Cynthia Maroney, PhD, PE, RG

Staff Engineer

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Dr. Maroney is both a licensed geologist and civil engineer with seven years of consulting experience in water resources and environmental projects and eight years of groundwater research at the graduate level. Her professional experience includes well siting, design, installation, testing and wellhead protection; groundwater-surface water interactions; sustainable groundwater planning, groundwater conceptual model development, and groundwater modeling. Her academic experience focused on development of analytical models for evaluating surface water-groundwater interactions including stream depletion, groundwater flow, and fate and transport in surface water-groundwater systems.

Cindy is a specialist in analyzing and applying both analytical and numerical groundwater models such as MODFLOW-MT3D including simulation of surface water-groundwater interactions. Her experience with groundwater sustainability planning includes development and analysis of water budgets for complex surface water and groundwater systems. She also has experience with wellfield evaluations involving review and discussion of key trends and relationships between groundwater pumping, water levels, and water quality and recommendations for monitoring and operation protocols.

Academic Background and Professional Credentials:

PhD, Civil (Environmental) Engineering w/Applied Math Minor, Iowa State University 2017
MS, Civil (Environmental) Engineering, Iowa State University 1994
BS, Geology, Iowa State University 1986

Professional Engineer (PE), Iowa, Civil, No. P15060
Registered Geologist (PG), Missouri, No. 1002