A New Foundation Fund is Established
David M Diodato Hydrogeology Student Travel and Beer Fund
The GSA Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the David M Diodato Hydrogeology Student Travel and Beer Fund. This new Foundation fund will provide hydrogeology student travel grants to attend the annual meeting of the GSA, student memberships, as well as beer for the annual Hydrogeology Division student reception.
This fund has been established by David Diodato, and will carry forward his legacy of selfless service to the Hydrogeology Division for students and professional members.
David M. Diodato, a hydrogeologist, has spent his life studies focused on: qualitative and quantitative analysis of hydrogeological and engineered geologic systems, including field and computational approaches to evaluating ground-water resources; use of probabilistic risk assessment in decision making and public policy; and communication of complex scientific and technical issues to non-technical audiences.
He has also served as senior professional staff of the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, a federal agency that performs independent scientific and technical oversight for the U.S. Congress of Department of Energy programs that manage and dispose of high-level nuclear waste and spent nuclear fuel. In 2009 he was appointed Senior Sustainability Officer for the Board, responsible for supporting an Executive Order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the U.S. government.
He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA), and former Chair of the GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee. He is a member of the Hydrogeology Division, and 2011 recipient of the Hydrogeology Division Distinguished Service Award.
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