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The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science 

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Charles F. Harvey
Charles Harvey is the Doherty Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a hydrologist concerned with groundwater and the fate and transport of chemicals in the subsurface environment. His research projects include investigations into the arsenic contamination of Bangladesh’s water supply, the flux of nutrients in coastal ocean waters, and the fundamental physical and chemical processes that transform pollutants within soils and groundwater.


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Wendy Graham
Wendy D. Graham gained her Ph.D. in civil engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is currently the Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources and Water Institute Director at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Graham has received numerous grants supporting projects related to hedr specialties in subsurface flow and solute transport modeling; groundwater resources evaluation and remediation; evaluation of impacts of agricultural production on surface and groundwater quality; development of hydrologic indicators of ecosystem status; and stochastic modeling. // Read interview transcript


Thomas Maddock
Thomas Maddock is the head of the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, the former deputy director of the Science and Technology Center for Sustainability of Semi-arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas (SAHRA), and the co-director of the University of Arizona Research Laboratory for Riparian Studies. He is also a professor of hydrology and water resources. Dr. Maddock has been a member of several editorial boards and contributes his time to various committees in his field such as the Hydrology Committee for the Lower Rio Grande Adjudication, and the Texas-New Mexico Settlement Commission. In addition, he has written extensively about hydrology in various publications such as the Hydrogeology Journal, Groundwater, Rivers, Water Resources Bulletin, and Water Resources Research. Currently, he supervises Ph.D. and Master Students in hydrology. He has won several honors and awards including: the Joseph Wood Krutch Award for Environmental Service from The Nature Conservancy, and the Udall Fellowship from the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. Dr. Maddock received his B.S. in mathematics at the University of Houston, his M.S. in applied mathematics from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Harvard University. // Read interview transcript

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The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science 


Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Harvard University Center for the Environment. 2007.
  • ISBN: 1-57680-883-1