New England Water Science Center Deputy Director Selection
Marcel Belaval, the new Deputy Director for the New England Water Science Center, comes to USGS with 20 years of professional experience applying hydrologic science to environmental regulatory programs in New England. In his former position as a hydrologist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency New England Regional Office, Marcel provided hydrology expertise to EPA’s water division, advising programs on issues such as contaminant hydrogeology, surface water/groundwater interaction, and watershed nutrient management. In addition to advising EPA programs, Marcel helped develop applied hydrology research at EPA New England, initiating cooperative projects with partners (including USGS) on topics such as geogenic contaminants in fractured rock aquifers, groundwater nutrient transport to coastal embayments, and assessing impacts of contaminated sites on drinking water supplies. Marcel has worked in several EPA program areas, including a detail to EPA’s Superfund office in Washington, DC.
Marcel is a NH Licensed Professional Geologist and has a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science in geophysics from Boston College. Marcel began his federal career with the USGS as a student trainee (and later as a hydrologist) at the Hydrogeophysics Branch in Storrs, CT. He is excited to return to USGS to bring his experience in applied hydrology to the New England Water Science Center!
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