David K. Kreamer

Professor of Hydrology

Hydrogeology, Contaminant Transport by Groundwater

Office: LFG 205
Telephone: (702) 895-3553
Email: dave.kreamer@unlv.edu


Ph.D. – University of Arizona: 1982


Dr. Kreamer has carried out research on many water related topics, particularly the fate and transport of environmental contaminants, non-aqueous phase liquids, vadose zone hydrology, radioactive waste disposal, groundwater hydrology, landfills, monitoring well design, and water resources management. He has been an invited lecturer at many conferences including a presentations in Brazil for American Participant Program administered through the executive branch of the U.S. government, in Israel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (jointly with the Israeli Ministry of the Environment), and throughout the United Kingdom at many universities and government agencies. He has given national lectures and training for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Superfund University Training Institute, and the National Ground Water Association. Additionally, David has presented workshops at the Hanford Nuclear Site and for the States of Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Minnesota, and Virginia. Dr. Kreamer has been an external peer reviewer for risk assessment and remediation methodologies at the Rocky Flats Plant as part of the Rocky Mountain Consortium, has been an external peer reviewer for the Early Site Suitability documentation for the hydrology of Yucca Mountain, and has been a member of the U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board subcommittee on carbon-14 migration as carbon dioxide gas from high level nuclear waste repositories. He has worked at many CERCLA and RCRA sites, including Johnston Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, was a 1997 recipient of the Joseph Malone Fellowship, and has authored over 50 professional publications.

Dr. Kreamer has visited and hiked the Grand Canyon since the sixties, began initial sampling in the early 1970’s, and has been an oarsman and paddler on the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon, since the early 1980’s. His research in the Canyon has intensified in the last ten years, with the increasing proposals for exploitation of groundwater on the Coconino Plateau near the Grand Canyon National Park. Support and cooperation for Dr. Kreamer’s research has been received from many groups, including the National Park Service, the non-profit Grand Canyon Association, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Selected Research Publications:

Kreamer, D.K., 2010.  The Meaning of Hydrophilanthropy.  Impact, American Water Resources Association. September 2010, Volume 12, Number 5, p. 3-5

Kreamer, D.K., 2010.  The Need for Hydrophilanthropy.  Journal of Comtemporary Water Research and Education, Universities Council on Water Resources. August 2010, Issue 145, p. 1-4

Kreamer, D.K. and B. Usher, 2010.  Sub Saharan African Ground Water Protection – Building on International Experience. Ground Water, National Ground Water Association.  March 2010, 48 -2 (257-268)

Kreamer, D.K., 2010.  Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon – Biting My Tongue in Front of Congress. Boatman’s Quarterly Review, Volume 22, Number 4, Winter 2009-2010, p. 8-12

Kreamer, D.K., 2009.  Invited Feature Article – From Dry Dock to Wet Tap – Converting old ships into mobile desalination plants. Earth, May 2009, p.44-51

Courses Taught:

Graduate Courses:
GEOL 700/WRM 700: Hydroscience
WRM 706: Water Resources Management Seminar
GEOL 715/WRM 715: Advanced Hydrogeology
GEOL 719/WRM 719: Soil Water Management
GEOL 790/WRM 790: Hazard Waste Site Assessment
GEOL 790/WRM 790: Hydrology Field Camp
GEOL 790/WRM 790: Hazard Site Assessment/Remediation

Undergraduate Courses:
GEOL 100: Natural Disasters
GEOG 103: Physical Geography of the Earth’s Environment