Wenbin Wang

Senior Hydrogeologist

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Expertise:

Dr. Wang is a California licensed professional geologist and certified hydrogeologist with over 30 years of professional experience in the field of hydrogeology. His technical expertise includes the development of hydrological-hydrogeological conceptual models for complex surface and subsurface water systems; numerical modeling of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in saturated and unsaturated porous and fractured mediums; development of flow and transport codes; design of Windows-based software; estimation of hydraulic parameters via direct and indirect methods; application of statistics, geostatistics, and stochastic methods in hydrogeology; sensitivity and error analysis; and hydrogeologic characterization at both the site- and basin-wide scales. Dr. Wang brings expertise in the breadth of analytical and modeling software applications including, but not limited to ArcGIS, the MODFLOW series, PEST, MT3D, AQTESOLV, TOUGH2/ITOUGH2, Rockworks, PATH3D, MODPATH, FLOWPATH, HYDRUS-1D/2D, UNSAT, HEC, GSLIB, ROSETTA, PHREEQC, and MINTEQ.

Dr. Wang has developed more than ten regional hydrogeological conceptual and numerical models to solve complex water resources and water quality problems. He has been chief modeler developing regional flow and transport models for the Temescal Basin, Beaumont Basin, Arlington Basin, Chino Basin, Cucamonga Basin, Six Basins, Mammoth Lakes Valley, San Bernardino Basin, Strand Ranch, and the Palmdale area. He has served numerous public agency clients including water districts, cities, groundwater sustainability agencies (GSAs) and watermasters plus private water companies. He has applied his modeling expertise to groundwater basin management plans and more recently, to preparation of groundwater sustainability plans (GSPs). His work has included calculation of water budgets and analysis of sustainable criteria including groundwater levels, storage, subsidence, surface water interactions and riparian habitat, and groundwater quality issues. Dr. Wang also has provided expert modeling support to assessment of recharge projects, salt and nutrient management planning, remediation of contaminated sites, optimization of groundwater basin management, and SGMA annual updates.

Academic Background and Professional Credentials:

PhD, Subsurface Hydrology/ Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2002
MS, Hydrogeology, Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China, 1989
BS, Hydrogeology, CDUT, China, 1984