Thomas Harter

Thomas Harter

Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources

Bio:

Thomas Harter, Ph.D. is Cooperative Extension faculty and the Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair in Water Management and Policy at the Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources; University of California, Davis.  With more than 20 years of research, outreach, and teaching experience, his interests focus on nonpoint-source pollution of groundwater, sustainable groundwater management, groundwater modeling, groundwater resources evaluation under uncertainty, groundwater-surface water interaction, and on contaminant transport. Dr. Harter's research group has done extensive modeling, laboratory, and field work to evaluate the impacts of agriculture and human activity on groundwater flow and contaminant transport in complex aquifer and soil systems. Dr. Harter is frequently speaking to public, technical, and scientific audiences, and is an active advisor for local, state, and federal organizations.