Keynote Speaker

ND Water Quality Monitoring Conference 2016


Keynote Speaker

Tanya J. Gallegos
Eastern Energy Resource Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:00 P.M.


Tanya GallegoesTanya J. Gallegos is a research engineer with the Eastern Energy Resource Science Center at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA. She received a Ph.D. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering in 2007 from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1997.

As a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Mexico, she worked with CH2M Hill and Wilson and Company in Albuquerque, NM to develop designs of environmental systems. She joined USGS in 2007 as a Mendenhall Post-Doctoral fellow to study the use of reductants in groundwater remediation following uranium mining. Her current research encompasses field and lab studies to understand environmental implications of energy development on natural resources throughout the hydraulic fracturing and uranium mining and milling life cycles.

Research topics include solid-phase characterization; geochemical and isotopic signatures of tight oil- and uranium-related waters; development of novel methods for groundwater remediation of trace elements and inorganics; identification of metrics for integrated assessments for energy resource development; and assessing water use in energy resource development.