Dr. Robert Walter (BA, Franklin and Marshall College; PhD, Case Western Reserve University; Post-Doctoral Fellow in Geology and Geophysics, University of Toronto) is a geologist, geochemist and geochronologist. He has conducted field research in East Africa (human origins, sediment basin analyses, and volcanology), North America (Quaternary geology and environmental geology), around the Pacific Rim (neotectonics), and around the world (groundwater exploration). He was elected a Fellow of the California Academy of Science in 1989, Presidential Fellow to Case Western Reserve University in 2004, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2011. He is a former American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy Fellow (2002-03), science advisor and analyst to the U.S. Department of State (Humanitarian Information Unit/INR), where he conducted research on complex humanitarian emergencies, including water crises in Africa and the near East. Currently, he is a Professor of Geosciences at Franklin and Marshall College, where his research focuses
on watershed fracture analyses, water quality, soil-sediment-bedrock-water interactions, and human disturbances of near-surface geological systems. In 2008, he was the recipient of Pennsylvania State Senate Resolution 283 for outstanding contributions to stream restoration and water quality improvements in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. In 2011, he received the Kirk Bryan Award from the Geological Society of America for outstanding scholarship. In the 2011-2012 academic year he was awarded the Allen B. Cox Visiting Distinguished Professorship at Stanford University. In 2018 he co-founded the Water Science Institute. Bob has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, he has lectured worldwide, and he co-wrote and co-directed 5 short documentary films on his human origins explorations in East Africa. He was a Senior Geologist for Earth Water Global (2003-6), Chief-Geologist for EarthWater Technologies (2006-2016) and is the co-founder and Chief Science officer for Power7 (2016-present). He is a co-developer of Power 7 Corporation’s Transformational Groundwater Exploration (TGE) technology and, more recently, of ECHO-GPM.
B.A., Geology, Franklin and Marshall College
Ph.D., Geochemistry, Case Western Reserve University
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics (Division of Geophysics), University of Toronto