The statement, “I am a hydrogeologist” often elicits the question, “what in the world does that mean?” from the average layperson. Hydrogeology is a relatively new profession and, as the idiom goes, “out of sight and out of mind”, its environmental, societal and economical importance is often undervalued due to the fact that one cannot fully comprehend the unseen underground environment. However, in echoing Nicholas Robins, modern society is very dependent on groundwater and it is a resource that needs to be managed sustainably, especially in light of climate change.

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