Phil LaMoreaux died last night. He's not from
I had the pleasure of knowing him as a colleague and mentor for the past twenty years. A mentor less in his role as an internationally respected hydrogeologist and environmental geoscience leader, but more for his personal and professional qualities. The first word that comes forth when anyone mentions Phil is "gentleman." [right: plaque honoring Phil's induction into the
Phil was always gracious and upbeat. He drew forth the best from everyone he worked with.
There will be memorials with more details on his contributions, but for those who did not know him, let me list a few accomplishments.
He worked started as a geologist and hydrologist for the U.S. Geological Survey from 1943-1961 and was appointed Chief of the Ground Water Branch,
You may recognize his name as the editor in chief of the journal “Environmental Geosciences.”