Hard Hat Microbiology: Our Interactions with Microbes in Groundwater and Wells Webinar Series, Part 2 of 3 — Groundwater and Well Microbiology (#814)
Topics to discussed include:
- How to identify a source of health-related contamination
- How to distinguish a cause of water quality change, i.e., is it the nearby gas well or is it inadequate water well construction?
- How to identify and quantify microbes present
- Biochemical methods as the wave of the future
- Standards for practice and quality
Deciding what is most cost-effective and how to implement it…not everything can or should be done by well contractors.
Ground Water Tanzania Ltd.
Smith is the author or coauthor of numerous publications, including Sustainable Wells: Maintenance, Problem Prevention, and Rehabilitation (CRC Press), the American Water Works Association’s manual M21 Groundwater; CRC Press’ Drilling: The Manual of Methods, Applications, and Management and its predecessors, and NGWA’s Manual of Water Well Construction Practices. He’s also contributed elsewhere to the literature of well maintenance and rehabilitation practice, starting with Water Well Journal® articles in 1980, and continuing through ASCE’s International Well Hydraulics Manual. He has instructed on, and set up, well and wellfield maintenance programs across the United States and in Argentina, Jordan, and Australia.
Past-chair of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater joint task group for Section 9240 Iron and Sulfur Bacteria, Smith is also a long-time volunteer and instructor with NGWA, and was active in the development of the NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard. He holds B.A. and M.S. degrees from Wittenberg University and Ohio State University, respectively.