Colin Kikuchi, Ph.D., Groundwater Hydrologist

areas of specialization groundwater flow modeling, hydrologic simulations, analysis of groundwater/surface water interactions, design of hydrologic monitoring networks

Colin Kikuchi joined M&A in 2014, bringing a background in quantitative hydrology and groundwater-surface water interaction. He has developed conceptual hydrogeologic models in a variety of hydrogeologic settings for M&A clients, and routinely uses analytical and numerical modeling tools to evaluate mine dewatering/depressurization, agricultural water use, regional groundwater availability and sustainability, groundwater-surface water interactions, and environmental remediation. He has also conducted model-based uncertainty and data worth analyses focused on recharge analyses and brine reserve estimation.

Prior to joining M&A, Colin worked on projects evaluating groundwater and groundwater-surface water interactions for the USGS Alaska Science Center. From 2012 to 2013, he served as the lead instructor for the Alaska Section of American Water Resources Association’s workshop series on groundwater and surface-water interactions.