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Stephen E. SillimanStephen E. Silliman

Professor Emeritus of Engineering

Gonzaga University
Dean - School of Engineering and Applied Science
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0026
(509) 313-3523

Geographic focus: Africa (Bénin and Uganda), Haiti, and the United States

Thematic interests: Groundwater (flow and chemical quality); water resources in developing countries; international, interdisciplinary collaboration on water resource characterization and protection

Current interests: Management of salt-water intrusion in coastal regions of Bénin; management of groundwater quality in rural regions of Bénin; probabilistic / risk analyses in managing groundwater resources; groundwater hydraulics in the vadose zone

Selected publications: “Probabilistic risk analysis and fault trees: Initial discussion of application to identification of risk at a wellhead,” in Advances in Water Resources (co-authored, 2012); “Potential for Establishing Non-vertical Flow within the Vadose Zone,” in Vadose Zone Journal, (coauthored, 2011); “Overview of a Multifaceted Research Program in Bénin, West Africa: An International Year of Planet Earth Groundwater Project” (with Moussa Boukari, Landry Lougbegnon, and Felix Azonsi), in J. Anthony and A. Jones, eds., Sustaining Groundwater Resources: A Critical Element in the Global Water Crisis (Springer Publishing, 2011); “Issues of Sustainability of Coastal Groundwater Resources: Bénin, West Africa,” in Sustainability, 2 (coauthored, 2010); “Engineering Academic Programs for Hydrophilanthropy: Commonalities and Challenges,” Journal of Contemporary  Water Research and Education, (coauthored, 2010); “Assessing Experiences of International Students in Haiti and Bénin,” in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, (2009); “Community-based Groundwater Quality Monitoring: An Initial Discussion,” in Sustainable Groundwater Resources in Africa: Water supply and sanitation environment, ed. Xu and Braune (CRC Press, 2009); “Alternatives in Sampling Strategies and Methods for Estimation of Parameters of Groundwater Quality in Rural Regions of Developing Countries,” in Ground Water, (coauthored, 2009).




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