President of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, is past Division Director of the National Groundwater Association, and is a past President of the Universities Council on Water Resources. Dave’s research includes work on water and international security, maintaining good water quality supply for people and ecosystems particularly in economically developing regions, combating environmental contamination, and water quality and quantity analysis and improvement. His current research includes: groundwater contamination studies, groundwater dependent ecosystem sustainability in U.S. National Parks and public lands, and water supply in Africa.
He has authored over 65 professional publications, recently co-authoring the 3 rd Edition of the textbook “Contaminant Hydrogeology” and 5 th edition of “Applied Hydrogeology” (Waveland Press David has given over 150 invited lectures and short courses including four lecture series for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He has served as a professional consultant/ expert witness, and testified before the United States Congress and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2021. He has given presentations at over 50 Universities, and has been an invited speaker in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, Pacific island nations, South America, Africa and the Middle East. Short Course and lecture topics include: Groundwater Hydrology; Computer Modeling of Hydrologic Processes; Lake Thermal Stratification Modeling, Vadose Zone Hydrology; Subsurface Gaseous Movement; Nonaqueous Phase Liquid Pollution; Contamination from Propellents, Explosives, Pyrotechnics and other Energetic Compounds; Monitoring Well Design; RCRA Subtitle D and Landfills; Impact of Clean Water on Poverty Reduction and Equity; and Water and International Security. He has also served as an expert witness and professional hydrologist reviewing several large projects. Presentations and reviews include many undertakings, including serving as a referee for U.S. and overseas water related research proposals and technical reports. This included work carried out in the former Soviet Union, Egypt, Iraq, Israel; water research programs in Africa; work on U.S. high level nuclear waste disposal at Yucca Mountain, NV; Johnston Atoll in the Pacific and the Rocky Flats Plant, CO; the Colorado River Multispecies Conservation Program; and the U.S. Water Census (USGS) ad hoc Committee.