Groundwater Resources and Regulations ES&P 733
Environmental Science and Policy Graduate Program UW-Green Bay

Instructor:  Dr. Kevin Fermanich

Course Books (2006):

Water Follies:  Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America's Fresh Waters
Author:  Robert Jerome Glennon; in paper back 2004
ISBN: 1-55963-400-6       Publisher:  Island Press

Practical Problems in Groundwater Hydrology
by E. Scott Bair & Terry D. Lahm
Prentice Hall 2006

Basic ground-water hydrology by Ralph C. Heath
U.S. Geological Survey, Water Supply Paper 2220
(link to USGS)

U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1308 - "Water Budgets: Foundations for Effective Water-Resources and Environmental Management"
by Richard W.Healy, Thomas C. Winter, James W. LaBaugh, and O. Lehn Franke.  2007. Available online at:

Groundwater Journals:

Environmental Science and Technology
Ground Water
Ground Water  Monitoring and Remediation
Journal of the American Water Works Association
Journal of Applied Hydrogeology
Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
Journal of Environmental Quality
Journal of Hydrology
Water Resources Bulletin
Water Resources Research

Link to Karst Project

Here is the Door County Log Den PDF:
Interesting case of rapid transport from source area to a restaurant water supply well.


As part of the requirements for the graduate groundwater course during Fall 2002, two teams of students researched separate topics of current regional interest and developed web sites to present their findings.  One team investigated Arsenic in Groundwater, a topic of real concern in the Fox River Valley and in other places such as Bangladesh and Africa.  The other team looked into Aquifer Storage and Recovery, a politically sensitive issue locally involving the City of Green Bay, the surrounding suburbs, and the State of Wisconsin.  The web pages are not carefully maintained or regularly updated but are presented here for a limited time as examples of graduate student class projects that might be of interest and value. 

The Wisconsin Water Policies Inventory (WWPI) is an overview of primary State policies related to water. “Policies” include laws, rules, or agency guidance documents that set goals for the future and influence the current use, management and condition of water in the State of Wisconsin.  UW Madison.

Wisconsin Groundwater Links (UW Water Resources Institute)
Groundwater in the Great Lakes Basin: the case of southeastern Wisconsin (USGS Web site)
Wisconsin Water Law: A Guide to Water Rights and Regulations, 2nd ed., PG Kent & TA Dudiak. 2001 UWEX (PDF file)


Groundwater Modeling Exercises and Links

USGS Software site: TopoDrive and ParticleFlow (Feb 13, 2002)

Two Computer Models for Simulation and Visualization of Ground-Water Flow and Transport of Fluid Particles in Two Dimensions


Run Applet version of TopoDrive and ParticleFlow


Hsieh, P.A., 2001, TopoDrive and ParticleFlow—Two Computer Models for Simulation and Visualization of Ground-Water Flow and Transport of Fluid Particles in Two Dimensions: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-286, 30 p.
     USGS OFR 01-286, Portable Document Format (PDF) (245KB)


Modeling Ground-Water Flow with MODFLOW and Related Programs (USGS Fact sheet 121-97)


Kevin Fermanich's UWGB Page