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WKU Geologist awarded Chinese Government Friendship Award

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 7:36 AM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - Western Kentucky University announced that a Geologist at the school has been awarded the Chinese Government Friendship Award, which is considered one of China’s highest awards for foreign experts doing work in the country.

Dr. Chris Groves, who directs the Crawford Hydrology Lab in WKU’s Applied Research and Technology Program, has worked in China more than 25 years and made 39 visits to help solve problems with water resources in the southwest region of the country.

Groves has secured more than $2 million through which he and other WKU colleagues, students and other partners have conducted research and training in Hydrogeology and the methods used to study water resources.

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