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Warren Barrash

Research Professor Emeritus

CONTACT
Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface, and
Department of Geosciences
Environmental Research Building, Office 3149
Boise State University
Boise, ID 83725
Tel: (208) 426-1229
Fax: (208) 426-4061
E-Mail: wbarrash@cgiss.boisestate.edu

COURSES
GEOL623/GEOPH623/CE623: Advanced Hydrogeology, Fall
GEOL624/GEOPH624/CE624: Applied Hydrogeology, Spring

RESEARCH INTERESTS
1      Measuring and modeling heterogeneity in natural aquifers using hydrologic, geophysical, and
geostatistical methods, including the use of classical methods and development of new methods for
measuring permeability, investigation of scale effects, investigation of petrophysical relationships, and
developing methods for supplementing hydrologic data with geologic and geophysical data.
2.     Investigation and modeling of groundwater flow systems and contaminant transport.
3.     Late-Cenozoic tectonics in the Pacific Northwest.

EDUCATION
Ph.D. 1986, Geology, University of Idaho (Whittenberger Fellow, 1981-82)
Dissertation: Hydrostratigraphy and hydraulic behavior of fractured Brule Formation, Nebraska
M.S.  1978, Geology, University of Idaho
B.A.  1970, English (Honors), Dartmouth College

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Research Professor Emeritus, Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface (CGISS) and Department of Geosciences, 2014-present
Research Professor, Center for Geophysical Investigation of the Shallow Subsurface (CGISS) and Department of Geosciences, 1993-2014
Director, Boise Hydrogeophysical Research Site, Boise State University, Boise, ID, 1998-2011
Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2012-2015
Hydrogeologist and Subsurface Program Manager, INEL Oversight Program, Idaho Department of Health and
Welfare, Boise, ID, 1989-1993
Hydrogeologist and Consulting Manager, In-Situ Inc., Laramie, WY, 1988-1989
Research Hydrogeologist, Western Research Institute, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, 1987-1988
Research Hydrogeologist, Nebraska Geological Survey, University of Nebraska, Scottsbluff, NE, 1983-1987
Geologist, Geoscience Research Consultants, Moscow, ID, 1978-1980

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS
Member, American Geophysical Union
Member, Geological Society of America
Member, Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers (NGWA)
Member, International Association of Hydrological Sciences
Registered Professional Geologist, Idaho

INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
Trek Leader, Nepal, 1986, 1988, 1990
Smallpox Eradication Officer, Peace Corps/Ethiopia, 1973-74
Tuberculosis Control Officer, Peace Corps/Malaysia, 1970-72

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