Timothy D. Steele, Ph.D.


Dr. Steele's career encompasses nearly 47 years in water-quality hydrology and regional assessments of water resources.  During over 32 years as a consultant, he has managed many multidisciplinary projects and has directed hydrologic baseline and modeling studies for water-resources planning and management studies as well as coal mining, oil-and-gas properties, molybdenum mining, phosphate mining, uranium mining, a copper-leach system, and several oil-shale projects. 

He has consulted on numerous projects dealing with hydrogeochemical interactions, ground-water contamination, aquifer and lake restoration, tailings disposal, hazardous waste and residuals management, design and evaluation of hydrologic monitoring networks, statistical analysis of hydrologic data, stream and subsurface water-quality modeling, use-attainability analyses, pollution-control plans, water-quality stream standards and total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) assessments, and regional/ international ground-water planning and integrated water-resources management (IWRM).

He has helped to prepare numerous NEPA-related permit and CERCLA (Superfund) documents for local, State, and Federal regulatory agencies and has given expert testimony or provided litigation support for a range of technical areas.  His professional career has included overseas experience in eleven foreign countries.  Over a recent period (2000-2006), Dr. Steele conducted eight block (short) courses dealing with concepts of integrated watershed approaches at two German universities. 

He currently is involved in several technical projects and conducts university-related applied research involving issues of water-resources management and water-quality protection.

Read more about his professional experience here.

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Posted on January 10, 2014 and filed under Main.