Engineer to discuss groundwater monitoring in West Africa


COLLEGE PLACE -- Stephen Silliman, a civil engineering professor at University of Notre Dame, will present "Sustainable Groundwater Quality Monitoring in Rural Benin" on Wednesday at Walla Walla University.

The talk is at 6:30 p.m. in Chan Shun Pavilion Room 154. Silliman is the 2011 Darcy Distinguished Lecturer sponsored by the National Groundwater Association nationally, and the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders clubs at Walla Walla University.

Silliman's research focus is divided between theoretical/laboratory studies on groundwater flow/transport processes and water resource development/management in developing countries.

His work in developing countries started in Haiti, but has been focused in Benin, West Africa, for more than a decade.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call the WWU School of Engineering at 509-527-2765 or email


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